Collection DC 032 - Papers of John Walter Lindsay, architect and student of the Glasgow School of Art

Key Information

Reference code

DC 032

Title

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

Date(s)

  • 1943-2006 (Creation)

Level of description

Collection

Extent

2 Cubic Feet

Content and Structure

Scope and content

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.

Appraisal, destruction and scheduling

This material has been appraised in line with Glasgow School of Art Archives and Collections standard procedures.

Accruals

System of arrangement

The material has been arranged and described by Mr. Lindsay and is retained in the order in which he deposited it. New materials acquired in 2008, with Mr. Lindsay's original arrangement retained where possible.

General Information

Name of creator

(c1926-2008)

Biographical history

John Walter Lindsay was born in 1926. He attended Biggar High School which is where his art career began when the art teacher, Mr. Russell, convinced John's father that he should study art. After gaining his higher certificate John enrolled at the Normal College in New City Road for evening studies in painting, decorating and sign writing. In addition, he enrolled as a day pupil at the Glasgow School of Art in the General Couse. In 1945 his studies were interrupted when he was called up for military service. He resumed his studies in 1947 and left the school in 1949 with a Diploma of Art in Interior Design. He travelled round Europe following the award of the Haldane Travel Scholarship in 1950. He went on to work as an architect for Keppie Henderson Architects, Glasgow.

Archival history

Custodial history

Unknown. Immediate source of acquisition was a deposit by Mr J W Lindsay in 1998 to 2001.

Physical Description and Conditions of Use

Conditions governing access

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Conditions governing reproduction

Application for permission to reproduce should be submitted to The Archives and Collections at The Glasgow School of Art.

Reproduction subject to usual conditions: educational use and condition of material.

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Language of material

  • English

Script of material

Language and script notes

Physical Description

There are no physical characteristics that affect the use of this material.

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Related Material

Existence and location of originals

Existence and location of copies

No known copies.

Related materials

There are no known related units of description.

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Alternative identifier(s)

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Administrative Information

Description identifier

GB 1694 DC 032

Institution identifier

GB 1694

Rules and/or conventions used

ISAD(G): General International Standard Archival Description - Second edition

Status

Level of detail

Processing information

  • Fonds level description compiled by David Powell, Hub Project Archivist, 18 October 2001.
  • Updated by David Powell, Hub Project Archivist, 14 May 2002.
  • Fonds level description imported from the Archives Hub 24 August 2006.
  • Updated by Kimberly Sommerville, student placement, 5 November 2008
  • Updated by Stacey Kerfoot, Archive Volunteer, 22 June 2010
  • Archives Hub description updated by Carrie Skinner, Logjam Project Officer, September 2011
  • Catalogue imported into Archon software and edited by Michelle Kaye, Archon Project Officer, May 2014.
  • Catalogue exported from Archon and imported into AtoM during system migration, 2018-2019.

Language(s)

  • English

Script(s)

Sources

Archivist's note

Finding Aid Authors: The Glasgow School of Art Archives and Collections.

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