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Architecture Papers

2 folders of papers about the study of Architecture. Folders as follows: DIR/12/2/25/1: Architecture and Planning Papers, 1960-1964. Includes correspondence relating to Town Planning course; a part-time course in Architecture; notes on annual assessment of Certificate Course and Post-Certificate Course in Architecture; report on Architectural Education in Glasgow; note on RIBA prizes and studentships; note on students selected to proceed with final drawings for Soane Medallion; other records of RIBA prize winners including J B Browne, William M Dunlop, and Graeme M Morland from Glasgow School of Art; notes on structures of Architecture courses; list of 'buildings of architectural and historic interest in the City of Edinburgh'; resignation letter from John D Kelly (Chairman of GSA Governors); note on Dept of Architecture & Planning accommodation and requirements; notes on award of Diplomas and Prizes; correspondence from Keppie, Henderson & Partners re. proposed mezzanine floor of Assembly Hall. DIR/12/2/25/2: Architecture and the Governors of GSA, 1964 Includes: Agenda for meeting of Chairman's Committee, 01 May 1964; excerpts from minutes of Extraordinary Meeting of Governors on state of architectural education in Glasgow (with accompanying report) 25 Mar 1964; and report on 'Proposed Courses in Architecture in the School of Art, Present and Future Carricula'.

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Poster for a lecture by Cedric Price

This poster advertised a lecture given by architect, teacher and writer Cedric Price. Price was known for his eccentric architectural designs that were perceived as both socially enabling and playful. The lecture was held in the Haldane Building at The Glasgow School Of Art on the 10th of February.

Stewart, Robert

Poster for a lecture by Rayner Banham

This poster advertised a lecture given by architecture critic Rayner Banham which was held in the Haldane Building on the 21st of February 1962. Banham was also a prolific writer and is best known for his theoretical treatise 'Theory and Design in the First Machine Age' (1960) and for his book 'Los Angeles: The Architecture of Four Ecologies' (1971). The poster states "Come on babey, do the mega structure" which is a pun on the 1962 pop song 'Loco-Motion' by Eva Boyd.

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Glasgow Misc.

Folder containing 85 black and white photographs depicting Glasgow city scenes of various sizes. All taken by George Oliver apart from two dated c1897. Includes images featuring the Barrowlands, the Gorbals (high-rise flats and tennements), St. Enoch Station and Hotel, West End, New Bedford Cinema, Ingram Street, and the Old Fruitmarket.

Oliver, George

Individual Buildings

Folder containing 50 black and white photographs of buildings of various sizes, taken by George Oliver. Some annotated. All buildings featured are in Glasgow except one of a pub in London which dates from 1948. Also contains 2 photocopies of a line drawing by Thomas Williams depicting a busy cityscene beside a river. Photographs include: Templeton's Carpet Factory, Hampden Park, Glasgow Cathedral, St Enoch Station and Bute Hall.

Oliver, George

Shops B/W

Folder containing 44 black and white and colour photographs of mostly unidentified shops fronts, all taken by George Oliver. Locations include: Glasgow, Edinburgh, St Andrews, and London. Shops include: grocers, chemists, booksellers, tobacconists, butchers and ironmongers.

Oliver, George

Tenements & Terraces

Folder containing 60 black and white photographs depicting terraces and tenements in Glasgow, of various sizes and taken by George Oliver. Some are annotated.

Oliver, George

Glasgow BIC Contacts

Folder containing 19 black and white contact sheets of photographs taken by George Oliver. Some are annotated. Includes: Pollok House, Exhibition Centre, various Glasgow street scenes, the Clyde environment, high-rise flats and tenements.

Oliver, George


Folder containing 8 contact sheets and 114 negative strip of photographs taken by George Oliver. Most are annotated.  Although the folder is entitled 'Edinburgh', some of the material is of scenes outwith Edinburgh and of cars. For example: scenes of George's Rolls Royce at Doune, Broughton House and an Albion car dating from 1920. The Edinburgh material includes: Museum of Childhood, Edinburgh University, New Town and George Street lane sales. Some negatives relate to photographs in the previous folder entitled 'Edinburgh Prints'.

Oliver, George


Folder containing black & white photographs and contact sheets taken by George Oliver. Most are unidentified. Includes: Milan, Florence, interior of Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II in Milan showing Biffi Caffè, and a replica of Michaelangelo's David in Florence.

Oliver, George


Folder containing contact sheets and negatives of photographs taken by George Oliver relating to theatres and performances within. Most are annotated. Includes: Mull Little Theatre, Perth Theatre, Eden Court, Tom Mariono in St Mary's Cathedral Edinburgh and Traverse Theatre.

Oliver, George

Papers of Dorothy Campbell Smith, student at The Glasgow School of Art, Scotland

  • DC 076
  • Collection
  • c1940-1994

A collection of work by Dorothy C Smith including Glasgow School of Art student material and teacher training college material.

GSA student notebooks

  • teacher training notebooks from her time at Jordanhill teacher training college
  • essays
  • architectural drawings
  • figure drawings
  • printed designs
  • paper-cut work
  • leaf prints
  • designs for repeat prints
  • embroidery designs
  • hadow work designs
  • designs for embroidered textiles
  • embroidery samplers
  • embroidery samples
  • a wooden stool with embroidered top
  • a poster
  • material relating to the proposed publication "Designing for Embroidery"
  • material relating to the "Unbroken Thread" exhibition
  • publications related to the Needlework Development Scheme

Smith, Dorothy Campbell

Records of Gillespie, Kidd and Coia Architects

  • GKC
  • Collection
  • c1917-1987

The collection consists of job files, photographs, architectural drawings and plans for projects undertaken by the architectural firm of Gillespie, Kidd and Coia between c1933 and 1987. There are also general office files containing correspondence, account papers, ephemera and artefacts.

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.

Gillespie, Kidd and Coia

Arizona 2002

Sketches relating to the architecture and culture in Arizona. Back cover inscribed: "Jimmy Cosgrove. Paris October 1993/ Arizona March 2002"

Cosgrove, James

Papers of Joe Taylor

  • DC 099
  • Collection
  • c1945-1960

This collection comprises student work from GSA c1945-1960 and professional work as an architect for GKC, Robert Rankin, and Clydebank District Council.

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

Taylor, Joe

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

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