Papers of Margaret Elizabeth Galt, 1927-2003

Scope and Content

This collection contains works of art done by Margaret Elizabeth Galt while in secondary school; her Glasgow School of Art general course and diploma course notebooks, along with textile samples; and notebooks from after her time studying at the GSA.

Administrative / Biographical History

Margaret Elizabeth Galt, known as Betty, was born in 1927. She attended Bellahouston Academy in Glasgow, leaving in 1944. She enrolled in the Glasgow School of Art in September of 1944, at the age of 17. She followed the two year general course followed by a 2 year diploma. In the general course she attended classes in drawing, architecture, modeling, design, lettering, historic ornament, costume design, geography and perspective, embroidery, plant drawing and puppets.

For her diploma course from 1946 to 1948 she attended classes in drawing and life drawing, art history, design, puppets, and spinning and weaving. Whilst at the school, her embroidery and weaving classes were under Agnes McCreadie and Doris Meek. Upon graduating she became a teacher. She died in 2003.


The material has been arranged in chronological order and into series which reflect the major school activities of the creator.

Access Information

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Physical Characteristics and/or Technical Requirements

This collection comprises textiles and some photographs

Archivist's Note

Catalogue created by Kimberly Sommerville, student placement, 4 November 2008 Archives Hub description updated by Carrie Skinner, Logjam Project Officer, September 2011

Appraisal Information

This material has been appraised in line with Glasgow School of Art Archives and Collections standard procedures.

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