Collection DC 074 - Student material by Donald Melvin, student at The Glasgow School of Art, Scotland

Key Information

Reference code

DC 074

Title

Student material by Donald Melvin, student at The Glasgow School of Art, Scotland

Date(s)

  • 1960-1968 (Creation)

Level of description

Collection

Extent

43 Items

Content and Structure

Scope and content

A collection of sketches, designs, photographs and lithographs by Donald Melvin completed during his time as a student at Glasgow School of Art in the 1960s. Includes work carried out as part of courses such as, for example, Interior Design, the History of Furniture, the 2nd Year General Course, the Pre-Diploma /Foundation Course and Woodcarving.

Also includes sketches carried out during GSA summer schools abroad in Florence and in Norway, and materials relating to extra-curricular activities such as photographs of productions staged by GSA Dramatic Club and Christmas ball posters.

Appraisal, destruction and scheduling

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

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Name of creator

(1943-)

Biographical history

Donald Melvin was a student at Glasgow School of Art from 1961-1967. During his time at GSA he studied Interior Design, the History of Furniture and woodcarving as well as completing the 2nd Year General Course and a Pre-Diploma/Foundation Year.

Name of creator

(1939-1996)

Biographical history

Artist in a variety of media who studied at Glasgow School of Art, 1958-63, graduating in printed textiles and doing a post-diploma year. He joined the school's staff, working in the textile department until 1988, after which he worked full-time on exhibitions and commissions. Mitchell's work sometimes had a fantastic, highly imaginative element. He developed a technique for painting on slates and showed these in his solo shows at Compass Gallery, Glasgow, in 1969-71, and at Broughton Gallery in 1980. He also showed at Qantas Gallery, 1977, in London, in other mixed shows in Britain and participated in the Compass Gallery's 'The Compass Contribution' in 1990.

Archival history

Custodial history

Donated in 2012.

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

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Collection Historical Note

Donald Melvin was a student at Glasgow School of Art from 1961-1967. During his time at GSA he studied Interior Design, the History of Furniture and woodcarving as well as completing the 2nd Year General Course and a Pre-Diploma/Foundation Year.

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Administrative Information

Description identifier

GB 1694 DC 074

Institution identifier

GB 1694

Rules and/or conventions used

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

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Processing information

  • Collection listed by GSA Archives Volunteer and edited by Susannah Waters, GSA Archivist. Imported from Excel spreadsheet by Michelle Kaye, Archives and Collections Assistant, 28th November 2012.
  • Catalogue imported into Archon software and edited by Michelle Kaye, Archon Project Officer, April 2014.
  • Catalogue exported from Archon and imported into AtoM during system migration, 2018-2019.

Language(s)

  • English

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Archivist's note

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

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