Constitutional documents 1920-1975; annual reports 1951-1968; College of Technology research committee reports 1973-1974, staff list 1970, library reader's handbook 1973; prospectuses, annual reports, document relating to endowments and bequests to the college from 1869-1931.
Records of Dundee Institute of Art and Technology
Scope and Content
Administrative / Biographical History
The Dundee Technical Institute was established in 1888. In 1890 the art classes, which had been taught in the city from 1854, were affiliated to the Institute, although a full-time Art master was not appointed until 1892 when Thomas Delgaty Dunn took up this role. The Dundee Technical Institute and School of Art was formally established in 1911, when a new building was finally completed in Bell Street, Dundee, although classes had been taking place in this unfinished building since 1909. The inclusion of the School of Art in the title of the institution was partly the result of a bequest by James Duncan of Jordanstone and Drumfork in 1909. Duncan had hoped that his bequest would be used to found a separate School of Industrial Art but this did not happen.
In 1933 a new scheme changed the name and management structure of the college. The Dundee Institute of Art and Technology, as it was now called, had an overall governing body overseeing two separate colleges: Dundee College of Art and Dundee Technical College. Each college had its own principal. There was considerable friction between the two colleges and moves were made to locate the College of Art in its own building. A site was purchased in Perth Road in 1935, but the advent of the Second World War delayed work on the new building until the early 1950s.
In 1975 the Dundee Institute of Art and Technology split into two separate institutions: Dundee College of Technology and Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art. Dundee College of Technology became Dundee Institute of Technology in 1988 and University of Abertay Dundee in 1994.
The material is awaiting arrangement.
Open for consultation subject to preservation requirements. Access must also conform to the restrictions of the Data Protection Act and any other appropriate legislation.
Details of the original accession(s) are unknown. Records were deposited by the University of Abertay Library in 1997 (AccM/349).
Fonds level description compiled by Lisa Strachan, GASHE Archivist September 2001 and revised by Sarah Chubb, Archives Hub Project Archivist, April 2002.
Other Finding Aids
The records are yet to be listed, but some handlists available.
Alternative Form Available
No known copies.
Conditions Governing Use
Reproduction is available subject to preservation requirements. Charges are made for this service, and copyright and other restrictions may apply.
Some further records are possibly still to be separated from bulk of Duncan of Jordanstone accessions.
Dundee Institute of Technology. The first hundred years, 1888-1988, Dundee Institute of Technology, Dundee, 1989
The First Hundred. Dundee's Art College 1892-1992, McManus Galleries, Dundee, 1992
The material is original.