Archives and Special Collections

This category is used for posts created by archives and special collections staff from August 2016.

Archive Services Visit to Irn-Bru

Following on from David Powell’s work surveying the Irn-Bru company archive, Archive Service’s staff enjoyed an afternoon at the company’s new headquarters, production and distribution unit at Cumbernauld.  Irn-Bru are very proud of their heritage; Barr’s soft drinks business was… Read More ›

Celebrating International Archives Day

To celebrate International Archives Day, University of Glasgow Archive Services has launched a new online resource highlighting the international scope and reputation of the University and its archive collections. Through the collections map, users can gain an appreciation of the… Read More ›

Birds, Bees and Blooms

Images from the virtual exhibition Birds, Bees and Blooms are now also available to view as a set on the Library’s Flickr page. The exhibition was originally put together to accompany a display organized for delegates from the British Ecological… Read More ›

Archive survey

As part of my Graduate Traineeship within Archive Services, I recently shadowed David Powell (BACS) on an archive survey of a fabric manufacturer in Ayrshire to provide advice on preserving and managing their archives. The archive contained thousands of fabric… Read More ›