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The Glasgow School of Art First World War (1914-1918)
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Poster for a performance of 'Le Dieu Nusku' and 'Narcissius'

This poster advertised two dramatic performances of 'Le Dieu Nusku' and 'Narcissius' which were produced by Miss Dorothy Carleton Smyth and performed by students at The Glasgow School Of Art. The performances were in aid of raising funds for a war memorial to honour students and staff who served or were killed in action in World War One. The memorial was eventually commisioned in 1925 and was designed by former student Dorothy Doddrell. The image on the poster is a stone lithograph drawing by Maurice Greiffenhagen who was a tutor at The Glasgow School Of Art from 1906 until 1926. The reverse of the poster is annotated with the words "See Box".

Greiffenhagen, Maurice

Sphagnum moss sign

Cast metal (probably bronze) commemorative plaque from the Mackintosh building with raised lettering reading, 'To record the use of this building as a sphagnum moss depot. during the Great War and the thanks of the Scottish Branch British Red Cross Society to the generous donors. April 1919.'

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The Glasgow School of Art Home Front Memorial

To mark the centenary of the First World War, GSA’s Archives & Collections and Exhibitions worked with Louise Welsh, Professor of Creative Writing at the University of Glasgow and Edwin Pickstone, GSA Lecturer, to create a memorial to GSA students, staff and governors who undertook work on the home front.

Consisting of three panels with text written by Louise and letterpress prints created by Edwin, the memorial was informed by archival research. The frame was designed and made by Steven Higgins with lettering from Erin Bradley-Scott.

This memorial is a partnership piece to GSA’s WWI Roll of Honour, created in 1925 by Dorothy Doddrell to commemorate students, staff and governors who had served in the armed forces.

The project was generously funded by Mr James McBroom whose father, James Nicol McBroom, was a prize-winning student at the School and who undertook munitions work during the war.

Pickstone, Edwin

World War One Roll of Honour

An illuminated Roll of Honour commissioned by The Glasgow School of Art to commemorate staff and students from Glasgow School of Art who served in World War One. It was designed by a former student, Dorothy Doddrell in 1925, and takes the form of an illuminated parchment in paint and gold leaf, set within a substantial copper and wood framed triptych – one large, central panel and two smaller side panels. The Roll of Honour lists 405 staff, students and governors who served during the conflict. It also cites the regiments served and references those who tragically died.

Doddrell, Dorothy Maria F