Records of the Glasgow School of Art Students' Representative Council, Glasgow, Scotland

Archive Collection

Scope and Content

Administrative Paperwork

Student Activities (Handbooks and Activities Week schedules)

Newsletters, SRC Guidelines and Flyers


Administrative / Biographical History

A student common room was established at the Glasgow School of Art, Glasgow, Scotland, in the new building in 1909. On the completion of the Assembly Hall in 1928 (now the Assembly Building), the students' common room was moved. This building housed the School refectory, and student bodies such as the Glasgow School of Art Students' Representative Council, which was to organise lectures, debates and entertainments. The building also had stage facilities which were used by the Drama Club.

In the late 1930s a constitution was drawn up by the School Council for the establishment of a Students' Representative Council. The SRC was to be a means of communication between the student body and the School authorities, it was to represent the students and to promote social and cultural intercourse among students. The constitution was accepted in 1941 and the SRC has been ongoing since that date.

The SRC is now responsible for the running of the Union, Activities Week, and the Annual Fashion Show.


Divided into aformentioned groupings with further series levels and listed chronologically within each series.

Previously catalogued documents relating to the SRC have been accumulated into this arragement with old ref numbers referred to.

Conditions Governing Access

Glasgow School of Art Archives and Collections are open for research by appointment.

Other Finding Aids

An item level list of the collection is available in the search room.

Alternative Form Available

No known copies.

Physical Characteristics and/or Technical Requirements

There are no physical characteristics that affect the use of this material.

Archivist's Note

Fonds level description compiled by Adele Ashley-Smith, Archivist, 2000-2001 Updated by David Powell, Hub Project Archivist, 6 September 2001 Updated by David Powell, Hub Project Archivist, 14 May 2002 Updated by Kimberly Sommerville, GSA Archives Assistant, 11 November 2009 Updated by Rachel Bell, GSA Volunteer, 21 May 2010 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.

Custodial History


Related Material

GB 1694 DC 003 Records of the Glasgow School of Art Club.

Further information concerning the Students' Representative Council may be gained from the GSA's collection of newspaper cuttings available in the search room.


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