Records of Glasgow University Model United Nations Debating Society, student society, University of Glasgow, Scotland

Scope and Content

  • Brief history of debating society, 2011;
  • constitution, 2010;
  • rules and procedures and glossary, nd;
  • executive meeting minutes, nd;
  • member lists, 2009-2011;
  • resolution handouts for debate, 2009-2011;
  • promotional and advertising material, 2010-2011.

Administrative / Biographical History

Glasgow University Model United Nations Debating Society was founded in 2009 by Isolde Boyd and Alisa “George” Dewan as a society established to promote and draw attention to the UN style of international debate through role-play and discussions and sending delegates to conferences world-wide. The first two years experienced much support and growth within the society and an executive committee was elected as well as a constitution ratified. The end of the 2010 academic year brought the resignation of one of the founding members and the election of new leadership with new ideologies. Decreased membership and a lack of conference attendance led to disbanding of the society, though presently (Nov. 2011) it is unclear whether the society still exists.


The original order of the fonds has been maintained and broken into four subfonds of governance material, financial material, debating material, and promotional material and divided into series within each subfonds.

Conditions Governing Access

Open, except for membership lists which are restricted for data protection.

Acquisition Information

Gift : Andrew Foster : ACCN 3582 : July 2011

Other Finding Aids

Digital file level catalogue in preparation

Alternative Form Available

No known copies

Physical Characteristics and/or Technical Requirements

None which affect the use of this material

Archivist's Note

Fonds level description and lower level descriptions compiled by Rosalyn Lilenquist, Nov 2011.

Conditions Governing Use

Applications for permission to quote should be sent to the Archivist.

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

Appraisal Information

This material has been appraised in line with standard GB 0248 procedures.

Custodial History

With Society until deposit in GUAS


None expected

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Location of Originals

The material is original


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