Records of Queen Margaret Hall of Residence, student hall of residence, University of Glasgow, Scotland

Archive Collection

Scope and Content

  • Calendar, 1969;
  • Information booklets, 1975;
  • Newsletters, 1972-1977.

This material relates to a later period in the history of the Hall of Residence and concerns material created for the residents. For material relating to an earlier period covering annual reports, accounts, correspondence, administrative records and house rules please see the Records of Queen Margaret Hall Ltd (Ref: DC 233/3/13) . There are also photographs in the Records of Queen Margaret College (Ref: DC 233) .

Administrative / Biographical History

Queen Margaret Hall , Bute Gardens, was established in 1894  by the Queen Margaret College Students' Union Association and was transferred to the University in 1924  . A house at No 1 Lilybank Terrace, which was given to the University by Mr J M Robertson and opened as a hall of residence in 1926, subsequently became an annexe to Queen Margaret Hall. In 1946 Galloway House and Melville House, both in Bute Gardens, were opened as additional annexes to the Hall.

By 1952 there was accommodation for 90 female students in both the Hall and the annexes. Accommodation comprised of single or shared study-bedrooms, and there were common rooms in all houses. Meals were taken in the central dining hall and all students had full use of the library and the hall grounds. The Hall was under the control of a Hostels' Committee appointed by the University Court, and was in the charge of a resident warden. Each of the annexes was in the care of a resident House-tutor. The domestic arrangements were supervised by the Domestic Bursar and an assistant. A students' house committee was elected annually and largely controlled the social activities of the Hall.

Preference was given to students entering university for the first time and they were eligible to stay for 3 years. A new Queen Margaret Hall was constructed between 1964 and 1967  at Bellshaugh Road, Kirklee, Glasgow. This was a mixed hall of residence for 157 men and 180 women. Men and women lived in separate blocks, in single study-bedrooms, and shared common dining and social facilities. Breakfast and evening meals were provided and all meals at the weekend. The Warden was helped by 14 resident members of the academic staff of the University, two of whom acted as deputy wardens, and there was an active Junior Common Room Committee running its own shop, services and recreational facilities.

A new self-catering residence opened in October 2002  . The residence contains 400 ensuite study bedrooms (five per flat) in self-contained flats. Each room has its own toilet/shower and access to a kitchen/dining area within the flat. Each bedroom is fitted with a separate data and telephone point. Common facilities on site include a lounge, laundry, security office, bike sheds and limited unallocated parking.

Sources: University Calendars 1952 and 1970 and Accommodation Office website.

Arrangement

Chronological within record series

Conditions Governing Access

Open

Acquisition Information

Acquired before formal accessioning procedures

Other Finding Aids

Digital file level finding aid available in searchroom

Alternative Form Available

No known copies

Physical Characteristics and/or Technical Requirements

None which affect this material

Conditions Governing Use

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

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

Appraisal Information

This material has been appraised in line with standard GB 0248 procedures

Custodial History

unknown

Accruals

Accruals expected

Related Material

This material relates to a later period in the history of the Hall of Residence and concerns material created for the residents. For material relating to an earlier period covering annual reports, accounts, correspondence, administrative records and house rules please see the Records of Queen Margaret Hall Ltd (Ref: DC 233/3/13) . There are also photographs in the Records of Queen Margaret College (Ref: DC 233) .

See also: GB 0248 AO/2, Financial records of Queen Margaret Hall, University of Glasgow; GB 0248 UGC 111, Records of MacBrayne Hall of Residence, University of Glasgow; GB 0248 UGC 024, Records of Maclay Hall of Residence, University of Glasgow.

Location of Originals

Collection is original

Bibliography

No known publications using this material.

Additional Information

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 Alma Topen, Senior Assistant Archivist (Cataloguing) 23 June 2006. Converted to Encoded Archival Description by Alma TopenEdited by Gemma Tougher, Assistant Archivist (Cataloguing), 14 January 2013

Geographical Names