Robertson collection

Scope and Content

Collection of material on the history and description of Glasgow, industrial archaeology in the West of Scotland, Scottish topography and travel history. Also includes a collection of ephemera, notes and articles.

Administrative / Biographical History

John Robertson served in the Royal Air Force during the Second World War. He became a local government officer at the Glasgow Corporation from 1959 until retiring in 1977. In the 1960s he attended evening classes on industrial and social history of Scotland at the University of Strathclyde and developed good relationships with the history department staff including, John Butt, John Hume and Tom Devine. He was known for having an encyclopaedic knowledge of Glasgow's local history with a particular emphasis on industrial archaeology.

Conditions Governing Access

Open

Acquisition Information

The books that formed the foundation of the Robertson collection were bequeathed to the University from the estate of the late Mr John Robertson in 1991.

The University has continued to add to the collection by transfer, donation or purchase within the scope of the collection.

Note

John Robertson served in the Royal Air Force during the Second World War. He became a local government officer at the Glasgow Corporation from 1959 until retiring in 1977. In the 1960s he attended evening classes on industrial and social history of Scotland at the University of Strathclyde and developed good relationships with the history department staff including, John Butt, John Hume and Tom Devine. He was known for having an encyclopaedic knowledge of Glasgow's local history with a particular emphasis on industrial archaeology.

Other Finding Aids

All the books in this collection are catalogued on SUPrimo the University of Strathclyde Library's integrated search service.

"Search "MLSPRO" to find a full list of title in the Robertson collection":http://bit.ly/2L6Copz

Item level list of notes and ephemera is available in the reading room.

Archivist's Note

Created by Carol Stewart, June 2017.

Accruals

The repository continues to add materials to this collection on a regular basis.

Additional Information

published

Genre/Form

Geographical Names