Design, Politics and Commerce
|These pages aim to act as a starting point for any
student wishing to explore the rich primary resources relating to the
great international exhibitions held between 1851 to 1951,
supplementing the level 3 course Design, Politics and Commerce:
International Exhibitions 1851-1951. The
exhibitions are themed in a rough chronological order to tie in with
the lecture topics of the course. For each exhibition, a resource
listing of relevant items to be found in Glasgow University Library
is provided and a selection of digitised images from the books
is displayed whenever possible. References are mostly to material kept in Special Collections,
although in some cases there are also references to items located in
stack and on the open shelves (this is especially the case for the
later exhibitions). Students should also be advised that official
reports of the exhibitions can provide a wealth of detailed background
information; these may be published as Parliamentary Papers and can be
traced via indexes found in the
Official Publications and Statistics Unit on Level 7.
See also the International Exhibitions Visual Library mounted by the History of Art Department.
Design, Politics and Commerce pages originally created April 2002; updated January 2004.
|the image displayed here shows the cover of A Penny Guide to the International Exhibition, London 1862 (BG57-c.16)|