Here at Special Collections we hold material, including correspondence, press cuttings and photographs, pertaining to the highly influential Scottish artist, Jessie Marion King. She was born in Glasgow on the 20th of March 1875 and died in Kirkcudbright, where she… Read More ›
Archives and Special Collections
This category is used for posts created by archives and special collections staff from August 2016.
**Post by Aileen Dickie-Adams** Before I volunteered for the #DarningScotland placement with the University of Glasgow Archives I had never stepped inside an archive, let alone navigated the fascinating and mysterious collections therein. After being warmly welcomed by all the members of the… Read More ›
By Rachel Rowan, PhD Candidate in Economic & Social History, University of Glasgow On Thursday 28th February, an array of twenty students, postdocs, and lecturers gathered at the University of Glasgow Archive Services to ‘hack’ the James Finlay & Co papers within the Scottish Business Archive…. Read More ›
“Poetry About Everything, Words About Nothing”: a consideration on Edwin Morgan and John Cage’s approach to creativity.
Guest blog post by Eli Coderoni Rigamonti, MLitt Theatre Studies, on placement in Archives and Special Collections. This article aims to draw a connection between artists Edwin Morgan and John Cage, focusing on their common interest for Modernist techniques, and… Read More ›
A guest blog post by Calum Telfer. MLitt Theatre Studies, on placement in Archives and Special Collections. I have undertaken an archival project with the Scottish Theatre Archive, focussing on the archive’s collection on Dundee Repertory Theatre. The archive’s large… Read More ›
A guest blog post by Charlotte Lynn Smith, MLitt Theatre Studies, on placement in Archives and Special Collections. Over the past few months, I have been in the Special Collections in the University of Glasgow Library, which holds the Edwin… Read More ›
David Murray (1842—1928) was a well-known figure in Victorian Glasgow. He was a prominent Glasgow solicitor closely involved in various aspects of the city’s civic life and institutions, including the University of Glasgow, where he served on the University court…. Read More ›