Series RU 565/7 - Mayfield Hostel records

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RU 565/7


Mayfield Hostel records


  • 1911-1966 (Creation)

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0.3 linear metres

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Biographical history

Dundee College of Education was faced with the issue of where to house its students, a question of particular importance due to the large number that came from a distance. A significant step forward was taken in 1912 when Mayfield House to the east of the city was acquired and altered to become a hostel for women, housing 50 female students by the early years of the first world war. During the second world war Mayfield was requisitioned by the navy but by the 1950s had resumed its normal function as a College residence.

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Scope and content

Records relating to the accommodation at Mayfield Hostel. Includes register of students, contracts for alterations and an A4 plan of the Hostel kitchen and serving equipment.


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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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The records are on paper and photographic material. May require conservation

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The records are on paper.

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RU 565/7

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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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  • English



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