Collection BA - Elizabeth Anderson Collection

Identity area

Reference code

GB 1534 BA

Title

Elizabeth Anderson Collection

Date(s)

  • c. 1900s (Creation)

Level of description

Collection

Extent and medium

1 box

Context area

Name of creator

(1901 - ?)

Biographical history

Elizabeth Anderson was born 12th October 1901 in Clydebank and worked as a crane operator throughout much of her life. From 1922 to 1932, she worked at Babcock and Wilcox, and later served as a crane driver during World War 2 at John Brown’s shipyard. The shipyard, at the time, was internationally renowned, and produced many famous ships. Whilst driving the biggest gantry crane on site one shift, she misjudged a load and blew a fuse, resulting in a whole area of the yard losing electricity, though she continued to work there. She remained single throughout her life due to the death of her fiancé during the war. She was a devoted Methodist, and a member of the temperance and social welfare department of the church.

Archival history

Immediate source of acquisition or transfer

2022-81

Content and structure area

Scope and content

Papers and photographs relating to Elizabeth Anderson. Includes: photographs, correspondence, Anderson's copy of the Holy Bible, travel identity card, and her temperance and social welfare department membership card.

Appraisal, destruction and scheduling

Accruals

No further accruals expected.

System of arrangement

Conditions of access and use area

Conditions governing access

Open

Conditions governing reproduction

Language of material

  • English

Script of material

    Language and script notes

    Physical characteristics and technical requirements

    Lots of loose photographs. Brittle paper.

    Finding aids

    Allied materials area

    Existence and location of originals

    Existence and location of copies

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    Related descriptions

    Notes area

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    Description control area

    Description identifier

    BA

    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, July 2022

    Language(s)

    • English

    Script(s)

      Sources

      Accession area