About us

About us

Entrance to the Old College on the High Street, Glasgow.  (Copyright reserved.) Matriculation album entry for John Logie Baird, a Scottish engineer and inventor of the world's first working television system.  (Copyright reserved.) Photograph of a group of overseas students at the University of Glasgow, c1930s.  (GUAS Ref: UP-7-93-1.  Copyright reserved.)

Archive Services is the central place of deposit for the records of the University created and accumulated since its foundation in 1451.  We act as the guardian of the University’s collective memory as revealed in the records of management, administration, staff and students and thus protect the rights of all members of the University community. 

Our oldest records are charters dating from 1304 conveying land and privileges that eventually came into University hands.  We are also concerned to ensure that a selection of today’s digital records will be available for use in future centuries.

We are the recognised guardians of Scotland’s business and industrial history. Our remit is to acquire, preserve and develop the use of these records by a local and global academic community and the wider public.

A United Turkey Red Co Ltd label for John Orr Ewing & Co, Glasgow, n.d.  (GUAS Ref: UGD 13/7a/3/5. Copyright reserved.) A pub advertisement board, by Cecil Aldin, for William Teacher & Sons Ltd, portraying a man hunting, n.d. (GUAS Ref: UGD 306/2/1/18/57. Copyright reserved.) Profile view of the launching of the City of Calcutta, owned by Ellerman City Line Ltd, 1940.  (GUAS Ref: UGD 131/1/64/41/3.  Copyright reserved.)

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