Series GSAA/REG/2 - Alphabetical registers of students

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Alphabetical registers of students


  • 1881-1987 (Creation)

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8 volumes, 1.3 linear metres

Content and Structure

Scope and content

The registers comprise lists of all students registering for attendance at Glasgow School of Art. Details recorded include registered number, name, age, month and year of admission to the School, address, trade or occupation of father. From 1892 the month of admission is omitted and from 1902 the date of admission is not given at all. From 1910 the student's date of birth is given instead of age, and the student's occupation is given instead of the father's. From 1974 the type of qualification studied for may be given, for example certificate, diploma or degree. From 1976 these registers are typed.

Bound registers include information as follows:

REG/2/1: 1881-1892

REG/2/2: 1892-1903

REG/2/3: 1903-1919

REG/2/4: 1919-1933

REG/2/5: 1933-1949

REG/2/6: 1949-1959

REG/2/7: 1959-1980


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 registers are organised chronologically. Within each register students are listed alphabetically by surname.

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Archival history

The registers were originally maintained by the Secretary and Treasurer. The responsibility for their maintenance passed to the Registrar on the establishment of the office of Registrar in 1943.

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Physical Description and Conditions of Use

Conditions governing access

There is restricted access to student registers which are less than 100 years old.

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Existence and location of originals

Existence and location of copies

Photocopies exist for 1881-1919. Microfilm exists in the searchroom for 1881-1933.

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See also General registers of students GSAA REG/3

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