Student material by Donald Melvin, student at The Glasgow School of Art, Scotland, 1960-1968 Add to your favourites. View associated digital content.

Collection Overview

Title: Student material by Donald Melvin, student at The Glasgow School of Art, Scotland, 1960-1968 Add to your favourites. View associated digital content.

Primary Creator: Melvin, Donald V (1943-)

Other Creators: Mitchell, Charles (1939-1996)

Extent: 43.0 Items

Subjects: Design (arts), Drawings (visual works), Furniture, Glasgow, Scotland, Interior design, Italy, Norway, Photographs, The Glasgow School of Art, Travel

Languages: English

Scope and Contents of the Materials

A collection of sketches, designs, photographs and lithographs by Donald Melvin completed during his time as a student at Glasgow School of Art in the 1960s. Includes work carried out as part of courses such as, for example, Interior Design, the History of Furniture, the 2nd Year General Course, the Pre-Diploma/Foundation Course and Woodcarving.

Also includes sketches carried out during GSA summer schools abroad in Florence and in Norway, and materials relating to extra-curricular activities such as photographs of productions staged by GSA Dramatic Club and Christmas ball posters.

Collection Historical Note

Donald Melvin was a student at Glasgow School of Art from 1961-1967. During his time at GSA he studied Interior Design, the History of Furniture and woodcarving as well as completing the 2nd Year General Course and a Pre-Diploma/Foundation Year.

Biographical Note

Donald Melvin was a student at Glasgow School of Art from 1961-1967. During his time at GSA he studied Interior Design, the History of Furniture and woodcarving as well as completing the 2nd Year General Course and a Pre-Diploma/Foundation Year.

Subject/Index Terms

Design (arts)
Drawings (visual works)
Furniture
Glasgow, Scotland
Interior design
Italy
Norway
Photographs
The Glasgow School of Art
Travel

Administrative Information

Repository: GSA Archives

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

Use Restrictions:

Application for permission to quote should be submitted to The Archives and Collections Centre at The Glasgow School of Art.

Reproduction subject to usual conditions: educational use and condition of documents.

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

Processing Information: Collection listed by GSA Archives Volunteer and edited by Susannah Waters, GSA Archivist. Imported from Excel spreadsheet by Michelle Kaye, Archives and Collections Assistant, 28th November 2012.

Finding Aid Revision History: Catalogue imported into Archon software and edited by Michelle Kaye, Archon Project Officer, April 2014.


Description of Contents

Interior Design, 1966-1967,
History of Furniture, 1966-1967,
2nd Year General Course, 1963-1966,
Pre-Diploma/Foundation Course, 1960,
Extra-curricular activities, 1961-1965,
Sketches, 1966-1968,
Diploma Show, 1967,
Woodcarving, 1963-1964
DC 074/5, (Series) Extra-curricular activities, 1961-1965 Add to your favourites. 
Description: A collection of items, not all created by Donald Melvin, relating to extra-curricular activities that Donald Melvin was part of during his time as a student at Glasgow School of Art.
Extent: 5 items
Reference: DC 074/5
Physical Description: lithograph poster; black and white photographs
DC 074/5/1, (Item) Christmas Ball Poster "A Hard Dazed Knight" (Beatles LP), c1961-1963 Add to your favourites. View associated digital content. 
Description: By Chuck Mitchell, completed during his Post Diploma year c1961-63.
Extent: 1 item
Reference: DC 074/5/1
Dimensions: 475 x 355 mm
Physical Description: Black and white lithograph poster

Creator(s):

Mitchell, Charles

DC 074/5/2, (Item) Photograph of Jenny Stevenson playing the main role in GSA Production of Tiger at the Gates, 1965 Add to your favourites. 
Description: An actor and actress on stage. Other player probably "Bob ?".
Extent: 1 item
Reference: DC 074/5/2
Dimensions: 185 x 205 mm
Physical Description: Black and white photograph
DC 074/5/3, (Item) Donald Melvin as The Mathematician in GSA Production of Tiger at the Gates, c1965 Add to your favourites. 
Description: One actor on stage.
Extent: 1 item
Reference: DC 074/5/3
Dimensions: 220 x 165 mm
Physical Description: Black and white photograph
DC 074/5/4, (Item) Donald Melvin as The Mathematician in GSA Production of Tiger at the Gates, c1965 Add to your favourites. 
Description: Two men on stage. Other character (main character) was from the U.S.A, one of the few international students in the 1960s.
Extent: 1 item
Reference: DC 074/5/4
Dimensions: 165 x 225 mm
Physical Description: Black and white photograph
DC 074/5/5, (Item) Stage set - GSA Production of "Tiger at the Gates", Jean Giradoux, 1965 Add to your favourites. 
Description: An actor and actress on stage. Woman in white dress. Same photo found in the GSA Prospectus of 1965-66. Annotated "GSA Amateur Dramatic Society. Performed at the Glasgow Concert Hall on 25th and 26th February. Production by Gordon M. Ross, Décor and costume by Freda Blackwood, costumes made by Margaret Grant".
Extent: 1 item
Reference: DC 074/5/5
Dimensions: 117 x 142 mm
Physical Description: Black and white photograph
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