Records of Glasgow University Zoological Society, student society, University of Glasgow, Scotland

Scope and Content

  • Minute book 1925-1936;
  • Membership cards, 1972.

Administrative / Biographical History

Glasgow University Zoological Society was founded in 1926 at the University of Glasgow, Scotland. The society appears to have replaced a previous Zoological Society, taking over it funds and assets. In 1926, the object of the society was to "promote interest in zoology by discussions, papers on zoology, and excursions to places of zoological interest." Office bearers were elected at the annual general meeting and included an honorary president who was usually a professor of the department of Zoology, a president, vice president, secretary, treasurer and four ordinary members, two of which were to be first year students. By 1963, the object of the society was still the same but membership was opened up to graduates of the university and staff members. An agricultural representative was also added to the committee and the four ordinary members were replaced by ordinary members from each academic year.

The society was affiliated to Glasgow University Students' Representatives Council from whom it received a part of its funding. It would appear that the society folded around 1986.


The arrangement of this material reflects the original order in which it was received

Access Information


Acquisition Information

Secretary of the Glasgow University Zoological Society, Department of Zoology : 1977

Other Finding Aids

Digital file level list available in searchroom

Alternative Form Available

No known copies

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

Held by the Zoology Department of Glasgow University prior to deposit in GUAS


None expected

Related Material

GB 248 DC 157/5/84 Records of Glasgow University Students' Representatives Council (SRC) relating to the Zoological Society

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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, 26 June 2000. Lower level description compiled by members of Glasgow University Archive Service staff.

Geographical Names