Records of Glasgow University Dramatic Club, student society, University of Glasgow, Scotland

Archive Collection

Scope and Content

  • Financial statements, correspondence and minutes related mainly to drama productions, 1954-1958;
  • Programme, 1926;
  • Report on the University Dramatic Society, 1954.

Administrative / Biographical History

Glasgow University Dramatic Club was founded in May 1921 as a student drama society of the University of Glasgow, Scotland. The object of the society was to promote "dramatic art in accordance with the principles and ideals of the University of Glasgow". Membership was open to matriculated students of the University and ex-members of the Society who had graduated from, or left, the University, on payment of an annual subscription. The officers of the Club were a president, secretary (who was also vice-president), business manager, stage manager, assistant secretary, publicity organiser and wardrobe mistress. These officers were elected at the annual general meeting held in February or March of each year. The officers, along with the retiring president and one other ordinary member, formed the committee who administered the club. A further 2 first-year students were co-opted onto the committee at the end of the first term. The society produced dramatic productions of standard repertory works and occasional short one-act plays produced at lunch times in the University's Queen Margaret Union as well as providing a social function for its members. By 1966, the club was commissioning works from local playwrights and was performing at the annual Edinburgh Festival. By c1968 it appears that the society had ceased to exist.

Arrangement

Maintained in the original order.

Conditions Governing Access

Open

Acquisition Information

Deposit: 1989

Other Finding Aids

None.

Alternative Form Available

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Physical Characteristics and/or Technical Requirements

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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

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Related Material

GB 0247 STA 2Bc 6

Location of Originals

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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 Nyree Morrison, Archives Assistant, 20 June 2000. Revised by David Powell, Hub Project Archivist, 9 Sept 2002. Fonds level converted to EAD by Alma Topen, Senior Assistant Archivist (Cataloguing) 16 Oct 2012.

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