University of Glasgow Library > Collections

The University of Glasgow's Archive and Special Collections are a unique learning and corporate heritage resource and an inspiration for all.

We hold the records that document the history of the University and its management, staff and students from its foundation in 1451 to the present day.

Our special collections have been built up over a period of more than 500 years by purchase, gift and bequest and contain more than 200,000 manuscript items and around 200,000 printed works, including over 1,000 incunabula.

We also have one of the largest collections of historical business records in Europe and it includes much of the archive of Scottish industries such as banking, retail, distilling and shipbuilding.

Our mission is to ensure that our collections are preserved, made accessible to all and are used for innovative teaching and enhanced research by the local and global academic community and the wider public.

Discover the wide-ranging documents, photographs and other sources available at Archive and Special Collections in these flickr albums and be inspired.

Find out more about us at www.gla.ac.uk/archivespecialcollections/

Archive Services

Archive Services

8 photos

Astronomy

Astronomy

108 photos

Blueprint 2013

Blueprint 2013

14 photos

Clydebuilt Ships

Clydebuilt Ships

11 photos

#ColorOurCollections

#ColorOurCollec tions

1 photo, 1 video

Commonwealth Games

Commonwealth Games

49 photos

Creamola

Creamola

5 photos

The Damned Art

The Damned Art

144 photos

De motu cordis

De motu cordis

20 photos

Devotional & Philosophical Writings

Devotional &...

19 photos

Dye-versity

Dye-versity

24 photos

Easter

Easter

24 photos

Embossing Presses

Embossing Presses

19 photos

Images of Glasgow

Images of Glasgow

84 photos

Incunabula

Incunabula

4,073 photos

OH Mavor

OH Mavor

31 photos

Edwin Morgan
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Edwin Morgan

15 photos

New Lanark Mill

New Lanark Mill

36 photos

#PageFrights

#PageFrights

16 photos

Guido Pontecorvo
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Guido Pontecorvo

40 photos

RAG Week

RAG Week

11 photos

Jimmy Reid

Jimmy Reid

33 photos

Spring & Summer Fashions from the 1898 Army & Navy Co-operative Supply Ltd Circular

Spring & Summer...

16 photos

Student Handbooks

Student Handbooks

49 photos

Take Flight!

Take Flight!

20 photos

Vaus Grammar

Vaus Grammar

7 photos

William Weir

William Weir

3 photos

Women at Work

Women at Work

22 photos

World Book Day

World Book Day

18 photos

World Malaria Day

World Malaria Day

10 photos