Recently I accompanied David Powell (BACS Surveying Officer) to a lace mill located in Ayrshire. The mill is scheduled for demolition and we were there to survey any archive material that may still be in the building. Unfortunately the building… Read More ›
Archives and Special Collections
This category is used for posts created by archives and special collections staff from August 2016.
As a devotee of all things Egyptian, I am particularly fascinated by this papyrus fragment, one of the treasures of Special Collections. Written nearly 1800 years ago, it is one of the oldest items in the library. This fragment was… Read More ›
His Excellency Shin Ebihara, Japanese ambassador to the UK, visited the University yesterday. While the delegation were in the Library they saw some fascinating items held by Archive Services and Special Collections. These included a letter from the philosopher and… Read More ›
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 ›