Records of the Highland Girls' Club Munitions Workers, women's welfare organisation, Glasgow, Scotland

Scope and Content

  • Minute book 1916-1923;
  • Membership card 1916.

Administrative / Biographical History

The Highland Girls' Club Munitions Workers was founded in 1916  for girls brought from Stornoway to Glasgow by the Board of Trade to perform essential munition work during the first World War. The Club's purpose was to provide a place for the girls to meet and to secure the "best methods for promoting their social welfare". Early meetings took place in the Christian Institute on Bothwell Street and 106 West George Street, Glasgow. Membership cost a fee of one shilling in 1916 and members had to sign a register on entering the club. It is unclear as to when the Club disbanded but the minutes incate that the Club continued on after 1923 when this minute book ceases.


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

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Acquisition Information

Deposit : M McKerracher : January 1997 : ACCN 1546

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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, Archive Assistant, 28 June 2000. Lower level description compiled by Nyree Morrison, Archive Assistant, 28 June 2000.