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William Wilson papers

  • JCE/22/4/9
  • Item
  • 1938

Educational Institute of Scotland certificate of student membership, no. 728, dated June 1938.

Wilson, William, b. 1913, teacher

Royal College of Science and Technology Staff Association records

  • GB 249 OL/1/1
  • Collection
  • 1945 - 1958

Constitution, 1946; minutes of general meetings, 1945-1958; minutes of Council meetings, 1945-1958; information leaflet on Council activities, 1953-1954.

Royal College of Science and Technology Staff Association

Strathclyde Association of University Teachers records

  • GB 249 OL/1/3
  • Collection
  • 1951 - 1990

Minutes of committee meetings and general meetings; rules; newsletters; circulars to staff; information and services handbook; correspondence and papers on government of Royal College of Science and Technology; paper on merger of Royal College and Scottish College of Commerce; papers relating to submissions to University Grants Committee; papers from symposium on the modern university.

Strathclyde Association of University Teachers

Glasgow dock workers oral history project

  • GB 249 SOHC 18
  • Collection
  • 2009

Oral history project, conducted in 2009 by David Walker of the Scottish Oral History Centre at the University of Strathclyde on behalf of Glasgow Museums, interviewing those who had earned their living working at Glasgow’s docks. A total of 17 men were selected as suitable for the project but in the end only 12 participated, with some becoming ill and others unavailable for interview. Although a smaller cohort was used than originally intended it did provide a representative sample of workers with experience of most of the docks that operated along the Upper Clyde at Glasgow and its environs. The group also had experience of many of the jobs undertaken such as electrician, plan maker and superintendent stevedore, plater, winch operator, checker, and crane driver. One additional respondent was interviewed who had never worked at the docks but had lived at Shiels Farm and had witnessed the opening of the still operational King George V dock in 1931. The average age of those interviewed was 72 with birth dates ranging from 1926 to 1947. All of the interviews were conducted at the respondent’s home with one exception which was conducted at the Scottish Oral History Centre.

The interviews were semi-structured in style which allowed the respondents to talk beyond their working lives. Hence the testimonies provide evidence of the daily work and conditions in which their working lives were undertaken but they also touch on other aspects of their lives, including family relationships, early job opportunities and trade union activities. The respondents were not only generous in donating their memories but also in providing photographic images which help illustrate the people interviewed, the types of ships that they worked on, buildings now demolished, and tasks undertaken such as handling large steel slabs, grain, coal or scrap iron. Although each interview was conducted separately there was some overlap in the recollections mainly due to the fact that many of the men knew each other as workmates and inevitably they were exposed to similar events in their careers.

University of Strathclyde | Scottish Oral History Centre

Oral history project on the changing work identity of Govan's shipbuilders c. 1960-2016

  • GB 249 SOHC 33
  • Collection
  • August - October 2016

Oral history project conducted in 2016 by Rory Stride as research for his undergraduate history dissertation, ‘“Proud to be a Clyde shipbuilder. Clyde built”: The changing work identity of Govan’s shipbuilders, c.1960-present.’ The collection comprises interviews with seven men who were employed as shipbuilders between c.1960 and 2016 at Govan’s three shipyards: Alexander Stephen and Sons, Fairfield’s, and Harland and Wolff. The interviews were conducted in a variety of places across Glasgow. The interview questions were semi-structured and largely directed by the responses of the participants. Topics discussed include trade unions, working conditions, occupational injury, masculinity, politics, staff camaraderie, redundancy and periods of employment at different companies. There is a focus throughout the interviews on indicators and expression of masculine identity including alcohol consumption, paid employment and macho attitudes in the yards. The interviews also cover the workers' interactions with the trade union movement, focusing on their experiences of strike action. In addition, some of the key episodes in the Clyde’s shipbuilding history during the twentieth century are covered including: the closure of Harland and Wolff; the closure of Alexander Stephen and Sons; the Norwegian company Kvaerner’s takeover of the Fairfield yard from British Shipbuilders in 1988 and the withdrawal of Kvaerner from Govan in 1999 which threatened the existence of shipbuilding on the Clyde heading in to the twenty-first century.

Stride, Rory, fl. 2016, student at University of Strathclyde

Association of Lecturers in Colleges of Education in Scotland records

  • GB 249 T-ALC
  • Collection
  • 1954 - 1986

Minutes and papers of Council meetings, including Chairman’s Committee and National Executive, 1957-1968, 1970-1984; Conditions of Service Committee correspondence and papers, 1959-1986; Regulations Committee minutes and papers, 1960-1966, 1971, 1975; Education Committee correspondence, reports and policy documents, 1964-1983; membership lists and lists of branch officials; general correspondence, 1958-1968, 1980-1983; correspondence and programmes for annual conferences, 1962-1974; newsletters and bulletins, 1961-1965, 1971-1975, 1979-1980, 1984-1985; ballot papers on the future of ALCES, 1974; liaison with trade unions and other organisations; branch meeting minutes.

Association of Lecturers in Colleges of Education in Scotland

Glasgow Typographical Society records

  • GB 249 T-GTS
  • Collection
  • 1817 - 1966

Minutes; contribution books; quarterly reports; rules and standing orders; financial records; membership records; branch and section records; chapel records; correspondence and agreements.

Glasgow Typographical Society