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 ›
This category was used for posts created by archives staff before August 2016. Since then all posts are categorised as Archives and Special Collections posts.
Guest blog post by Olivia Howarth, digital preservation trainee with the SCA Opening Up Scotland’s Archives programme. Over the past three weeks I’ve been undergoing a conservation project with the Archive’s conservator Ela, surveying embossing presses in the… Read More ›
As France celebrates le 14 juillet, the day which symbolically marks the beginning of the 1789 French Revolution, we turn to our International story to draw out French Connections in the University of Glasgow. Since its foundation in 1451 members… Read More ›
The second anniversary of the Wellcome Trust funded project, Digitisation of Mental Healthcare Archives, is almost here. The project team have produced over 250, 000 images of artefacts, documents, volumes, artworks and photographs from across the Gartnavel and Crichton collections…. Read More ›
#OnThisDay 1st July 1916 the Battle of the Somme, one of the bloodiest battles of the Great War, commenced. The battle raged for five months drawing to an end on the 18 November 1916. In total an estimated 1 million… Read More ›