File 2 - Poverty Alliance

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GB 1534 CM/4/2

Title

Poverty Alliance

Date(s)

  • 2006 - 2007 (Creation)

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File

Extent and medium

2 foldres

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Name of creator

(1952-2022)

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

Poverty Alliance AGM email print out correspondence, Questionnaire and Programme, poverty in Scotland conference itinerary and correspondence, election manifesto summaries, poverty alliance Scottish anti-poverty review booklet, Glasgow’s People: Transcending poverty booklet and conference report, Glasgow Civic conversation report, printed newspaper articles from the Guardian and the Sunday Herald

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Accruals

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Chronological

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Open

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Language of material

  • English

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    Description identifier

    CM 1/4/2

    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

    Language(s)

    • English

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