Records of Glasgow & Strathclyde Universities' Officers' Training Corps, Armed Forces training organisation, University of Glasgow and University of Strathclyde, Scotland

Scope and Content

  • Glasgow University OTC Joint Committee meeting minutes 1908-1950
  • Glasgow University Military Education Committee minutes 1950-1971
  • Officers' mess meeting minutes 1963-1977
  • Committee correspondence 1912-155
  • Registers and roll books 1943-1959
  • Equipment register 1936-1942
  • Photographs 1911-1962
  • OH Mavor cartoons c1912
  • Dinner menus 1910-1911, 1957
  • Publications and correspondence concerning publications 1915-1984

Administrative / Biographical History

In February 1909  , the Glasgow University Contingent of the Senior Division of the Officers Training Corps was founded at the University of Glasgow , Scotland. This became known in 1940  as the Glasgow University Contingent of the Senior Training Corps , then the Glasgow Training Corps (Territorial Army) in 1948  , the Glasgow University Officers' Training Corps in 1955  , and finally following a merger with the University of Strathclyde, Glasgow Officer Training Corps changed to Glasgow & Strathclyde Universities' Officers' Training Corps in 1965  . The affairs of the Corps, other than military, were managed by the Military Education Committee of the University. The purpose of the Corps was to train students and others for commissions in the Territorial Army and the Regular Army. In 2002, the Corps continued to function.

Source: University Calendars (SEN10)


The arrangement of this material reflects the original order in which it was received

Conditions Governing Access


Acquisition Information

Deposit : OTC Building, University Avenue: 1984: Accn 0799

Other Finding Aids

Digital file level list available in searchroom

Manual file level list available at the National Registers of Archives in London (NRA 31892 GSUOTC)

Alternative Form Available

No known copies

Conditions Governing Use

Applications for permission to quote should be sent to the University Archivist

Reproduction subject to usual conditions: educational use & condition of documents

Appraisal Information

This material has been appraised in line with standard GB 248 procedures

Custodial History

Photograph album DC99/5/1, formerly references GUA36521


None expected

Related Material

GB 248 DC157 Records of Glasgow University Students' Representative Council

The central administrative records of the University of Glasgow such as Court and Senate minutes, have details of the relationship between the OTC and the University

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Additional Information

This material is original

Updated by Moira Rankin, Senior Archivist, 26 September 2002

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