University of Edinburgh: "An Expanding University" - exhibition of university development at Adam House, correspondence, papers and photographs

Scope and Content

University of Edinburgh: Permanent exhibition of university development at Adam House, correspondence, papers and photographs file consists of:  

  • correspondence including notes concerning work required to set-up the exhibition, the possibility of reinstating it and concern about its future.
  • completed information forms concerning the buildings to be profiled in the exhibition
  • a list of required photographs by the designer, Alexander Duncan Bell, with accompanying notes
  • black and white photographic prints of the exhibition's display boards (20cm x 16cm)
  • black and white photographic prints of plans of buildings across the University campus with annotated cropping marks (11cm x 15 cm)
  • black and white photographic prints of Bristo Square area and 2 different architectural models of planned Bristo Square development (maximum size 21cm x 29cm)
  • photographic prints of scenic drawings, by Alex Brown, of the planned Bristo Square development (14cm x 11cm)
  • micro-film copies of Ordnance Survey maps for the University campus area, some with cropping marks
  • miscellaneous drawings and plans, and an advertising poster for the exhibition
  • black and white photographic prints of historical maps, plans drawings and models of the redevelopment of the University of Edinburgh Old College (16cm x 24cm)
  • black and white photographic prints of an architectural model of the proposed University of Edinburgh Library by Basil Spence and Partners (19cm x 24cm) (July 1963 )
  • aerial photographic prints of George Square and Bristo Square before and during development work (maximum size 25cm x 21cm)

Administrative / Biographical History

For the information of University of Edinburgh staff and the public, Percy Johnson-Marshall organised a standing exhibition of the University's many development schemes, entitled "An Expanding University", at the examination halls, Adam House. This included models, maps, plans, drawings and photographs. Alexander Duncan-Bell was responsible for constantly updating the arrangement and layout and the exhibition, which ran from  1963-1973 .

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