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 ›
Archives and Special Collections
This category is used for posts created by archives and special collections staff from August 2016.
A new book , Lab Coats and Lace, the lives and legacies of inspiring Irish women scientists and pioneers, edited by Mary Mulvihill, features Glasgow University graduate Dame Anne Louise McIlroy (1874-1968). After graduation with a MD in 1900, she went on… Read More ›
The Temple of Flora, the third and final part of Thornton’s New illustration of the sexual system of Carolus von Linnaeus is probably the most sumptious and renowned of all great flower books. It contains thirty-one plates, produced by a… Read More ›
This image comes from the treasures of Special Collections photo set which can be accessed via Flickr. The Eagle image comes from Birds of America by John James Audubon London: 1827-38 This truly monumental work was published in eighty-seven parts… Read More ›