Papers of Glasgow Council of Tenants' Associations, 1925-1958, Glasgow, Scotland

Scope and Content

  • Minutes and agenda 1949-1954
  • Reports of annual conference 1954
  • Conference delegates card 1949
  • Standing orders n.d.
  • Draft of speech on planning of new houses n.d.
  • News cuttings on the Annual Conference from The Drumchapel Tenant 1958

Administrative / Biographical History

The Glasgow Council of Tenants' Associations, Scotland, was formed c1925 . The Association was non-political and religiously non-sectarian and formed to ensure co-operation between affiliated housing institutions, to create and encourage social and educational facilities within the housing schemes of Glasgow, and to provide a means of organisation, information, assistance and protection to the associations and members appertaining to house occupancy and civic responsibilities thereto. Membership was open to all housing associations within the city of Glasgow under the Housing Acts (Scotland). Each association could send 3 delegates to a meeting.

An executive committee ran the Association and meetings were held monthly at various locations around Glasgow. An annual conference was held each May. Strict standing orders were enforced concerning debates and motions and no member was allowed to speak on a topic for more than 5 minutes. It is not known when the Association ceased but it was still in existence in 1958.


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private records deposited by the owners


Acquisition Information

Deposit : Maurice Broady : 1959 : ACCN 4020

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Item level descriptions are available via the department's online manuscripts catalogue available at searching by the call number MS Broady F20

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Held by Maurice Broady, Senior Research Member, Department of Citizenship, University of Glasgow


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GB 247 Broady F21: Papers of Scottish Council of Tenants' Associations

The papers of Glasgow Council of Tenants' Associations form part of the Broady collection of over 400 Socialist pamphlets, broadsheets, election manifestos and posters from the 1930s to the 1950s. The emphasis is on publications of the Independent Labour Party, on the writings of the anarchist Guy Aldred, and on publications dealing with post-War recovery plans for Glasgow. Published material has been added to the Glasgow University Library Catalogue at and can be found by searching for the call number Sp Coll Broady

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