Many readers will be familiar with the collection of stories that is One Thousand and One Nights (or Alf Layla wa Layla in Arabic), possibly better known as The Arabian Nights. These folk tales from the Middle East and Asia, thought to… Read More ›
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.
Before we handled any glass plate negatives from the Glasgow University Archives, we did a practice run on objects from our supervisor’s personal collection. Luckily, she had some glass plate negatives just for the purpose of practice and education. Roxy… Read More ›
Guest blogpost by Olivia Moloney, joint junior honours student in History and History of Art on placement in Special Collections. Olivia has been working to improve the descriptive tagging of our Glasgow Incunabula Project images on image sharing site, Flickr…. Read More ›
Guest blogpost by Struan Watson, a junior honours History of Art student on placement in Special Collections. Struan has been working to improve the descriptive tagging of our Glasgow Incunabula Project images on image sharing site, Flickr. The invention… Read More ›
We know it can take away the beautiful look all those lovely rows of antique bindings when you walk into a library or archive. However, creating customised boxes for our volumes is one of the most important preservation jobs we can… Read More ›
Within the manuscript collections held in Special Collections are a number of letters and note-books relating to Father Allan McDonald of Eriskay (1859-1905), described by his biographer John Lorne Campbell (1906-1996) as “priest, poet and folklorist”. As a lifelong devotee of Gaelic language and culture,… Read More ›