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Papers of Sidney Wesley Birnage

  • DC 100
  • Collection
  • c1930s

This collection includes:

  • 1 x brochure for Houses by Lanarkshire Builders Ltd (S. W. Birnage as consultant architect), not dated [post war]
  • 1 x thesis ‘The Foreign Influence on Scottish Architecture of the 16th and 17th centuries’, May 1937
  • 1 x bound volume of student notes

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

Sidney Wesley Birnage

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

'Space for the Mind': Design thesis journal and Technology journal

Digital copies of Design thesis journal and Technology journal. Artist statement: "This thesis argues that the city is ultimately and process, and not just aging artefact or relic. Conceptually, the architectural exploration is one that embraces the recognition of change through contemplation. By investigating the relationship of spaces to the mind, can a place be designed to evoke this sense of reflection?"

Makwana, Suraj

Wooden house, Rouen

Page from an unknown journal containing a photograph of a wooden house front in Rue St. André, Rouen, France. The photograph is credited to The Phototype Co., 303, Strand, London. The journal is dated 15 Dec 1888. The page bears the stamp of the Glasgow School of Art Library.

The Phototype Co


Folder containing black & white photographs and contact sheets taken by George Oliver. Most are unidentified. Includes: Milan, Florence, interior of Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II in Milan showing Biffi Caffè, and a replica of Michaelangelo's David in Florence.

Oliver, George

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


Folder containing 49 black and white photographs of various sizes. All are taken by George Oliver with the exception of one which has been taken by Flora Ritchie, the cousin of George's wife, Cordelia Oliver. This photograph depicts a street scene in Townhead, Glasgow, c1950s. The remaining photographs depict various street scenes in Glasgow from 1948-1980s, most of which have been annotated. The earliest photograph dates from 1948 and depicts traction engines pulling North British Loco. Co. engine along Sauchiehall Street en route for the docks. Other scenes include: the construction of the M8, Gorbals, Queen Street Station and trace horses on West Nile Street c1948.

Oliver, George

Glasgow: The General Scene

Folder containing 68 black and white photographs of various sizes. Taken by George Oliver and depicting Glasgow cityscenes from 1948-1980s.  Most have been annotated. Also contains a programme for Glasgow Coliseum dating from 1924. Includes general scenes of Glasgow including: Merchant City, construction of new flats at Anderston, Charing Cross and high rise flats of the Gorbals.

Oliver, George

Travel Report

This report details architecture student E. Mc Laren's experiences when travelling to Italy upon receiving the John Keppie Scholarship in 1947. The account is beautifully illustrated with his own photographs and highly detailed drawings in pencil, pen and watercolour.

McLaren, E

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