Mass Radiography Centre, Glasgow

Scope and Content

Maps and plans, 1950-1978.

Administrative / Biographical History

The Mass Radiography Centre was created by Glasgow Corporation as part of the drive to diagnose and treat tuberculosis. The Centre, located at Elmbank Street, was transferred from the Corporation’s Health and Welfare Department to the Greater Glasgow Health Board Western District in 1974. As the incidence of tuberculosis declined the Centre’s workload also fell: it was relocated to the Dental Hospital in 1983 and to Cochrane St in 1985. It was disbanded before 1988.


Arranged by series.

Conditions Governing Access

Because of the sensitive nature of much of the information contained in these records there is a 75 year closure period on all patient records. There is a 100 year closure period on records of minors. Those seeking information on patient records which are less than 75 years old should contact the archivist.

Other Finding Aids

A paper based finding aid can be located in the searchroom.

Appraisal Information

Appraised according to 0812 standard procedure.


No further accruals expected.

Related Material

GB 0812 HB 19 Glasgow Corporation and Glasgow Parish Council; GB 0812 HB 28 Greater Glasgow Health Board.