Papers of Glasgow International Exhibitions, 1901, 1911 and 1938

Scope and Content

  • Invitation and photograph album of the 1901 exhibition
  • Lists of ethnographical and historical exhibits from 1911 exhibition
  • Correspondence from the Historical Sub-Committee of the Glasgow Empire Exhibition 1938
  • Plan of stalls entitled With the Empire in Scotland: a guide to the Empire exhibition 1938

Administrative / Biographical History

The Glasgow International Exhibition, 1901 was held at Kelvingrove Park from the 2nd May to the 9th May 1901  . It attracted 11.5 million visitors. The exhibition had an industrial hall, a grand concert hall, a fine arts section, and exhibition halls for Russia and Canada. In 1911  , Glasgow hosted the Scottish Exhibition of Natural History, Art and Industry, once again held at Kelvingrove between the 3rd May and 4th November, and attended by 9.4 million visitors. This exhibition had Kelvin Hall, a palace of history, a palace of art and a concert hall. The Empire Exhibition took place in 1938  in Bellahouston Park, Glasgow, and attracted 12.6 million visitors when it ran from the 3rd May to the 29th October. This exhibition had a palace of industry, a palace of engineering and an amusement park.


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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, Hub Project Archivist, 17 December 2004


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