Papers of Donald Macmillan, 1919-1982, medical graduate, University of Glasgow, Scotland

Scope and Content

  • Papers relating to the University of Glasgow Quincentenary celebrations, 1948-1953;
  • Papers relating to Rectorial election campaigns, 1945-1951;
  • Correspondence including that to/from Walter Elliot, 1946-1954;
  • Press cuttings, 1949-1952;
  • Menus and programmes, 1947-1951;
  • Photographs and artefacts, 1947-1982.

Administrative / Biographical History

Donald Macmillan was born on 10 April  1919 . He was a medical student at the  University of Glasgow from  1938-1939  and from  1946-1952 . During the Second World War (1939-1945) he served as a Captain in the Highland Light Infantry. During his time at the University of Glasgow he was President of the Students' Representative Council (1951) and chairman of the Students' Quincentenary Committee (1948-1951) which organised the Quincentenary Celebrations of 1951. He was also a member of Glasgow University's Conservative Club Committee and was part of Walter Elliot's election campaigns in Glasgow. After graduation he held posts at hospitals in Glasgow and eventually became Director of the Nuffield Centre for Health Services Studies at the University of Leeds in 1962. Donald Macmillan was also Adviser in Health Administration to the Imperial Governments of Iran (1965-1972), Pakistan (1969) and Kuwait (1977-1982). Between 1963 and 1976 he was a visiting lecturer on various University Health Programmes in the United States. He married Jean A Taylor (MA Glasgow 1948) in 1950 and had two daughters. Donald Macmillan died on 10 April  1982 .


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Acquisition Information

Deposit : Jean McNicoll : 1994: ACCN 1340

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GB 248 UGC 057 Rectorial Elections

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


Fonds level description created by Andrew Thomson, Hub Project Archivist, 13 April 2005

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