Series DC 073/1 - Ephemera

Untitled Christmas card We Three Kings of Orient are. Buon Natale. Buon Anno Untitled Christmas card Revelin Fortress, Dubrovnic At Christmastime there is no class distinction Merry Christmas to you and our heartiest wish for true and lasting peace in the new year 1945 May... Hope many a smile will come your way starting from this very day et Pendant Toute Untitled Christmas card Untitled Christmas card Have a happy Christmas Untitled Christmas card La Carretta Mill Lade, River Kelvin With very best wishes for a happy Christmas and every fair wind in the coming year For unto you is born this day in the city of David a saviour which is Christ the Lord Seasons Greetings. Three kings came from the east country which knew they by astronomy A merry Christmas and a Happy New Year Untitled Christmas card Untitled Christmas card Roofs at Windley Untitled Christmas card Untitled Christmas card Dreaming Untitled Christmas card Untitled Christmas card Ornamental Robin St Maris dell'Ammiraglio Palermo Untitled Christmas card Christmas and new year greetings With very best wishes for Christmas and new year Merry Christmas and Happy New Year With best wishes for Christmas and New year Greetings and good health ... Ad infinitum Merry Christmas The Severin Family 1958 toast and wish trust to all their friends Untitled Christmas card Untitled Christmas card Best wishes for Christmas and New Year 1985 With best wishes, Christmas 1986 Glasgow School of Art presents a Christmas Ball The Glasgow School of Art presents a Christmas Ball: Elizabethan Gordon Huntly / Graphics Text from Gordon Huntly exhibition and example designs Text from Arts of Christmas Exhibition Untitled Christmas card Exhibition of artists' personal Christmas cards Untitled Christmas card Best Wishes for Christmas and the New Year The Glasgow Art Club Burns Supper menu Untitled Christmas card
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DC 073/1




  • c1940s-2010s (Creation)

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Greetings cards and printed ephemera collected by Conrad McKenna during his time as a student and teacher at The Glasgow School of Art. Including Christmas cards and printed ephemera such as: tickets, menus, exhibition signage, exhibition catalogue and materials produced by The Glasgow Art Club.

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Conrad T J McKenna, born 8th March 1923, was admitted as a student to Glasgow School of Art in December 1939 at the age of 16. WW2 interrupted his studies when he was called up to the RAF in 1942, serving from then until 1946. He returned to Art School in 1946 and was awarded a Diploma in Commercial Art in 1948. He won several prizes and scholarships during his time at GSA, including the Robert Hart Bursary in 1941, the W.O. Hutchison Prize for Drawing in 1948, the Main Scholarship for Commercial Art in 1948 and a £120 Travelling Scholarship in 1949. Conrad was also a member of GSA staff from 1950-1984. His positions included: Visiting Staff, Design & Crafts 1953/54; Assistant, Design & Crafts 1954/55-1965/66; Assistant, General Course 1966/67-1970/71; Lecturer, First Year Course 1971-1972; Supervisor, Evening School 1972-1984. He spent a sabbatical year in 1962-1963 as a visiting lecturer in the Fine Art faculty of the University of Science and Technology (KNUST) in Kumasi, Ghana, West Africa, returning to GSA until his retirement in 1984.

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(1931 -)

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Peter Sumsion was a first year tutor at GSA for 12 years.

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GB 1694 DC 073/1

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GB 1694

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


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