Series 1 - Easthall Residents Association

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GB 1534 CM/1

Title

Easthall Residents Association

Date(s)

  • 1982 - 2002 (Creation)

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Series

Extent and medium

7 folders and 1 item

Context area

Name of creator

(1952-present)

Biographical history

Cathy McCormack (July 5th 1952 – present), is a Scottish grassroots activist based in EasterHouse, Glasgow, prominent for her involvement in local and international anti-poverty campaigns. Becoming part of the EastHall Residents Association (ERA) in 1982, McCormack began her activism through a Glasgow-wide Anti-Damp campaign, helping to tackle a chronic damp housing problem experienced in EasterHouse and other post-war housing schemes. McCormack’s continued campaigning in the 1990s led to her involvement in setting up the Scottish Public Health Alliance in 1992, her attendance as a Scottish representative at the United Nations Commission for Sustainable Development in 1994, and two study trips to Nicaragua and South Africa in 1992 and 1998. Today, McCormack still resides in Easterhouse Glasgow and is the author of a 2009 autobiography, ‘The Wee Yellow Butterfly’.

Archival history

Immediate source of acquisition or transfer

2021-23

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Scope and content

Papers relating to Cathy McCormack's work with the Easthall Residents Association and the Easterhouse suburb

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Accruals

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Chronological

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Open

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  • English

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Description identifier

CM 1/1

Institution identifier

GB 1534

Rules and/or conventions used

ISAD(G): General International Standard Archival Description, International Council on Archives (2nd edition, 2000)

Status

Draft

Level of detail

Partial

Dates of creation revision deletion

Created by Kate Aitkenhead, March 2022

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  • English

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