Papers of Alexander MacArthur, b1921, arts and science graduate, University of Glasgow, Scotland

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  • Various class notes, 1938-1943;
  • Various lab notes, 1940-1944.

Administrative / Biographical History

Alexander MacArthur was born in Tobermory on the Isle of Mull in 1918. Prior to attending university, Alexander was a student at Tobermory Higher Grade School and Oban High School. Alexander attended the University of Glasgow from 1938-1954  , taking classes from the faculties of arts, divinity, law and science. These included Celtic, History II and Political Economy in his first year; Political Economy, Moral Philosophy, History and Botany in his second; Natural Philosophy, Moral Philosophy and Psychology in his third; Moral Philosophy (Higher), Zoology and Natural Philosophy in his fourth year; Systematic Theology, New Testament Language and Literature and Old Testament Language and Literature in his fifth; Church History, New Testament Language and Literature, Old Testament Language and Literature, Zoology and Geology in his sixth; New Testament Language and Literature, Old Testament Language and Literature, Systematic Theology and Chemistry in his seventh; Practical Theology, Dogmatics, Jurisprudence, International Law and Public International Law in his eighth; Physiology in his ninth; Botany (Double) in his tenth; Botany (Double) in his twelfth; Public Administration I, Political Institutions and Social and Economic History in his fourteenth; Principles of Psychology, History and Theory of Education and Educational Methods in his fifteenth and Physiology and Hygiene in his sixteenth and final year. He graduated with an MA in June 1941  , a Diploma in Public Administration in June 1952  and a Diploma in Education in September 1954  . He subsequently became a minister in Glasgow until 1973, when he became a teacher in Renfrewshire. He returned part time to the University of Glasgow from 1974-1976  , taking classes in Principles of Adult Education in his first year and Psychology in his second and final year. He graduated with a BSc in November 1976  .


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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

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Collection catalogued by members of Glasgow University Archive Service staff. Catalogue converted to Encoded Archival Description by Vikki Laidlaw, Hub Project Assistant, 03 March 2005 and Andrew Thomson, Hub Project Archivist, 11 March 2005. Edited by Jane Heward, Archives Assistant, 19 July 2011.

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