Papers of Christine Shaw, student of Glasgow School of Art, b1921

Scope and Content

This collection contains:

Diary and typescript of the diary; January - December 1940

Photographs taken in the grounds of Glasgow School of Art including Carlo Rossi , Joe O'Donnell , Christine Cramond , Charlie McNamee and Nita Begg [c.1940]

Presscutting of Leonard Clegg , Christine Cramond and Tony Brook preparing a decorative paper figure for the GSA Christmas Ball, 1940

Administrative / Biographical History

Christine Emily Shaw (nee Cramond ) was born 9 June 1921 in Partick, Glasgow, Scotland. She attended Hyndland Secondary School before moving to Milngavie in the early 1930s, where she attended Bearsden Academy. There, her art teacher was William Armour, known to the students as 'Paddy'.

Christine started at the Glasgow School of Art in 1939 and kept a diary from January-December 1940. In it she interspersed records of her day to day activities in the School with descriptions of, and opinions on, fellow students and staff including Carlo Rossi, Joan Eardley, Margot Sandeman , T Willison, Leonard Clegg, Hugh Adam Crawford, W O Hutchinson, Henry Y Alison, Campbell Mackie, Harriet Henson, John Miller, Benno Schotz, Bill Crosbie and others. Visits to Mary and William Armour 's house are well documented as are social activities in Milngavie, East Dunbartonshire, Scotland, and the experience of living in Glasgow during the first year of the Second World War.


The material is arranged chronologically.

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Physical Characteristics and/or Technical Requirements

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Archivist's Note

Updated by David Powell, Hub Project Archivist, 11 June 2002 Archives Hub description updated by Carrie Skinner, Logjam Project Officer, September 2011

Appraisal Information

This material has been appraised in line with Glasgow School of Art Archives and Collections standard procedures.

Custodial History

Unknown. Immediate source of acquisition was a gift from Christine Shaw October 1997.

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