Papers of Andrew Skinner, 1935-2011, Professor, Dean, Clerk of Senate and Vice Principal, University of Glasgow, Scotland

Scope and Content

  • Lecture and research notes, mid-late 20th century;
  • Correspondence, 1965-2002;
  • Papers relating to the Department of Political Economy, 1990s;
  • Draft publications, mid-late 20th century;
  • Publications, mid-late 20th century.

Administrative / Biographical History

Andrew Stewart Skinner (1935-2011) was a graduate of the University who was Daniel Jack Professor of Political Economy from 1985 to 1994 and Adam Smith Professor of Political Economy from 1994 until 2000. He was Dean of the Faculty of Social Sciences from 1980 to 1983, Clerk of Senate from 1983 to 1990 and Vice-Principal from 1991 until 1996. He was awarded the honorary degree, DUniv, in 2001.

Skinner graduated MA from the University in 1958 and BLitt in 1960. After lecturing in Dundee he returned to Glasgow as a lecturer in the Department of Economics in 1964 and he became a titular professor in 1977. His publications include many papers and books on the life and works of the political economist Adam Smith. He died in November 2011.


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Acquisition Information

Gift : Mrs Mary Skinner : 06 Nov 2012 : ACCN 3721


Collection box listed by Callum Morrison, Archive Assistant (Graduate Trainee), 19 Mar 2014. Collection level description created by Emma Yan, Assistant Archivist, 11 Apr 2014.

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File list available by request to the Duty Archivist

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