Collection DC 040 - Papers of Margaret Elizabeth Galt, student of Glasgow School of Art, Scotland

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DC 040


Papers of Margaret Elizabeth Galt, student of Glasgow School of Art, Scotland


  • c1942-1976 (Creation)

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2 Linear Feet

Content and Structure

Scope and content

This collection contains works of art done by Margaret Elizabeth Galt while in secondary school; her Glasgow School of Art general course and diploma course notebooks, along with textile samples; and notebooks from after her time studying at GSA.

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 has been arranged in chronological order and into series which reflect the major school activities of the creator.

General Information

Name of creator


Biographical history

Margaret Elizabeth Galt, known as Betty, was born in 1927. She attended Bellahouston Academy in Glasgow, leaving in 1944. She enrolled in the Glasgow School of Art in September of 1944, at the age of 17. She followed the two year general course followed by a 2 year diploma. In the general course she attended classes in drawing, architecture, modeling, design, lettering, historic ornament, costume design, geography and perspective, embroidery, plant drawing and puppets. For her diploma course from 1946 to 1948 she attended classes in drawing and life drawing, art history, design, puppets, and spinning and weaving. Whilst at the school, her embroidery and weaving classes were under Agnes McCreadie and Doris Meek. Upon graduating she became a teacher. She died in 2003.

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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

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  • Catalogue created by Kimberly Sommerville, student placement, 4 November 2008
  • 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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