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Records of the Scottish Society of Art Workers

  • DC 001
  • Collection
  • 1898-1901

This collections contains:

  • A notebook containing the constitution and rules of the society signed by its members
  • Printed version of the constitution and rules, c1898
  • Minute book, 1898-1900
  • Letter from John Keppie to Fra. Newbery re: the Glasgow School of Art receiving a copy of the constitution and rules, 1901

Keppie, John

Papers of Jessie Keppie, artist and student of The Glasgow School of Art, Scotland

  • DC 004
  • Collection
  • 1868-1913

Collection includes:

  • Menus and dinner invitation to artistic gatherings with a sketch by James E Christie
  • London Sketch Club ephemera including menus, invitations, cards with sketches by Shepperson, W Lee Hank, Rene Butt and Jock Bere, 1902-1906
  • F. Carruthers Gould ephemera containing invites to private views
  • tudies for Pictures by J Moyr Smith, 1868
  • Information on John Burnet, Architect, 1814-1901
  • Photograph album, c1893

The photograph album contains photographs of "The Immortals", including Jessie Keppie, Charles Rennie Mackintosh, Herbert MacNair, Frances Macdonald, Margaret Macdonald and others of their circle.

The Moyr Smith sketches are from Moyr Smith's first published book Studies in Pictures. Smith trained in Glasgow, becoming influenced by Alexander Thomson and Daniel Cottier, moving to London in 1864.

Of great importance in this collection is a sketchbook of drawings by Charles Rennie Mackintosh. The sketchbook, dating from the 1890s, consists of 19 drawings of flowers, furniture sketches, and interior sketches of Craigie Hall, Pollokshields, Glasgow.

Keppie, Jessie

Records of the Artist Teachers' Exhibition Society, Glasgow, Scotland

  • DC 007
  • Collection
  • 1911-1916
  • Draft constitution and rules, c1910-1911
  • Notice of meeting to determine final constitution, c1910-1911
  • Catalogue for exhibition, c1910-1916
  • Catalogue for Third Annual Exhibition, 1914
  • Invite to Private View of Third Annual Exhibition, 1914
  • Invite to Third Annual Exhibition, 1914
  • Invite to Fourth Annual Exhibition, 1915
  • Reminder of Art Union sale, 1916

Dron, James Alexander

The Scottish Art and Design Collection

  • DC 008
  • Collection
  • 1881-1993

This personal collection, incorporating the Collections of National Society for Education in Art and Design Scottish Region, was deposited by Stuart W MacDonald, Senior Advisor for Strathclyde Region Educational Development Service, in February 1995.

It comprises material from various educational committees and forums with which he was associated, together with the Consultative Committee on the Curriculum item bank, an art projects resource bank for schools. The collection also includes a small number of books from Arthur MacMorland, a leading exponent of Children's Art in Scotland, and former student of Glasgow School of Art.

This includes:

  • The material is arranged into 6 sub-fonds:
  • GSA DC 08/1: 5-14 Expressive Arts (Review and Development Group 4)
  • GSA DC 08/2: Consultative Committee on the Curriculum
  • GSA DC 08/3: Media Education in Picture and Sound
  • GSA DC 08/4: National Society for Education in Art and Design (NSEAD) Scottish Region
  • GSA DC 08/5: Strathclyde Department of Education, Dumbarton Division: Study Packs
  • GSA DC 08/6: Arthur MacMorland's Library

Materials include teachers notes, study packs, examples of the kind of work produced in the schemes and teaching aids.

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

MacDonald, Stuart W

Publications

This collection includes two folders of material. The first, containing DC 009/4/1-9, includes publications produced by the G.S.A. Students’ Association between 1984 and 2005. The second, containing DC 009/4/10-21, includes publications created by students at the Glasgow School of Art, collected by the Students’ Association dating between 2003 and 2013.

• DC 009/4/1: Collection of GSA Students’ Association weekly publication ‘BLANK’ and other variations 1984-1985
• DC 009/4/2: Collection of GSA Students’ Association materials relating to Activities Week 1985
• DC/009/4/3: Collection of GSA Students’ Association weekly publication ‘SPANK’ 1985-1991
• DC/009/4/4: Two copies of newsletter ‘Stubble’, published 18 and 24 May 1988.
• DC 009/4/5: Copy of newsletter ‘TRASH’, Oct 1988
• DC 009/4/6: Copy of newsletter 'Think!', Jan 1990
• DC 009/4/7: Two copies of GSA Students’ Association 'Comic Book' issue 1, c 2000s
• DC 009/4/8: 'Fuse', Glasgow School of Art listings guide Issue 1, Jan 2001
• DC 009/4/9: Two copies of leaflet for 'AYE’, 15 Feb 2005-18 Feb 2005.
• DC 009/4/10: Copy of ‘FREAK’ Magazine, Dec 2003
• DC 009/4/11: Gallery of the bizarre, strange and the deranged magazine, 2004
• DC 009/4/12: 2 x Phreque magazine, 2004
• DC 009/4/13: Copy of ‘le magazine de BANG BANG’, Jul 2004
• DC 009/4/14: Copy of ‘PAVILION’ magazine, 2005
• DC 009/4/15: Copy of ‘THE CLAQUE’ Issue 1, ‘a collection of washroom images and unspoken words’, 2005
• DC 009/4/16: Two copies of comic ‘Things and Stuff’ no.2, April 2005
• DC 009/4/17: Your Order no. 1 magazine, Mar 2006
• DC 009/4/18: Milk Chocolate, 2007
• DC 009/4/19: 3 issues of Mammogram magazine, 2008 – 2009
• DC 009/4/20: Fold, Dec 2011
• DC 009/4/21: Undercurrents magazine, Issue 3, April 2013

The Glasgow School of Art

G.S.A. Students' Association weekly publication 'BLANK' and variations

Pack including year long (1984-1985) editions of G.S.A. Student's Association hand out issues 1 - 30 (excluding issues 19,20 + 25), and a Christmas special with information about accessing benefits in the holidays. Initially, the publication is called 'BLANK' but this varies across issues.

Pack includes:

  • BLANK, issue no. 1, 03 Oct 1984 (2 copies)
  • BLANK, issue no. 2, 10 Oct 1984 (2 copies)
  • BLANK, issue no. 3, 17 Oct 1984 (2 copies)
  • BLANK, issue no. 4, 24 Oct 1984 (3 copies)
  • PLANK, issue no. 5, 31 Oct 1984 (2 copies)
  • CLONK, issue no. 6, 07 Nov 1984 (3 copies)
  • SPANK, issue no. 7, 14 Nov 1984 (2 copies)
  • BLINK, issue no. 8, 28 Nov 1984 (1 copy)
  • FLUNK, issue no. 9, 06 Dec 1984 (2 copies)
  • BLANK, issue no. 10, 13 Dec 1984 (2 copies)
  • BLANK, Christmas special, 1984-1985 (1 copy)
  • DRUNK, issue no. 11, 09 Jan 1985 (1 copy)
  • FREEG, issue no. 12, 16 Jan 1985 (1 copy)
  • EORGE, issue no. 13, [23 Jan 1985] (2 copies)
  • JACKS, issue no. 14, 30 Jan 1985 (3 copies)
  • ONNOW, issue no. 15, 06 Feb 1985 (4 copies)
  • BLANK, issue no. 16, 20 Feb 1985 (2 copies)
  • BLANK, issue no. 17, 17 Feb 1985 (1 copy)
  • BLANK, issue no. 18, 6 Mar 1985 (2 copies)
  • BLANK, issue no. 21, 17 Apr 1985 (2 copies)
  • BLANK, issue no. 22, 24 Apr 1985 (2 copies)
  • BLANK, issue no. 23, 01 May 1985 (1 copy)
  • BLANK, issue no. 24, 08 May 1985 (2 copies)
  • BLANK, issue no. 26, 21 May 1985 (1 copy)
  • BLANK, issue no. 27, 29 May 1985 (1 copy)
  • BLANK, issue no. 28, 05 Jun 1985 (2 copies)
  • BLANK, issue no. 29, 12 Jun 1985 (2 copies)
  • BLANK, issue no. 30, 18 June 1985 (1 copy)

The Glasgow School of Art Student Association

G.S.A. Students' Association weekly publication 'SPANK'

Collection of year long editions of GSA Students Association newsletter 'SPANK', mostly from 1985-1986, with some later issues dating from 1987, 1988, 1990 and 1991. A large quantity have neither issue no. nor exact date of publication. Organised chronologically.

Collection includes:

  • SPANK, issue no.1, [18] Sep 1985 (1 copy)
  • SPANK, issue no.2, [25] Sep 1985 (including sheet summary of minutes from the last SRC meeting, 18 September 1985) (1 copy)
  • SPANK, issue no. 3 , [02] Oct 1985 (1 copy)
  • SPANK, issue no. [5] , [16] Oct 1986 (1 copy)
  • SPANK, issue no.6, [30] Oct 1985 (1 copy)
  • SPANK, issue no..[7], [06] Nov 1985 (3 copies)
  • SPANK, issue no.8, [13] Nov 1985 (3 copies)
  • SPANK, issue no.9, 20 Nov 1985 (1 copy)
  • SPANK, issue no.75, [15] Jan 1986 (3 copies)
  • SPANK, issue no. [ ] , [29] Jan 1986 (1 copy)
  • SPANK, issue no. [ ] , [05] Feb 1986 (1 copy)
  • SPANK, issue no. [ ] , [09] April 1986 (1 copy)
  • SPANK, issue no. [ ] , May 1986 (1 copy)
  • SPANK, issue no. [ ] , May 1986 (3 copies)
  • SPANK, issue no. [ ] , 15 Oct 1986 (1 copy)
  • SPANK, issue no. [ ] , March 1987 (1 copy)
  • SPANK, issue no. [ ] , May 1987 (1 copy)
  • SPANK, issue no. [ ] , Feb 1988 (1 copy)
  • SPANK, issue no. [ ] , Oct 1990 (1 copy)
  • SPANK 10, Feb 1991 (1 copy)

The Glasgow School of Art Student Association

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

Papers and photographs of Holmes Gray, student at the Glasgow School of Art, Scotland

  • DC 016
  • Collection
  • 1949-1996

The collection includes:

  • Photographs, essays and notes made and taken by Holmes Gray while at the Glasgow School of Art, including correspondence between the GSA and Gray, 1949-1956
  • Notes given to designers for technical guidance from Johnson, Matthey & Co. Ltd, 1954
  • Recollections of Glasgow School of Art by Holmes Gray, 1996
  • Photographs of pieces designed by Gray post-GSA for Spode, Royal Worcester and others; c1949-1996
  • Correspondence with Stoke-on-Trent College, 1964-1986
  • Correspondence re: training as a part-time teacher, 1977-1986
  • Letter informing Holmes Gray of election as Fellow of the Royal Society for the Encouragement of Arts, Manufacturers & Commerce [copy], 1987
  • Letter from Commemorative Collector's Society re: address by Holmes Gray, 1997

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.

Gray, Holmes

Papers of James Black Fulton, architect, student at The Glasgow School of Art, Scotland, and Director of The Glasgow School of Architecture, Scotland

  • DC 017
  • Collection
  • 1909-1912

The papers listed here are the records of three private commissions undertaken by James Fulton between 1909 and 1912, while he was resident in London. The papers include correspondence with the clients, builders and tradesmen. There are rough plans only for the house for F. Hall Gibson, who appears to have been a friend of Fulton's family.

Fulton, James Black

Papers of Henry Young Alison, artist and Interim Director of The Glasgow School of Art, Glasgow, Scotland

  • DC 021
  • Collection
  • 1805-1972

This collection contains:

  • Family papers, 1805-1889;
  • Wartime records, 1914-1916;
  • Lectures and speeches, c1930-1950;
  • Photographs; c20th century;
  • Miscellaneous papers, c1930-1972;
  • Sketchbooks and drawings; c20th century.

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.

Alison, Henry Young

Papers of the Anderson family, students at The Glasgow School of Art, Scotland

  • DC 022
  • Collection
  • 1860-1969

The Anderson family archive includes material of 5 of its members, namely the sisters Violet Meikle (1873-?), Daisy Agnes McGlashan (1879-1968), Daisy's husband William Smith Anderson (1877-1929) and their two daughters Daisy M Anderson (1910-1996) and Agnes Violet Neish (nee Anderson) (c1912-2005).

The Anderson Family archive contains family papers, sketchbooks, photographs and letters from 1860 to 1969.

The archive contains a number of sketchbooks kept by family members. Those belonging to the women contain flower drawings and schemes for ornamentation whilst William Anderson's books reflect his life as a commercial traveller for an ironfounder's firm and contain scenes from London and elsewhere, as well as technical drawings and plans. As many of the members of Daisy Anderson's family attended the Glasgow School of Art, the collection throws light on the work of the School from the 1880s-1950s.

Additionally the collection includes correspondence, newscuttings and photographs. Please note that this material is not yet fully catalogued and therefore some items may not be accessible to researchers.

Some of this material was damaged in the fire in GSA's Mackintosh Building on 23rd May 2014, and has since undergone conservation.

Anderson, Agnes Violet

Papers of John Hinshelwood, architect and student of The Glasgow School of Art, Scotland

  • DC 023
  • Collection
  • 1927-1929

This collection contains architectural sketches that formed part of John Hinshelwood's training as a student at The Glasgow School of Art.

These include:

  • The Doric Order, 1926
  • Time sketch for a Perfume Shop, Park Lane, Stranraer, Scotland, 1927-1928
  • Design for a Garden Pavilion, 1927-1928
  • Design for a pavilion. 0.5 inch detail, 1927-1928
  • A Memorial to a Statesman, 2 copies, c1920s

Hinshelwood, John

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

  • DC 024
  • Collection
  • 1940

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

Shaw, Christine

Papers of the Ballantine family, students at The Glasgow School of Art, Scotland

  • DC 025
  • Collection
  • c1900-1995

The collection is comprised of Lewis Ballantine's own works of art such as life drawings, self portraits, design work and sketchbooks, and photographs, as well as sketchbooks and notebooks that belonged to his mother and father.

The work in the collection by Lewis Ballantine forms a valuable record of his time at the Glasgow School of Art. They show the development of his work as an artist, and provide an example of the type of work that Drawing and Painting students were required to produce during this period.

Lewis Ballantine's mother, Alice Longmuir Nisbet was herself at Glasgow School of Art in the 1930s, and was involved in the Socialist Art Circle. The sketchbooks in this collection also contain works by other members of the group such as Stuart Henderson, Jimmy Morton, James ("Jimmy") Ogilvie, W. C. Thompson and John McLean. The photographs in the collection picture Alice Longmuir Ballantine and John ("Jack") Hendry Ballantine, and Lewis Ballantine's maternal grandfather, Robert Dow Nisbet.

Collection includes:

  • Notebooks belonging to Robert Dow Nisbet, 1930s
  • Sketchbook belonging to Robert Dow Nisbet, 1930s
  • Sketchbook of Jack Hendry Ballantine, 1930s
  • Sketchbook of Alice Longmuir Nisbet, includes sketches from other members of the Socialist Art Circle, 1936
  • "Dun Breatann" Sketchbook of Lewis Ballantine, 1966
  • "History of Costume" Sketchbook of Lewis Ballantine, 1967
  • Photographs of Robert Dow Nisbet, Alice Nisbet, c1945, Jack Hendry Ballantine c1970, Alice and Jack Ballantine, June 1995.
  • Correspondence to Alice Nisbet, 4 letters, 1938-1995

Ballantine, John Hendry

Records of the Glasgow 1999 Festival Co Ltd, Glasgow, Scotland

  • DC 028
  • Collection
  • 1993-2000

The archive of The Glasgow 1999 Festival Co Ltd contains many of the publications, correspondence, press releases, press cuttings and the working papers that were produced by the company in the run-up to and during the year-long celebration. Papers relating to the evaluation of the project are also included. Items not directly related to the working office of the festival company have also been kept, for instance, examples of the merchandise and associated publicity. A record was also made of many of the events and publicity surrounding the year; video and audio recordings of the lectures and photographs of successful projects and schemes.

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.

Glasgow 1999 Festival Co Ltd

Papers of Kath Whyte, Head of Embroidery at Glasgow School of Art, Scotland

  • DC 029
  • Collection
  • c1909-1996

A collection of Kath Whyte's personal papers which comprises:

  • Family papers, press cuttings and photographs, c1909-1981
  • School certificates, c1922
  • Correspondence, 1927-1996
  • Early sketches and drawings, 1920s
  • ketchbooks, notebooks, photographs and correspondence from Gray's School of Art, c1922-1947
  • Personal correspondence, 1922-1996
  • National Identification Card, 1943
  • Travel diary, c1940s
  • Lecture notes, sketchbooks and notebooks, 1948-1974
  • Assorted textile samples, sketch books and notebooks, 1950s-1970s
  • Examples of weaving by Kath Whyte and her pupils, c1950s-1970s
  • Diaries 1974-1988 and miscellaneous books owned by Kath Whyte
  • Photographs (professional and personal), 1909-1996
  • MBE medal and associated correspondence and photograph
  • Extensive collection of undated slides
  • Exhibition catalogues
  • Textile and design pieces, c1930s-1970s

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.

Whyte, Helen Kathleen R

Papers of Clare Henry, art critic and journalist

  • DC 030
  • Collection
  • 1981-2007

A collection of hand written and typed articles with accompanying photographs and ephemera by the art critic and journalist Clare Henry.

The collection focusses on reviews and features on visual art and culture predominantly in Scotland for The Herald, Scotland. The articles are usually in draft form with some accompanying notes and multiple versions. Articles for other publications are also included such as Galleries Magazine, Art Review and Time Out as well as commissioned essays written for exhibition catalogues.

The period of writing covers a significant flourishing of the visual arts in Glasgow and Scotland and features perspective and opinion articles on notable artists such as Steven Campbell, Bruce Mclean, George Wylie and Douglas Gordon. The articles also cover significant organisations, opening events and deaths, such as Glasgow Capital of Culture 1990 and Glasgow Museums, the opening of Transmission Gallery, the opening of The Burrell Collection, Degree Shows for Scottish art schools and the Edinburgh Festival.

Henry, Clare

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

Records of the Glasgow School of Art Modern Embroidery Group, alumni society, Glasgow, Scotland

  • DC 035
  • Collection
  • 1959-1979

Includes:

  • Newsletters and circulars, 1959-1978
  • Membership records, 1960-1974
  • Exhibition records including catalogues, invites, visitors' books, price lists and related correspondence, 1959-1979
  • Press cuttings and notes, 1959-1976.

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.

Glasgow School of Art Modern Embroidery Group

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

  • DC 040
  • Collection
  • c1942-1976

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.

Galt, Margaret Elizabeth

Minutes of GSA Magazine Folio

  • DC 048
  • Collection
  • c1949

Meetings of the committee 'Glasgow School of Art Magazine Folio' at The Glasgow School of Art, 167 Renfrew Street. Members include James Meechan, Charles Crole, Barbara G. Coulter, James McHury and Avril Burgess. Documents the restart of the magazine in December 1949 with discussions about printing and accounts. Includes details of advertising space and 4 loose postal receipts.

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

Glasgow School of Art Magazine Folio

Notes of James McIntosh Patrick, artist and student at The Glasgow School of Art, Scotland

  • DC 049
  • Collection
  • 1924-1928

These notes are Patrick's own writings but have been copied out by his daughter due to the original notes being illegible. The notes describe his time at Glasgow School of Art and include descriptions on societies (i.e. The Dramatic Society) as well as the etching workshop and studio spaces.

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

Patrick, James McIntosh

Lecture Notes from Scottish Architect James Salmon

  • DC 055
  • Collection
  • c1909

Notebook containing lecture notes and a letter to James Salmon from Frances Newbery. Also includes several sheets of notes on loose paper.

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

Salmon, James

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