Subseries GSAA/DIR/12/2 - Working Papers of Douglas Percy Bliss

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Working Papers of Douglas Percy Bliss


  • 1946-1964 (Creation)

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1.2 linear metres

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Working papers of Douglas Percy Bliss. Includes papers such as external Committee minutes and papers, for example the Scottish Central (Art) Institutions, and the Council for Industrial Design; notes for papers and lectures on Art subjects; correspondence on matters such as the training of Art Teachers; reports, itineraries and advice for travelling abroad; reports of visits to Exhibitions and other Art Schools; inventories and apparatus lists; Notices and circular letters for staff and students; Assessors' Reports; papers on School Departments such as Design & Craft, Drawing & Painting, a proposed Photographic Department, and Honours level; Timetables; and Governors Committee Meetings papers. Folders as follows: DIR/12/2/1: The Annual Conference of the Scottish Central (Art) Institutions, papers, 1921-1958 DIR/12/2/2: Lectures by Bliss, 1946-1947 DIR/12/2/3: Notices and Documents, 1949-1950 DIR/12/2/4: Reports of Visits to the Festival Exhibition in London, 1951 DIR/12/2/5: Notices and Reports, 1951 DIR/12/2/6: Visits to the English Provincial & London Art Schools, 1952 DIR/12/2/7: Apparatus & Equipment list, 1952-1959 DIR/12/2/8: Mixed Papers about Assessment, Departments and Courses, 1952-1959 DIR/12/2/9: Student Representative Council (SRC) and Exhibition Papers, 1952-1963 DIR/12/2/10: Assessors' Reports, 1953-1963 DIR/12/2/11: Industrial Design Papers, 1953-1962 DIR/12/2/12: Travels Abroad, Reports, 1953-1962 DIR/12/2/13: Inventory of Equipment, Textiles Department, 1954 DIR/12/2/14: Central (Art) Institutions Scotland, Minutes, 1954-1963 DIR/12/2/15: Annual Report Papers, 1955-1962 DIR/12/2/16: Teacher Training Papers, 1956-1962 DIR/12/2/17: Technical Illustration Papers, 1956-1964 DIR/12/2/18: The Council of Industrial Design, Papers and Minutes, 1958-1960 DIR/12/2/19: Letters to Staff, 1958-1962 DIR/12/2/20: Report on the Curriculum of Senior Secondary School, 1959 DIR/12/2/21: Proposed Photographic Department and Various Notices, 1959-1964 DIR/12/2/22: Two Papers by Misha Black, 1959-1960 DIR/12/2/23: Glasgow Arts Theatre Trust Papers, 1960 DIR/12/2/24: Design and Crafts Papers, 1960-1964 DIR/12/2/25: Architecture Papers, 1960-1964 DIR/12/2/26: Drawing & Painting Department Papers, 1961 DIR/12/2/27: 'Charles Rennie Mackintosh: Architect of the Glasgow School of Art' by D P Bliss, 1961 DIR/12/2/28: Honours Courses, Papers, 1961-1963 DIR/12/2/29: Scottish Certificate of Education, and other Papers relating to Art Training, 1962 DIR/12/2/30: Teachers' Timetables, 1962-1963 DIR/12/2/31: Governors Committee Papers, 1957-1964

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


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Arranged chronologically, based on the date of the earliest material within each folder, with the exception of DIR/12/2/31 which was a later addition.

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Directors' papers which are over 30 years old are available for public consultation. Permission from the director is needed for access to those less than 30 years old.

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GB 1694 GSAA/DIR/12/2

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GB 1694

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


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