Records of the Glasgow University Oriental Society, cultural society, University of Glasgow, Scotland

Scope and Content

  • Cash book with list of names of members 1911-1962;
  • Roll and address book of the society 1880-1952;
  • Papers concerning meetings and members of the society 1979-1982.

Administrative / Biographical History

The Glasgow University Oriental Society was instituted at the University of Glasgow, Scotland, in 1880 with the aim of the study of the language and literatures of the east. The society met for reading and discussing papers twice a year in April and October. From its inception in 1880 until 1978 the society's membership consisted of professional and semi-professionals. In 1978 the society decided to widen its membership to include interested laymen. In 2002, the society appeared to no longer exist.

G.L.R.Small, , 1909-1910University of Glasgow Student's Handbook(Glasgow, 1909-1910)


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

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Acquisition Information

Deposit : 1989 : Accn 1081

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Custodial History



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GB 248 DC157 Records of Glasgow University Students' Representative Council

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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 Nyree Morrison, Archives Assistant, 27 June 2000. Lower level description compiled by Nyree Morrison, Archives Assistant, 27 June 2000.