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

  • GB 249 OP
  • Collection
  • 1792 to date

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.

Material produced in connection with the Scottish Parliament election on 6th May 2021

National, regional and constituency election communications from the following parties:
Scottish Conservative Party
Scottish Labour Party
Scottish National Party
Scottish Liberal Democrats
Scottish Green Party
Freedom Alliance
Restore Scotland
Scotia Future
Scottish Family Party
Scottish Libertarian Party
Scottish Trade Unionist and Socialist Coalition (TUSC)
All for Unity
Reform UK
Women's Equality
Social Democratic Party
Communist Party of Britain

Election communication for the following independent candidates: James Morrison (Dumbarton), Bonnie Prince Bob (Edinburgh Central), Peter Krykant (Falkirk East), John Burleigh (Greenock and Inverclyde), Andy Wightman (Highlands and Islands), Paddy S Hogg (Central Scotland), and Craig Ross (Glasgow).

Also communication from: The Electoral Commission, Unionist Club Scotland, Scotland in Union.

James Macfarlane papers

  • GB 249 OM/477
  • Collection
  • 1923-1927
  • Royal Technical College laboratory sheets for Physics Course I;
  • Royal Technical College laboratory sheets for Magnetism and Electricity Course I;
  • University of Glasgow Bachelor of Science degree parchment, 1927;
  • Order of proceedings for University of Glasgow graduation ceremony, 1 July 1927;
  • Printed list of degrees conferred by the University of Glasgow on 1 July 1927

Macfarlane, James Ronald, b. 1904, chemist

Letter from [ ] Bilsland, Office of the District Commissioner for Civil Defence, Glasgow, to Alexina Weir

This letter was probably written when Alexina Weir left her post as an analytical chemist with Bilsland's Bakery to get married. The author apologises for not having managed to see Miss Weir before she left, and extends his or her best wishes and sincere thanks for all her efforts in the laboratory: 'We valued your work very much indeed, as it was always so thoroughly and conscientiously done, and I know how much the Managers in the Production Departments appreciated your work for them. In recent years the lab. has been increasingly useful in solving problems and maintaining regularity, and Mr. Harrow tells me that you have been most useful in this development.'

Scottish Universities Entrance Board certificate of fitness to enter upon a course qualifying for graduation in any Faculty in a Scottish University

Certificate number C 4749. In order to procure this certificate of fitness, Alexina Weir presented the following certificates of qualification to the Entrance Board: English (Higher grade); Mathematics (Higher grade); French (Higher grade); Science (Chemistry and Physics - Higher grade); Dynamics (Pass); Leaving Certificate, Scottish Education Department.

University of Glasgow degree parchment

Bearing that Alexina Hossack Weir has been awarded the degree of Bachelor of Science with First Class Honours. The certificate also names the individual subjects in which she obtained passes. Impressed with the seal of the University.

Royal Technical College diploma

Bearing that Alexina Hossack Weir has been awarded the Diploma in Chemistry with Distinction and has been admitted as an Associate of the College. The seal of the College is attached. With original presentation tube.

Alexina Weir papers

  • GB 249 OM/473
  • Collection
  • 1932-1942

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.

O'Beirne, Alexina Hossack, 1914-2000, analytical chemist

University of Strathclyde examination papers

  • GB 249 OS/52
  • Series
  • 1964 - 2004

Examination papers for diplomas and associateships awarded by the Royal College of Science and Technology and degrees awarded by the University of Strathclyde.

University of Strathclyde | Academic Registrar


'First Garden City Ltd. Plan of Present Development. Spring 1906.'
'Estate Office, Letchworth from plan made by Barry Parker & Raymond Unwin Architects [...]'

Scale: 4 1/2 inches to 1000 feet

Colour key at upper left corner.

Parker, Richard Barry, 1867-1943, architect and town planner


Reproduction of a bird's eye view.

'Competition Design for City of Leeds Training College.'
'William Whitehead A.R.I.B.A. Delt 1909.'

From 'The Architect, April 22nd 1910'

Whitehead, William, fl. 1910, architect

Four pages with maps mounted on one sheet

  • 'Lancashire by John Cary Engraver'; 'London: Published [...] September 1st, 1787 by J. Cary [...]'; 21.2 x 26.6 cm on 21.9 x 27.1 cm sheet
  • 'Lancashire'; 'Drawing by R. Creighton'; 'Engraved by J. & C. Walker'; 17.5 x 24.6 cm
  • 'Lancaster', 'Blackburn', 'Great and Little Bolton', 'Wigan'; 'Drawing by R. Creighton'; 'Engraved by J. & C. Walker'; 19.5 x 23.5 cm
  • 'Preston', 'Oldham'; 'Drawing by R. Creighton'; 'Engraved by J. & C. Walker'; 19 x 24.3 cm
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