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
Burgess tickets and other documents admitting members of the Smith family as Guild Brothers of Dundee and Free Members of the Flesher Trade in Dundee, 1754-1919. Photographs of a visit by the Duke of York to Dundee c 1920s-1930s. Postcard of a visit by the Duchess of York to Dundee c1920s-1930s. Book about the history of the Tay Square Church, Dundee, 1932.
Royal Dundee Institution for the Blind/Blindcraft: Accident register 1958-1965, log book 1946-1966, annual reports 1870-1929, 1932-1945 and 1967-1968, slides (2 trays of 35 mm slides and box of large format slides n.d., published volumes 1884-?; correspondence early 20th C, admissions certificates early 20th C, Gospel According to Luke in Braille c 1930s." Reports & Minutes 1872-1968, Finance & Stock 1896-1980, Constitution & Rules 1910-1940, Administration & Correspondence 1886-1993, Photographs & Negatives c 20th Century, Newspaper Articles & Sketches c 20th century Lord Roberts Workshop: Advisory committee minutes 1943-1955, exhibition boards n.d., minutes 1923-1949, 1961-1972, directors' and officials' attendance books 1923-1993, magazine - Forces Help Society and Lord Roberts Workshop Gazette and Annual Reports 1982-1991, manager's reports 1968-1985, directors' minutes 1919-1933 and 1949-1961, Central Scottish Area Committee minutes 1919-1961;" Minutes 1919-1992, Reports, Administration & Finance 1929-1992, Publications 1924-2010, Photographs & Negatives c 20th century Articles and Publications 1837-1932
Lord Robert's Workshop/Royal Dundee Institution for the Blind/ Blindcraft
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.
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.
Notebook belonging to John Grant, Spinning Department, Angus Jute Works, West Bengal describing the spinning department and detailing spindles, drives, machinery and production; Essentials of Colloquial Hindustani by Mohiuddin Ahmad, owned and annotated by John Grant
Biography of Mr Joseph Millar, written for his grandson, Jamie. Details stories from WW2, describes his parent's lives in the 1940s and 1950s, family relationships, childhood friends and games, school, and Dundee street life. Also stories around the cinema, dancehalls, buster stalls and holidays. Details his employment, his married and family life, and his career as a darts player.
Correspondence between David J MacDonald, the Duke of Atholl and others discussing conferences, meetings and plans relating to post-war employment. Refers to ex-servicemen apprenticeships, small local industries, particularly in rural areas, and the Lord Roberts workshop.
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
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.