Meet the team
The Archive Centre team is made up of four people who are here to help you get the most from our archives and special collections.
Carole McCallum (University Archivist)
Carole manages the Archive Centre representing the service in relevant committees and groups. She is responsible for the service’s policies, strategic development and corporate identity. She also develops public, community and cultural engagement activity for the University. Carole seeks external support for the service through funding applications.
Simon Docherty (Archive Assistant)
Simon is based in the Archive Centre where he not only retrieves and returns requested items but also helps locate relevant resources for researchers in our uncatalogued collections. He maintains control of our collections by recording details of new donations and keeping our location plan current, along with other relevant background duties. He has an active role in the Centre’s environmental and pest monitoring. Simon’s other core duties include digital preservation and disaster planning.
David Ward (Archive Assistant)
As well as working on general background duties, David fronts the reading room Monday to Friday from 9am to 5pm making sure the physical space works for each day’s activities. He ensures our researchers and visitors are not only made welcome but are also aware of best practice in relation to the use of archives and special collections. David’s other core duties include blog writing, maintaining our social media presence, proof reading and working on exhibition content.
Kirsty Menzies (Senior Project Archivist)
Kirsty is with us on a one year Wellcome Trust Research Resource Award funded project - 'Poverty, Health, Diet and Education in Glasgow: from Domestic Science to the Allied Health Professions, 1875-1993'. The project involves cataloguing and preserving records from one strand of our parent bodies including records from the Glasgow School of Cookery (1875-1908), the West End School of Cookery (1878-1908), the Glasgow and West of Scotland College of Domestic Science (1908-1975) and the Queen’s College, Glasgow (1975-1993). Kirsty also writes a monthly blog and tweets about her findings.