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Alastair Shanks notes from The Art Course for Primary Teachers

  • DC 050
  • Collection
  • 1938-1939

Notes and folio referring to the Art Course for Primary Teachers at The Glasgow School of Art. Alastair Shanks attended two of these courses. The notes are intended for use with complete beginners and include lessons on shape, light and shade as well as colour. A two page desciption of the following notes has been provided by Alastair Shanks. The folio of drawings that follow are executed in a variety of materials from pencil to pastel and act as illustrations for various lessons that may be taught.

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

Shanks, Alastair

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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Correspondence of D P Bliss

Correspondence of Douglas Percy Bliss, 1950. Including correspondence with: the Arts Council of Great Britain about meetings; William Armour, about salary scales for teachers; correspondence with Principals of other Art Schools: Dundee, Edinburgh and Aberdeen; Rev James Brown, about his collection of Art books; the British School at Rome about the Rome Scholarship Exhibition; James Bateman about his position at the Art School, and personal matters; the Council of Industrial Design, Scottish Committee; Fyffe Christie, informing them that they won the Newbery Medal; Sylvia Chalmers, about her Post-Diploma Year; Report on Design in the School; Elder Film Productions Ltd, about making a film of the work of the students; the Corporation of Glasgow, about the potato harvest; correspondence with the Governors of the Art School; correspondence about Hospitalfield and minutes of Trust meetings; W O Hutchison about School matters; Inverness Arts Society about Bliss delivering a lecture for them; correspondence about 'Lettering'; the Lord Provost of Glasgow about a commission; correspondence about the Library; Mrs Masterton, Bliss thanking her for her excellent service to the School as teacher of Bookbinding; Conrad McKenna, about his travels in Rome; William J Macaulay, Glasgow Art Gallery & Museums, about a loan of embroidered items to the Art School; correspondence about the Needlework Development Scheme; the National Committee for the Training of Teachers; correspondence with the Office of the High Commissioner for Pakistan in the UK, Bliss providing information about the Art School; Nikolaus Pevsner about his Mackintosh book; correspondence with the Publicity Club of Glasgow; personal correspondence of D P Bliss; the Royal College of Art, with references for students; the Rayon Industry Design Centre, about an Exhibition; the Royal Society of Arts about a Competition on Industrial Design; correspondence with the Student Representative Council; correspondence with the Scottish Education Department; correspondence with the Victoria & Albert Museum; Dr G Lithgow Wilson, about a gift to the School of his uncle's art materials. Folders as follows: DIR/12/1/6/1: Index of Correspondence for the year 1950 DIR/12/1/6/2: Correspondence, 'A', 1950 DIR/12/1/6/3: 'Art Schools, Principals', 1950 DIR/12/1/6/4: Correspondence, 'B', 1950 DIR/12/1/6/5: Correspondence, 'C', 1950 DIR/12/1/6/6: Correspondence, 'D', 1950 DIR/12/1/6/7: Correspondence, 'E', 1950 DIR/12/1/6/8: Correspondence, 'F', 1950 DIR/12/1/6/9: Correspondence, 'G', 1950 DIR/12/1/6/10: 'Governors Correspondence', 1950 DIR/12/1/6/11: Correspondence, 'H', 1950 DIR/12/1/6/12: Correspondence, 'I', 1950 DIR/12/1/6/13: Correspondence, 'J', 1950 DIR/12/1/6/14: Correspondence, 'K', 1950 DIR/12/1/6/15: Correspondence, 'L', 1950 DIR/12/1/6/16: 'Library', 1950 DIR/12/1/6/17: Correspondence, 'M', 1950 DIR/12/1/6/18: Correspondence, 'Mc', 1950 DIR/12/1/6/19: Correspondence, 'N', 1950 DIR/12/1/6/20: Correspondence, 'O', 1950 DIR/12/1/6/21: Correspondence, 'P', 1950 DIR/12/1/6/22: 'Personal Correspondence', 1950 DIR/12/1/6/23: Correspondence, 'R', 1950 DIR/12/1/6/24: Correspondence, 'S', 1950 DIR/12/1/6/25: Correspondence, 'T', 1950 DIR/12/1/6/26: Correspondence, 'V', 1950 DIR/12/1/6/27: Correspondence, 'W', 1950 DIR/12/1/6/28: Correspondence, 'Y', 1950 DIR/12/1/6/29: Correspondence, 'Z', 1950

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Design and Crafts Papers

Folder of papers regarding Design & Crafts and the arrangement of courses. Includes: Notices for accompanying displays of student work; Pottery Department's 'Rules for the Guidance of all Students'; records of department staff and student numbers; report on importance of drawing from natural sources; report on leaking roof in room 6; itinerary for Seminar on Industrial Design Teaching; correspondence regarding Glasgow School of Art-related work with Vehicle Ferry Vessels.

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Glasgow School of Art teaching notes

Conrad McKenna’s teaching notes during his various teaching roles at The Glasgow School of Art. Including a combination of typed materials, hand written notes, annotated diagrams and drawings by Conrad McKenna for delivery of the First Year Course including: course overview, course topics, exercises and talks. Materials outline and discuss: materials, processes, techniques, definitions and references relating to: printing, papers, typography, wood and metal work, pattern, drawing, colour, shape and volume, tone, communication, photography, design and design theory. The majority of the material is titled "First Year Course".

McKenna, Conrad

History of architecture

26 x single sheets of architectural sketches covering various periods/styles in history from Greek and Roman to Gothic and the Renaissance. 2 x double sheets, "The Renaissance of Roman Architecture" essay.

Gorman, James

Honours Courses, Papers

2 folders of papers about Honours Courses at the Glasgow School of Art. Papers include: Correspondence and notes relating to entrance requirements and introduction of Honours courses; booklet titled 'First Report of the National Council for Diplomas in Art and Design'; correspondence relating to Three Dimensional Design courses with Interior Design and Industrial Design (Engineering) as chief studies; papers on Associateship/Honours Courses; minutes of meeting of Heads of Four Colleges of Art; report on number of final year students in various departments of 'four colleges'; report on 'Complementary Studies'; Duncan of Jordanstone's (Dundee) and Gray's (Aberdeen) proposals for Honours Course; Programme of Study for General Course, 1st & 2nd year; report on 'Alternative Proposal for the Introduction of a Diploma or Associateship Course with Honours Recognition and the Award of Diplomas with Distinction; memorandum by Scottish Education Department, 'Courses in Colleges of Art', detailing needs, problems, and proposals; report on 'The Claymore'. DIR/12/2/28/1: Honours Courses, 1961-1963 DIR/12/2/28/2: Honours Courses II (a continuation of the previous folder), 1961-1963

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Information sheets

Conrad McKenna’s information sheets during his various teaching roles at The Glasgow School of Art. Including typed materials, hand written notes, photocopies, worksheets, newspaper clippings, annotated diagrams and drawings by Conrad McKenna and others for the delivery of teaching and student trips. Materials outline and discuss: materials, processes, techniques, definitions and references relating to: printing, papers, typography, wood and metal work, pattern, drawing, colour, shape and volume, tone, communication, photography, linocuts, monoprints, colour theory, design and design theory. Also included are briefs, materials lists and reading lists for student projects. Along with itineraries for student trips such as a London visit in 1973. Selections of typed materials are titled "First Year Course". Whilst the majority of these are general; others are course specific and provide details of first year courses in Architecture and Drawing and Painting. All provide course overviews, references, definitions and information on materials, processes and techniques.

McKenna, Conrad

Mixed Papers about Assessment, Departments and Courses

Mixed correspondence, papers and reports about courses, departments, assessments, visits, and other Art Colleges. Includes: circular letter to Staff about the removal of casts from their correct rooms, 1953; The Silk Centre, 'Second Report of the Education Committee'; correspondence with C d'O Pilkington Jackson, about a visit to the Art School and a 'Proposal for the Reorganisation of the Teaching into a Professional Diploma', 1954; Paper- 'Proposal for the State Patronage of the Visual Arts'; correspondence from LCC Central School of Arts and Crafts outlining entry requirements, courses, fees, etc., paper titled 'Visit to English Schools of Art, 28th April to 8th May [1952]'; correspondence from James Stewart; correspondence from Kathleen Whyte; correspondence from Peter Osborne; correspondence from Mario M Rossi; correspondence from J Smillie; correspondence from Winneba Training College about a proposed Bliss visit; correspondence and suggested syllabus for students at Ross Hall (Interior Design); copies of Reyner Banham's 'The Bauhaus Gospel', Joseph Rykwet's 'The Dark Side of the Bauhaus', and Peter Lloyd-Jones' 'The Fallacy of Basic Design'; correspondence outlining requirements for photographic exhibition of Scottish architecture; note on Architectural Assessors and the difficulty of getting someone to cover all four schools; report on session 1952-53; correspondence detailing problems with kiln and impact on students' work; note on 'Development of the Textile Department'; notes on departments' apparatus and equipment estimates (1953-54); correspondence from Jade Fleming about visits to Art Schools and reports; questionnaire and results for 'Art Schools and the Training of Craftsmen'; memorandum titled 'State of the Crafts in Scotland'; notes on 'Proposals for the Development of the Textile Department'; correspondence from R W Baker (Royal College of Art, School of Ceramics); notes on General Course; Diploma results (1911-1947); Diploma Adjudications: report on Architecture (1952, by Donald E E Gibson); Design & Crafts Adjudications (1952, report by Edward Bawden); Adjudication of Diplomas in Commercial and Graphic Art (1952, report by Cosmo Clark); Diploma Adjudications (1952, report on Design & Crafts by Grace Lovat Fraser); Diploma Adjudications (1952, reports on Drawing & Painting by Henry Lamb); Diploma Adjudications (1952, report on Sculpture by Siegfried Charoux); note on 'A Suggested Scheme for a System of Inter-Cooperation Between the Four Art School Libraries in Scotland'; Diploma Adjudication Reports, 1959 for: Commercial and Graphic Art (Mischa Black), Sculpture (Gilbert Ledward), Drawing and Painting (Ruskin Spear), Design and Crafts (Marianne Straub), Design and Crafts (FHX Henrion).

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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 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.

Includes:
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

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
  • chool 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

Photographs

The Glasgow School of Art photographic collection consists of

  • images taken by GSA to record the activities of the School
  • images taken for publicity purposes
  • images donated by former staff and students illustrating their time at the School
  • and images used as teaching aids at GSA.

Some of this material is currently uncatalogued and therefore not accessible for researchers.

The photographic collections consist of loose photographs, bound albums of photographs and a large collection of lantern slides and glass plate negatives.

The photographs record events at The Glasgow School of Art, its students and their work and act as an important historical source. A large part of the collection consists of the plate glass negatives which were used from the 19th century onwards as a teaching aid and consist of photographic plates of international artworks and architectural examples.

We have identified people depicted in these photographs where possible. Please get in touch if you spot any inconsistencies, omissions or errors, and we will edit descriptions accordingly.

The Glasgow School of Art

Records and textiles of the Needlework Development Scheme

  • NDS
  • Collection
  • 16th century to late 20th century

The collection consists of the surviving papers of the Needlework Development Scheme and over 100 examples of needlework. Of these examples, 28 are from Great Britain and 54 are examples of non-British work including examples from Greece, India, Norway, Sweden, Italy, Switzerland, Turkey and Bosnia. Items include ecclesiatical, domestic, costume, clothing and modern embroideries, tea cosies, funeral pall, clothing, lace work, wall hangings, samplers, linen work and cushion covers.

The surviving papers include a complete inventory of 1012 items that were part of the Needlework Development Scheme prior to its dispersal in 1961. This provides information on the original numbering scheme used for the needlework examples and also provides information on the provenance of each item, although this is not necessarily the creator of the item but the person from whom the item was received, as well as a description of the item itself. There is an inventory of the parts of the collection received by the Glasgow School of Art, insurance details concerning the collection and the correspondence of the Needlework Development Scheme, 1931-1941.

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.

The Needlework Development Scheme

Records of Information Services

Some of this material is currently uncatalogued and therefore not accessible for researchers. Includes various inventories, catalogues, committee papers, minutes of meetings, correspondence, conservation management plans, and other material regarding the GSA and the committees listed below. Committee papers held within this department include - Learning Resources Committee, Learning Resources Working Group, Library Committee, Museum and Archives Committee, Museum Management Committee.

The Glasgow School of Art

Records of the Academic Council

Papers of the Academic Council of the Glasgow School of Art. Includes: AC/1: Minutes, 1973-2001 AC/2: Day books, 1973-1983 AC/3: Sub-committees of the Academic Council, 1973-2000 AC/4: Course Documentation, 1980-2000 AC/5: Reporting and Reviews, 1978-2011 AC/6: Correspondence and Working Papers, 1973-2000 Access Restrictions: Most records which are over 30 years old are available for public consultation. Records which are less than 30 years old can be accessed with the permission of the head of the relevant department of the school. Records containing sensitive information about individuals have been collected into separate folders that will be closed for 75 years, in accordance with the Data Protection Act 1998.

The Glasgow School of Art

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

Records of the Board of Governors

Papers of the Board of Governors of the Glasgow School of Art. Includes: GOV/1: Annual reports, 1847-2016 GOV/2: Minutes, 1854-2017 GOV/3: Registers of attendance, 1943-1991 GOV/4: Foundational and Legal Documents, 1842-1999 GOV/5: Property Records, 1845-1949 GOV/6: School Committee and Finance Committee requirements book, 1899-1911 GOV/7: Inventories and Insurances, 1844-1976 GOV/8: Planning Documents, 1988-2001 GOV/9: Reporting Documents, 1893-2000 GOV/10: Correspondence and Working Papers, 1854-1932 GOV/11: Bursaries, Grants and Prize Funds, 1883-1993 GOV/12: Sub-Committees of the Board of Governors, 1987-2017 GOV/13: Other Committees, 1984-2017 GOV/14: Board of Governors Biographies, c2001-2003 GOV/15: Register of Interests, 2006-2009 GOV/16: Register of Directors, 1922-2002 Access Restrictions: Most records which are over 30 years old are available for public consultation. Records which are less than 30 years old can be accessed with the permission of the head of the relevant department of the school. Records containing sensitive information about individuals have been collected into separate folders that will be closed for 75 years, in accordance with the Data Protection Act 1998.

The Glasgow School of Art

Records of the Continuing Education Department

The majority of this material is currently uncatalogued and therefore not accessible for researchers. Includes prospectuses for 1967/68 to 2006 (some missing). Recently accessioned material has not yet been fully catalogued but includes class registers for evening classes and summer schools, programme details and reports, timetables and other course administration.

The Glasgow School of Art

Records of the Deputy Director

This material is currently uncatalogued and therefore not accessible for researchers. Includes the correspondence, administrative paperwork and working files of Harry Barnes (Deputy Director 1946-1964) and James Cosgrove (Deputy Director 1992/1993-1998/1999).

The Glasgow School of Art

Records of the Director of the Glasgow School of Art

Correspondence and Working Papers of the Directors of the Glasgow School of Art from 1846 to the present day. Material from DIR/14 onwards is currently uncatalogued and therefore not accessible for researchers. Papers are arranged by Director into the sub-series below, and each sub-series is catalogued in further detail: DIR/1: Henry MacManus, Headmaster from 1844-1848 DIR/2: Charles Heath Wilson, Headmaster from 1849-1863 DIR/3: Robert Greenlees, Headmaster from 1863-1881 DIR/4: Thomas C Simmonds, Headmaster from 1881-1885 DIR/5: Francis H Newbery, Director from 1885-1918 DIR/6: John Henderson, Director from 1918-1924 DIR/7: John D Revel, Director from 1925-1932 DIR/8: James Gray, Interim Director from 1932-1933 DIR/9: William Oliphant Hutchison, Director from 1933-1943 DIR/10: Allan Walton, Director from 1943-1945 DIR/11: Henry Y Allison, Interim Director from 1945-1946 DIR/12: Douglas Percy Bliss, Director from 1946-1964 DIR/13: Harry Jefferson Barnes, Director from 1964-1980

Greenlees, Robert

Records of The Glasgow School of Art, Glasgow, Scotland

  • GSAA
  • Collection
  • 15th century to early 21st century

Includes:

  • Records of the Academic Council, 1973-2000
  • Audiovisual material, c1950s-2000s
  • Records of the Board of Studies, 1932-1950
  • Records of the Continuing Education Department, c1988-2000
  • Records of the Assistant Director and Company Secretary, c1986-2008
  • Records of the Deputy Director, c1946-1993
  • Records of the School of Design, c1979-2001
  • Records of the Development and External Relations Office, c1997-2004
  • Records of the Director, 1846-
  • Records of GSA Enterprises, c1991-2000

[b]Ephemera collection, 1890-[/b]

The School's collection of ephemera includes flyers, programmes and tickets for events at the School, such as plays, fashion shows, charities week events, exhibitions and performances.

  • Records of the Estates Department, c1964-2007
  • Records of the Exhibitions Officer, c1990-1994
  • Records of the School of Fine Art, c1978-1999
  • Records of the Finance Officer, 1870-2000
  • Records of First Year Studies, c1988-2000
  • Records of the Board of Governors, 1847-2007

Key records include:

  • Annual reports, 1847-2000 - The School's annual reports provide information on governors, staff and prizewinning students, and sometimes but not always, a headmaster's or director's report and annual accounts.
  • Building Committee papers, 1883-1949 - Minutes, correspondence, estimates, specifications and financial records relating to the erection of the Mackintosh Building, as well as the School's extension scheme.
  • Records of House for an Art Lover
  • Records of Liberal Studies/Historical and Critical Studies, c1992
  • Records of Information Services, c1900-2004
  • Records of the Mackintosh School of Architecture, c1957-2002

[b]Newspaper cuttings, 1864-[/b]

The School's press cuttings include articles relating to staff and students.

[b]Photographs, c1880s-[/b]

The School's photograph collection provides an excellent record of events at The Glasgow School of Art, its students and their work.

  • Records of the Personnel Office, c1987-2006
  • Records of the Planning Department, 1962-1964
  • Records of the Registrar, c1881-2000

Key records include:

  • tudent records, 1881-1997 - The School's student registers can provide student's names, dates of birth, dates of admission, educational background, addresses, occupations, courses taken and marks and awards gained.

[b]Prospectuses, 1893-1995[/b]

  • The School's prospectuses provide information about staff and governors
  • the organisation and administration of the School
  • ummaries of the School's curriculum
  • individual courses and tutors
  • fees
  • cholarships and bursaries.
  • Records of the School Council, 1969-1982
  • Records of the Secretary and Treasurer, 1853-1996
  • Records of the Senior Management Group
  • Records of the School of Simulation and Visualisation
  • Records of the Staff Council, 1909-1949
  • Records of the Student Support Service

The Glasgow School of Art

Records of the Registrar

Some of this material is currently uncatalogued and therefore not accessible for researchers. Includes: prospectuses from 1893 onwards; alphabetical registers of students, 1881-1987; general registers of students, 1889-1946; student enrolment forms, c1929-1997; registers and papers of the Article 55 classes relating to the training of art teachers, 1901-1952; and various other student records including testimonials, travel reports, certificates, class lists, examination records and papers relating to bursaries and scholarships. Uncatalogued material includes class lists, certificates, degree show material, assessor's reports, admin relating to graduation ceremonies and awards and prizes, student handbooks, prospectuses, conversion course correspondence, open day details and international student recruitment policy details. Committee papers held within this department include - Admissions Sub Committee, Accreditation of Prior Learning Committee (APL), Awards and Prizes Committee, Conversion Courses Committee, Degree Show Committee, Entry Requirements Working Party, Joint Appeals Committee, Postgraduates Scholarship Sub Committee, Student Progress Committee, Widening Participation Group.

The Glasgow School of Art

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

Records of the Secretary and Treasurer

Material in SEC/5 onwards is currently uncatalogued and therefore not accessible for researchers. Includes: SEC/1: In letters, 1904-1944 In-coming letters on all aspects of the administration of the School. The series includes letters to the Director of the School as well as to the Secretary and Treasurer. The material is organised by year and then by surname. SEC/2: Copy out letters, 1853-1944 Copies of out-going letters on all aspects of the administration of the School. The series includes letters from the Director of the School, in particular from Charles Heath Wilson, 1853-1855, as well as from the Secretary and Treasurer. The material is organised chronologically. SEC/3: Letters to The Department of Science and Art and The Scotch Education Department, 1882-1925 Letters from the Secretary and Treasurer to the Department of Science and Art, 1882-1897, and to the Scottish Education Department, 1898-1925 relating to the administration and curriculum of the School. SEC/4: Letters from The Scotch Education Department, 1900-1925 Letters from the Scotch Education Department to the Secretary and Treasurer relating to the administration and curriculum of the School. SEC/5: Correspondence and subject files, 1925-1946 Subject files on staff appointments 1928-1946, students on active service 1939-1943, the School materials store 1940-1944, refectory invoices 1942-1943, and correspondence with the Scottish Education Department 1925-1944. SEC/6: Subject files, c1933-1993 Papers and correspondence relating to all aspects of the administration of the School. Subjects include governors, staff, students, courses, scholarships, finance, bequests, exhibitions, buildings, conferences, the Academic Council and correspondence with the Scottish Education Department. SEC/7: Subject files, 1944-1984 Papers and correspondence relating to all aspects of the administration of the School. Subjects include governors, staff, students, classes, examinations, scholarships, finance, bequests, exhibitions, buildings. SEC/8: Income and expenditure accounts, 1899-1955 SEC/9: Estimates of income and expenditure prepared for The Scotch Education Department, 1906-1929 Estimates of income and expenditure and related papers including abstracts of income and expenditure, balance sheets, lists of salaries, lists of bursaries and scholarships, correspondence and reports from bursary holders. SEC/10: Balance sheets, 1931-1955 SEC/11: Shop accounts, 1897-1926 Profit and loss accounts, 1901-1914: statements of accounts, 1902-1904; ledgers 1897-1926. SEC/12: Special accounts, 1899-1902 Cash book, 1899-1902; statements of income and expenditure, 1900-1902; receipts, 1900-1902; vouchers, 1899-1900. SEC/13: Cash books, 1897-1904 SEC/14: Class feees cash books, 1907-1946 SEC/15: Life models cash books, 1919-1934 SEC/16: Invoice books, 1897-1926 SEC/17: Returns book, 1900-1921 SEC/18: Annual subscriptions book, 1900-1935 SEC/19: Salaries books, 1900-1973 Salaries books for general staff, 1900-1969; office staff, 1934-1973; technical assistants, 1958-1969; visiting staff, 1941-1970. There is also an index of staff, 1901-1935. SEC/20: School fee books, 1902-1935 Details recorded are registered number, name, fees for day classes, afternoon classes and evening classes. SEC/21: Receipt books, 1904-1915 SEC/22: Correspondence on accounts, 1902-1905 Letters from accountants to Edward R. Catterns, Secretary and Treasurer. Includes list of accounts referred to in 1904 audit. SEC/23: Records relating to Prize Fund, 1896-1935 Financial records, 1896-1903; subscription book, 1900-1935. SEC/24: Records relating to James Fleming Panel Fund, 1897-1903 In 1897 a proposal was made to mark the zeal and untiring devotion to the service of Glasgow School of Art of James Fleming, chairman of the Board of Governors. Subscriptions were obtained and a marble presentation panel was commissioned from George Frampton, R.A., sculptor. The panel was placed in the entrance hall of the new building of the School and unveiled in 1903. Includes: subscriptions book, 1897-1903; papers and correspondence relating to subscriptions, 1897-1903; receipts, 1898-1902; payment vouchers, 1897-1903. SEC/25: Records relating to William J Anderson Fund, 1899-1901 This fund was set up for the widow and family of William J. Anderson. SEC/26: Records relating to War Memorial Fund, 1919 In 1919, two dramatic performances were produced by Miss Dorothy Carleton Smyth in order to raise funds to provide a memorial to the men of the School who fell at the front. SEC/27: Records relating to John Keppie Scholarships, 1923-1937 In 1923, John Keppie, an architect in Glasgow, endowed two scholarships at Glasgow School of Art, in architecture and sculpture, in order to encourage the arts of architecture and sculpture. The scholarships were worth GBP100 each and were to be awarded in alternate years to the best student of the year. The architecture scholarship was to be spent in the study of architecture in Great Britain, Europe or elsewhere or in the measuring and laying down of some building of outstanding excellence. The sculpture scholarship was to be spent on the study of sculpture in the Schools of London, Paris, Brussels, Italy or elsewhere. Includes: Deed of constitution, 1923; correspondence, 1923; financial records,1923-1937. SEC/28: Correspondence with Carnegie Trust, 1911-1930 Correspondence on grants by the Carnegie Trust to Glasgow School of Art. SEC/29: James Brough Memorial Prize, 1929-1936 James Brough of Jamaica Plain left a legacy in 1929 to provide a prize or prizes for the best designs for interior decoration, furniture or decorative composition. Includes: cash book, 1929-1936. SEC/30: Records relating to Belgium Tryst Fund SEC/31: Records relating to the Bourdon Memorial SEC/32: Advert books SEC/33: Diaries SEC/34: Article 55 correspondence SEC/35: Reports to the Scotch Education Departments (SED) Includes, amongst others, a report on GSA by Robert Anning Bell on behalf of the SED, 1903. SEC/36: Records relating to the Centenary Fund SEC/37: Correspondence files SEC/38: Records relating to the appointment of the Director SEC/39: Visitors' book SEC/40: Fire fighters' logbook SEC/41: Illness and accident book SEC/42: Correspondence from students on active service SEC/43: Records relating to staffing SEC/44: Functions book SEC/45: Refectory cash book and journal, 1935-1981 SEC/46: Prizes, 1890s Contains information on students who have won prizes (including National Competitions) in the 1890s. Alphabetically listed. SEC/47: Bursaries book, 1911 SEC/48: Materials store cashbook, 1935-1947 SEC/49: Correspondence with Jordanhill, 1943-1969 SEC/50: SMS cashbook, 1947-1955 SEC/51: School notices, 1946 Further unlisted and uncatalogued material includes: correspondence and admin relating to education endowments; gifts to the School; leases of let property; receipt books; copyright and insurance. There is also general department correspondence and working papers of Frank W. Kean (Secretary and Treasurer 1968/69-1992/93). Committee papers held within this department include - Evaluation Committee, Financial Control Committee, Refectory Committee/Refectory Users' Advisory Committee, Students' Material Store Committee.

The Glasgow School of Art

Records relating to Ted Odling

  • DC 090
  • Collection
  • c1956-1981

This material mainly relates to Ted Odling's time teaching at The Glasgow School of Art from the 1950s to the early 1980s. It contains the following items:

  • Copy of a staff photograph, 1950
  • CD ROM titled 'family scene part 2', 1956-68
  • 9 x letters from Ted Odling to Harry Barnes, sent whilst on a Leverhulme travel award, 1965
  • 4 x folders of lecture notes / preparatory material covering perception, anatomy and perspective amongst other subjects, 1970s-80s
  • A letter from Ted Odling to Mr Garbett of Ulster Polytechnic regarding Ted Odling's external assessors report, July 1981
  • Loose notes on stereo television
  • 1 x notebook
  • 38 x colour wheels
  • 3 x colour swatches (red, blue and green)

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

Odling, Ted

San Gimignano correspondence

Conrad McKenna’s correspondence and materials relating to The Glasgow Summer School held in San Gimignano during his various teaching roles at The Glasgow School of Art. Including a combination of typed and hand written materials, newspaper clippings, floor plans and printed ephermera. Including correspondence in English and Italian with: The Scott Sutherland School of Architecture, Robert Gordons Institute of Technology, Universita Italiana per Stranieri, Provincial Tourist Office – Sienna, Societa Dante Alighieri, Convento S. Agostino, Comune Di Bresica, Intercultural and Permanent Education Centre (San Gimignano),  and Professor Mario Serchi. Correspondence generally details travel and accommodation arrangements, itineraries and costings for The Summer School at San Gimignano alongside its relationships and partnerships with individuals and institutions. Selections of correspondence detail Italian students’ visit to Scotland. Also includes correspondence with the Intercultural and Permanent Education Centre, San Gimignano, detail Draft Articles of Association; an account of The Glasgow Summer School in 1969 by Douglas Percy Bliss, which describes San Gimignano, the Church of Saint Agostino where the school was held and accommodated and the school’s interaction with the local population. A typed account of the origins of The Summer School at San Gimignano by Conrad McKenna is also included. Printed ephemera includes two brochures from 1969 and 1971 detailing itineraries, arrangements and costs of The Glasgow Summer School.

McKenna, Conrad

Scottish Certificate of Education, and other Papers relating to Art Training

Papers relating to the Scottish Certificate of Education and other papers relating to training in Art. Includes: Minutes of Scottish Certificate of Education, Advanced Grade Art Committee meetings; programme for 'The Industrial Designer' conference; report on 'Comparison of Advanced Art Requirements in England'; draft exam paper for History & Appreciation of Art & Architecture (Advanced); report from Council of Industrial Design, Scottish Committee on problem of training of designers acceptable to industry.

Not available / given

Student material by Lindsay Winning, student at The Glasgow School of Art

  • DC 087
  • Collection
  • 1963-1967

A collection of graphic design work, product design prototypes, life drawings and graded coursework by Lindsay Wadey (née Winning), completed during her time as a student at The Glasgow School of Art from 1963 to 1967. Includes work carried out as part of courses in the Graphics department and on the Section 5 course under Ted Odling. Material spans the entirety of her student career, including final projects and degree show work.

Winning, Lindsay

Student Notebook, anonymous

  • DC 056
  • Collection
  • [19th century-20th century]

Student Art History notebook, contains mainly writings on Egyptian Art and Architecture, Medieval Christian Art, Flemish Art, English Art. Notebook also contains some illustrations.

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

Not available / given

Teacher Training Papers

Papers, minutes, reports and correspondence relating to the training of Art Teachers. Including: correspondence relating to provisions for the training of art teachers in both Scotland and England, and occasional difficulties of students trained in Scotland being accepted for work in England; Prospectus for Birmingham College of Art and Crafts, School for Training Art Teachers, 1955-1956; notes about Leicester College of Art's School of Teacher Training; the 'Scheme and Procedure of the Clearning House for Graduate Art Teacher Training Centres', Jan 1961; correspondence with the Graduate Art Teacher Training Centres Clearing House; correspondence to the Burnham Committees; information about Glasgow School of Art Endowments and Prizes; 'Report on Measures to Improve the Supply of Teachers in Scotland', by the Scottish Education Department, 1959; correspondence with the Scottish Education Department about the subject; 'Report on Proposed Changes in the Art Examinations and in the Length of the Diploma Course', The Ministry of Education National Advisory Committee on Art Examinations, 1957; Statutory Instrument No 1634, 'The Teachers (Training Authorities) (Scotland) Regulations', 1958; reports and minutes of meetings of the Joint Council for Scottish Central (Art) Institutions, 1958-1959.

Not available / given

Testimonials written in support of James A Dron

  • DC 081
  • Collection
  • 1896-1901

Collection of testimonials written in support of James A Dron, a former student of Glasgow School of Art.

Includes:

  • testimonials written by Francis H Newbery, Director of Glasgow School of Art, 1885-1918
  • Robert L Sutherland, Head Master of Gorbals Art Class
  • and Allan Gillespie, Secretary of Bonnybridge Art Classes.

The collection also includes a letter of application written by Dron for the post of Painting and Still-Life Master at Belfast School of Art in 1901 plus accompanying correspondence.

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

Newbery, Francis Henry

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