Collection DC 024 - Papers of Christine Shaw, student at The Glasgow School of Art, Scotland

Press cutting - Leonard Clegg, Christine Cramond and Tony Brook preparing a decorative paper figu...

Key Information

Reference code

DC 024


Papers of Christine Shaw, student at The Glasgow School of Art, Scotland


  • 1940 (Creation)

Level of description



6 Folders

Content and Structure

Scope and content

This collection contains:

  • Original and typescript of Christine Shaw's diary, Jan 1940-Dec 1940
  • Photographs taken in the grounds of Glasgow School of Art featuring fellow students Carlo Rossi, Joe O'Donnell, Christine Cramond, Charlie McNamee and Nita Begg [c1940]
  • Presscutting featuring fellow students Leonard Clegg, Christine Cramond and Tony Brook preparing a decorative paper figure for the GSA Christmas Ball, 1940

Appraisal, destruction and scheduling

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


System of arrangement

The material is arranged chronologically.

General Information

Name of creator


Biographical history

Christine Emily Shaw (nee Cramond) was born 9 June 1921 in Partick, Glasgow, Scotland. She attended Hyndland Secondary School before moving to Milngavie in the early 1930s, where she attended Bearsden Academy. There, her art teacher was William Armour, known to the students as 'Paddy'.
Christine started at the Glasgow School of Art in 1939 and kept a diary from January-December 1940. In it she interspersed records of her day to day activities in the School with descriptions of, and opinions on, fellow students and staff including Carlo Rossi, Joan Eardley, Margot Sandeman, T Willison, Leonard Clegg, Hugh Adam Crawford, W O Hutchinson, Henry Y Alison, Campbell Mackie, Harriet Henson, John Miller, Benno Schotz, Bill Crosbie and others. Visits to Mary and William Armour 's house are well documented as are social activities in Milngavie, East Dunbartonshire, Scotland, and the experience of living in Glasgow during the first year of the Second World War.

Archival history

Custodial history

Unknown. Immediate source of acquisition was as a gift from Christine Shaw, October 1997.

Physical Description and Conditions of Use

Conditions governing access

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Conditions governing reproduction

Application for permission to reproduce should be submitted to The Archives and Collections at The Glasgow School of Art.

Reproduction subject to usual conditions: educational use and condition of material.

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Language of material

  • English

Script of material

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Physical Description

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

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Existence and location of copies

No known copies.

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Processing information

  • Updated by David Powell, Hub Project Archivist, 11 June 2002
  • Fonds level descriptions imported from the Archives Hub 24 August 2006.
  • Archives Hub description updated by Carrie Skinner, Logjam Project Officer, September 2011
  • 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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