School records of historical interest have been lost.
Elisabeth Kerr has been working to organise a school reunion for people who were at one of the two Lawside Academy campuses between 1961 and 1965 – the year they were all moved to one building.
Elisabeth, who left Dundee in 1976 and is now living in Bristol, has primarily been using social media to organise the event, which is scheduled to take place in September next year.
However, her attempts to trace other ex-pupils through school records has failed as the council has lost them.
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In an email exchange, the authority’s children and families services told Elisabeth there is “no information held by the archivist” on the school.
In the exchange, it is claimed “several boxes that formed much of the history of the school” were packed up to be sent to the city archivist when the school closed in 2008 but did not make it to their destination.
One of the emails sent to Elisabeth read: “I am of the view that the materials were potentially disposed of by mistake.
“I have no way of verifying whether they reached Tayside House or the archivist’s office, but I am clear that they are certainly not there now.”
Elisabeth said: “It is extremely sad that there are no records relating to what was an incredibly important educational establishment within Dundee – the only Catholic academy school which drew in pupils from Perth, Blairgowrie, Arbroath and all places in between.”
Elisabeth expects at least 70 people to attend the reunion, but she is trying to track down “more than 300” names she has already managed to unearth.