Papers of Mary Josephine McMenamin (née Cleary), 1907 -1991, arts and divinity graduate, University of Glasgow, Scotland

Scope and Content

  • Student lecture notes on Paediatrics 1958-1959;
  • Student lecture notes on Remedial Education 1959;
  • Student lecture notes on Theology 1970-1971.

Administrative / Biographical History

Mary Josephine McMenamin was born in Sunderland, County Durham, England, on the 7th April, 1907  . Her father, Francis Charles Cleary, was a newspaper correspondent. She began studying at the University of Glasgow , Scotland, in 1924 taking classes in English, French (Higher Ordinary) and History. In 1925-6 she studied French and Botany and for session 1926-7 she studied Moral Philosophy, English (Higher) and Italian. She graduated MA in 1927  . She married William Neil Francis McMenamin, a school master, on the 2nd January,1934. Returning to Glasgow University in 1968  , she became the first Roman Catholic female student admitted to the Faculty of Divinity. She studied Ecclesiastical History and Pastoral Theology. In 1969-70 she studied Old & New Testament Language and Literature and Systematic Theology. In 1970-71 she studied Ecclesiastical History and Pastoral Theology and in 1971-72 studied further Ecclesiastical History and Pastoral Theology. Mary graduated with a BD in 1972  .She died on 7 Nov 1991


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Acquisition Information

Gift : Glasgow University Library : 8th April 1998 : ACCN 1679

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Custodial History

Bequeathed (as part of a larger collection) to the University of Glasgow Library before gifting to GUAS


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Related Material

GB 0248, DC 480, Papers of Reverand Ian Adair Muirhead, Senior Lecturer in Ecclesiastical History, University of Glasgow 1964-78

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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 Martin Salmon, Archives Assistant, 31 March, 2006.