Records of the Association of Scottish Universities Secretaries & Clerical Staff Glasgow Branch, staff association, University of Glasgow, Scotland

Scope and Content


  • Minutes, 1968-1973;
  • Correspondence, 1969-1973;
  • Miscellaneous correspondence, c1973.

Administrative / Biographical History

In  October 1968 , a meeting of clerical and secretarial staff was held at the University of Glasgow, Scotland, to discuss the formation of an association similar to the University of Edinburgh Association of Secretary-Typists and University of Aberdeen Association of Secretaries. This was agreed by the Glasgow staff and the University of Glasgow Association of Secretaries & Typists had its first formal meeting in  January 1969 . By the Association's first annual general meeting in  April 1969 , it had become known as the University of Glasgow Secretarial & Clerical Staff Association and had 73 members.

The aim of the Association was to encourage co-operation and understanding between its members, to discuss matters of common interest and to provide a means whereby representations could be made to the University and other bodies. Representations included salary scales and work conditions within the University. The association also provided a social function, organising trips to places of interest, sherry parties, Burns Suppers, and fashion shows.

A committee consisting of the president, vice-president, secretary, treasurer, social convenor and 5 ordinary members managed the Association and the committee was elected annually at the annual general meeting in April. By the end of  1972 , the Association had become affiliated to the Association of Scottish University Secretaries & Clerical Staff, becoming known as the Association of Scottish Universities Secretaries & Clerical Staff (ASUSCS), Glasgow Branch. As such, it adopted the ASUSCS constitution whose objects were to negotiate salaries, terms and conditions for staff; regulate relations between secretarial and clerical staff; promote goodwill between branches; and provide advice on contracts, pensions, redundancy, disciplinary procedures and dismissal. The Association was independent of any political party.

In  1973 , the Glasgow Branch withheld subscriptions to the Association due to concerns relating to the election procedures to the national committee. Nothing is currently known about the Glasgow Branch after 1973.


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Unknown depositor : 1991 : ACCN 1149

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Description compiled in line with the following international standards: International Council on Archives,ISAD(G) Second Edition, September 1999 and National Council on Archives,Rules for the construction of personal, place and corporate names

Scotland is the location of all place names in the administrative/biographical history element, unless otherwise stated.

Fonds level description compiled by Hannah Westall, Archives Assistant, June 2000. Lower level description compiled by GUAS staff, 29 October 2007. Description revised by David Powell, Hub Project Archivist, 28 August 2002; Gemma Tougher, Assistant Archivist (Cataloguing), 3 January 2013; and Sam Maddra, Assistant Archivist (Cataloguing), 10 February 2014 .

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