Records of the Society of Chemical Industry (Glasgow and West of Scotland Section)

Archive Collection

Scope and Content

Minutes of Sectional and Committee meetings; Membership records; Financial records; Syllabuses; AGM Papers; Jubilee number of the Society's Journal; Photographs

Administrative / Biographical History

This branch of the Society of Chemical Industry was founded in 1884 as the Glasgow and Scotland Section, but was renamed following the establishment of a new branch in Edinburgh in 1915. The Society served as a forum for discussion on matters relating to the chemical industry, and held regular meetings in the Technical College. Many members of staff of Anderson's College and the Glasgow and West of Scotland Technical College, later the Royal Technical College, were members of the Society. J M Leitch, Senior Lecturer in Bakery Technology and Student Advisor at the Royal Technical College, held the post of Sectional Secretary for a time. The UK and international Societies are still in existence in 2007, with the purpose of promoting the commercial application of science for the benefit of society.

Conditions Governing Access

Open

Other Finding Aids

Typed list to item level

Archivist's Note

Archivist's note: Description prepared by Margaret Harrison, Web version by Graham S. Holton, Jordanhill LibraryRules or Conventions: Description based on Scottish Archive Network guidelines, based on ISAD(G): General International Standard Archival Description, International Council on Archives (2nd edition, 2000). and Rules for the construction of personal, place and corporate names, National Council on Archives (1997)Date of descriptions: November 2007.