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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 well as colour. A two page desciption of the following notes has been provided by Alastair Shanks. The folio of drawings that follow are executed in a variety of materials from pencil to pastel and act as illustrations for various lessons that may be taught.

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

Shanks, Alastair

Anne Scott Doll Collection

  • DC 038
  • Collection
  • c1956

The collection consists of 27 dolls all dressed in period costume. They are composed of various mixed media including fabrics, metal, glass, plastics, feathers and furs.

This collection was damaged in the fire in The Mackintosh Building at The Glasgow School of Art on 23rd May 2014 and is awaiting conservation.

Scott, Anne

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 page of signatures entitled "Form III Upper".

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

Art and design work by Rose Valentine

  • DC 113
  • Fonds
  • c1915
  • 3 x decorated leather bags
  • 1 x embossed leather sample
  • 1 decorated leather folder
  • 1 x copy of Le Cuir Compositions Décoratives by Jehan Raymond
  • 6 x oil paintings
  • 2 x embroidered pieces relating to Educational Needlecraft scheme: 1 mat with running stitch border and 1 drawstring bag with running stitch border
  • 1 x embroidered pin cushion
  • 1 x embroidered cloth bag with wooden clasp
  • 1 x square Glasgow Style embroidery (possibly the front of a cushion cover)
  • 1 x sachet decorated with embroidered flowers
  • 1 x embroidered square mat

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

Valentine, Rose

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 paintings
  • ilk screen prints
  • lithograph prints
  • prints
  • photographs
  • ketches
  • ketch books
  • drawings
  • watercolours
  • collage
  • metalwork, sculpture and ceramics.

Almost all works are by former students and staff or figures related to the history of The Glasgow School of Art. The earliest pieces date from the 16th century and later examples have been purchased from recent Degree Shows. The work is in a variety of media and includes drawings, paintings, prints, sketchbooks, furniture and sculpture. Artists represented include many key figures and the most influential and successful students.

There are also several works from former tutors including Neil Dallas Brown, David Donaldson and Fred Selby, alongside contemporary works by students, donated or purchased at degree show. Key works include those by: Maurice Greiffenhagen, Francis Newbery, John Quinton Pringle, Benno Schotz, Ian Fleming and James D Robertson. Suites of note include large collections of Joan Eardley sketches and paintings, Joan Palmer prints, and architectural drawings by Eugene Bourdon.

Not available / given

Artist's scrapbook belonging to J Mylne

  • DC 014
  • Collection
  • c1807-1886

Scrapbook with 218 pages containing works by

  • John Wilson Ewbank (1)
  • J. Finnie (1)
  • Rev. John Thomson of Duddingston (1)
  • Archibald Alison (1)
  • I.M. Donald (14)
  • G. Huntly Gordon (1)
  • John Crawford Brown (5)
  • Robert Maxwell Cooper (19)
  • W. Gordon (2)
  • Andrew MacLure (2)
  • William D. K. Mason (8)
  • and J. Mylne

A list of all entries in the scrapbook, giving the page number:

  • Inside cover bookplate's message: Robb, Glasgow J. Mylne
  • Frontispiece
  • P.1 (i) Tib M'Cauly's Yae Son by Stumps with illustrations [ink, with decorative sketches]
  • P.2 (i-v) Printed etchings, possibly of scenes from novels and decorative vases
  • P.3 Two watercolours, unsigned - (i) A street scene - shows ruined houses (ii) Rural scene - two men by a tower
  • P.5 Two watercolours, unsigned - (i) A street scene, shows houses (poss. continental) (ii) Coastal scene with sea and sky
  • P.7 Two watercolours, unsigned - (i) Rural scene - lane with houses (ii) Maritime scene - fishing boats on beach with hills behind
  • P.9 Two watercolours, unsigned - (i) Church/abbey (ii) River valley with fisherman
  • P.11 Two watercolours, unsigned - (i) Fishing boat by harbour (poss. Egyptian) (ii) Woodland, name on back -G. Gower/Gowie
  • P.12 (i) Print of etching, entitled George Cruickshank (ii) Watercolour of Mediterranean scene (i-iv) Cuttings from papers and magazines
  • P.13 (v) Pencil drawing of cottage and ruined tower, signed R. Leslie (vi-vii) Cuttings of etchings
  • P.15 (i-iii) Copies of etchings, including animals, a ruined cathedral and the doorway to the Hall of Eltham Palace
  • P.17 (i) Watercolour of woodland and castle
  • P.19 (i) Ink sketch of three figures, initialed IMD for JMD] (ii) Pencil sketch of buildings & square, initialed WDKM (iii) Pencil sketch of forest and cottage, initialed RMC
  • P.20 (i) Watercolour sketch of head, initialed RMC
  • P.21 (i) Pencil sketch, with slight watercolour, initialed RMC (ii) Watercolour of seascape (on reverse - pencil drawing of a hand holding a rod)
  • P.23 (i) Pencil drawings of figures & heads, given as R.M. Cooper (ii) Watercolour, entitled Lakes of Scotland, signed J. Stenning/ Staining/Sterning [?]
  • P.25 (i) Watercolour and pastels of boat on river, with bridge, unsigned
  • P.27 (i) Prints of crests and coats of arms, D. Gavin, 18 North Bridge (ii) Print of an engraving of Benjamin Franklin, by T. Wright
  • P.29 (i) Pencil sketch of decorative scroll and outline of face (ii) Cuttings from papers and magazines (iii) Print of engraving of Capt. James Cook by T. Wright
  • P.31 (i) Print of engraving (ii) Print of engraving/etching of battle preparation (iii) Watercolour of urn initialed RMC [Bob Cooper written beside]
  • P.33 Watercolour of woman and child, initialed RMC [Also written - 17 Sannay 18..]
  • P.35 (i-v) Prints of engravings and drawings, including stylised figures of animals for scrolls
  • P.37 (i) Pencil sketch of landscape (ii-iv) Prints
  • P.39 (i) Watercolour of boat at sea, signed H. Brolanski [?] (ii) Print (iii) Pencil sketch, entitled Near Bothwell, unsigned
  • P.41 (i-v) Prints (vi) Pencil sketch of river scene, initialed IMD for JMD]
  • P.43 (i) Watercolour of a town, signed W. Gordon (ii) Print (iii) Watercolour of an urn, initialed RMC
  • P.45 (i) Watercolour of head of a man
  • P.47 (i) Print (ii) Watercolour, entitled The Keep, Avon Water, initialed IMD
  • P.49 (i) Sketch, with watercolour wash, signed Adamo Sveicart (ii) Pencil sketch, with light watercolour, initialed RMC
  • P.51 (i-ii) Prints, (i) -Melrose Abbey (iii) Watercolour of head of a man, initialed IMD
  • P.53 (i) Pencil sketch of head of D. White, by RM Cooper [note by side -David White was a Manufacturer, Princes Square, Buchanan St., Glasgow, c.1842] (ii) Pencil sketch Elskie Elshender, the Black Dwarf's Cottage initialed by IMD (iii) Pencil sketch of a river bank, initialed IMD
  • P.55 (i) Watercolour head initialed J. ME (ii) Watercolour of a studio/attic. Written underneath is "W. Gordon" and "Probably W.D.K. Mason" (iii) Print
  • P.57 (i) Watercolour of two figures, coat of arms and a garden, initialed RMC (ii) Pencil sketch, Near Govan signed J.C. Brown
  • P.59 (i) Watercolour and ink sketch of a town on a riverbank, signed Mason [?] (ii) Pencil and Pastel sketch of soldier in a helmet, signed R. Leslie
  • P.61 (i) Ink sketch, Trossachs (sic), initialed JC.B. (ii) Pencil sketch of a child, initialed RMC (iii) Pencil sketch of a man, signed A. Maclure [note at side - Andrew Maclure & Maclure & Macdonald] (iv) Pencil and watercolour sketch of male figure holding a book, Hutcheson's Hospital, initialed RMC
  • P.62 (i) Pencil sketch of woman, initialed RMC
  • P.63 (i) Pencil sketch of woman, initialed RMC (ii) Pencil and ink sketch of woman, initialed RMC [Written in bottom right corner - 1838 & 1835, Neil/Nell McDougall] (iii) Pencil sketch of man in a room, initialed RMC
  • P.64 (i) Letter to James Robb, Bank of Scotland, Cross Branch, Glasgow From Daniel Marshall [?], 6 Learmonth Terrace, Edinburgh, 28 February 1880
  • Transcript
    dear Sir

I have just returned from London where I have been for a few days, else I should have answered your kind letter sooner. I shall be very happy to receive the balance which you tell me is in your hands, of the sum subscribed for the portrait of Bailie Moir [?] which I painted. I know there was some difficulty in getting up the money at last. Horatio McCulloch was my very intimate friend and I knew R.M., Cooper and Bill Mason and I.M. Donald, very well. Mason was a nephew of the Kembles, his mother being a sister of the great Mrs Siddons. He was a grand heavy looking fellow, but unfortunately took to the bottle and went to the D 1. The last time I saw him was in Tottenham Court road standing against a lampost haranguing a lot of little boys who were evidently bent on mischievous fun with the drunk man, but were awed by the grand Caricature [?] like style of poor Bill. I believe he is dead long ago.

I should very much like to see the Scrap books, and also the portrait of Allan Ramsay, is it Ramsay the father -the Pact [?] s Ramsay the son, the portrait painting.

The first time I'm in Glasgow I'll endeavour to let you know, and perhaps you will kindly show them to me.
Believe me, very truly yours...

  • P. 65 (i) Pencil and ink sketch, dated 1826, initialed by RMC (ii) Ink sketch of man, signed "Yours Presently WKM" (iii) Ink sketch of a harbour, initialed IMD (iv) Ink sketch of easel, jug and painting, signed "Yours Truly, W Mason"
  • P.66 (i) Pencil sketch of a woman, initialed IMD (ii) Ink sketch of a dog and an easel, written on the easel - "A splendid set of pups, mostly black. I would like to see that picture of Duncan's", signed Thomson *P.67 cntd. (iii) Pencil sketch of draped female figure, initialed IMD (iv) Ink sketch of soldier carrying rifle; inset -head of a man, and other inset - landscape, initialed IMD (v) Pencil sketch of man's head, entitled H Lane - Artiste [?], signed IMD
  • P.68 (i) Press cutting from 1 Sep 1930 - "A Little Scottish Diary -The Painting Parson": -Describes the life of John Thomson of Duddingston, 1778-1840, a landscape painter
  • P.69 (i) Pastel sketch for portrait of a man, initialed IMD (ii) Watercolour of a loch. Written underneath - Mr Thomson, Duddingston
  • P.72 (i) Watercolour of Scottish countryside, signed A. Dunn
  • P.73 (i) Print (ii) Ink sketch of a river valley, initialed J.C.B. (iii) Pencil sketch of Cadzon Forrest, signed J.C. Brown [Note on page - J.C. Brown of Edinburgh]
  • P.77 (i) Watercolour of fisherman, initialed RMC (ii) Print (iii) Pencil sketch of part ruinous building, initialed IM. Noted below - Neidpath Castle (iv) Pencil sketch of 2 men in Scottish costume
  • P.79 (i) Print entitled Chateau de Lismore (i) Pencil sketch with flap on front, initialed IMD (ii) Watercolour of mountainous landscape, signed W. Gordon
  • P.81 (i-ii) Prints of engravings
  • P.83 (i) Print (ii) Pencil sketch of fox and a pheasant, initialed NMG [?] [On reverse - signed James N. Ewen]
  • P.85 (i-ii) Prints
  • P. 87 (i-ii) Prints
  • P.89 (i-ii) Prints
  • P.91 (i) Print (ii)Rough pencil sketch of a cottage [loose]
  • P.93 (i) Print (ii) Watercolour of a tower
  • P.95 (i-ii) Prints
  • P.97 (i) Print
  • P.99 (i) Print (ii) Pencil sketch of nude [illegible signature]
  • P.101 (i-ii) Prints
  • P.103 (i & iii) Prints (ii) Watercolour of old man's head
  • P.105 (i-ii) Prints (iii) Watercolour portrait, in profile. Inscribed Littlejohn Pirit [?], 1807
  • P.107 (i) Watercolour of trees
  • P.109 (i-ii) Prints (iii) Pencil diagram of decorative wall panel, with note below: "The above is a slight idea of what I would suggest for the panels. The grey ground just polished and afterwards painted upon. ICH" (iv) Pencil sketch of interior of a room - "Sevastopolis Drawing-room, Bayswater", signed Duncan Murray [loose]. Verso -pencil sketch of panel (v) Pencil sketch of decorative ceiling with doors and chimney noted
  • P.111 (i-iii) Prints
  • P.113 (i) Ink sketch with watercolour wash of seated woman with two children
  • P.115 (i) Pencil sketch of baby sleeping, entitled Mossman Jnr. Note underneath "done in 1840, now John Mossman. Dec 1886 (ii) Watercolour -landscape [possibly Edinburgh], signed, Kelsey [?]
  • P.117 (i-ii) Prints (iii) Pastel/crayon sketch of landscape, signed J. Finnik
  • P.119 (i & iii) Prints (ii) Pencil sketch of a monument, initialed AMcC [annot. A McClure]
  • P.121 (i) Pencil sketch of panels, showing two churches and a donkey (ii) Pencil and crayon sketch of shepherd with sheep
  • P.123 (i) Pencil sketch entitled A View from near Utrecht in Holland, early 1820 (ii) Watercolour of a bridge over a gorge, signed Ewbank [annot. - the late John Ewbank, RSA]
  • P.125 (i) Pencil sketch of a town, entitles Sketch by the author of Hills of Europe, signed Sir A. Alison (ii) Pencil sketch of factories and workmen [note underneath hartist Meetings, Geo. Forrester]
  • P.127 (i) Pencil and pastel sketch of man, entitled Adolphus Keeste by Macpherson
  • P.129 (i) Print
  • P.131 (i) Pencil sketch of battle scene, signed J. Mason (ii) Print
  • P.133 (i) Watercolour of woman's head, initialed RMC (ii) Pencil sketch of column, with male figure (iii) Watercolour of boats on a river, passing under a bridge, signed W. Gordon
  • P.135 (i) Pencil sketch of mythical scene
  • P.137 (i) Pencil sketch of street scene [noted above - College Open, High St., Glasgow]
  • P.139 (i) Print of Robert Bums, d.1859 (ii) Pencil sketch of seated nude male, initialed IMD [?]
  • P.141 (i) Pencil sketch of river, with fishermen in foreground
  • P.143 (i) Pencil sketch of cottage with cow in foreground, initialed RMC [?]
  • P.144 (i) Watercolour entitled Loch Long, signed J.C. Brown
  • P.147 (i & ii) Pencil drawings of leaves. Noted underneath freehand "Design, John Milne, St. Enoch's School 1854"
  • P.149 (i) Pencil sketch of forest glade, with a deer in centre
  • P.151 (i) Watercolour of village with castle
  • P.153 (i) Watercolour of ruined tower. Numbered 1322, initialed GG, 1823
  • P.155 (i) Watercolour of Loch Tay
  • P.157 (i)Watercolour of figures, signed WDK Mason
  • P.158 (i) Print
  • P.159 (i) Pencil and ink sketch entitled South east side of Dumbarton castle looking up the Clyde, signed RM Cooper
  • P.160 (i) Watercolour entitled Castle Carrick, Loch Long, 182..
  • P.163 (i) Watercolour of building in forest, entitled at Woodside
  • P.165 (i) Print of Sir Robert Peel P.166 P.169
  • P.166 (i) Pastel and Pencil sketch of hillside
  • P.169 (i)Watercolour/crayon [?] of bridge, initialed GG, 1813. Noted by side - G. Gordon, Partick Bridge, erected by Crawford
  • P.171 (i) Pencil sketch of woodland glade, signed RM Cooper
  • P.173 (i) Print
  • P.177 (i) Print
  • P.179 (i) Print (ii) Pencil sketch od a landscape, initialed WDKM
  • P.181 (i) Print
  • P.182 (i) Pencil sketch of cottage (ii) Print
  • P.184 (i) Print
  • P.191 (i) Tracing of moulding showing floral and leaf design [loose]
  • P.195 (i) Pencil sketch of Egyptian Mummy Case with details of colours, design, etc. [loose]
  • P.197 (i) Watercolour of landscape
  • P.199 (i-ii) Prints
  • P.201 (i) Print
  • P.203 (i) Print
  • P.205 (i) Pencil sketch of house and gardens entitled Burnside.. Verso ketch of mill [possibly child's drawing] [Loose]
  • P.207 (i) Watercolour of flowers. Verson - "JJ Milne from his father, 1852 [Loose]
  • P.208 (i) Pencil sketch of man, signed J. Milne, 1833. Also written - Jas. Milne, 1833
  • P.209 (i) Pencil sketch (as above), signed John Mylne, 1857
  • P.211 (i) Writing Paper from Somerset House, with decorative print of Somerset House, d. 1 June1842 [Loose] (ii) Pencil drawing of flower [tulip?], signed James McLachlan, 1 Mar 1853 [Loose]
  • P. 212 (i) Watercolour landscape, entitled 28 Sept, Ochils, 1854 [?]. Written below - G. Gordon
  • P.214 (i) Watercolour landscape. Written below - W. Jordon
  • Loose at Back - (i) Trace for etching (ii) Pencil sketch of cottages entitled No.5 Free Sketch, signed JH Mylne, 1865 (iii) Pencil and pastel sketch of large building (chateau-like) with statues on roof, signed JH Mylne, 1864
  • Back leaf (i) Pencil and crayon drawing of Biblical scene [?], signed Jai/Jas/Jac Pynas/Binas [?]

Mylne, J

Calligraphy work by Dorothy Doddrell

  • DC 094
  • Collection
  • c1920s

This collection includes:

  • 1 small chalk drawing
  • 4 x photographs
  • 7 x loose samples of calligraphy
  • 1 folio of calligraphy

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

Doddrell, Dorothy Maria F

Colin D A Porteous Collection - Benside House Project, Stornoway

  • DC 043
  • Collection
  • 1977-1997

Job files, photographs, and architectural drawings and plans related to Benside House project, Stornoway.

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.

Porteous, Professor Colin D A

Examples of Mackintosh Fabric

  • DC 020
  • Collection
  • c1900-1986
  • Trimming of mauve linen, pre-1914
  • Original cover of Charles Rennie Mackintosh Willow Tea Rooms settle
  • 4 samples of horse hair fabric
  • ample of purple fabric used to re-upholster Charles Rennie Mackintosh yellow settle
  • Letter from GSA Curator regarding 2 of the fabric samples, dated January 1986

Fire Recovery Testimonials 2015

  • DC 082
  • Collection

This collection comprises testimonials from the following individuals who were involved in the recovery of The Glasgow School of Art's Archives and Collections after the Mackintosh Building fire on 23 May 2015:

  • Dadson, Emma
  • Fox, Iain
  • Geddes, Craig
  • Grant, Jocelyn
  • Healey, Alexandra
  • King, Kiara
  • Lennard, Frances
  • McLean, Barbara
  • Parry, Carol
  • Ramsay, Linda
  • Robertson, Louise
  • eargeant, Jacqui
  • tobo, Victoria
  • Vernall, Colin
  • Younger, Sophie
  • Yule, Susan

These records are held as digital files (.jpg .doc or .pdf).

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

Dadson, Emma

GSA Undergraduate Fashion Show

  • DC 093
  • Collection
  • 1950-1980

This collections in includes material relating to The Glasgow School of Art's undergraduate fashion show.

The Glasgow School of Art

Hugh Ferguson Notebooks

  • DC 052
  • Collection
  • 1964

Hugh Ferguson graduated from Glasgow School of Art/Architecture in 1955. His collection of papers includes a notebook of 'Descriptive Geometry' from The Royal Technical College containing notes and detailed mathematical drawings.

Ferguson received the Alexander Thompson Travelling Scholarship in 1964 and another notebook/sketchbook documents his travels over one month in Greece - from 15th of August to 5th September 1964. Two weeks were spent resident in Athens and two weeks travelling; he visited many sites including Delphi, Eleusis, Daphni, Ossios Loukas, Brauron, Mycanae, Tiryns, Pylos, Epidauros, Olympia and Corinth. Detailed notes are given on the work going on at these sites, accompanied by around 33 photographs of ongoing architectural work.

Loose papers include information on the life and works of Alexander Thompson as well as a draft of the text for the final bound travel notebook.

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

Ferguson, Hugh C S

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

Mackintosh Art, Design and Architecture Collection

  • MC
  • Collection
  • c1891-2018

Items in The Glasgow School of Art's Mackintosh collection include: furniture, watercolours, drawings, architectural drawings, design drawings, sketchbooks, metalwork and photographs.

The majority of Mackintosh's three-dimensional work was created with the help of a small number of patrons within a short period of intense activity between 1896 and 1910. Francis Newbery was headmaster of The Glasgow School of Art at the time and was supportive of Mackintosh's ultimately successful bid to design a new art school building, in 1896 - his most prestigious undertaking. For Miss Kate Cranston he designed a series of Glasgow tearoom interiors and for the businessmen William Davidson and Walter Blackie, he was commissioned to design large private houses, 'Windyhill' in Kilmacolm and 'The Hill House' in Helensburgh. In Europe, the originality of Mackintosh's style was quickly appreciated and in 1900 he was invited to participate at the 8th Vienna Secession.

In 1902 Mackintosh was invited to participate at the International Exhibition of Modern Decorative Art in Turin and later at exhibitions in Moscow and Berlin. Despite this success Mackintosh's work met with considerable indifference at home. Few private clients were sufficiently sympathetic to want his 'total design' of house and interior and he was incapable of compromise.

By 1914 Mackintosh had despaired of ever receiving true recognition in Glasgow and together with his wife Margaret Macdonald he moved, temporarily, to Walberswick on the Suffolk Coastline (in England), where he painted many fine flower studies in watercolour. In 1915 the Mackintoshes settled in London and for the next few years Mackintosh attempted to resume practice as an architect and designer. The designs he produced at this time for textiles, for the 'Dug-out' Tea Room in Glasgow and the dramatic interiors for 78 Derngate in Northampton, England show him working in a bold new style of decoration, using primary colours and geometric motifs.

In 1923 the Mackintoshes left London for the South of France, finally living in Port Vendres where Mackintosh gave up all thoughts of architecture and design and devoted himself entirely to painting landscapes. He died in London, of cancer, on 10 December 1928.

The majority of Mackintosh's design work, (including furniture and metalwork), architectural drawings, textile designs and watercolours are in the possession of three public collections - The Glasgow School of Art, Glasgow Museums, and the Hunterian Art Gallery at the University of Glasgow - although significant (individual) pieces can be found in museums across the UK and Europe, North America and Japan. However, some of Mackintosh's most important, symbolist watercolours from the early to mid-1890s are to be found in the collection of The Glasgow School of Art.

Mackintosh, Charles Rennie

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

Oral History Recordings

  • OH
  • Collection
  • 2007-2014

This collection comprises recorded interviews with the following former Glasgow School of Art staff and students:

  • OH/1 Ellen Cunningham (née Timney), Embroidery and Weaving student, 1960-1964
  • OH/2 Margaret Ferguson (née Dunn), Embroidery and Weaving student, 1946-1950
  • OH/3 Meg Pollok (née Clark), Embroidery and Weaving student, 1946-1951
  • OH/4 Margaret Grant (née Taylor), Interior Design student, 1946-1950 and member of staff, c1953-1979
  • OH/5 Malcolm Lochhead, Embroidery and Weaving student, 1966-1970
  • OH/6 Dugald Cameron, Industrial Design student, 1947-1962, member of staff, 1962-1999, and Director 1991-1999
  • OH/7 Conrad McKenna, Commercial Art student, 1939-1942 and 1946-1948, and member of staff,1950-1984
  • OH/8 Eirene Hunter (née Paton), Printed Textiles student c1952-53.

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

Arthur, Liz

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.

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 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 exhibition to celebrate the founding of the Glasgow Society of Lady Artists in 1882"; photographs; textiles such as aprons, tote bags, placemats, tea towels, kerchiefs, curtains and a banner; and textile design samples.

Chalmers, Sylvia

Papers of Archibald Haswell Miller

  • DC 098
  • Collection
  • 1908-1936

This collection comprises papers relating to Archibald Haswell Miller and photographs relating to George Baltus. It includes:

  • 14 x mounted photographs of an Italian tour, 1927 (some are captioned)
  • 25 x  mounted photographs of a European tour, 1935-36 (some are captioned)
  • 8 x mounted photographs of art works by George Baltus
  • 2 x mounted woodblock prints by George Baltus, 1921-22 (captioned)
  • 1 photograph of art work by George Baltus
  • 2 x cards for GSA Students Tryst
  • 1 letter for travel signed by Francis Newbery (French/Spanish)
  • 1 bill for Akademie Kunste Munchen (German)
  • 1 letter about the Haldane Bursary
  • 1 letter with sketches on reverse
  • 1 GSA club 'At Home' programme, 1908
  • 1 GSA club 'At Home' programme,1909
  • 1 letter from Major General of 7th Division, 1914
  • 1 excerpt from a minute of the meeting of the Governors, 1914
  • 8 x examples of printed pamphlets
  • 11 x sheets of correspondence with Blackie & Son Ltd.
  • 5 x book cover examples (unmounted)
  • 3 x book cover examples (mounted)
  • 30 x GSA student and staff photographs (some with annotation)
  • 2 x loose news cuttings
  • 24 x loose photographs of documentation of art works
  • 1 mounted portrait of Francis Newbery
  • 1 copy of Francis Newbery’s application to be Head Master of GSA
  • 1 mounted photograph of a mural

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

Miller, Archibald E Haswell

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 Clare Henry, art critic and journalist

  • DC 030
  • Collection
  • 1981-2007

A collection of hand written and typed articles with accompanying photographs and ephemera by the art critic and journalist Clare Henry.

The collection focusses on reviews and features on visual art and culture predominantly in Scotland for The Herald, Scotland. The articles are usually in draft form with some accompanying notes and multiple versions. Articles for other publications are also included such as Galleries Magazine, Art Review and Time Out as well as commissioned essays written for exhibition catalogues.

The period of writing covers a significant flourishing of the visual arts in Glasgow and Scotland and features perspective and opinion articles on notable artists such as Steven Campbell, Bruce Mclean, George Wylie and Douglas Gordon. The articles also cover significant organisations, opening events and deaths, such as Glasgow Capital of Culture 1990 and Glasgow Museums, the opening of Transmission Gallery, the opening of The Burrell Collection, Degree Shows for Scottish art schools and the Edinburgh Festival.

Henry, Clare

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 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 college
  • essays
  • architectural drawings
  • figure drawings
  • printed designs
  • paper-cut work
  • leaf prints
  • designs for repeat prints
  • embroidery designs
  • hadow work designs
  • designs for embroidered textiles
  • embroidery samplers
  • embroidery samples
  • a wooden stool with embroidered top
  • a poster
  • material relating to the proposed publication "Designing for Embroidery"
  • material relating to the "Unbroken Thread" exhibition
  • publications related to the Needlework Development Scheme

Smith, Dorothy Campbell

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

  • DC 072
  • Collection
  • c1930s-1960s

Includes:

  • fashion and jewellery sketches and illustrations
  • product catalogues for companies such as McDonalds Ltd, Watt Brothers and Whitneys Ltd featuring Garcia Hunter's fashion illustrations
  • newscuttings featuring advertisements using Garcia Hunter's illustrations
  • annotated photographs of Garcia Hunter
  • correspondence.

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.

Hunter, Garcia

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 Jane Richards and Fiona Jean Paton, students of The Glasgow School of Art

  • DC 083
  • Collection
  • c1908-1980s

This collection relates to Jane Richards and her granddaughter Fiona Jean Paton who both studied at The Glasgow School of Art.

It includes:

  • An artist’s palette owned by Jane Richards, c1910
  • a small box of watercolour paints owned by Jane Richards, early 20th century
  • a portrait drawn by Jane Richards, c1908-1910
  • a photograph of Jane Richards, c1914-1918
  • a photograph of Jane Richards' husband in uniform, c1914-18
  • two watercolour landscapes by Jane Richards, 1907 and 1911
  • even prints produced by The Dux Engraving Co Ltd, early 20th century
  • two portraits drawn by Robert Eadie, c1909
  • three sketchbooks for product design furniture by Fiona Jean Paton, early 1980s
  • eight photographs and eleven slides relating to product design furniture, early 1980s.

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

One item was damaged in the fire in GSA's Mackintosh Building on 23rd May 2014 and was conserved in 2018-19.

Richards, Jane

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 Joe Taylor

  • DC 099
  • Collection
  • c1945-1960

This collection comprises student work from GSA c1945-1960 and professional work as an architect for GKC, Robert Rankin, and Clydebank District Council.

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

Taylor, Joe

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 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 Stewart
  • correspondence and notes relating to the book and associated exhibition held at Glasgow School of Art in 2003
  • photographs, strip negatives and slide negatives of Robert Stewart's works
  • and a small number of Robert Stewart's original works, including Christmas cards and textiles.

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.

Arthur, Liz

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

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