Special Collections

This category was used for posts created by special collections staff before August 2016. Since then all posts are categorised as Archives and Special Collections posts.

Jane Eyre’s Journey in Books

Charlotte Brontë’s 1847 novel Jane Eyre continues to enchant modern readers for various reasons: its intriguing blend of realism and Gothic elements; the tumultuous central romance; its keen critiques of unfair social institutions; and the eponymous narrator’s original voice, which veers between… Read More ›

Glasgow Fair

Special Collections will be closed on Monday 18th July for the Glasgow Fair. The Glasgow Fair is a public holiday held by the city each July. The Fair began its life in the 12th century, originally as an eight day period during which… Read More ›