Archives and Special Collections

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

Commemoration Day 2020

Today is Commemoration Day, an annual celebration of the foundation of the University in 1451, where thanks are given to the many benefactors whose gifts have supported the development of the University. Sadly due to Covid-19 this year’s celebrations have been postponed… Read More ›

World of David Murray

David Murray was a Glasgow lawyer, antiquary and bibliographer, and Special Collections houses his personal library containing around 15000 printed books, incorporating some 23000 items including pamphlets and ephemera, and over 200 manuscripts. He bequeathed the majority of his library to the University in 1927 and subsequent acquisitions have been made… Read More ›