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Alastair Shanks notes from The Art Course for Primary Teachers

  • DC 050
  • Collection
  • 1938-1939

Notes and folio referring to the Art Course for Primary Teachers at The Glasgow School of Art. Alastair Shanks attended two of these courses. The notes are intended for use with complete beginners and include lessons on shape, light and shade as well as colour. A two page desciption of the following notes has been provided by Alastair Shanks. The folio of drawings that follow are executed in a variety of materials from pencil to pastel and act as illustrations for various lessons that may be taught.

Please note that this material is not yet fully catalogued and therefore some items may not be accessible to researchers.

Shanks, Alastair

Animal prints

Collection of various animal prints including sheep, cows, horses, dogs, and deer with focus on different parts of the anatomy (full body, heads, horns, hoofs, tails, etc). Many prints with French labels. Some prints signed by Robert Hills (1769-1844).

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Architectural prints

Includes two copies of architectural sketches for an early English doorway, entrance to Chapter House, Glasgow Cathedral. Sketch is dated 28 January 1903, supplement to The Builder's Journal and Architectural Record, measured and drawn by Charles Forsyth. Also includes collection of architectural lithograph prints, sketches, and watercolours of various locations including Paris, Rome, Cairo, and throughout the UK, some by E. Hildebrandt. Two have a stamp on corner of work, "Department of Science and Art, Specimen presented to schools". Also includes coloured prints of various rooms in the Great Kremlin Palace in Moscow, Russia. Views include halls, courtyard, indoor garden, holy vestibule, throne room. Labelled in Russian and French, some include English labels written in pencil. Also includes collection of printed architectural plans and designs including two ordinance surveys of Garnethill and City Centre/Sauchiehall St., three copies of a poster of "100 Years of British Architecture" by The Observer, a floor plan of the Great Kremlin Palace in Moscow, a poster of "James Caldwell & Co. Abbotsford Stained Glassworks" designs, and three small architectural sketches/plans/designs of Grey Friars Church in Edinburgh, Chartres Cathedral in France, and Candlish Memorial Church in Glasgow.

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Architecture Papers

2 folders of papers about the study of Architecture. Folders as follows: DIR/12/2/25/1: Architecture and Planning Papers, 1960-1964. Includes correspondence relating to Town Planning course; a part-time course in Architecture; notes on annual assessment of Certificate Course and Post-Certificate Course in Architecture; report on Architectural Education in Glasgow; note on RIBA prizes and studentships; note on students selected to proceed with final drawings for Soane Medallion; other records of RIBA prize winners including J B Browne, William M Dunlop, and Graeme M Morland from Glasgow School of Art; notes on structures of Architecture courses; list of 'buildings of architectural and historic interest in the City of Edinburgh'; resignation letter from John D Kelly (Chairman of GSA Governors); note on Dept of Architecture & Planning accommodation and requirements; notes on award of Diplomas and Prizes; correspondence from Keppie, Henderson & Partners re. proposed mezzanine floor of Assembly Hall. DIR/12/2/25/2: Architecture and the Governors of GSA, 1964 Includes: Agenda for meeting of Chairman's Committee, 01 May 1964; excerpts from minutes of Extraordinary Meeting of Governors on state of architectural education in Glasgow (with accompanying report) 25 Mar 1964; and report on 'Proposed Courses in Architecture in the School of Art, Present and Future Carricula'.

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Artworks

A variety of paintings and artworks completed by Archibald Haswell Miller and Josephine Haswell Miller, including urban landscapes, portraits, and military scenes. Some of these items are dated to their time as teaching staff at The Glasgow School of Art.

Miller, Archibald E Haswell

Asiatic Architecture (Assyrian)

Page titled 'Asiatic Architecture (Assyrian)'. This page features a plan of Salisbury Cathedral and Amien's Cathedral.

This is the fourth page of James Gorman's collection of handwritten, illustrated pages on the history of architecture which were produced as classwork for 'Section II'.

Please be aware that these pages should be read from NMC/1703A-Z, then NMC/1703AA, AB etc.

Gorman, James

Byzantine Architecture

Page titled 'Byzantine Architecture' at top. This page features sketches and text relating to St. Sophia: Constantinople .

This is the nineteenth page of James Gorman's collection of handwritten, illustrated pages on the history of architecture which were produced as classwork for 'Section II'.

Please be aware that these pages should be read from NMC/1703A-Z, then NMC/1703AA, AB etc.

Gorman, James

Cloud studies

Collection of cloud and sky study photographs. Photographs are mounted on a supporting cardboard backing. Most have a stamp on the support that says "Glasgow School of Art and Haldane Academy".

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Correspondence

A variety of letter received by Archibald Haswell Miller. One of this letters dates to his time as a student at the Glasgow School of Art, whereas the others date to his time as a lecturer at the same institution.

Catterns, Edward Railton

Correspondence of D P Bliss

Correspondence of Douglas Percy Bliss, 1950. Including correspondence with: the Arts Council of Great Britain about meetings; William Armour, about salary scales for teachers; correspondence with Principals of other Art Schools: Dundee, Edinburgh and Aberdeen; Rev James Brown, about his collection of Art books; the British School at Rome about the Rome Scholarship Exhibition; James Bateman about his position at the Art School, and personal matters; the Council of Industrial Design, Scottish Committee; Fyffe Christie, informing them that they won the Newbery Medal; Sylvia Chalmers, about her Post-Diploma Year; Report on Design in the School; Elder Film Productions Ltd, about making a film of the work of the students; the Corporation of Glasgow, about the potato harvest; correspondence with the Governors of the Art School; correspondence about Hospitalfield and minutes of Trust meetings; W O Hutchison about School matters; Inverness Arts Society about Bliss delivering a lecture for them; correspondence about 'Lettering'; the Lord Provost of Glasgow about a commission; correspondence about the Library; Mrs Masterton, Bliss thanking her for her excellent service to the School as teacher of Bookbinding; Conrad McKenna, about his travels in Rome; William J Macaulay, Glasgow Art Gallery & Museums, about a loan of embroidered items to the Art School; correspondence about the Needlework Development Scheme; the National Committee for the Training of Teachers; correspondence with the Office of the High Commissioner for Pakistan in the UK, Bliss providing information about the Art School; Nikolaus Pevsner about his Mackintosh book; correspondence with the Publicity Club of Glasgow; personal correspondence of D P Bliss; the Royal College of Art, with references for students; the Rayon Industry Design Centre, about an Exhibition; the Royal Society of Arts about a Competition on Industrial Design; correspondence with the Student Representative Council; correspondence with the Scottish Education Department; correspondence with the Victoria & Albert Museum; Dr G Lithgow Wilson, about a gift to the School of his uncle's art materials. Folders as follows: DIR/12/1/6/1: Index of Correspondence for the year 1950 DIR/12/1/6/2: Correspondence, 'A', 1950 DIR/12/1/6/3: 'Art Schools, Principals', 1950 DIR/12/1/6/4: Correspondence, 'B', 1950 DIR/12/1/6/5: Correspondence, 'C', 1950 DIR/12/1/6/6: Correspondence, 'D', 1950 DIR/12/1/6/7: Correspondence, 'E', 1950 DIR/12/1/6/8: Correspondence, 'F', 1950 DIR/12/1/6/9: Correspondence, 'G', 1950 DIR/12/1/6/10: 'Governors Correspondence', 1950 DIR/12/1/6/11: Correspondence, 'H', 1950 DIR/12/1/6/12: Correspondence, 'I', 1950 DIR/12/1/6/13: Correspondence, 'J', 1950 DIR/12/1/6/14: Correspondence, 'K', 1950 DIR/12/1/6/15: Correspondence, 'L', 1950 DIR/12/1/6/16: 'Library', 1950 DIR/12/1/6/17: Correspondence, 'M', 1950 DIR/12/1/6/18: Correspondence, 'Mc', 1950 DIR/12/1/6/19: Correspondence, 'N', 1950 DIR/12/1/6/20: Correspondence, 'O', 1950 DIR/12/1/6/21: Correspondence, 'P', 1950 DIR/12/1/6/22: 'Personal Correspondence', 1950 DIR/12/1/6/23: Correspondence, 'R', 1950 DIR/12/1/6/24: Correspondence, 'S', 1950 DIR/12/1/6/25: Correspondence, 'T', 1950 DIR/12/1/6/26: Correspondence, 'V', 1950 DIR/12/1/6/27: Correspondence, 'W', 1950 DIR/12/1/6/28: Correspondence, 'Y', 1950 DIR/12/1/6/29: Correspondence, 'Z', 1950

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Decorative floral design

Large circular decorative design piece featuring various repetitive marks, shapes and a floral design. Painted in red, blue, pink, green and yellow on a background of brown watercolour. The back of the design reads ‘Jane S. Wilson, 18/6/1912’ in pencil, and ‘GSA 1930-34’ potentially added later in black ink.

Wilson, Jeanne

Design and Crafts Papers

Folder of papers regarding Design & Crafts and the arrangement of courses. Includes: Notices for accompanying displays of student work; Pottery Department's 'Rules for the Guidance of all Students'; records of department staff and student numbers; report on importance of drawing from natural sources; report on leaking roof in room 6; itinerary for Seminar on Industrial Design Teaching; correspondence regarding Glasgow School of Art-related work with Vehicle Ferry Vessels.

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Early Christian Architecture

Page titled 'Early Christian Architecture'. This page features sketches and text about basilicas.

This is the thirteenth page of James Gorman's collection of handwritten, illustrated pages on the history of architecture which were produced as classwork for 'Section II'.

Please be aware that these pages should be read from NMC/1703A-Z, then NMC/1703AA, AB etc.

Gorman, James

Egyptian Architecture

Page titled 'Egyptian Architecture'. This page features sketches and text of/about ancient Egyptian temples.

This is the sixth page of James Gorman's collection of handwritten, illustrated pages on the history of architecture which were produced as classwork for 'Section II'.

Please be aware that these pages should be read from NMC/1703A-Z, then NMC/1703AA, AB etc.

Gorman, James

English Medieval Architecture

Page titled 'English Medieval Architecture' at top. This page features a sketch of the constructive principles of the medieval church.

This is the eighteenth page of James Gorman's collection of handwritten, illustrated pages on the history of architecture which were produced as classwork for 'Section II'.

Please be aware that these pages should be read from NMC/1703A-Z, then NMC/1703AA, AB etc.

Gorman, James

English Romanesque (Norman)

This page features text relating to Norman architecture, and sketches of Durham Cathedral, Waltham Abbey and Temple Church, London.

This is the twenty-fourth page of James Gorman's collection of handwritten, illustrated pages on the history of architecture which were produced as classwork for 'Section II'.

Please be aware that these pages should be read from NMC/1703A-Z, then NMC/1703AA, AB etc.

Gorman, James

Ephemera

A variety of ephemera primarily dating to the days of Archibald Haswell Miller as a student at The Glasgow School of Art.

Royal Glasgow Institute of Fine Arts

Etruscan Architecture

Page titled 'Etruscan Architecture' at top right. This page features sketches and text related to Etruscan influence on Roman architecture.

This is the twentieth page of James Gorman's collection of handwritten, illustrated pages on the history of architecture which were produced as classwork for 'Section II'.

Please be aware that these pages should be read from NMC/1703A-Z, then NMC/1703AA, AB etc.

Gorman, James

Flower prints

Collection of prints and sketches of flowers, fruits, and other plants. Includes empty portfolio used to store the collection of flower prints. Written in pencil on the front cover, "Photographs and Coloured Illustrations of Flowers".

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Folio: The Newspaper of Glasgow School of Art

Includes the following issues: Issue 1 - Dec 1969 (1 copy) Issue 1 - Spring 1992 (2 copies) Issue 2 - Summer 1992 (2 copies) Issue 3 - Autumn 1992 (2 copies) Issue 4 - Spring 1993 (2 copies) Issue 5 - Summer 1993 (2 copies) Issue 6 - Winter 1993/4 (2 copies) Issue 7 - Summer 1994 (2 copies) Issue 8 - Winter 1995 (2 copies) Issue 9 - Summer 1995 (2 copies) Issue 10 - Winter 1995/6 (2 copies) Issue 11 - Summer 1996 (2 copies) Issue 12 - February 1997 (2 copies) Issue 13 - June 1997 (2 copies) Issue 14 - November 1997 (2 copies) Issue 15 - June 1998 (2 copies) Issue 16 - December 1998 (2 copies) Issue 17 - June 1999 (2 copies)

The Glasgow School of Art

Glasgow School of Art prospectuses

The prospectuses include lists of governors and staff, a brief history of the School, plans of the School, information on the organisation and administration of the School, the enrolment of students, courses, classes, lectures, fees, examinations, scholarships and bursaries, prizes, School clubs and lists of results, occupations of students and appointments.

The prospectuses frequently outline courses offered by GSA for the year, and so would have likely been published prior to this date so that prospective students could view relevant information and apply for the courses in advance.

The run is incomplete (missing years are: 1894-95, 1895-96, 1896-97, 1897-98, 1898-99, 1899-1900, 1901-02, 1903-04, 1991-1994, 2012-2013). Prospectuses are kept in chronological order, bound in the following volumes: REG/1/1: 1893-1914 REG/1/2: 1914-1934 REG/1/3: 1934-1947 REG/1/4: 1947-1959 REG/1/5: 1959-1965 REG/1/6: 1965-1971

The Glasgow School of Art

Glasgow School of Art teaching notes

Conrad McKenna’s teaching notes during his various teaching roles at The Glasgow School of Art. Including a combination of typed materials, hand written notes, annotated diagrams and drawings by Conrad McKenna for delivery of the First Year Course including: course overview, course topics, exercises and talks. Materials outline and discuss: materials, processes, techniques, definitions and references relating to: printing, papers, typography, wood and metal work, pattern, drawing, colour, shape and volume, tone, communication, photography, design and design theory. The majority of the material is titled "First Year Course".

McKenna, Conrad

Gothic Architecture

Page titled 'Gothic Architecture'. This page features a plan of Salisbury Cathedral and Amien's Cathedral.

This is the third page of James Gorman's collection of handwritten, illustrated pages on the history of architecture which were produced as classwork for 'Section II'.

Please be aware that these pages should be read from NMC/1703A-Z, then NMC/1703AA, AB etc.

Gorman, James

Gothic Architecture

Page titled 'Gothic Architecture' at top right with the heading 'A comparison between Athens and Salisbury Cathedrals'. This page features sketches and text.

This is the twenty-first page of James Gorman's collection of handwritten, illustrated pages on the history of architecture which were produced as classwork for 'Section II'.

Please be aware that these pages should be read from NMC/1703A-Z, then NMC/1703AA, AB etc.

Gorman, James

Gothic Architecture

Page titled 'Gothic Architecture'. This page features sketches of gothic buttresses.

This is the tenth page of James Gorman's collection of handwritten, illustrated pages on the history of architecture which were produced as classwork for 'Section II'.

Please be aware that these pages should be read from NMC/1703A-Z, then NMC/1703AA, AB etc.

Gorman, James

Gothic Architecture (European)

Page titled 'Gothic Architecture (European)'. This page features sketches and text about the Gothic Style.

This is the eleventh page of James Gorman's collection of handwritten, illustrated pages on the history of architecture which were produced as classwork for 'Section II'.

Please be aware that these pages should be read from NMC/1703A-Z, then NMC/1703AA, AB etc.

Gorman, James

Greek Architecture

Page titled 'Greek Architecture'. This page features sketches and text of/about the early history of Greek theatres.

This is the seventh page of James Gorman's collection of handwritten, illustrated pages on the history of architecture which were produced as classwork for 'Section II'.

Please be aware that these pages should be read from NMC/1703A-Z, then NMC/1703AA, AB etc.

Gorman, James

Greek Architecture

26 x single sheets of architectural sketches covering various periods/styles in history from Greek and Roman to Gothic and the Renaissance. 2 x double sheets, "The Renaissance of Roman Architecture" essay.

Gorman, James

Greek Architecture (Early Period)

Page titled 'Greek Architecture'. This page features sketches and text of/about the early history of Greek architecture, including the Treasury of Atreus.

This is the eighth page of James Gorman's collection of handwritten, illustrated pages on the history of architecture which were produced as classwork for 'Section II'.

Please be aware that these pages should be read from NMC/1703A-Z, then NMC/1703AA, AB etc.

Gorman, James

Group photograph featuring Haswell Miller alongside students and staff of the Academy of Fine Arts of Munich

The photograph features Archibald Haswell Miller in the centre of the image, alongside a group of sixteen males and one female in a studio. The man on the right end of the image seems to be an academic. The annotations show the text "MARR SCHULE. MUNICH ACADEMY April 1909", lists the names of some of the people in the photograph and is supported by a map placing them in the photograph.

An annotation on the top right corner of the cardboard shows "1909".

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Group photograph featuring Haswell Miller alongside students of the Academy of Fine Arts of Munich

The item shows two different photographs. The first photograph features Archibald Haswell Miller smoking a pipe in the centre of the image, alongside a group of seventeen male and one female students. The annotations below the photograph inform it was taken at the Academy of Fine Arts of Munich. The text reads "The Marrschule. Munich Akademie 1909. [...] as G.C. with halo hold by Baliut".

The second photograph features John R. Covert sitting in a rocket chair. The annotations on the left hand side show the text "John R. Covert. American faint abstract painter. In Munich 1910". The annotation on the right hand side show the text "Here he is – a malen. Oh see [...] he sits and [...]. He'll paint – perhaps. And perhaps? –".

An annotation on the top right corner of the cardboard shows "1909-10".

The reverse of the cardboard lists the names and background of the nineteen students in the first photograph. It is supported by a map placing the subjects in the photograph.

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Group photograph featuring Haswell Miller alongside three students of the Academy of Fine Arts of Munich

The photograph features Archibald Haswell Miller in the centre back of the image alongside three other students of the Academy of Fine Arts of Munich. The annotations below the photograph show the names "John R. Covert", "Oliver Smock", A Haswell Miller ("Glasgow-Muller"), and "Louis ("Consul") Miller". They also show the text "Vier Kunstakademiker. München 1909 - / John R. Covert / Oliver Smock / A Haswell Miller ("Glasgow-Muller") / Louis ("Consul") Miller. I [...] taken at a small fair in Munich Spring 1909. The screen represents the [...] of a Zeppelin airship the first of which had just visited Munich with great excitement."

An annotation on the top right corner of the cardboard shows "1909".

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Group photograph featuring Haswell Miller alongside three students of the Academy of Fine Arts of Munich

The photograph features Archibald Haswell Miller in the centre back of the image alongside three other students of the Academy of Fine Arts of Munich. The annotations below the photograph show the text "R. Covert" and "A Haswell Miller".

The reverse of the photograph shows the text "AEHM in Germany (Munich) as a student (about 21 yrs)".

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Group photograph of Haswell Miller alongside a group of students representing Rembrandt's 'Anatomy Lesson'

The photograph features a group of eleven male students. One of them is lying on an elevated flat surface with his core undressed, while the others gather around him.

The reverse of the photograph shows the text "E; J; C. Haswell doing a tableau of Rembrandt's Anatomy Lesson at Glasgow School of Art (1903-4?)".

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