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Cataloguing architectural plans of the Dean of Guild

In this ‘Behind the Scenes’ blog post we take a look at one of the volunteer projects that has been ongoing in the Special Collections Division of the University Library. There are several volunteering projects that run throughout the year within the Library’s Special Collections, available both to our students and members of the public.…

8 April 2020local history Manuscript Collection Volunteers / Placements

52 Weeks of Inspiring Illustrations, Week 47: the Gillespie and Scott architectural archive

Amongst our holdings is the extensive archive of Gillespie and Scott, a firm of local architects active in St Andrews since 1876. The founding partner, James Gillespie, died in 1914, and the business was carried on by his partner James Scott (d. 1944) and Scott’s sons and grandsons.  In 1994 the practice was purchased by…

10 June 2013Archives illustrations

At last! New Archive Catalogue finally online

Regular users of Special Collections will know that over the last 5 years or so we have been promising that our new Archive Catalogue was in preparation and would be online ‘soon’. That ‘soon’ wasn’t quite as soon as we would have hoped but it was at last launched at the Friends of the Library…

4 December 2012Archives Events exhibitions Manuscript Collection new acquisitions