Records of the Contemporary Club, student society, University of Glasgow, Scotland

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  • Committee Minute Books, 1930-1941.

Administrative / Biographical History

The  Economics Club of the  University of Glasgow was formed in  1930  as a student society. The object of the club was to "afford an opportunity of considering and discussing problems of economics, in the various bearings of the science, i.e. in industry, social science, and political science". Meetings were to be held where a paper would be read by a guest speaker or member of the society which would then be discussed.

The club was administered by a committee consisting of a president, secretary, treasurer and no less than 2 other ordinary members of the club. The committee was elected each year at the annual general meeting. The committee also elected an honorary president and 2 honorary vice-presidents.

At the beginning of the  1932  session, the club amalgamated with the  Glasgow University International Society to form the  Contemporary Club . This club continued the work of the Economics Club and the International Club, holding meetings were papers dealing with modern economic and political theory and historical subjects could be read and discussed. At least 6 meetings were held a year. An executive committee consisting of president, vice-president, secretary, treasurer and at least three committee members administered the club who were elected at the annual general meeting held in the summer term. It appears that the club ceased in the early 1940s.


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Description compiled in line with the following international standards: International Council on Archives Ad Hoc Commission on Descriptive Standards,ISAD(G) General International Standard Archival Description Notes 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 Nyree Morrison Archives Assistant, 21 June 2000. Lower level description compiled by members of Glasgow University Archive Service staff. Catalogue revised by David Powell, Hub Project Archivist, 9 September 2002. Catalogue edited by Michelle Kaye, Archives Assistant, 12 July 2012.

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