Records of Glasgow University Liberal Democrats, university society, University of Glasgow, Scotland

Archive Collection

Scope and Content

DC 309 contains:

  • Students" Representative Council correspondence 1987-1993;
  • Correspondence 1998-1993;
  • Liberal News (official newsletter of Glasgow University Liberal Democrats) 1992;
  • Campaign Radical (official production of Scottish Student Liberal Democrats) issues 1-4, 8, 12, 17-18;
  • Ephemera including Liberal Democrat social events, dinners and photographs 1988-1993;

Administrative / Biographical History

The Glasgow University Liberal Democrats was founded in 1828 at the University of Glasgow, Scotland, as the Glasgow University Liberal Club. By 1993, it was known as the Glasgow University Liberal Democratic Society and by 1997 was the Glasgow University Liberal Democrats. Its purpose was to "bring together all Liberal Democrat students within Glasgow University and all those sympathetic to the cause Liberal Democracy". Membership was open to all matriculated students of Glasgow University only. Associate membership was open to those attending a further or higher education establishment within Glasgow, as well as former students, members of university staff and other interested parties. The executive committee was elected annually and consisted of a president, vice-president (political), vice-president (social), secretary, treasurer, a Europe officer, a publicity officer, a web officer, an honorary president and three honorary vice-presidents. Mr R Hamilton-Brown was whip secretary in 1925-1926, honorary secretary in 1926-1927 and president in 1927-1928. Meetings took place weekly in term-time with guest speakers from the Liberal Democrat party and local councillors. The club was still functioning in 2003.

Membership was open to all matriculated students of Glasgow University only. Associate membership was open to those attending a further or higher education establishment within Glasgow, as well as former students, members of university staff and other interested parties. The executive committee was elected annually and consisted of a president, vice-president (political), vice-president (social), secretary, treasurer, a Europe officer, a publicity officer, a web officer, an honorary president and three honorary vice-presidents. Mr R Hamilton-Brown was whip secretary in 1925-1926, honorary secretary in 1926-1927 and president in 1927-1928. Meetings took place weekly in term-time with guest speakers from the Liberal Democrat party and local councillors.

There is a separate collection of papers (Ref: DC 424) relating to the Glasgow University Liberal Club which covers the period 1926-1929. The club was still functioning in 2013.

Arrangement

The material has been arrangedchronologically within record series.

Conditions Governing Access

Open

Acquisition Information

Deposit : society presidents : 1993, 1995 : ACCNs 1233, 1457

Other Finding Aids

Digital file level list available in searchroom

Alternative Form Available

No known copies

Conditions Governing Use

Applications for permission to quote should be sent to the University Archivist

Reproduction subject to usual conditions: educational use & condition of documents

Appraisal Information

This material has been appraised in line with standard GB 248 procedures

Custodial History

Received directly from creator.

Accruals

None expected

Related Material

GB 0248 DC 424, Records of Glasgow University Liberal Club.

GB 0248 DC 157 Records of the Students' Representative Council

See source list on University clubs and societies available via the Glasgow University Archive Service website

Bibliography

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Additional Information

This material is original

Compiled by Nyree Morrison, Archives Assistant, June 28 2000. Revised by Alison Adlard, Archives Assistant, March 2003.

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