Records of the Incorporated Weaving, Dyeing and Printing College of Glasgow

Scope and Content

Papers on establishment of the Weaving School; Minutes of Trustees and Committees; Annual reports; Financial records; Papers on staffing; Correspondence; Student records and courses; Syllabuses; Press cuttings; Design books; Papers on amalgamation with GWSTC.

Administrative / Biographical History

In 1871 a Committee for Promoting Technical Education was formed in Glasgow, and as a result the Glasgow Technical College (Weaving Branch) was founded in 1877, the first of three projected branches. In 1896 it became a limited liability company, known as the Incorporated Weaving, Dyeing and Printing College of Glasgow and was eventually absorbed by the Glasgow and West of Scotland Technical College in 1908.

The Weaving College was located in Well Street in the Calton area of Glasgow, East of Glasgow Cross. Calton had been a centre of weaving since the 18th century and the Calton Weavers were among the first groups to demonstrate against falling prices and the decline of the textile industry in the latter years of the century.

Further information may be found in the 'Short history of the Glasgow Technical College (Weaving Branch), afterwards the Weaving, Dyeing and Printing College of Glasgow, 1877-1908', by Matthew Blair (1908)

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Archivist's Note

Archivist's note:Description prepared by Margaret Harrison, Jordanhill LibraryRules or Conventions:Description based on Scottish Archive Network guidelines, based on ISAD(G): General International Standard Archival Description, International Council on Archives (2nd edition, 2000). and Rules for the construction of personal, place and corporate names, National Council on Archives (1997)Date of descriptions:July 2007

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