Papers of Margo MacDonald. Edit




  • 1955-2014 (Creation)


  • 0.72 linear metres (Whole)
    6 boxes and 2 outsize items.

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  • Scope and Contents

    The papers reflect Margo MacDonald`s life as a politician and broadcaster. Although a bit miscellaneous, they provide an insight into her relationship with the SNP leadership throughout her life, and into some of the causes she advocated during her life, including independence and assisted suicide for terminally ill patients.

  • Appraisal

    Duplicates have been weeded and disposed of. Some personal items such as family cards have been returned to the donor.

    Film material has been transferred to the Moving Image Archive at the National Library of Scotland. This material is pending of appraisal.

  • Arrangement

    The papers have been arranged into the following series.

    1-25 Political correspondence and papers, 1980-2014

    26-28 General correspondence, 1985-2013

    29-30 Articles and Columns, 1970s-2013

    31-35 Photographs, 1955-2012

    36-37 Cartoons, 1973-1977

    38-41 Election campaign literature, 1973-2011

    43-54 Ephemera and memorabilia, 1963-2014

    55 Obituaries, 2014

    56-61 Newspaper cuttings, 1965-2014

    62 Publications

  • Related Materials

    VHS tapes and CD/DVDs containing film footage have transferred to the Moving Image Archive (Ref. SSA A2628)

  • Conditions Governing Access

    Normal access conditions apply to most material.

    Access to files 8, 10 and 11 is restricted for Data Protection Reasons.

  • Conditions Governing Use

    Normal reproduction conditions apply, subject to any copyright restrictions.

  • Immediate Source of Acquisition

    Presented, June 201515 June 2015

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