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Art, Design and Architecture collection

  • NMC
  • Collection
  • 13th century to early 21st century

Artworks, design pieces and architectural designs related to Glasgow School of Art staff and students.Items include oil paintingssilk screen printslithograph printsprintsphotographssketchessketch booksdrawingswatercolourscollagemetalwork, sculptur...

Not available / given

Records and textiles of the Needlework Development Scheme

  • NDS
  • Collection
  • 16th century to late 20th century

The collection consists of the surviving papers of the Needlework Development Scheme and over 100 examples of needlework. Of these examples, 28 are from Great Britain and 54 are examples of non-British work including examples from Greece, India, N...

The Needlework Development Scheme

Student Notebook, anonymous

  • DC 056
  • Collection
  • [19th century-20th century]

Student Art History notebook, contains mainly writings on Egyptian Art and Architecture, Medieval Christian Art, Flemish Art, English Art. Notebook also contains some illustrations.Please note that this material is not yet fully catalogued and the...

Not available / given

Plaster Casts

  • PC
  • Collection
  • Mid 19th century-early 20th century

Collection of plaster casts comprising human figures, architectural fragments, plaster friezes, plaster reliefs, marble reliefs, tondos and busts.Casts were used as an important teaching aid by the School, from the late 19th century onwards. The c...

Not available / given

Paisley Shawl Designs

  • DC 039
  • Collection
  • 1840s-1850s

A collection of 27 mounted boards with hand-drawn designs for shawls, featuring the Kashmir cypress cone or 'Paisley' pattern.

Mackie, Thomas Callendar Campbell

Paisley Shawl Designs II

  • DC 080
  • Collection
  • 1840s-1850s

A collection of 6 mounted boards with hand-drawn, hand-painted designs for shawls, featuring the Kashmir cypress cone or 'Paisley' pattern.

The Duncan Brown Photographic Collection

  • DB
  • Collection
  • 1853-1896

The collection consists of 305 photographs taken between 1853 and 1896. Sitters included local dignitaries, friends and family including John Brown, Queen Victoria's Ghillie. The collection also includes landscapes and the streets of Glasgow,...

Brown, Duncan

Papers of the Anderson family, students at The Glasgow School of Art, Scotland

  • DC 022
  • Collection
  • 1860-1969

The Anderson family archive includes material of 5 of its members, namely the sisters Violet Meikle (1873-?), Daisy Agnes McGlashan (1879-1968), Daisy's husband William Smith Anderson (1877-1929) and their two daughters Daisy M Anderson (1910...

Anderson, Agnes Violet

The Giusti Plaster Cast Collection

  • GST
  • Collection
  • Late 19th century-mid 20th century

Collection of items related to the Glasgow based firm J. Giusti & Co. which specialized in the production of plaster figures, mould making, statuary repair, and other plaster work. The collection is primarily composed of plaster busts and port...

Proudfoot, Alexander

The George and Cordelia Oliver Archive

  • DC 066
  • Collection
  • c1897-2001

The George and Cordelia Oliver Archive consists of: Newscuttings (featuring articles by Cordelia Oliver)photographs and negatives by George Oliverpersonal papersexamples of artwork by Cordelia and George Oliver, various publicationsposters relatin...

Oliver, Cordelia

Papers of the Ballantine family, students at The Glasgow School of Art, Scotland

  • DC 025
  • Collection
  • c1900-1995

Collection includes: Notebooks belonging to Robert Dow Nisbet, 1930sSketchbook belonging to Robert Dow Nisbet, 1930sSketchbook of Jack Hendry Ballantine, 1930sSketchbook of Alice Longmuir Nisbet, includes sketches from other members of the Sociali...

Ballantine, John Hendry

Papers of William R Hunter

  • DC 011
  • Collection
  • 1896-1967

Collection includes: Diary written while travelling on Keppie Scholarship, 1913-1914Collection of 250 postcards of European cities, paintings, sculptures collected on tour, 1913-191412 ink sketches of Childe Ronald's Pilgrimage by TWYM (aka A...

Hunter, William R

Testimonials written in support of James A Dron

  • DC 081
  • Collection
  • 1896-1901

Collection of testimonials written in support of James A Dron, a former student of Glasgow School of Art.Includes: testimonials written by Francis H Newbery, Director of Glasgow School of Art, 1885-1918Robert L Sutherland, Head Master of Gorbals A...

Newbery, Francis Henry

Records of the Scottish Society of Art Workers

  • DC 001
  • Collection
  • 1898-1901

This collections contains: A notebook containing the constitution and rules of the society signed by its membersPrinted version of the constitution and rules, c1898Minute book, 1898-1900Letter from John Keppie to Fra. Newbery re: the Glasgow Schoo...

Keppie, John

Textile work by GSA students and staff

  • TSW
  • Collection
  • 20th century

Textile work by Glasgow School of Art students and staff, including examples of woven textiles, some of which are most likely to be submissions for degree shows, while others seem to be submissions for an RSA Bursary Competition. Some creators are...

Blackwood, Jilli

Papers of Kath Whyte, Head of Embroidery at Glasgow School of Art, Scotland

  • DC 029
  • Collection
  • c1909-1996

A collection of Kath Whyte's personal papers which comprises: Family papers, press cuttings and photographs, c1909-1981School certificates, c1922Correspondence, 1927-1996Early sketches and drawings, 1920sSketchbooks, notebooks, photographs an...

Whyte, Helen Kathleen R

Lecture Notes from Scottish Architect James Salmon

  • DC 055
  • Collection
  • c1909

Notebook containing lecture notes and a letter to James Salmon from Frances Newbery. Also includes several sheets of notes on loose paper.Please note that this material is not yet fully catalogued and therefore some items may not be accessible to ...

Salmon, James

Papers of Garcia Hunter, student at The Glasgow School of Art, Scotland

  • DC 072
  • Collection
  • c1930s-1960s

Includes: fashion and jewellery sketches and illustrationsproduct catalogues for companies such as McDonalds Ltd, Watt Brothers and Whitneys Ltd featuring Garcia Hunter's fashion illustrationsnewscuttings featuring advertisements using Garcia...

Hunter, Garcia

Lectures by Francis Lorne

  • DC 079
  • Collection
  • 1930-1948

Collection of typewritten notes for lectures on architecture by Francis Lorne of Burnet, Tait & Lorne.

Lorne, Francis

Anonymous sketchbook, Glasgow School of Art, Scotland

  • DC 026
  • Collection
  • 1935

An "Autographs" book containing pencil, ink and paint drawings and sketches accompanied by signatures. Signatures include: M. Kerr, Anette Jackson, Mary B. Forster, N. Hebblethwaite, M. Ridge, J Hyde, and B. Dixon. Also included is a pag...

Papers of Dorothy Campbell Smith, student at The Glasgow School of Art, Scotland

  • DC 076
  • Collection
  • c1940-1994

A collection of work by Dorothy C Smith including Glasgow School of Art student material and teacher training college material.Includes: GSA student notebooks teacher training notebooks from her time at Jordanhill teacher training collegeessaysarc...

Smith, Dorothy Campbell

Records of the Glasgow School of Art Students' Representative Council, Glasgow, Scotland

  • DC 009
  • Collection
  • c1941-2017

Includes: Administrative paperwork, minute bookStudent activities (handbooks, Activities Week schedules, posters)Newsletters, SRC guidelines and flyersPublicationsBannersPlease note that this material is not yet fully catalogued and therefore some...

Glasgow School of Art Students' Representative Council

Papers of Margaret Elizabeth Galt, student of Glasgow School of Art, Scotland

  • DC 040
  • Collection
  • c1942-1976

This collection contains works of art done by Margaret Elizabeth Galt while in secondary school; her Glasgow School of Art general course and diploma course notebooks, along with textile samples; and notebooks from after her time studying at GSA.

Galt, Margaret Elizabeth

Alastair Shanks notes from The Art Course for Primary Teachers

  • DC 050
  • Collection
  • 1938-1939

Notes and folio referring to the Art Course for Primary Teachers at The Glasgow School of Art. Alastair Shanks attended two of these courses. The notes are intended for use with complete beginners and include lessons on shape, light and shade as w...

Shanks, Alastair

Papers and textiles of Sylvia Chalmers

  • DC 068
  • Collection
  • c1943-1990

A collection of work by textile designer Sylvia Chalmers, comprising Glasgow School of Art student material; work-related designs and sketches; magazine clippings; calligraphy samples; a programme for an exhibition titled "A centenary exhibit...

Chalmers, Sylvia

Papers of Christine Shaw, student at The Glasgow School of Art, Scotland

  • DC 024
  • Collection
  • 1940

This collection contains: Original and typescript of Christine Shaw's diary, Jan 1940-Dec 1940Photographs taken in the grounds of Glasgow School of Art featuring fellow students Carlo Rossi, Joe O'Donnell, Christine Cramond, Charlie McNa...

Shaw, Christine

Minutes of GSA Magazine Folio

  • DC 048
  • Collection
  • c1949

Meetings of the committee 'Glasgow School of Art Magazine Folio' at The Glasgow School of Art, 167 Renfrew Street. Members include James Meechan, Charles Crole, Barbara G. Coulter, James McHury and Avril Burgess. Documents the restart of...

Glasgow School of Art Magazine Folio

Papers of Liz Arthur relating to Robert Stewart, artist and designer

  • DC 062
  • Collection
  • c1950-2004

This collection contains the research materials of Liz Arthur used in writing 'Robert Stewart : Design 1946 - 95'.It includes: copies of press cuttings and ephemera relating to Robert Stewartcorrespondence and notes relating to the book ...

Arthur, Liz

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