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<H1><B>The Scottish Universities</B></H1>
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<H2>Their Libraries and Archives</H2></CENTER><P>
This page will explore the many unexpected gems hidden
away, especially in the <B>Archives</B>, of many of the Scottish
Universities. It will delve into the wide variety of
Information to be found by the persistant researcher, which
lies behind the formal Title of the site. These Notes have been
updated  in May 2008-05-05 and expanded to reflect the
many changes to the University Sites in recent years.<P>
Before we delve into the resources of each University, we should report on some really major <B>JOINT VENTURES</B> completed by them.<P>
<LI><A HREF="http://stat-acc-scot.edina.ac.uk/stat-acc-scot/stat-acc-scot.asp"><H3>The Two Statistical Accounts of Scotland</H3></A><P>
<LI><A HREF="http://www.scran.ac.uk"> <H3>The Sottish Cultural Resources Access Network (<B>SCRAN</B>)</H3></A><P>
A visit to each will repay the time spent by appreciating the scope of information presented.<P>
 
By following some of the Links below, the researcher will get some feel of what can be found in a few large, and sometimes sprawling Uni Archives.  
It should emphasised that the links which are highlighted are simply a best guess at pages which could yield unexpectedinformation for you.<P>
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<LI><A HREF="http://www.lib.gla.ac.uk/Library">
<B> Glasgow University Library</B></A.><P>
<LI><A HREF="http://www.gla.ac.uk/archives "> Archive services - </A><P>
<LI><A HREF="http://www.gla.ac.uk/services/archives/collections/scottishbusinessarchive "> Scottish business Archive</A><P>
<LI><A HREF="http://www.archives.gla.ac.uk/gghb/default.html"> The Greater Glasgow NHS Board Archive</A><P>
<LI><A HREF="http://www.archives.gla.ac.uk/sba/default.html"> The Scottish Brewing Archive</A><P>
<LI><A HREF="http://special.lib.gla.ac.uk/STA/index.html"> The Scottish Theatre Archive</A><P>
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What a range of topics covered in Glasgow!  There are many
detailed references to be 
found in the Business Records FAQs and in the Brewing
Collections in particular to  well known local and national
concerns. <P>
 
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<LI><A
HREF="http://www.dundee.ac.uk/library/ ">
<B> Dundee University Library</B></A><P>
<LI><A HREF="http://www.dundee.ac.uk/archives/"> Dundee University Archives - Welcome</A><P>
<LI><A
HREF="http://www.dundee.ac.uk/archives/archman.htm"> The
Principal Collections</A><P>
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<A HREF="http://www.dundee.ac.uk/archives/sourcetop.htm">
The Source Lists </A><P>
<LI><A HREF="HTTP://www.dundee.ac.uk/archives/msstop.htm">
Manuscript Collection - MSS and Five Sections,</A><P>
 
<LI><A 
HREF="http://www.dundee.ac.uk/archives/ammedic.htm">Medi
cine</A><P>
<LI><A
HREF="http://www.dundee.ac.uk/archives/amrelig.htm">Religio
n</A><P>
 
<LI><A
HREF="http://www.dundee.ac.uk/archives/amshipping.htm">Shi
pping</A><P>
<LI><A
HREF="http://www.dundee.ac.uk/archives/amrailway.htm">
Railways</A><P>
<LI><A HREF="http://www.dundee.ac.uk/archives/a-thb.htm">
Tayside Health Board</A><P>
<LI><A HREF="http://www.dundee.ac.uk/archives/br-
all.htm">Brechin Diocesan Library</A><P>
 
 
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There are many detailed references to Dundee and Calcutta
jute mills, and many other local industries. There are  three
genealogical sections  held in the Source Lists which are a virtual
gold-mine of info regarding local personalities. Location to follow.
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<LI><A HREF="http://www.lib.ed.ac.uk/">Edinburgh
University Libraries - OnLine</A><P>
<LI><A HREF="http://catalogue.lib.ed.ac.uk/">Searching the Catalogue</A><P>
 
<LI><A HREF="http://www.lib.ed.ac.uk/lib/resources/collections/specdivision/eua.shtml">Main Holdings in the Archives</A><P>
<LI><A HREF="http://www.lib.ed.ac.uk/lib/resources/collections/specdivision/">About the Special Collections & Finding Aids</A><P>
 
<LI><A HREF="http://www.lhsa.lib.ed.ac.uk/">Lothian Health Services Archives</A><P>
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The published work of many notable Edinburgh Academics in the Science and the Medicine fields are
to be found in the Library and Archive Collections, which are incredibly deeply endowed. Business and Industry references, and resources are to be found as well, along with much of interest in the Health Service Archives.
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<LI><A HREF="http://www.st-andrews.ac.uk/library/">
<B>St Andrews University Library</B></A><P>
<LI><A HREF="http://www.st-andrews.ac.uk/specialcollections/manuscripts">
General manuscript Collection</A><P>
<LI><A HREF="http://www.st-andrews.ac.uk/specialcollections/photographic">
Photographic Collection</A><P>
<LI><A HREF="http://www.st-andrews.ac.uk/specialcollections/genealogy">
Genealogy Collection</A><P>
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The General manuscript collection is rich in local history,
including Parish Registers, Census returns,Kirk Session Records
, all for the NE "Neuk of Fife". The Fife Shopkeepers lists can
even be found. Much of this is not readily accessible from the
WWW. However the library Index can be read using the
Telnet facility by those suitably equipped. </A>
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HREF="http://www.strath.ac.uk/"><B>
University of Strathclyde in Glasgow</B></A><P>
<LI><A
HREF="http://www.strath.ac.uk/Departments/Archives/#Hist
orical_Background">
Strathclyde university Archives</A>
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The Archives contain some notable Major collections - The
Leith-Buchanan family papers (1600-1900)<BR>
Wm. Baird steelworks,<BR> Papers of James "Paraffin" Young,
the founder of the shale oil refining industry in
Scotland,,<BR>Early 19th century Glasgow School records are
also held.
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<LI><A HREF="http://www.hw.ac.uk/library/index.html">Heriot-Watt University Library</A><P></UL>
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This Library holds records from the Edinburgh College of
Art, Moray house Institute of Education, and the Scottish
College of Textiles. <BR> The University was named as the
Watt Institution and School of Arts in 1852, in honour of
<B>James Watt</B>, the Scottish engineer and inventor.
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