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Image of a charter, handwritten ink on parchment, with a seal attached. Ref BL 148.

Guide to the University of Glasgow Blackhouse Charters, 1304 to 1717

The Blackhouse Charters are the oldest surviving records held by the fourth oldest University in the United Kingdom. Of national and international significance, they relate to the Blackfriars property - one of the earliest and most significant Crown grants of ecclesiastical land made in 16th century Scotland.  Charters date from the 14th century and the reign of Robert the Bruce. As a consequence of the post-reformation settlement in Scotland the properties were given to the University of Glasgow and these documents were proof of the University’s rights.‌


The front page of the Glasgow University Guardian from the 25th October 2000.  (GUAS Ref: DC 157/20.  Copyright reserved.)

Glasgow Guardian Digital Archive

The Glasgow Guardian Digital Archive website makes available high-resolution scans of every student newspaper produced at the University from 1932 to 1935 and 1955 to 2007. Initially known as the Gilmorehill Globe, then the Gilmorehill Guardian, the newspaper acquired its current name, the Glasgow University Guardian, in 1959.


UofG coronavirus update webpage screenshot

Collecting Covid-19

Archives & Special Collections are working with colleagues across the University to ensure our experience of, and response to, the Covid-19 pandemic is captured and preserved as part of the University Archive.