Collection DC 042 - The Robert Trotter Photographic Collection

Broadway, New York Kelvinbridge, Glasgow Kelvin Way, Glasgow World Trade Center from St Paul's Churchyard Glasgow School of Art, West Elevation Brooklyn Bridge, New York St Patrick's Cathedral, Fifth Avenue, New York Kelvinbridge and River Kelvin, Glasgow Great Western Road, Glasgow Midtown, New York Glasgow School of Art, North Elevation, Glasgow Off Buchanan Street, Glasgow Dumbarton Road, Glasgow Houston Street, New York Dancers Rehearsing, Union Square, New York Bryant Square, New York Medusa, Cambridge Street, Glasgow Sauchiehall Street, Glasgow Wilson Street, Glasgow Life of a Salesman, Bryant Square, New York Pening Week, Gallery of Modern Art, Glasgow Off Sauchiehall Street, Glasgow Madonna's Town House, Gramercy Park, New York Union Square Market, New York Sauchiehall Street, Glasgow Union Square Market, New York Midtown, New York Barrowlands Market, Glasgow Union Square Market, New York Tam Shepherd's Trick Shop, Glasgow Princes Square Mall, Glasgow Antique Market, 26th Street, New York The Barrows, Glasgow Antique Market, 26th Street, New York The Barrows, Glasgow Moscow State Circus, George Square, Glasgow Herald Square, New York Buchanan Street, Glasgow Minetta Lane, SoHo, New York Botanic Gardens, Glasgow George Square, Glasgow Museum of Modern Art, New York Gallery of Modern Art, Glasgow Broadway, New York Sculpture Garden, M.O.M.A., New York Lobey Dosser & Rank Bajin, North Woodside Road, Glasgow Before the Lord Provost's Parade, Glasgow Fifth Avenue, Opposite St Patrick's, New York River Clyde at Glasgow Green Central Park, New York
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Key Information

Reference code

DC 042

Title

The Robert Trotter Photographic Collection

Date(s)

  • c1995-2005 (Creation)

Level of description

Collection

Extent

348 Items

Content and Structure

Scope and content

The collection comprises 348 images taken between 1995-2000 from Robert Trotter's exhibition 'New York, Glasgow: from the crowd' held at Glasgow School of Art School of Design Atrium Gallery in 2004. The images are of varying sizes and are in good condition. The images of street scenes in Glasgow and New York show musicians, market vendors and passers by against city centre architecture. emphasizing the similarities between city life in Glasgow and New York.

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 collection is divided into two sections. The first section holds photographic prints numbered individually. Please note, the original numbering system has been preserved as reference numbers, with photographs beginning at No.6. The second section contains postcards, each numbered individually, plus two numbered sheets of text that accompanied the exhibition.

General Information

Name of creator

(1930-2013)

Biographical history

Robert Trotter was a photographer from Dumbarton, near Glasgow who undertook street photography for over a decade.

Archival history

Custodial history

Donated by The Glasgow School of Art's School of Design. After the closure of the exhibition the material was moved to the Mackintosh Research Centre, now the Archives and Collections Centre, at The Glasgow School of Art.

Physical Description and Conditions of Use

Conditions governing access

Glasgow School of Art Archives and Collections are open for research by appointment. For further details, please refer to our Access Policy @ https://gsaarchives.com/policies

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.

For further details, please refer to our Reprographic Service Guide @ https://gsaarchives.com/policies

Language of material

  • English

Script of material

Language and script notes

Physical Description

photographic prints and a catalogue of 10 postcards plus two sheets of accompanying exhibition text.

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Existence and location of originals

Existence and location of copies

Copies of the photographs are held by the photographer.

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There is no known related material.

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Note

Collection Historical Note

Robert Trotter was a photographer from Dumbarton, near Glasgow who undertook street photography for over a decade.

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Administrative Information

Description identifier

GB 1694 DC 042

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 Katy Iliffe, Volunteer, 15th September 2006.
  • Imported into CALM by Susannah Waters, GSA Archivist 13th May 2008.
  • 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)

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Archivist's note

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

Archivist's note

© Copyright 2014 GSA Archives. All rights reserved.

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