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Papers of James Cosgrove

  • DC 111
  • Collection
  • 1968-2020

Collection includes artworks and sketchbooks made by Jimmy Cosgrove as a student at the Glasgow School of Art; while working as a Tutor and the Director of the Glasgow School of Art; and afterwards, including work relating to the House for an Art Lover, and documenting travels across Europe, North America, and Mexico.

Cosgrove, James

Paris and Wester Ross

Sketchbook started in Paris, includes sketches of 'One Minute Sculptures' by Erwin Wurm. Also, landscape sketches of Wester Ross.

Cosgrove, James

Paris 2008

Travel journal, including sketches, drawings, paintings and notes, mixed media collages, and photographs.

Cosgrove, James

Papers of John Walter Lindsay, architect and student of the Glasgow School of Art

  • DC 032
  • Collection
  • 1943-2006

This collection contains:

  • Notebooks, a sketchbook, scrapbooks, and student work from John Walter Lindsay's time at The Glasgow School of Art, 1943-1950
  • Recollections of staff & students and his time at The Glasgow School of Art, 1990s
  • Scrapbook giving an account of his travels following the award of the Haldane Travel Scholarship, 1950
  • Miscellaneous magazine cuttings concerning architecture, c1950s-1990s
  • Folder arranged by Lindsay containing material relating to Charles Rennie Mackintosh, 1968-1999
  • Folder arranged by Lindsay containing correspondence, 1968-2006
  • Photographs of Keppie Henderson Architects building models, c1950s-1990s
  • Folder arranged by Lindsay containing material relating to his architectural career, c1940s-1990s

This material may contain sensitive information about individuals that is protected by the Data Protection Act. Until this material has been checked for sensitive information, it will not be available for researchers. Once this Data Protection work is complete the collection will be open for access, however any sensitive information will be closed and inaccessible for 75 years from the date of creation.

Lindsay, John Walter

Notebook 1990s/2006

Contains sketches, notes and stories, including writing on airports. Some pages headed 'Las Fallas, Valencia, March 2005' and 'Route 66'. Includes sketches for a landscape series.

Cosgrove, James

Photographs

A collection of photographs and negatives taken by George Oliver dating from 1948-1990 (apart from two dated c1897). George arranged his photographs into folders by approximate subject matter and gave each folder a title. This has been reflected in the catalogue with the folder titles in the catalogue being the exact titles George used. The folders have been arranged by subject matter where possible. There are exceptions to the above. Folders DC 066/2/20 and DC 066/2/86 have not been given a title by George and have been catalogued as 'Untitled'. There are exceptions to this with DC 066/2/78 containing photographs taken by Cordelia Oliver as they date from after George's death. As a result of the Mackintosh Building fire in 2014, folders DC 066/2/87, DC 066/2/88 and DC 066/2/89 contain photographs that have been rehoused since their deposit and are likely to have been taken out of other folders. It is not clear from which folders these photographs came originally, so they have been catalogued separately with their titles reflecting the subject matter of the photographs they contain.

Oliver, George

EGYPT 1990

Sketchbook, inside cover reads 'EGYPT Luxor - October 12 1990 via London October 11. Sketches, text and tickets. Original copy.

Cosgrove, James

Travel reports and various itinararies

This folder contains two travel reports produced by Douglas Percy Bliss when he visited Italy as well as Denmark and Sweden in 1957. It also contains several travel itineraries specific to different countries. These were presumably created as a starting point for bursary winning students going to particular countries. The are very detailed, advising students about particular areas of interest for their studies as well as offering advice about where to stay, how to use public transport and where to go for help. Within this folder are itineraries for London, Sweden, Denmark, Holland, Italy and Belgium. In addition, the folder contains general information about staying in the Halls of Residence at the National College of Rubber Technology in London.

Bliss, Douglas Percy

Student material by Donald Melvin, student at The Glasgow School of Art, Scotland

  • DC 074
  • Collection
  • 1960-1968

A collection of sketches, designs, photographs and lithographs by Donald Melvin completed during his time as a student at Glasgow School of Art in the 1960s.
Includes work carried out as part of courses such as, for example, Interior Design, the History of Furniture, the 2nd Year General Course, the Pre-Diploma /Foundation Course and Woodcarving.

Also includes sketches carried out during GSA summer schools abroad in Florence and in Norway, and materials relating to extra-curricular activities such as photographs of productions staged by GSA Dramatic Club and Christmas ball posters.

Melvin, Donald V

Papers of William R Hunter

  • DC 011
  • Collection
  • 1896-1967

Collection includes:

  • Diary written while travelling on Keppie Scholarship, 1913-1914
  • Collection of 250 postcards of European cities, paintings, sculptures collected on tour, 1913-1914
  • 12 ink sketches of Childe Ronald's Pilgrimage by TWYM (aka A.S. Boyd), n.d.
  • Exhibition catalogues
  • Illustrations

The collection also includes original illustrations drawn by A S Boyd (aka TWYM) and Stephen Reid, both noted Scottish illustrators.

Additional uncatalogued material includes

  • x 6 photographs
  • x1 GSA practical notes on materials for painting
  • x1 diploma for May Jackson
  • x1 diploma scroll for William Reid Hunter

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

Hunter, William R

Hugh Ferguson Notebooks

  • DC 052
  • Collection
  • 1964

Hugh Ferguson graduated from Glasgow School of Art/Architecture in 1955. His collection of papers includes a notebook of 'Descriptive Geometry' from The Royal Technical College containing notes and detailed mathematical drawings.

Ferguson received the Alexander Thompson Travelling Scholarship in 1964 and another notebook/sketchbook documents his travels over one month in Greece - from 15th of August to 5th September 1964. Two weeks were spent resident in Athens and two weeks travelling; he visited many sites including Delphi, Eleusis, Daphni, Ossios Loukas, Brauron, Mycanae, Tiryns, Pylos, Epidauros, Olympia and Corinth. Detailed notes are given on the work going on at these sites, accompanied by around 33 photographs of ongoing architectural work.

Loose papers include information on the life and works of Alexander Thompson as well as a draft of the text for the final bound travel notebook.

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

Ferguson, Hugh C S

Travels Abroad, Reports

Reports, itineraries, notes and papers on travels abroad. Folders as follows: DIR/12/2/12/1: Italy, 1953-c1960s Includes details of suitable hostels and other arrangements for students, and a report on Bliss' 1957 tour of Italy. DIR/12/2/12/2: Belgium & Holland, c1955-1960 Includes handwritten and typed versions of notes on trips to Holland and Belgium. DIR/12/2/12/3: Denmark & Sweden, 1960-1962 Includes a report on William Gray's travelling scholarship to Stockholm, prepared for 'Scottish Field' and Messrs. Wylie & Lochhead, a report on Bliss' tour to Denmark and Sweden, with ephemera (business cards, exhibition pamphlets, guide to 'what the art student should see', etc.), and correspondence from G. A. Urquhart concerning Prof. Erik J. Lundberg's proposed 1962 trip to Scotland.

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Travel Report

This report details student Pamela Mitchell's experiences when she traveled around Europe for three months upon receiving a travelling scholarship at The Glasgow School of Art in 1959. Mitchell was a student at the School between 1955 and 1959 and studied Textiles. She received the Haldane Travelling Scholarship which was a cash sum of £75. She visted the cities of Copenhagen, Hamburg, Basle, Milan, Venice, Florence, Ravena, Porto Garibaldi, Ferrara, Verona and Paris. The report is coherantly laid out with details of the time spent in each of these cities.

Mitchell, Pamela

Travel Report

This report details student Christopher Grant's experiences when he travelled around Europe for six months upon receiving a travelling scholarship at The Glasgow School of Art in 1957. Grant recieved the Travelling Scholarship for Post-Diploma students which was the value of £120. Grant was a commercial art student at the School between 1952 and 1957. He used his traveling scholarship to visit the countries of Denmark, Holland, Switzerland, Germany, Italy and France. His report is coherantly split into details of the time spent in each of these countries with title pages featuring the stamps of the different countries.

Grant, Christopher

Travel Report

This report details student G H Barcham Green's travel experiences in Copenhagen, Denmark in 1957. Green won the Haldane travelling scholarship, a cash prize of £75 awared to one student per year at this time. Green was an Interior Design student at The Glasgow School of Art between 1952 and 1958. The report reads very much like a diary and gives a very personal account of Green's experiences. Also included is a list of addresses for both Italy and Spain.

Green, Geoffrey H Barcham

Travel Report

This travel report was produced by John Grant MacDonald when he won the Minor Traveling Scholarship in 1955. Minor travelling bursaries of £20 were presented to several students per year at this time. John Grant MacDonald attended The Glasgow School of Art between 1952 and 1959 and studied architecture. The report details MacDonald's journey beginning in Paris and travelling North to Le Harve and ending his trip in London. The report reads like a diary, documenting MacDonald's journey in an imaculate handwritten format. There are also photographs included throughout, featuring various buildings in Paris, Rouen, L'Havre and London. The report is bound in blue, white and red paper, suggesting the French flag.

MacDonald, John Grant

Travel Report

This report details student John Holmes Gray's experiences when he traveled to Stoke-on-Trent, Holland, Belgium and Paris upon recieving a Travelling Scholarship at The Glasgow School of Art in 1954. Gray recieved the Haldane Travelling Scholarship which was the value of £75. Gray attended The Glasgow School of Art between 1949 and 1954 and studied Pottery. A large focus of the report is on the manufacturing processes that Gray learned in the Pottery Factories in Stoke on Trent and Holland. He includes various sketches of how these processes work throughout the report. He then goes on to detail his time spent in various art galleries and museums in Holland, Belgium and Paris.

Gray, Holmes

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