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Glasgow School of Art memoranda

Conrad McKenna’s memoranda from The Glasgow School of Art, correspondence and materials reflecting his experience as both a student and teacher at The Glasgow School of Art. Includes a combination of typed and hand written materials, photocopies, clippings and printed ephemera. Includes correspondence in English with: The Glasgow School of Art Archives and Collections, The Glasgow School of Art, The Staff Association (The Glasgow School of Art), The British Council, The Royal Glasgow Institute of the Fine Arts, Glasgow Museums & Art Galleries, Dante Alighieri Society (Glasgow), W. H. Emmett (Scotland) Limited. Correspondence generally relates to The Glasgow School of Art, regarding: Conrad McKenna’s time as a student and employee of GSA as a tutor in The Glasgow School of Art Evening School, the General Course (Department of Design) and First Year Course. Also include references for Conrad McKenna by Edward G. Powell, Douglas Percy Bliss and H. Jefferson Barnes; correspondence regarding Conrad McKenna’s print designs for Stobhill General Hospital, Glasgow; correspondence regarding Conrad McKenna’s Travelling Scholarship; Conrad McKenna’s confirmation of Post Diploma study, with a hand written recommendation from Douglas Percy Bliss; and Conrad McKenna’s donation to The Glasgow School of Art Archives and Collections and includes a transcript of an interview conducted by Susannah Waters, Archivist at The Glasgow School of Art Archives and Collections, 3 May 2014.

McKenna, Conrad

The Glasgow School of Art Home Front Memorial

To mark the centenary of the First World War, GSA’s Archives & Collections and Exhibitions worked with Louise Welsh, Professor of Creative Writing at the University of Glasgow and Edwin Pickstone, GSA Lecturer, to create a memorial to GSA students, staff and governors who undertook work on the home front.

Consisting of three panels with text written by Louise and letterpress prints created by Edwin, the memorial was informed by archival research. The frame was designed and made by Steven Higgins with lettering from Erin Bradley-Scott.

This memorial is a partnership piece to GSA’s WWI Roll of Honour, created in 1925 by Dorothy Doddrell to commemorate students, staff and governors who had served in the armed forces.

The project was generously funded by Mr James McBroom whose father, James Nicol McBroom, was a prize-winning student at the School and who undertook munitions work during the war.

Pickstone, Edwin

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