Subseries DC 073/2/2 - Glasgow School of Art memoranda

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DC 073/2/2

Title

Glasgow School of Art memoranda

Date(s)

  • c1940-2015 (Creation)

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1 folder, 61 items

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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.

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(1923-)

Biographical history

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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English, Italian

Physical Description

Blue folder, with hand written label on spine, containing photocopied duplicates, clippings and various hand written and typed materials in a variety of pens and colour inks

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GB 1694 DC 073/2/2

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GB 1694

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

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