Collection DC 009 - Records of the Glasgow School of Art Students' Representative Council, Glasgow, Scotland

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Key Information

Reference code

DC 009


Records of the Glasgow School of Art Students' Representative Council, Glasgow, Scotland


  • c1941-2017 (Creation)

Level of description



5 Linear Feet

Content and Structure

Scope and content


  • Administrative paperwork, minute book
  • Student activities (handbooks, Activities Week schedules, posters)
  • Newsletters, SRC guidelines and flyers
  • Publications
  • Banners

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

Appraisal, destruction and scheduling

This material has been appraised in line with Glasgow School of Art Archives and Collections standard procedures.



System of arrangement

Divided into groupings as desribed in scope and contents, with further series levels within each group. Material is listed chronologically within each series.

Previously catalogued documents relating to the SRC have been accumulated into this arrangement. Former reference numbers are noted where applicable.

General Information

Name of creator


Administrative history

A student common room was established at The Glasgow School of Art in the new Mackintosh building in 1909. On the completion of the Assembly Hall on the other side of Renfrew Street in 1928, the students' common room was moved across the road. This building housed the School refectory, and student bodies such as the Glasgow School of Art Students' Representative Council, which was to organise lectures, debates and entertainments. The building also had stage facilities which were used by the Drama Club. In the late 1930s a constitution was drawn up by the School Council for the establishment of a Students' Representative Council. The SRC was to be a means of communication between the student body and the School authorities, and was to represent the students and to promote social and cultural intercourse among students. The constitution was accepted in 1941 and the SRC has been ongoing since that date. The Assembly Building is still home to the SRC, and was refurbished in 2014 as part of the new Seona Reid Building by Steven Holl Architects. The SRC is now responsible for the running of the Union (The Art School), which comprises the Vic Bar and the upstairs venue, and events such as freshers week and the annual fashion show.

Archival history

Custodial history

Deposited by Students' Representative Council.

Physical Description and Conditions of Use

Conditions governing access

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Conditions governing reproduction

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Language of material

  • English

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Physical Description

There are no physical characteristics that affect the use of this material.

Finding aids

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Existence and location of originals

Existence and location of copies

No known copies.

Related materials

DC 003 Records of the Glasgow School of Art Club.

Further information concerning the Students' Representative Council may be gained from the GSA's collection of newspaper cuttings available in the search room.

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Level of detail

Processing information

  • Fonds level description compiled by Adele Ashley-Smith, Archivist, 2000-2001
  • Updated by David Powell, Hub Project Archivist, 6 September 2001
  • Updated by David Powell, Hub Project Archivist, 14 May 2002
  • Fonds level description imported from The Archives Hub 24 August 2006
  • Updated by Kimberly Sommerville, GSA Archives Assistant, 11 November 2009
  • Updated by Rachel Bell, GSA Volunteer, 21 May 2010
  • Archives Hub description updated by Carrie Skinner, Logjam Project Officer, September 2011
  • Additions catalogued by Ben Ellis, SCONUL Graduate Trainee Librarian, 2015
  • Catalogue imported into Archon software and edited by Michelle Kaye, Archon Project Officer, May 2014.
  • Catalogue exported from Archon and imported into AtoM during system migration, 2018-2019.


  • English



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