Collection SC Robertson - Robertson collection

Zone d'identification


GB 249 SC Robertson


Robertson collection


  • 1678 to date (Production)

Niveau de description


Étendue matérielle et support

87 metres of books + 7 metres of oversize books + 12 archive boxes of ephemera and notes

Zone du contexte

Nom du producteur


Notice biographique

John Robertson served in the Royal Air Force during the Second World War. He became a local government officer at the Glasgow Corporation from 1959 until retiring in 1977. In the 1960s he attended evening classes on industrial and social history of Scotland at the University of Strathclyde and developed good relationships with the history department staff including, John Butt, John Hume and Tom Devine. He was known for having an encyclopaedic knowledge of Glasgow's local history with a particular emphasis on industrial archaeology.

Histoire archivistique

Source immédiate d'acquisition ou de transfert

The books that formed the foundation of the Robertson collection were bequeathed to the University from the estate of the late Mr John Robertson in 1991.
The University has continued to add to the collection by transfer, donation or purchase within the scope of the collection.

Zone du contenu et de la structure

Portée et contenu

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.

Évaluation, élimination et calendrier de conservation


The repository continues to add materials to this collection on a regular basis.

Mode de classement

Dewey Decimal Classification

Zone des conditions d'accès et d'utilisation

Conditions d’accès


Conditions de reproduction

Langue des documents

Écriture des documents

Notes sur la langue et l'écriture

Caractéristiques matérielle et contraintes techniques

Instruments de recherche

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

Search "MLSPRO" to find a full list of title in the Robertson collection

Item level list of notes and ephemera is available in the reading room.

Zone des sources complémentaires

Existence et lieu de conservation des originaux

Existence et lieu de conservation des copies

Unités de description associées

Descriptions associées

Zone des notes

Identifiant(s) alternatif(s)


Mots-clés - Lieux

Mots-clés - Noms

Mots-clés - Genre

Identifiant de la description

Identifiant du service d'archives




Zone des entrées