Photography Scotland’s Season of Photography runs this year from September-November. To mark the event, I have been challenged to explore the photographs contained within our business collections, and to consider their unique value in archival research. When we conjure an… Read More ›
Archives and Special Collections
This category is used for posts created by archives and special collections staff from August 2016.
Guest blog post by Dr Adrian Chapman, Florida State University London Centre, and University of Glasgow Library Research Fellow In Patrick Marmion’s 2017 stage play, The Divided Laing: Or The Two Ronnies, David Cooper, a colleague of the Scottish psychiatrist… Read More ›
By Euan Loarridge The University of Glasgow recently hosted ‘Pens in One Hand, Trowels in the Other’: The Sixth Postgraduate Conference in Conflict Archaeology. Taking place over two days at the Kelvin Hall, 70 delegates attended nearly 30 presentations on… Read More ›
A significant 18th century collection of Gaelic song is held in the University of Glasgow Library. The Rev. James McLagan (1728–1805) amassed over 600 works, many of which he transcribed from contemporary oral tradition. McLagan is the focus of a… Read More ›
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 ›
**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 ›