Collection SC New Towns - New Towns collection

Identity area

Reference code

GB 249 SC New Towns


New Towns collection


  • 1905-2007 (Creation)

Level of description


Extent and medium

10 metres
Books; paper; plans; maps

Context area

Archival history

The material was assembled by the former Planning Exchange in order to build a comprehensive database on the development of the UK new towns and to carry out research projects.

Immediate source of acquisition or transfer

Donated by I-Document Systems in 2002.

Content and structure area

Scope and content

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.

Appraisal, destruction and scheduling


System of arrangement

Conditions of access and use area

Conditions governing access


Conditions governing reproduction

Language of material

Script of material

Language and script notes

Physical characteristics and technical requirements

Finding aids

The books in this collection are catalogued on SUPrimo the University of Strathclyde Library's integrated search service.

Search "MLSPNT" to find a full list of titles in the New Towns collection

Allied materials area

Existence and location of originals

Existence and location of copies

Related units of description

Related descriptions

Notes area

Alternative identifier(s)

Access points

Subject access points

Place access points

Name access points

Genre access points

Description identifier

Institution identifier




Accession area

Related subjects

Related people and organizations

Related genres

Related places