Thursday, March 14, 2013

Gillespie, Kidd & Coia Cabinet Display in Library

Library materials sit alongside items from the recently catalogued and conserved Gillespie, Kidd & Coia archive in a new display cabinet located at the entrance to the Library. Amongst the pieces which took our fancy are spectacles, rulers and drafting tools, a study of the 1970 Glasgow Summer School at which Jack Coia taught, and a humorous collection of misaddressed mail which the partners chose to keep for their amusement.

An introduction to Glasgow's most famous architecture firm of the twentieth century and captions relating to the materials provide more information. These can also be found, along with bibliographies of related sources, in the ‘Library Display Cabinets’ folder as part of the Archives and Collections course on the VLE

Watch out for more posts about our cabinet displays which we hope to fill with lots more interesting items over the coming months. Each display will aim to highlight the connections between library holdings and those in the Archives & Collections, and will cover a broad range of taught subject areas, and GSA alumni. Ask at the librarians' office or at Archives & Collections if you have any questions and check the newly-revamped ACC blog for further inspiration.