Folder GSAA/DIR/12/1/17 - Correspondence of D P Bliss

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Correspondence of D P Bliss


  • 1961-1962 (Creation)

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48 folders

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Correspondence of Douglas Percy Bliss, 1961-1962. Includes correspondence with: Sir William F Arbuckle, about Bliss joining an informal Committee of the Scottish Education Department; correspondence with other Principals of the main 4 Art Colleges in Scotland; correspondence with Art Colleges and Departments other than the Scottish 4; correspondence with Kelvingrove Museum & Art Gallery; the Arts Council of Great Britain; James A Banks, about an account of the Glasgow School of Architecture; the British Red Cross Society, about a poster competition; correspondence about the Bellahouston Bequest; Ralph Brown, about his becoming a visiting lecturer; the British Council about a visit by Mr Fujio Koyama; D L Cochrane, about the teaching of Textile Design at the School; correspondence about the John & Mabel Craig Bequest; the Corporation of Glasgow; the Council for Industrial Design; Dr W Cameron Davidson, about visiting Glasgow School of Art and about his father's house, Windyhill, and its furniture; correspondence about the Dante Alighieri Society; the Danish Institute about a Danish Design Exhibition; Miss Joan Eardley, about the award of a Royal Scottish Academy painting prize; D M Elliot, the Scottish Film Council, about a collection of Art Slides for the Art School; the Factory Inspectorate, about the School Pottery Department; the Worshipful Company of Goldsmiths' Exhibit at the British Exhibition, Stockholm, 1962: Diary information; Glasgow Buildings Guardian Committee, about meetings; Glasgow Art Club, about a Fashion Parade; correspondence about a visit by Bliss to Germany, 1962; correspondence about the School of Art & Crafts, Kumasi, Ghana; correspondence with the Governors of the Art School; correspondence about Hospitalfield; House & Garden magazine, about chairs by Glasgow Students for their timber Holiday House at the Ideal Homes Exhibition; the Italian Consul, about a visit to the School by Barone Ferdinando; correspondence with Jordanhill Training College; correspondence about the visit of Mr Fujio Koyama; correspondence with Keppie, Henderson & Partners; correspondence with the Lady Artists' Club; correspondence about the Leverhulme Research Awards; correspondence about a London visit 1962; Alastair Morton, Edinburgh Weavers, about a visit; MacKay and van Zijl, international advertising, about the design for a whisky advertisment; correspondence about Charles Rennie Mackintosh furniture and a brochure; correspondence with 'Mostra Della Moda' about a Mackintosh furniture exhibition in Turin; the National Book League; correspondence about the Needlework Development Scheme; correspondence with the Glasgow School of Occupational Therapy; the Scottish Association of Opticians, about a design competition; Miss Agnes Miller Parker, about an exhibition she had at the Art School; Eli Prins about lectures at the Art School; Bliss' personal correspondence; the Royal Scottish Academy about the RSA Award and other matters; Bridget Riley, about her exhibition and a visit to Glasgow; Stockholm School of Arts and Crafts; correspondence about the St Mungo Prize; Maurice de Sausmarez, about his lectures in Glasgow; correspondence about the Scottish Hotel School; correspondence with Mr Schotz; the Secretary of the School; correspondence with the Scottish Education Department; correspondence about a Slide collection for the School; Mr William Soukop; correspondence with School Staff and the Staff Association; correspondence with prospective students; correspondence about Town Planning; the Tree Lovers' Society; the University of Glasgow; the Victoria & Albert Museum. Folders as follows: DIR/12/1/17/1: Correspondence, 'A', 1961-1962 DIR/12/1/17/2: 'Art Colleges, the four Scottish', 1961-1962 DIR/12/1/17/3: 'Art Colleges, others', 1961-1962 DIR/12/1/17/4: 'Art Gallery', 1961-1962 DIR/12/1/17/5: 'Arts Council', 1961-1962 DIR/12/1/17/6: Correspondence, 'B', 1961-1962 DIR/12/1/17/7: Correspondence, 'C', 1961-1962 DIR/12/1/17/8: 'Corporation of Glasgow', 1961-1962 DIR/12/1/17/9: 'Council of Industrial Design', 1961-1962 DIR/12/1/17/10: Correspondence, 'D', 1961-1962 DIR/12/1/17/11: 'Danish Institute- Danish Design Exhibition', 1961-1962 DIR/12/1/17/12: Correspondence, 'E', 1961-1962 DIR/12/1/17/13: Correspondence, 'F', 1961-1962 DIR/12/1/17/14: Correspondence, 'G', 1961-1962 DIR/12/1/17/15: 'Germany', 1961-1962 DIR/12/1/17/16: 'Ghana', 1961-1962 DIR/12/1/17/17: 'Governors', 1961-1962 DIR/12/1/17/18: Correspondence, 'H', 1961-1962 DIR/12/1/17/19: Correspondence, 'I - J', 1961-1962 DIR/12/1/17/20: Correspondence, 'K', 1961-1962 DIR/12/1/17/21: 'Keppie, Henderson & Partners', 1961-1962 DIR/12/1/17/22: Correspondence, 'L', 1961-1962 DIR/12/1/17/23: 'London Visit 1962' DIR/12/1/17/24: Correspondence, 'M', 1961-1962 DIR/12/1/17/25: Correspondence, 'Mc', 1961-1962 DIR/12/1/17/26: 'Mackintosh, C R, Brochure', 1961-1962 DIR/12/1/17/27: 'Mostra Della Moda', 1961-1962 DIR/12/1/17/28: Correspondence, 'N', 1961-1962 DIR/12/1/17/29: 'National Book League', 1961-1962 DIR/12/1/17/30: 'Needlework Development Scheme', 1961-1962 DIR/12/1/17/31: Correspondence, 'O', 1961-1962 DIR/12/1/17/32: Correspondence, 'P', 1961-1962 DIR/12/1/17/33: 'Personal', 1961-1962 DIR/12/1/17/34: Correspondence, 'R', 1961-1962 DIR/12/1/17/35: Correspondence, 'S', 1961-1962 DIR/12/1/17/36: 'Schotz, Mr', 1961-1962 DIR/12/1/17/37: 'Secretary', 1961-1962 DIR/12/1/17/38: 'SED' (Scottish Education Department), 1961-1962 DIR/12/1/17/39: 'Slides', 1961-1962 DIR/12/1/17/40: 'Soukop, Mr Willi', 1961-1962 DIR/12/1/17/41: 'Staff', 1961-1962 DIR/12/1/17/42: 'Staff and Staff Association', 1961-1962 DIR/12/1/17/43: 'Students, prospective', 1961-1962 DIR/12/1/17/44: Correspondence, 'T', 1961-1962 DIR/12/1/17/45: Correspondence, 'U', 1961-1962 DIR/12/1/17/46: Correspondence, 'V', 1961-1962 DIR/12/1/17/47: Correspondence, 'W - X', 1961-1962 DIR/12/1/17/48: Correspondence, 'Y', 1961-1962

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GB 1694 GSAA/DIR/12/1/17

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