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Commemorative gavel

Japanese inspired dark wood gavel and block with engraved silver coloured metal commemorative plaque reading, "Presented to the Glasgow School of Art by the City of Glasgow on the occasion of their 150th anniversary, 28 June 1995."

Not available / given

Diploma printing block

Printing block with Glasgow style female figure, stylised trees and flowers forming the border design. 
Central text block with

  • The Glasgow School of Art address
  • Local prize awarded to: 
  • For excellence in:
  • Session:

King, Jessie Marion

Drawings

These folders contain drawings produced by Harry Anthony Wheeler when he travelled to Italy after being awarded the John Keppie Scholarship in 1948. The John Keppie Scholarship gave a bursary of £100 to one architecture student per year to fund a study trip of their choice. The focus of Wheeler's project was Loggias in Florence, Rome and Venice. Included are 5 "plottings" of the Loggia La Badia near Florence, Wheeler's original portfolio case and 48 loose plates of drawings and photographs which are listed below: Plate 1: Drawing of the courtyard, cortile, open staircase, gateway and loggia of The Bargello Palazzo Del Podesta in Florence. Plate 2: Drawing of the Loggia Bargello in Florence. Plate 3: Drawing of the Loggia Dei Lanzi in Florence. Plate 4: Entrance to the Loggia Dei Lanzi in Florence. Plate 5: Detail of Lion on columns in the Loggia Dei Lanzi in Florence. Plate 6: Loggia Bigallo in Florence. Plate 7: The Ponte Vecchio in Florence. Plate 8: The Pazzi Chapel in Florence. Plate 9: Plan and Elevation drawing of Loggia La Badia near Florence. Pencil and watercolour on white paper. Plate10: Drawing of an elevation of Loggia La Badia in Florence. Wheeler has added comments to this drawing about materials and techniques. Pencil and watercolour on white paper. Plate 11: Drawing of section detail of the Loggia La Badia near Florence. Wheeler has added comments to this drawing about materials and techniques. Pencil and watercolour on white paper. Plate 12: Detail of Stone Bracket, Loggia La Badia near Florence. Plate 13: Detail of Capital, Loggia La Badia near Florence. Plate 14: Four small photographs (mounted) of Loggia La Badia near Florence. Plate 15: The Dome of The Duomo from The Cloisters, San Lorenzo in Florence. Plate 15a: The Dome of the Medici chapel and church of S.Lorenzo from Giotto's Campanile in Florence. Plate 16: Loggia Ospedale Degli Innocenti in Florence with Della Robbia's Bambini Medalions in the spandrils. Plate 17: Loggia Ospedale Degli Innocenti in Florence. Plate 18: Cloisters, Covent of S. Marco in Florence. Plate 19: Loggia, Academy of Fine Arts in Florence. Plate 20: Small mounted photographs of the Pitti Palace Loggia in Florence. Plate 21: Small mounted photographs of the Uffizi Logia in Florence. Plate 22: Small mounted photographs of Loggia Fiesole in Florence. Plate 23: Small mounted photographs of Loggia S.Giovanni Laterno and Loggia Palazzo Venizia in Rome. Plate 24: Ink drawing of Michaelangelo's Cloister, the National Roman Museum in Rome. Plate 25: Ink drawing of a corner of Michaelangelo's Cloister in Rome. Plate 26: Two small mounted photographs and one drawing of Michaelangelo's Cloister in Rome. The drawing is a study of the columns. Plate 27: Small mounted photographs of Vignola's Loggia's in Campidoglio in Rome. Plate 28: Drawing and a small mounted photograph of The Loggia on the South West side of the Palazzo Farnese in Rome. Plate 29: The Loggia of the Knights of Rhodes in Rome. Plate 30: Small mounted photographs of the Cortile Cancelleria and the Cortile Doria Panfili in Rome. Plate 31: Drawing of the Loggia of Julius II S.Angel's Castle in Rome. Plate 32: Small mounted photographs of the Loggia of S.Angel's Castle in Rome and two modern Loggia's. Plate 33: Drawing of the open arcading on the south west corner at The Doge's Palace in Venice. Plate 34: Drawing of "The Judgement of Solomon" carved in fine grained marble for The Doge's Palace in Venice. Plate 35: Small mounted photographs of The Doge's Palace in Venice. Plate 36: Drawing of The Ca' d'Oro in Venice. Plate 37: Drawings of details from The  Ca' d'Oro in Venice. Plate 38: Small mounted photographs from the Ca' d'Oro in Venice. Plate 39: Small photographs of the facades of palaces in Venice. Plate 40: Drawing of the corner of St Mark's Library in Venice. Plate 41: Pencil drawing of Loggetta Venice. Architect Jacopo Sansovino. Plate 42: Five small photographs of the Library Vecchia, Procuratie Vecchie, Loggetta del Sansovino, Arcading alongside Rialto Bridge and the Palazzo Rezzonico in Venice. Plate 43: Two photographs and a pencil and watercolour drawing of Palazzo Contarini del Bovolo in Venice. The first photograph is of the foot of the staircase with comments by Wheeler about the contrasting brick and stonework textures. The second photograph is the interior of the building's Loggia and the drawing is of the building's facade. Plate 44: Six photographs, four of the Cloister S. Stephano and two of the Cloister S.Carmine in Venice. Plate 45: Five photographs of the Pescheria in Venice. The photographs feature the detail of the Capital Fish's Head Moteif on top of a column, timber brackets, Ca' d'Oro seen from the market, the top Loggia looking over the Grand Canal and some Arcading. Wheeler has commented that the Arcading is Modern Gothic and features textured brickwork. Plate 46: Five small mounted photographs. The photographs feature the sotto portico (meaning under the porch) of the Scuola Giorgo degli Schiavoni with one photograph featuring Wheeler's comments on the alternating column shapes, a Loggia near Ponte Lungo, a colonnade near San Francesca della Vigna and the Cloisters of the Monestry adjoining San Maria Maggiore in Venice. Plate 47: Four small mounted photographs. The photographs feature; A portico with a balcony Loggia above with Wheeler's comments that it is Venetian Gothic, a potico with an arcade above with Wheeler's comments that it is Venetian Byzantine, a Loggia of Modern Building with Wheeler's comments that it is Gothic style and some modelled timber brackets above columns.

Wheeler, Sir Harry Anthony

Joan Eardley

Folder containing 34 black and white and colour photographs of Joan Eardley and her work taken by George Oliver. Also contains exhibition catalogues and cuttings from such, press releases and postcards.

Oliver, George

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 researchers.

Salmon, James

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

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 the magazine in December 1949 with discussions about printing and accounts. Includes details of advertising space and 4 loose postal receipts.

Please note that this material is not yet fully catalogued and therefore some items may not be accessible to researchers.

Glasgow School of Art Magazine Folio

Notes of James McIntosh Patrick, artist and student at The Glasgow School of Art, Scotland

  • DC 049
  • Collection
  • 1924-1928

These notes are Patrick's own writings but have been copied out by his daughter due to the original notes being illegible. The notes describe his time at Glasgow School of Art and include descriptions on societies (i.e. The Dramatic Society) as well as the etching workshop and studio spaces.

Please note that this material is not yet fully catalogued and therefore some items may not be accessible to researchers.

Patrick, James McIntosh

Papers and photographs of Holmes Gray, student at the Glasgow School of Art, Scotland

  • DC 016
  • Collection
  • 1949-1996

The collection includes:

  • Photographs, essays and notes made and taken by Holmes Gray while at the Glasgow School of Art, including correspondence between the GSA and Gray, 1949-1956
  • Notes given to designers for technical guidance from Johnson, Matthey & Co. Ltd, 1954
  • Recollections of Glasgow School of Art by Holmes Gray, 1996
  • Photographs of pieces designed by Gray post-GSA for Spode, Royal Worcester and others; c1949-1996
  • Correspondence with Stoke-on-Trent College, 1964-1986
  • Correspondence re: training as a part-time teacher, 1977-1986
  • Letter informing Holmes Gray of election as Fellow of the Royal Society for the Encouragement of Arts, Manufacturers & Commerce [copy], 1987
  • Letter from Commemorative Collector's Society re: address by Holmes Gray, 1997

This material may contain sensitive information about individuals that is protected by the Data Protection Act. Until this material has been checked for sensitive information, it will not be available for researchers. Once this Data Protection work is complete the collection will be open for access, however any sensitive information will be closed and inaccessible for 75 years from the date of creation.

Gray, Holmes

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 1940
  • Photographs taken in the grounds of Glasgow School of Art featuring fellow students Carlo Rossi, Joe O'Donnell, Christine Cramond, Charlie McNamee and Nita Begg [c1940]
  • Presscutting featuring fellow students Leonard Clegg, Christine Cramond and Tony Brook preparing a decorative paper figure for the GSA Christmas Ball, 1940

Shaw, Christine

Papers of Conrad McKenna, student and staff member at The Glasgow School of Art, Scotland

  • DC 073
  • Collection
  • c1940s-2010s

Includes

  • a selection of Christmas cards and other ephemera collected by Conrad McKenna, a former student and staff member at The Glasgow School of Art, plus typed and handwritten materials used by McKenna to deliver teaching at The Glasgow School of Art
  • correspondence between Conrad McKenna and The Glasgow School of Art and members of staff, and correspondence and printed ephemera regarding The San Gimignano Summer School.

The cards and ephemera have been created by former Glasgow School of Art staff and students and friends of Conrad McKenna, including Gordon Huntly, Rosalind Bliss, Michael Moulder, Peter Sumsion, Michael Healey, Mark Severin and James Cosgrove.

This material may contain sensitive information about individuals that is protected by the Data Protection Act. Until this material has been checked for sensitive information, it will not be available for researchers. Once this Data Protection work is complete the collection will be open for access, however any sensitive information will be closed and inaccessible for 75 years from the date of creation.

McKenna, Conrad

Papers of Henry Young Alison, artist and Interim Director of The Glasgow School of Art, Glasgow, Scotland

  • DC 021
  • Collection
  • 1805-1972

This collection contains:

  • Family papers, 1805-1889;
  • Wartime records, 1914-1916;
  • Lectures and speeches, c1930-1950;
  • Photographs; c20th century;
  • Miscellaneous papers, c1930-1972;
  • ketchbooks and drawings; c20th century.

This material may contain sensitive information about individuals that is protected by the Data Protection Act. Until this material has been checked for sensitive information, it will not be available for researchers. Once this Data Protection work is complete the collection will be open for access, however any sensitive information will be closed and inaccessible for 75 years from the date of creation.

Alison, Henry Young

Papers of James Black Fulton, architect, student at The Glasgow School of Art, Scotland, and Director of The Glasgow School of Architecture, Scotland

  • DC 017
  • Collection
  • 1909-1912

The papers listed here are the records of three private commissions undertaken by James Fulton between 1909 and 1912, while he was resident in London. The papers include correspondence with the clients, builders and tradesmen. There are rough plans only for the house for F. Hall Gibson, who appears to have been a friend of Fulton's family.

Fulton, James Black

Papers of Jessie Keppie, artist and student of The Glasgow School of Art, Scotland

  • DC 004
  • Collection
  • 1868-1913

Collection includes:

  • Menus and dinner invitation to artistic gatherings with a sketch by James E Christie
  • London Sketch Club ephemera including menus, invitations, cards with sketches by Shepperson, W Lee Hank, Rene Butt and Jock Bere, 1902-1906
  • F. Carruthers Gould ephemera containing invites to private views
  • tudies for Pictures by J Moyr Smith, 1868
  • Information on John Burnet, Architect, 1814-1901
  • Photograph album, c1893

The photograph album contains photographs of "The Immortals", including Jessie Keppie, Charles Rennie Mackintosh, Herbert MacNair, Frances Macdonald, Margaret Macdonald and others of their circle.

The Moyr Smith sketches are from Moyr Smith's first published book Studies in Pictures. Smith trained in Glasgow, becoming influenced by Alexander Thomson and Daniel Cottier, moving to London in 1864.

Of great importance in this collection is a sketchbook of drawings by Charles Rennie Mackintosh. The sketchbook, dating from the 1890s, consists of 19 drawings of flowers, furniture sketches, and interior sketches of Craigie Hall, Pollokshields, Glasgow.

Keppie, Jessie

Papers of John Hinshelwood, architect and student of The Glasgow School of Art, Scotland

  • DC 023
  • Collection
  • 1927-1929

This collection contains architectural sketches that formed part of John Hinshelwood's training as a student at The Glasgow School of Art.

These include:

  • The Doric Order, 1926
  • Time sketch for a Perfume Shop, Park Lane, Stranraer, Scotland, 1927-1928
  • Design for a Garden Pavilion, 1927-1928
  • Design for a pavilion. 0.5 inch detail, 1927-1928
  • A Memorial to a Statesman, 2 copies, c1920s

Hinshelwood, John

Papers of John Walter Lindsay, architect and student of the Glasgow School of Art

  • DC 032
  • Collection
  • 1943-2006

This collection contains:

  • Notebooks, a sketchbook, scrapbooks, and student work from John Walter Lindsay's time at The Glasgow School of Art, 1943-1950
  • Recollections of staff & students and his time at The Glasgow School of Art, 1990s
  • crapbook giving an account of his travels following the award of the Haldane Travel Scholarship, 1950
  • Miscellaneous magazine cuttings concerning architecture, c1950s-1990s
  • Folder arranged by Lindsay containing material relating to Charles Rennie Mackintosh, 1968-1999
  • Folder arranged by Lindsay containing correspondence, 1968-2006
  • Photographs of Keppie Henderson Architects building models, c1950s-1990s
  • Folder arranged by Lindsay containing material relating to his architectural career, c1940s-1990s

This material may contain sensitive information about individuals that is protected by the Data Protection Act. Until this material has been checked for sensitive information, it will not be available for researchers. Once this Data Protection work is complete the collection will be open for access, however any sensitive information will be closed and inaccessible for 75 years from the date of creation.

Lindsay, John Walter

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, c1909-1981
  • chool certificates, c1922
  • Correspondence, 1927-1996
  • Early sketches and drawings, 1920s
  • ketchbooks, notebooks, photographs and correspondence from Gray's School of Art, c1922-1947
  • Personal correspondence, 1922-1996
  • National Identification Card, 1943
  • Travel diary, c1940s
  • Lecture notes, sketchbooks and notebooks, 1948-1974
  • Assorted textile samples, sketch books and notebooks, 1950s-1970s
  • Examples of weaving by Kath Whyte and her pupils, c1950s-1970s
  • Diaries 1974-1988 and miscellaneous books owned by Kath Whyte
  • Photographs (professional and personal), 1909-1996
  • MBE medal and associated correspondence and photograph
  • Extensive collection of undated slides
  • Exhibition catalogues
  • Textile and design pieces, c1930s-1970s

This material may contain sensitive information about individuals that is protected by the Data Protection Act. Until this material has been checked for sensitive information, it will not be available for researchers. Once this Data Protection work is complete the collection will be open for access, however any sensitive information will be closed and inaccessible for 75 years from the date of creation.

Whyte, Helen Kathleen R

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

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 (1910-1996) and Agnes Violet Neish (nee Anderson) (c1912-2005).

The Anderson Family archive contains family papers, sketchbooks, photographs and letters from 1860 to 1969.

The archive contains a number of sketchbooks kept by family members. Those belonging to the women contain flower drawings and schemes for ornamentation whilst William Anderson's books reflect his life as a commercial traveller for an ironfounder's firm and contain scenes from London and elsewhere, as well as technical drawings and plans. As many of the members of Daisy Anderson's family attended the Glasgow School of Art, the collection throws light on the work of the School from the 1880s-1950s.

Additionally the collection includes correspondence, newscuttings and photographs. Please note that this material is not yet fully catalogued and therefore some items may not be accessible to researchers.

Some of this material was damaged in the fire in GSA's Mackintosh Building on 23rd May 2014, and has since undergone conservation.

Anderson, Agnes Violet

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, 1930s
  • ketchbook belonging to Robert Dow Nisbet, 1930s
  • ketchbook of Jack Hendry Ballantine, 1930s
  • ketchbook of Alice Longmuir Nisbet, includes sketches from other members of the Socialist Art Circle, 1936
  • "Dun Breatann" Sketchbook of Lewis Ballantine, 1966
  • "History of Costume" Sketchbook of Lewis Ballantine, 1967
  • Photographs of Robert Dow Nisbet, Alice Nisbet, c1945, Jack Hendry Ballantine c1970, Alice and Jack Ballantine, June 1995.
  • Correspondence to Alice Nisbet, 4 letters, 1938-1995

Ballantine, John Hendry

Papers of William R Hunter

  • DC 011
  • Collection
  • 1896-1967

Collection includes:

  • Diary written while travelling on Keppie Scholarship, 1913-1914
  • Collection of 250 postcards of European cities, paintings, sculptures collected on tour, 1913-1914
  • 12 ink sketches of Childe Ronald's Pilgrimage by TWYM (aka A.S. Boyd), n.d.
  • Exhibition catalogues
  • Illustrations

The collection also includes original illustrations drawn by A S Boyd (aka TWYM) and Stephen Reid, both noted Scottish illustrators.

Additional uncatalogued material includes

  • x 6 photographs
  • x1 GSA practical notes on materials for painting
  • x1 diploma for May Jackson
  • x1 diploma scroll for William Reid Hunter

Please note that this material is not yet fully catalogued and therefore some items may not be accessible to researchers.

Hunter, William R

Poster for The Glasgow School Of Art degree show

This poster advertised The Glasgow School Of Art's annual degree show. The exhibition was held on The Glasgow School Of Art campus as well as in the Centre for Contemporary Arts and Tramway which are local arts centres. The 2003 degree show was sponsored by McGrigor Donald, Hoegaarden Beer, the MacFarlane Group and the Gordon Yuill Company. The image used in the poster is by Raul Ortega and the poster was designed by Inlapland.

Not available / given

Records of the Director of the Glasgow School of Art

Correspondence and Working Papers of the Directors of the Glasgow School of Art from 1846 to the present day. Material from DIR/14 onwards is currently uncatalogued and therefore not accessible for researchers. Papers are arranged by Director into the sub-series below, and each sub-series is catalogued in further detail: DIR/1: Henry MacManus, Headmaster from 1844-1848 DIR/2: Charles Heath Wilson, Headmaster from 1849-1863 DIR/3: Robert Greenlees, Headmaster from 1863-1881 DIR/4: Thomas C Simmonds, Headmaster from 1881-1885 DIR/5: Francis H Newbery, Director from 1885-1918 DIR/6: John Henderson, Director from 1918-1924 DIR/7: John D Revel, Director from 1925-1932 DIR/8: James Gray, Interim Director from 1932-1933 DIR/9: William Oliphant Hutchison, Director from 1933-1943 DIR/10: Allan Walton, Director from 1943-1945 DIR/11: Henry Y Allison, Interim Director from 1945-1946 DIR/12: Douglas Percy Bliss, Director from 1946-1964 DIR/13: Harry Jefferson Barnes, Director from 1964-1980

Greenlees, Robert

Records of the Glasgow School of Art Modern Embroidery Group, alumni society, Glasgow, Scotland

  • DC 035
  • Collection
  • 1959-1979

Includes:

  • Newsletters and circulars, 1959-1978
  • Membership records, 1960-1974
  • Exhibition records including catalogues, invites, visitors' books, price lists and related correspondence, 1959-1979
  • Press cuttings and notes, 1959-1976.

This material may contain sensitive information about individuals that is protected by the Data Protection Act. Until this material has been checked for sensitive information, it will not be available for researchers. Once this Data Protection work is complete the collection will be open for access, however any sensitive information will be closed and inaccessible for 75 years from the date of creation.

Glasgow School of Art Modern Embroidery Group

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 members
  • Printed version of the constitution and rules, c1898
  • Minute book, 1898-1900
  • Letter from John Keppie to Fra. Newbery re: the Glasgow School of Art receiving a copy of the constitution and rules, 1901

Keppie, John

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.'

Not available / given

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 therefore some items may not be accessible to researchers.

Not available / given

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, 1885-1918
  • Robert L Sutherland, Head Master of Gorbals Art Class
  • and Allan Gillespie, Secretary of Bonnybridge Art Classes.

The collection also includes a letter of application written by Dron for the post of Painting and Still-Life Master at Belfast School of Art in 1901 plus accompanying correspondence.

Please note that this material is not yet fully catalogued and therefore some items may not be accessible to researchers.

Newbery, Francis Henry

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