Irene McDonald interview

Scope and Content

Interview with Irene McDonald giving details of her life and employment; 2 x photographs of nursing/nursery nurse staff, 1950s; 2 x notes concerning staff and ages of children in the Manhattan Jute Works Nursery

Administrative / Biographical History

Irene McDonald was one of three sisters, born 1 July 1934. Her father was a music teacher the Dundee High School, her step-father a wood machinist at Astral Beattie, while her mother was employed at various times in Dundee's jute factories.

Irene was educated at at St Mary's and then at St Joseph's, both in Lochee. Irene first worked at D White & Sons, Tea Merchants, Lochee, then with Manhattan Jute Works Nursery and finally at Beatties Bakery, Kings Cross Road.

Irene was married but had no children. Her exact date of death is unknown, only that in was between February 2012 and December 2013.

Access Information


Listening to recording requires pc or other electronic device with headphones

Other Finding Aids

Hard copy fonds level description available in Archoive searchroom

Physical Characteristics and/or Technical Requirements

Digital recording

Conditions Governing Use

Reproduction is available subject to preservation requirements. Charges are made for this service, and copyright and other restrictions may apply.

Custodial History

The interview was conducted by Anne Davies and was subsequent to those of the Abernyte Oral History Project. Held by depositor until gifted to the Archive

Related Material

MS 281/1/2/1 CD ROMs containing MP3 copies of the oral history recordings undertaken as part of the Abernyte oral history project.

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