File 28 - Asbestos-related diseases in the West of Scotland: Interview A23

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GB 249 SOHC 4/28


Asbestos-related diseases in the West of Scotland: Interview A23


  • 1999 (Creation)

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Ronald Johnston was born and brought up in Glasgow. He worked in various manual jobs before embarking on an academic career in social history, advancing to Reader at Glasgow Caledonian University. His main research interests lie in 19th and 20th century British history, especially the history of work and of occupational health. He is the author/co-author of three academic books and over thirty journal articles.

Johnston left academia in 2011 to concentrate on independent research and writing. His first novel, 'The red list', draws on his extensive knowledge of the West of Scotland during the period when it gained the title 'Red Clydeside'. His pen name is James Johnston.

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Conversation between between R Johnston, A McIvor, an 81-year old insulation engineer, and a 72-year old lagger who worked at the Grangemouth shipyard. T&G office, Glasgow, 1 December 1999.

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Consent form A23, formerly coded B9.

This appears to be a continuation of the previous interview - same participants?

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Restricted. Please contact University of Strathclyde Archives to enquire about access.

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  • English



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