Archives and Special Collections

International Genealogy Festival

This week Archive Services are out and about at the International Genealogy Festival at the University of Strathclyde.  As part of the Homecoming celebrations, the festival brings together lots of archive services, genealogical societies and businesses to provide advice and… Read More ›

A Knight’s Tale

Special Collections holds significant early examples of works by the great English poet, Geoffrey Chaucer (c 1340-1400). These include fifteenth century manuscript and illustrated printed copies of The Canterbury Tales and the only extant manuscript copy of The Romaunt of… Read More ›

Volunteer Work Program

Throughout the summer of 2009, student volunteers from the University of Glasgow assisted the Preservation Unit in Archive Services in a cleaning and repacking records program. The volunteers are able to work and learn more about preservation treatment in an… Read More ›

The Blakes are back…

…after a brief ‘holiday’ in France. We recently lent a number of works by the engraver, artist and poet, William Blake (1757-1827) to an exhibition at the Petit Palais, Museum of Fine Arts, in Paris. These included the illuminated book… Read More ›

Glasgow University Guardians preserved

Archive Services’ collection of Glasgow University Guardians, dating from 1956, are available once again for consultation.  Over the past few months, the Guardians have been microfilmed, digitised, and packed in new boxes to ensure their long term preservation.  The Guardians… Read More ›