Papers of Glasgow University Hares and Hounds, cross country running club, Glasgow, Scotland

Scope and Content

  • Minutes, 1927-1934 and 1943-1980;
  • Accounts book, 1978-1991;
  • Results book, 1965-1974;
  • 1996 Reunion correspondence, 1995-1996;
  • Photocopied material related to the Hare & Hounds, 1926-1996;
  • Reunion supper menu, 1930;
  • Photographs, 1929-1930.

Administrative / Biographical History

The Glasgow University Athletics Club (GUAC) was founded in  1881  but it was not until the beginning of the  1921-1922  season that the formation of a Hares and Hounds section was authorised. The Hares and Hounds club was formed following a request from the Edinburgh University Hares and Hounds for a fixture in the 1922-1923 season against a team from Glasgow University.

The Hares and Hounds was formed to promote cross-country running during the winter. Membership was open to matriculated students and staff who were members of the GUAC and who paid an annual subscription. The Hares and Hounds compete in events all over Scotland and the UK, although the club was suspended during 1941-1943 because of World War II. As well as attending numerous race meetings and holding social events for its members, the club took cross-country running seriously with annual training camps held in various locations. Many members of the club went on to represent Scotland at international level. The Hares and Hounds continue to exist as part of the Glasgow University Sports Association.


The arrangement of this material reflects the original order in which it was received

Access Information


Acquisition Information

Deposit : Professor Des Gilmore : 1996 : ACCN 1523

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Digital file level list available in searchroom.

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Reproduction subject to usual conditions: educational use and condition of documents

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Custodial History



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Location of Originals

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Additional Information

Description compiled in line with the following international standards: International Council on Archives,ISAD(G) Second Edition, September 1999 and National Council on Archives,Rules for the construction of personal, place and corporate names

Scotland is the location of all place names in the administrative/biographical history element, unless otherwise stated.

Fonds level description compiled by David Powell, Hub Project Archivist, 16 November 2001. Lower level description compiled by members of Glasgow University Archive Service staff.

Geographical Names