Papers of William Gordon Craig, b1931, civil engineering graduate, University of Glasgow, Scotland

Scope and Content

  • Course notebooks 1948-1952;
  • Course reports and handouts 1948-1952;
  • Class examination papers 1948-1952;
  • World War II poster c 1940s.

Administrative / Biographical History

William Gordon Craig was born in 1931 in Whitley Bay, Northumberland. He attended the University of Glasgow from 1948-1952  to study civil engineering. In his first year he took classes in Mathematics, Chemistry, Natural Philosophy, and Engineering Drawing I. In his second year he studied General Engineering, Mathematics II, and Engineering Drawing II. He then took classes in Applied Mechanics II, Civil Engineering I, Higher Natural Philosophy, Engineering Design General, and Geology for Civil Engineering in his third year. In his final year at university he took classes in Applied Mechanics III, Civil Engineering II, and Civil Engineering Design. He graduated with a BSc in 1952.

During his working life, he was employed by Halcrow Consultants for a period, before completing National Service with the Royal Engineers as a commissioned 2nd Lieutenant from 1954-1956  . After National Service, he entered a lifelong career in engineering and construction, first working for Balfour Beatty and then from 1959  until his retirement in 1994  he worked for Taylor Woodrow where in 1976  he was made a company director. His employment took him to many and varied parts of the world.

Craig is a Fellow of the Institution of Civil Engineers and a Fellow of the Royal Geographical Society , and a Liveryman of the Worshipful Companies of Engineers and of Constructors . He is a past Honorary Secretary of the Queenhithe Ward Club , of which he became Chairman in 2000  . In Glasgow , he has been a Burgess and Guild Brother in the Incorporation of Hammermen since 1973  , and he can trace his Hammermen antecedents directly back to 1640  .


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Gift : William Gordon Craig : May 2006 : ACCN 2912

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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

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

Fonds level description compiled by Elva McLean, Archives Volunteer, 17 August 2006. Lower level description compiled by members of Glasgow University Archive Services staff. Finding aid created by Elva McLean, Archives Volunteer, 17 August 2006. Amendments made by Vikki Laidlaw, Assistant Archivist (Cataloguing), 06 November 2006. Catalogue edited by Michelle Kaye, Archives Assistant, 25 September 2012.