Records of the Scottish Society of Art Workers

Archive Collection

Scope and Content

This collections contains:

Notebook containing the constitution and rules of the society signed by its members

Printed version of the constitution and rules; c1898

Minute book; 1898-1900

Letter from John Keppie to Fra. Newbery re: the Glasgow School of Art receiving a copy of the constitution and rules; 1901

Administrative / Biographical History

Formed in 1898 , with a membership comprised of "Workers in the Arts", the objectives of the Scottish Society of Art Workers were to hold exhibitions of art works and to arrange for lectures and practical demonstrations to be held. The Society had no formal place of meeting and met at the Glasgow School of Art, Glasgow, Scotland; the Glasgow Institute of Architects , Glasgow; and various of the members offices. It was to be exclusive and was mostly comprised of artists from the west of Scotland. Members included James A Morris, Ruby Pickering, Fra. Newbery, John Keppie, Phoebe Traquair, James Watt, A.N. Paterson, Jessie M. King, Agnes Raeburn and Jessie R. Newbery .

Arrangement

There is no apparent system of arrangement.

Conditions Governing Access

Glasgow School of Art Archives and Collections are open for research by appointment.

Other Finding Aids

An item level list of the collection is available in the search room

Alternative Form Available

No known copies

Physical Characteristics and/or Technical Requirements

There are no physical characteristics that affect the use of this material

Archivist's Note

Fonds level description compiled by Adele Ashley-Smith, Archivist, 2000-2001. Updated by David Powell, Hub Project Archivist, 5 November 2001. Updated by David Powell, Hub Project Archivist, 14 May 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

Related Material

Further information concerning the Scottish Society of Art Workers may be gained from the GSAs collection of newspaper cutting available in the search room.

Bibliography

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