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

Scope and Content

  • Magazines 1968-1978;
  • Report on excavations 1975;
  • Annnual conference flyer 1982;
  • Membership cards 1976-1979.

Administrative / Biographical History

Glasgow University Archaeological Society was formed in 1965  with the aim of satisfying the interest of students and staff in archaeology and historical geography. The committee organised lectures, outings, field trips and social events. Members of the society also participated in archaeological excavations. From around 1970 until at least 1982 an annual conference was held jointly with Edinburgh University Archaeological Society. The Society is still in existence (2007).


Arranged chronologically within record series

Conditions Governing Access


Acquisition Information

Gift : Alma Topen : 3rd February 2005 : ACCN 2704

Other Finding Aids

Digital file level list available in searchroom

Manual file level list available at the National Registers of Archives in Edinburgh (NRA(S)) and London (NRA)

Alternative Form Available

Not known

Physical Characteristics and/or Technical Requirements


Conditions Governing Use

Applications for permission to quote should be sent to the Archivist.

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

Collected by Dennis and Alma Topen who were members in the 1970s. Alma was also secretary 1975-1976.


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Related Material

DC157/18 Glasgow University Student Handbooks

Location of Originals

The collection is original


No known publications

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 Alma Topen, Senior Assistant Archivist (Cataloguing), 24 January 2006.

Geographical Names