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.
Recordings and full transcripts of 6 interviews conducted with Wyllie by freelance oral history interviewer Jenny Simmons between 10 December 2003 and 15 March 2004. The interviews follow a 'life story' format, covering Wyllie's family background, childhood, education, work, leisure and later life.
Wyllie, George Ralston, 1921-2012, artist and sculptor
Study Circle minute book, 1919-1937; envelope of newspaper cuttings, telegrams, letters and other ephemera collected by or associated with the Study Circle, 1909-1942; album containing character testimonials, tributes, letters, election leaflets, newspaper and magazine articles and other ephemera relating to Robert Shanks, founder of the Study Circle, 1894-1921.
Outlines several recently completed projects to transform the campus of the University of Strathclyde (the new Technology and Innovation Centre and the refurbishment of the Business School, John Anderson and James Weir buildings), plus upcoming campus investments (a new sports and health facility, a teaching and learning hub bringing together the former Architecture and Colville buildings, refurbishment of the Wolfson building, and the installation of a state-of-the-art district energy system for the campus, including a combined heat and power engine).
University of Strathclyde | Media and Corporate Communications
Correspondence relating to engineering qualifications; photograph of Royal Technical College students participating in the annual Student Charities Day; caricature drawing of Keith Speirs (known as 'Bindle'), Union Attendant at the Royal Technical College; copy of 'Uno Ygorra', the Glasgow Students' Charities Committee magazine.
Scottish Universities Entrance Board certificate of fitness to enter upon a course qualifying for graduation in any Faculty in a Scottish University; Royal Technical College class certificates and Diploma in Chemistry; University of Glasgow examination certificates and degree parchment; letter from [ ] Bilsland, Office of the District Commissioner for Civil Defence, Glasgow, conveying best wishes to Miss Weir for her future happiness and thanks for all her work in the laboratory.
Conversations between members of Glasgow Labour History Workshop and former Singer employees, discussing working conditions and the strike at the Singer sewing machine plant in Clydebank, Scotland, March / April 1911.
Clydeside industrialists began to introduce scientific management practices in 1910. The Singer sewing machine plant in Clydebank became the site of the first explicit confrontation between capital and labour in Scotland resulting from the ensuing reorganisation of work processes. Within two days of twelve female cabinet polishers going on strike, the Singer works became paralysed as the majority of the 11,000 workforce joined in.
University of Strathclyde | Scottish Oral History Centre
Papers of initial meetings to set up Trust, 1967; minutes and papers, 1968-1971; correspondence, 1971-1972; financial records, 1967-1973; papers for Glasgow Corporation's House Improvement and Rehabilitation conference held at City Hall, 8 February 1971; circulars on housing trusts including Christian Aid (Glasgow) Housing Association Limited, 1967.
University of Strathclyde Housing for Glasgow Trust Limited
Collection of material on the history and description of Glasgow, industrial archaeology in the West of Scotland, Scottish topography and travel history. Also includes a collection of ephemera, notes and articles.
Robertson, John, 1912-1990, local government officer and researcher
Collection of fictional works in which the city of Glasgow is an integral element or theme. First editions are present where available. The collection offers researchers the opportunity to consider the variety of historical and literary approaches used to depict Glasgow.
Congratulates O'Beirne on his election as a Corporate Member of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers. Also expresses sympathy for the wartime bombing suffered by Clydebank: 'We heard of the 'Blitz' over Glasgow and regret to learn of so many deaths, etc. However, [we] are sure your people have the right spirit and will pay back many times over. Many of our towns have had similar rough times but are all quite cheery and waiting 'DER TAG' which will give us our revenge.'