In September 2015 the University Library, with generous financial assistance from an anonymous donor, purchased the papers of Benjamin Clapp, a very important part of the story of John Logie Baird: inventor of the television, entrepreneur and University of Glasgow… 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.
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 ›
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 ›