Records of Glasgow University Alexandrian Society, student society, Glasgow, Scotland

Scope and Content

  • Membership card 1922-1923;
  • Dinner programmes 1937-1978;
  • Latin verse undated.

Administrative / Biographical History

The Glasgow University Alexandrian Society was founded in 1887  . It is a student-run society and is one of the oldest in the university, indeed one of the oldest in Britain. It holds regular meetings during term-time on classical and classics-related subjects and there is usually an excursion in the summer to a place of interest outside Glasgow. In the late 1960s the meetings consisted of a mixture of plays and papers (read by students and lecturers).


Arranged chronologically within record series.

Access Information


Acquisition Information

Unknown. Material deposited before formal accessioning procedures were in place

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Physical Characteristics and/or Technical Requirements

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

Appraisal Information

This material has been appraised in line with standard GB 0248 procedures

Custodial History

Collection put together from various small deposits


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Related Material

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Location of Originals

This material is original


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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 Andrew Thomson, Assistant Archivist (Cataloguing), 08 April 2005.