The collection has been arranged into the following sub-fonds: MS 66/I Thomas Bell & Sons (of Dundee) Ltd 1812-1942 MS 66/II Cox Brothers Ltd c 1791-2002 MS 66/III Gilroy Sons & Co Ltd 1849-1933 MS 66/IV J & A D Grimond Ltd 1863-1953 MS 66/V John N Kyd & Co Ltd 1850-1961 MS 66/VI Harry Walker & Sons Ltd 1847-c 1960 MS 66/VII F S Stewart Sandeman & Sons Ltd 1903-1936 MS 66/VIII John Lowson Jnr & Co Ltd 1874-1955 MS 66/IX Boase Spinning Co Ltd 1862-1987 MS 66/X Sidlaw Industries Ltd 1887-2003 MS 66/XI Miscellaneous associated, affiliated and subsidiary companies of Jute Industries Ltd MS 66/XII Miscellaneous and Unidentified Papers 1884-c.1950
Material pertaining to the employment of William Norrie in the Barnagore Jute Mill Company in India between 1949 and 1952, where he was employed as a Mill Mechanic. Items relating to Mr Norrie's employment in India
Interviews recorded of members of the public who gave accounts of their experiences of living and working in India prior to 1960, in addition to photographs and publications donated to the project relating to life in India.
Professor Swinfen, History Department of the University of Dundee
Minutes 1908-1965; letter books 1909-1925; shareholding records 1908-1947; financial records 1914-1944; stock books 1877-1946; order books 1920-1944; production and technical records 1911-1962; weaving book 1951-1967; miscellaneous loose papers 1870-1975; company records from Companies Registration Office on microfiche 1908-1981.
Business records including articles of assiociation, minutes of meetings, financial records and administrative papers concerning property and employees. Also bundles of miscellaneous papers including news cuttings, some legal and business papers and miscellaneous range of small artefacts, including rubber stamps.
Minutes 1900-1978; register of members, transfers, shares and annual summaries 1900-1978; financial papers 1874-1979; wages records 1957-1968; stock books, jute purchases and sales 1926-1979; news cuttings, mainly from the Kidderminster Shuttle, relating to the British jute industry 1900-1932.
Six pieces of card with photographs of Dens Works, Dens Road, Claverhouse, East Port and other areas of Dundee. It is possible that these photographs were taken by a student or a member of staff at Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art. Most of the photographs relate to areas which had previously had some connection with the textile industry, suggesting they may have been taken as part of a project relating to the textile industry in Dundee
Publications relating to Jardine Henderson Limited and the operating and running of the Jute Mills, donated by Mr John Noble, , a salesman with Jardine Henderson (formerly Skinner), involved with the buying and selling of Jute.
Recordings covering lives from the 1930's onwards, paperwork, biographies and some photographs of participants. Themes covered by the Project so far include the jute and textile industry (Dundee and India), the arts, academia, comics, journalism, publishing, disabilities, medicine, politics, armed services, retail, photography, sport and leisure, music and fashion. Themes also include childhood, family, education and work.