Records of the University of Strathclyde

Scope and Content

Constitutional and legal papers; Minutes and papers of Court, Senate and Committees; Annual reports and calendars; Financial records; Staff and student records; Estates and buildings records; Administrative papers; Public and alumni relations and information; Ceremonials; International academic collaboration; Public and inaugural lectures; Fundraising; History and growth of the University

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Administrative / Biographical History

The University of Strathclyde in Glasgow was established by Royal Charter in August 1964, following the merger of the Royal College of Science and Technology with the Scottish College of Commerce. Discussions with the University Grants Committee had taken place for a decade before that, on the possibility of the Royal College entering a closer relationship with Glasgow University than its existing affiliation agreement. However the granting of University status afforded the best opportunity for future development of the College. University departments were grouped in Schools of Study: Mathematics, Physics and Computer Science; Chemical and Materials Sciences; Mechanical and Chemical Engineering and Naval Architecture; Civil and Mining Engineering and Applied Geology; Electrical and Electronic Engineering; Architecture, Building Science and Planning; Biological Sciences; Pharmaceutical Sciences; Arts and Social Studies; Business and Administration; and Strathclyde Business School. The Schools of Study were reorganised in 1982 into four Faculties, of Science, Engineering, Arts and Social Studies and Business. In 1993 the University merged with Jordanhill College of Education, at one time the largest teacher education college in the British Commonwealth. In addition to teacher education, Jordanhill offered courses in speech and language therapy, social and community work, music and sport. The College became the University's fifth Faculty, of Education, and continued to operate on the Jordanhill Campus in the west of the city, six miles distant from the John Anderson Campus in the city centre. With this merger, Strathclyde became the third largest University in Scotland. Further information may be found in the published history of the University by John Butt, 'John Anderson's legacy' (1996).

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Archivist's Note

Archivist's note:Description prepared by Margaret Harrison, Jordanhill LibraryRules or Conventions:Description based on Scottish Archive Network guidelines, based on ISAD(G): General International Standard Archival Description, International Council on Archives (2nd edition, 2000). and Rules for the construction of personal, place and corporate names, National Council on Archives (1997)Date of descriptions:August 2007

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