Records of the Glasgow University Catholic Chaplaincy, University of Glasgow, Scotland

Scope and Content

  • Minutes, 1925-1984
  • Papers regarding Turnbull Hall, 1947-1965
  • Glasgow University Catholic Society, 1947-2002
  • Glasgow University Catholic Women's Association, 1927-1950s
  • Newman Association, 1964-1973
  • Marshall Trust, 1947-1996
  • Membership papers, 1956
  • Financial papers, 1960s
  • Correspondence, 1918-1988
  • 75th Anniversary celebration, 2001
  • Photographs, 1962-2000s
  • Scrapbooks & newspaper cuttings, 1940s-2001
  • Newsletters, 1958-1994
  • Publications, 1930s-2001

Administrative / Biographical History

The University of Glasgow’s Catholic Chaplaincy was established in 1930 and Fr W.E. Brown was appointed as the first Chaplain to Catholic students. The chaplaincy was located in 53 Southpark Ave. It moved to its current location at Turnbull Hall in the 1950s and soon expanded, acquiring the two adjacent houses and building a new chapel in the grounds. As the number of students continued to grow in the post war years, the Catholic Chaplaincy nevertheless remained true to the original ethos of its founders: providing a base for Catholic students to pray, study and socialise.

Source: Catholic Chaplaincy website


Listed by box. Items are generally listed in their original order

Conditions Governing Access

Open, subject to the Data Protection Act 1998

Acquisition Information

Deposit : Glasgow University Catholic Chaplaincy : 9 Sep 2008 : ACCN 3237


Collection box listed by Rachael Muir, Archive Assistant (Graduate Trainee), 11 Apr 2012. Collection level description created by Emma Yan, Assistant Archivist (Accessions), 6 Dec 2012

Other Finding Aids

File list available by request to the Duty Archivist