Collection MS 415 - William M. Dow (Bill Dow) Collection

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MS 415

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William M. Dow (Bill Dow) Collection

Date(s)

  • c.1990 - 2013 (Creation)

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6 items

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Biographical history

William M. Dow (Bill Dow) studied at St Andrews University, and was principal lecturer in Physics and Head of Science at Dundee College of Education (now part of Dundee University). He held a BSc Honours in Physics, an ME in applied maths and was a fellow of the Royal Astronomical Society. He served during World War Two as an RAF Radar Officer on airborne equipment. Bill Dow died in 2013.

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Scope and content

Contains a self-published book titled "Was Disaster built into the first Tay Bridge? - Surviving correspondence which went to the Inquiry but was NOT revealed". Photographs and notes of notes on loyal address from his time as a student representative council member in St Andrews, and CDs containing summaries of research, powerpoint presentations, with one presentation on the S Drive in electronic format only (MS 415/2/1).

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Not expected

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Usually chronological within series.

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Conditions governing access

Open for consultation subject to preservation requirements. Access must also conform to the restrictions of the Data Protection Act (2018), General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR, 2018) and any other relevant legislation or restrictions. Clinical information is closed for 100 years.

Conditions governing reproduction

Reproduction is available subject to preservation requirements. Charges may be made for this service, and copyright and other restrictions may apply; please check with the Duty Archivist.

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MS 415

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Description compiled in line with the following standards: International Council on Archives, ISAD(G) General International Standard Archival Description; International Council on Archives, ISAAR(CPF): International Standard Archival Authority Record for Corporate Bodies, Persons, and Families; National Council on Archives, Rules for the Construction of Personal, Place and Corporate Names, 1997

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Catalogued

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  • English

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