Papers of Marion Frances Mackay, 1904-2006, arts graduate, University of Glasgow, Scotland

Scope and Content


  • Entrance qualification, 1922;
  • Lecture notes, 1924-1926;
  • Geological graphs, c1923;
  • Class tickets, 1922-1925;
  • Personal timetable, c1924;
  • Matriculation card,s 1922-1926;
  • Club and society membership cards, 1922-1926;
  • Women's Club social 1938;
  • Social Science Diploma acceptance, 1927;
  • Photographs, c1925-c1937;
  • Ceremony of graduation programme and General Council card, 1925.

Administrative / Biographical History

Marion (also known as Minnie) Frances Mackay was born in Alness, Easter Ross on the 13th of April 1904. Her father was a (retired) teacher. She attended the University of Glasgow from 1922-1926. While in the Faculty of Arts she took classes in Latin, English Literature, Logic and Metaphysics, Geology, Moral Philosophy, History, Political Economy, and Spanish. At her time at University Minnie won three academic prizes: second class certificates for Geology, English Literature, and Political Philosophy. Minnie was also part of several societies and clubs, including the Woman's club, Liberal Club, Athletics Club, and the Ossianic Society.

After graduating on the 3rd of July 1925 with an MA (ordinary degree) Minnie stayed on at the University of Glasgow to study Spanish, and Political Philosophy, and received a Social Science Diploma in 1927. After University, Minnie became a secretary, working in Glasgow and then London, before marrying in the early 1940s and moved to Manchester. In the early 1950s she moved to Sussex and finally returned back to Scotland (Inverness) in the late 1970s. Minnie Frances Mackay died on the 27th of December 2006 at the age of 102 years.


This collection has been aranged into two subfonds (academic, and societies/clubs). There is also a series of photographs.

Access Information


Acquisition Information

Gift : Margery Hobson : October 2012 : ACCN 3719

Other Finding Aids


Alternative Form Available

No known copies

Physical Characteristics and/or Technical Requirements

None which affect the use of this material

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

Papers were owned by Marion (Minnie) Mackay until her death in 2006 when they were taken over by her family prior to deposit in Glasgow University Archive Services.


None expected

Related Material

Related collections all held at the Glasgow University Archive Services:

  • GB 248 DC 069, Records of Glasgow University Ossianic Society;
  • GB 0248 DC 071, Records of the Glasgow University Sports Association (GUSA);
  • GB 248 DC 309, Records of Glasgow University Liberal Democrats;
  • GB 0248 DC 453, Records of Glasgow University Women's Club (London);
  • GB 0248 DC 008, Papers of Sir Hector James Wright Hetherington;
  • English Language and literature-GB0248 GUA ELL

Location of Originals

This material is original


No known publications using this material

Additional Information

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

Scotland is the location of all place names in the administrative/biographical history element, unless otherwise stated.

Collection catalogued by Michael Beesley,IMP student cataloguer. Collection converted into Encoded Archival Description by Michael Beesley, IMP student cataloguer

Geographical Names