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;
  • Papers relating to annual training camps, 1911-1912.

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

Access Information


Acquisition Information

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

Deposit : W Millar : 10 Sep 1984 : ACCN 0822

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



Related Material

See also GB 248 ACCN 2999: Records of the Universities of Glasgow and Strathclyde Air Squadron (1941-2006), GB 248 ACCN 4229: OTC Army book (1919-1944); Batallion Roll book (1948-1971) (both presently on conservation shelf 2:TS), and GB 248 DC 008/827 for a typescript by Professor Medley, Department of History, mainly on history of GUOTC.

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

See also GB 247 MS Gen 1376: Papers of the 6th Cameron Highlanders Reunion Club (1918-1974)


No known publications using this material

Additional Information

This material is original

Compiled by Virginia Russell, Archives Assistant, 3 November 2000.

  • Updated by Moira Rankin, Senior Archivist, 26 September 2002;
  • updated by Emma Yan, Assistant Archivist (Cataloguing), 1 November 2007;
  • amended by Sam Maddra, Assistant Archivist (Cataloguing), 17 January 2019;
  • addition by Kath Roper-Caldbeck, Cataloguing Volunteer, 22 January 2019.

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