Papers of Dr Donald Lowson McDiarmid, 1930-, mechanical engineering student, University of Glasgow, Scotland

Scope and Content

  • School books from Allan Glen's School, Glasgow, 1942-1947;
  • Lecture notes and handouts from classes attended at the University of Glasgow, 1948-1952;
  • Three pamphlets, 1947-1952;
  • Folders containing work and exam papers by Dr McDiarmid from his four years at the University of Glasgow, as well as his School Leaving Certificate Exam and a Bursary exam, 1945-1952;
  • Technical drawings, 1948-1951.

Administrative / Biographical History

Donald Lowson McDiarmid was born on the 4th of April  1930 . He attended the  University of Glasgow, Scotland, between the years of  1948-1952  to study for a Mechanical Engineering degree. In his first year he took classes in Mathematics, Natural Philosophy, Chemistry and Engineering Drawing. His second year consisted of classes in Mathematics II, General Engineering and Engineering Drawing II. In his third year he studied Applied Mechanics II, Electrical Engineering II, Heat Engineering II, Engineering Design, Engineering Production and Higher Natural Philosophy. For his final year, McDiarmid undertook classes in Mechanics III, Heat Engineering III, Mechanical Engineering Design, and Aeronautics. McDiarmid graduated with a BSc in  1952 . He went on to become a senior lecturer at City University, London.


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

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Acquisition Information

Gift: Dr D L McDiarmid: 1985

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Digital file level list available in searchroom

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Reproduction subject to usual conditions: educational use and condition of documents.

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Custodial History

In Dr McDiarmid'possession.


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Additional Information

Description compiled in line with the following international standards: International Council on Archives, ISAD(G) Second Edition, September 1999and National Council on Archives, Rules for the construction of personal, place and corporate names

Fonds level compiled by Vikki Laidlaw, Hub Project Assistant, 29 October 2004. Lower levels catalogued by Glasgow University Archive Services staff. Catalogue converted to Encoded Archival Description by Michael Beesley, Archive Assistant, July 2013.

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