Content and Structure
Scope and content
RESTRICTED ACCESS: Some files contain personal information and will therefore remain closed for 75 years. Correspondence files of Douglas Percy Bliss. Includes 'in' letters with copies of replies from Bliss attached. Includes correspondence about many aspects of directing the Art School, for example providing references for graduated students, advice for prospective students, and corresponding with the other main Art Colleges and Schools in Scotland. Also includes correspondence with Art Societies and Institutions throughout Britain, and letters inviting figures in the Art world to come and lecture at the School. See the catalogue below for a more detailed description of what is contained within the correspondence files. Files as follows: DIR/12/1/1: Correspondence, 1946 DIR/12/1/2: Correspondence, 1947 DIR/12/1/3: Correspondence, 1947-1948 DIR/12/1/4: Correspondence, 1948 DIR/12/1/5: Correspondence, 1949 DIR/12/1/6: Correspondence, 1950 DIR/12/1/7: Correspondence, 1951 DIR/12/1/8: Correspondence, 1952 DIR/12/1/9: Correspondence, 1953 DIR/12/1/10: Correspondence, 1954 DIR/12/1/11: Correspondence, 1955 DIR/12/1/12: Correspondence, 1956 DIR/12/1/13: Correspondence, 1957-1958 DIR/12/1/14: Correspondence, 1958-1959 DIR/12/1/15: Correspondence, 1959-1960 DIR/12/1/16: Correspondence, 1960-1961 DIR/12/1/17: Correspondence, 1961-1962 DIR/12/1/18: Correspondence, 1962-1963 DIR/12/1/19: Correspondence, 1963-1964 DIR/12/1/20: Later Correspondence, 1964-1971
Appraisal, destruction and scheduling
This material has been appraised in line with Glasgow School of Art Archives and Collections standard procedures.
System of arrangement
Correspondence is arranged chronologically, in the first instance, and alphabetically within each year.
Files are arranged by calendar year up until 1957 and then by academic year to 1964. The correspondence occurs in alphabetical files with some thematic subject files throughout which are also arranged within the alphabetical system.
This system was put in place by Douglas Percy Bliss, or his Secretary. See DIR/12/1/7/1 for a sheet of instructions on 'Filing Letters for the Director' 1951.
NB individuals may be arranged alphabetically by either their surname or the name of the group or society they represent so it is advised to look under both.