Collection OP - Photographs and illustrations of people, buildings, machinery and equipment and events associated with University of Strathclyde and its antecedents

Artist's impression of University of Strathclyde campus development Anderson's University buildings

Identity area

Reference code

GB 249 OP

Title

Photographs and illustrations of people, buildings, machinery and equipment and events associated with University of Strathclyde and its antecedents

Date(s)

  • 1853 to date (Creation)

Level of description

Collection

Extent and medium

6 metres

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Scope and content

Black and white, sepia and colour photographic prints and negatives, including glass negatives; transparencies; postcards; sketches and artists' impressions.

Photographs of people are mainly individual and group photographs of staff and students. Images of machinery and equipment include slides used for teaching purposes, and an early photograph of an Argyll motor car on the ramp in the Mechanical Engineering Laboratory. Photographs of University buildings include Anderson's University, the Mechanics' Institution, the Weaving, Dyeing and Printing College and Allan Glen's School, in addition to the later buildings of the Royal Technical College and the Scottish College of Commerce and the modern buildings of the University. The visit by HM King Edward VII and Queen Alexandra, and the laying of the foundation stone of the Royal College Building in 1903 is also represented in the collection. There are also aerial photographs of the campus at various periods of development. Photograph albums preserve the memory of honorary graduations, VIP visits and other events.

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Conditions governing access

Some photographs of people are restricted in compliance with Data Protection Act 1998.

Conditions governing reproduction

Language of material

  • English

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Finding aids

Item level list available in reading room.

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