Jimmy Logan Collection

Scope and Content

The archive of his music consists of several different strands, divided here into three sections. The main strands are music written or arranged for, and sometimes by, himself; music which he inherited from members of his family or acquired from earlier performers, notably Harry Lauder and Harry Gordon; material which appears to have been submitted to him for possible performance (only some of which was used); and arrangements of a wide spectrum of traditional music (mostly Scottish), music hall songs, popular music of the big band era, and recent popular music from the Beatles to Tom Jones.

Administrative / Biographical History

Jimmy Logan was born in 1928, was an actor, comedian and musician. From early in his life, Logan was performing in shows and pantomimes, and stayed actively involved in theatre throughout his life, mostly in Scotland (especially Glasgow), from theatre ownership and management to performance. He died in 2001

Access Information

Open. Appointment necessary. Email: archives@rcs.ac.uk

Separated Material

University of Glasgow Library Special Collections Dept.

Custodial History

Presented to the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland in 2002 by Jimmy Logan's widow, Mrs Angela Logan.

Geographical Names