Michael Masterson, Department of Politics, University of Dundee

Scope and Content

Minutes of Community Council Meetings for Dundee area, 1976-1979; Minutes of Community Council Meetings for Montrose, 1983-1989; Papers relating to Community Councils in Dundee, correspondence, letters and election material, 1976-1979; Newspaper articles on Community Councils in Dundee, 1976-1979; Party political election material and articles for the Scottish National Party (S.N.P) and the Conservative Party, 1967-70; Correspondence, and other papers of Michael Masterson concerning his research, 1976-1989; Miscellaneous Community Council Papers for Brechin, 1976-1979.

Administrative / Biographical History

Michael Masterson was appointed lecturer in political science at the University of Dundee (then Queen's College, Dundee) in 1965. He was a well-respected member of the politics department and became involved in issues surrounding the welfare of international students and student exchanges. In recognition of this he became the University's first co-ordinator of overseas student affairs. In 1995 this department was merged with schools liaison to form a new student recruitment service of which Masterson was made director. He retired from the university in 1998. He was also involved in local and community government in Dundee and in the 1970s carried out research on the early development of Community Councils in Scotland for the Scottish Office.

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For biographical details see Contact, November 1998.

Fonds level description compiled by Caroline Brown, Deputy Archivist, April 2004.

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