Course resources: teaching and learning material

One of the main functions of the primary material held in Special Collections is to support the teaching and research of the University of Glasgow.

In consultation with teaching staff we can create digital resource pages drawing on our material to support taught courses. For example, we can bring together virtually, and describe, items from disparate collections that may be useful for a particular seminar. To prevent over-handling of original items, we can also offer to digitise small amounts of material to provide surrogates. (This is particularly useful if large numbers of students are involved.)

If you would like us to create a web page using Special Collections resources related to your course, please contact Robert MacLean (ext. 5632).

Lecturers/course co-ordinators are also encouraged to use our material for group teaching. A fully equipped seminar room is available for this purpose within Special Collections.

Our existing course resources are listed below by College and School:

Please note that most of these link to archived pages and may not always comply with current accessibility guidelines.

College of Arts

School of Critical Studies

English Language

English Literature

School of Culture and Creative Arts

History of Art


Theatre, Film & Television Studies

School of Humanities


Celtic and Gaelic



School of Historical Studies: Scottish Centre for War Studies

School of Modern Languages and Cultures


Slavonic Studies

College of Social Sciences

School of Law

School of Social and Political Sciences

Economic & Social History

Centre for the History of Medicine