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Guide to resources in Archives and Special Collections at the University of Strathclyde

COVID-19 update

COVID-19 update, Access to Archives and Special Collections - 16 December 2021 

Please note: Archives and Special Collections arrangements are being conducted in line with Government and University Covid-19 guidance and could be subject to change at short notice. 

The Archives and Special Collections reading room is open on an appointment-only basis.

To make an appointment, please e-mail us at least 1 week in advance of your proposed visit date at including details of your enquiry. Our first step will be to see if we can help you remotely, for example by supplying digital copies. If that is not possible, we will consult the diary and book you in. Giving an early indication of all the documents you would like to see is important, as we cannot facilitate same-day productions.

Appointment hours will be 10.00-16.00.

A maximum of 2 researchers will have access to the reading room at a time.

Please note that appointments will be made subject to availability, and priority will be given to University of Strathclyde staff and students.

Researchers will be asked to complete an online registration form, and will be furnished with further information as to what to expect in advance of their visit to ensure the health and safety of all staff and visitors.

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The archive catalogue is a searchable database of descriptions of the archives held at the University of Strathclyde.

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The University of Strathclyde's Archives and Special Collections is a unique learning and research resource open to all.

Staff, students and visitors are all welcome at the Archives and Special Collections reading room, which is on Level 5 of the Library.

William J. Ireland papers

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