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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.

Architecture collection

  • GB 249 SC Architecture
  • Collection
  • 1727-1971

Collection of large folio volumes of architecture related material.

University of Strathclyde | Library

Glasgow Stock Exchange collection

  • GB 249 SC Glasgow Stock Exchange
  • Collection
  • 1845-1964
  • Glasgow stock exchange daily lists, 1845-1963
  • Scottish stock exchange lists, 1964 only
  • Set of local acts, 1892-1936
  • Stock exchange ten-year record of prices and dividends: compiled by Mathieson and Sons, 1907-1957

Glasgow Stock Exchange

Glasgow Dilettanti Society collection

  • GB 249 SC Dilettanti
  • Collection
  • 1676-1870

Collection of works relating to the fine arts and art history dating from the 18th and 19th centuries. The collection includes exhibition and sale catalogues, biographies and critiques of artists, and texts on drawing, painting and sculpture.

Glasgow Dilettanti Society

Young Collection

  • GB 249 SC Young
  • Collection
  • 1447-1862

Collection of books and manuscripts on alchemy and early science dating from the 15th to the 19th centuries. Mainly German and Latin texts, the collection includes one incunabulum dating from 1495 and one manuscript dated 1447.

Young, James, 1811-1883, chemist

Mechanics/Anderson's collection

  • GB 249 SC Mechanics/Anderson
  • Collection
  • 1657-1883

Collection of books, mainly on literature, science and 19th century history. Also contains mechanics magazine publications.

Anderson's College, Glasgow | Library

Buchanan Society collection

  • GB 249 SC Buchanan
  • Collection
  • 1566-1999

Collection of works by and about members of the Buchanan family, most notably George Buchanan (1506-1582), tutor to Mary Queen of Scots and later to King James VI of Scotland. The collection includes material on Buchanan clan history and genealogy.

Buchanan Society, Glasgow

Anderson collection

  • GB 249 SC Anderson
  • Collection
  • 1539-1832

Collection of books, papers and lecture notes grouped in classes of theology, philosophy, literature and history.

Anderson, John, 1726-1796, natural philosopher

Books

This section comprises what was probably part of the Outlook Tower library, although some books may have been in Patrick Geddes' private collection. Subjects covered are:

Agriculture, Husbandry, Gardens (1-21)
Architecture (22-42A)
Art (43-55)
Astronomy and Cosmography (56-75)
Biology, Botany and Zoology (76-108)
Education (109-113)
Exhibitions (114)
Geography (115-128)
Geology and Mineralogy (129-135)
History and Chronology (136-187)
Literature (188-196)
Music (197)
Planning, Housing, Public Health etc. (198-230)
Printing (231)
Religion and Philosophy (232-241)
Science (Applied and Theoretical) Including Mathematics, Mechanics, Navigation etc. (242-291)
Social Sciences including Sociology, Political Economy, Politics, Social Studies (312-317)
Travel and Topography (318-341)
Government Papers (342-349)
General Reference Works (350-354)
Miscellanea (355-361)

George Pepler papers

  • GB 249 T-PEP
  • Collection
  • 1902-1959

Minutes and papers of the Town Planning Institute and other bodies; papers relating to Singapore and other Commonwealth work; papers relating to international work; papers relating to town planning education; correspondence; press cuttings; photographs; maps and plans.

Pepler, Sir George Lionel, 1882-1959, Knight, town planner

New Towns collection

  • GB 249 SC New Towns
  • Collection
  • 1905-2007

Collection of around 500 items relating to new towns in Britain and internationally. The material mostly dates from the 1920s until the present and includes reports, town plans and planning proposals, and maps. The collection also includes archival material relating to new towns in Scotland, with particular emphasis on Livingston.

Jack Williams collection

  • GB 249 SC Jack Williams
  • Collection
  • 1847-2002

Collection of over 700 titles on naval history, with particular emphasis on the ships and naval operations of World War II. The collection, compiled by Jack Williams, also contains research files which assemble information on ships and minesweepers, including photographs, cuttings, notes and unpublished material.

The collection also includes publications by Jack Williams:

  • 'They led the way: the fleet minesweepers at Normandy, June 1944' (Blackpool: 1994)
  • 'The Algerines: Fleet minesweepers of the Royal Navy, 1942-1961' (Blackpool: 1995)
  • 'Fleet sweepers at war: fleet minesweepers of the Royal Navy 1939-1945' (Blackpool: 1997)

Williams, Jack, b. 1925, naval historian

Gibson collection

  • GB 249 SC Gibson
  • Collection
  • 1801-1926

Collection of mathematics texts from the 19th and 20th centuries, many in European languages, and including some first editions.

Gibson, George Alexander, 1858-1930, mathematician

Laing collection

  • GB 249 SC Laing
  • Collection
  • 1627-1883

Collection of mathematics texts dating from the 17th to the 19th centuries.

Laing, Alexander, d. 1882, mathematician

Agnew collection

  • GB 249 SC Agnew
  • Collection
  • 1778-1992

Collection of books, mainly on Scottish industrial history and archaeology. Also includes some literature, notably by Sir Walter Scott and Allan Ramsay.

Agnew, James Percival, 1905-1998, chairman of the Scottish College of Commerce

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