Papers of Scottish Council of Tenants' Associations, fl.1948-1958, Glasgow, Scotland

Scope and Content

Some of this material is later in date than 1958 and appears to be the research notes of an academic, possibly Maurice Broady.

  • List of Glasgow Housing Associations in existence between 1949-1951
  • Constitution 1951
  • Attendance register of Associations attending meetings 1948-1957
  • Correspondence 1953-1947
  • List of individual housing association secretaries in Glasgow 1938-1939
  • Minutes 1948-1957
  • News papers cuttings from The Drumchapel Tenant 1957-1958

Administrative / Biographical History

The Scottish Council of Tenants' Associations was formed c1948  to promote co-operation and unity of action for speedy completion of the house-building programme, with adequate social amenities, defence against high rents and rent increases, the enforcement of protective legislation on Health and Housing, and to lobby for a new Rent Restrictions Act. The membership was open to all associations that subscribed to these objects. Each association could send 2 delegates to the Council's quarterly meetings. The Association was run by a Council elected at the Annual General Meeting in March of each year. Within the Council an executive committee was elected. The Association was affiliated to the National Association of Residents and Tenants. It is unclear as to the history of the Association after 1958 .

Source: GB 247 Broady F21, Constitution


The arrangement of this material reflects the original order in which it was received

Access Information


Acquisition Information

Deposit : Maurice Broady : 1959 : ACCN 4020

Other Finding Aids

Item level descriptions are available via the department's online manuscripts catalogue available at searching by the call number MS Broady F21

Alternative Form Available

No known copies

Archivist's Note

Compiled by David Powell, Hub Project Archivist, 25 March 2002

No alterations made to date

Conditions Governing Use

Applications for permission to quote should be sent to the Head of Special Collections

Reproduction subject to usual conditions: educational use & condition of documents

Appraisal Information

This material has been appraised in line with standard GB 247 procedures

Custodial History

Held by the secretary of the Pollok Tenants' Association, Glasgow and passed onto Maurice Broady, Senior Research Member, Department of Citizenship, University of Glasgow


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Related Material

GB 247 Broady F20: Papers of Glasgow Council of Tenants' Associations

The papers of Scottish Council of Tenants' Associations form part of the Broady collection of over 400 Socialist pamphlets, broadsheets, election manifestoes and posters from the 1930s to the 1950s. The emphasis is on publications of the Independent Labour Party, on the writings of the anarchist Guy Aldred, and on publications dealing with post-War recovery plans for Glasgow. Published material has been added to the Glasgow University Library Catalogue at and can be found by searching for the call number Sp Coll Broady.

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