Anderson, Thomas McClurg

Reference HB 94
Dates of Creation 1911-1980
Name of Creator Anderson, Thomas McClurg (1899-1980: physiotherapist, Glasgow)
Language of Material English
Physical Description 11.5 metres

Scope and Content

Correspondence and teaching materials regarding consultancies in industry, particularly coal, steel, construction and chemicals, and for Royal Society for Prevention of Accidents, 1947-1979
Correspondence and teaching materials regarding Glasgow Physiotherapy Hospital and School and Institute of Human Kinetics, 1942-1977
Correspondence and teaching materials regarding sports and sports coaching, physical education in schools and fitness training for women, 1944-1976
Drawings, photographs and film strips, motion pictures, and wall charts, undated
Personal correspondence, including postal advice to private patients, 1922-1980
Publications regarding physiotherapy, fitness, sport and occupational health, 1911-1977
Thomas McClurg Anderson’s own writings and publications, 1936-1977

Administrative / Biographical History

Thomas McClurg Anderson was born in Motherwell in 1899 and educated at Dalziel High School, Lanarkshire and various schools of physiotherapy. He gained various qualifications including an Incorporation of Certified Masseurs and Masseuses teacher’s certificate, 1926. Anderson carried out Military Service between 1916-1919. He then became a professional boxer, athlete and sports coach in the 1920s whilst practicing as a physiotherapist in a private practice in Motherwell, c.1922-1928. From 1928-1964, he was a physiotherapist in private practice in Glasgow, and Principal of Glasgow Physiotherapy Hospital and School, 1930s-1964. Anderson retired to St. Andrews in 1964 and died in 1980.

Chronological within record series

Conditions Governing Access
No restrictions

Acquisition Information
Records gifted to Mitchell Library by David S Anderson, transferred to Greater Glasgow Health Board Archive in 1995.

Other Finding Aids
Descriptive list

Alternative Form Available
No known copies

Archivist's Note
Fonds level description compiled by Alistair Tough, NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde Archivist, 23 July 1998 and revised 15 May 2019.

Appraisal Information
This material has been appraised in line with standard procedures

Custodial History
Held by Department of Special Collections, Mitchell Library prior to transfer.

None expected

Related Material
HB104 Ian Martin

Anderson, T M Human Kinetics and Analysing Body Movements, William Heineman Medical Books, London, 1951