University of Glasgow Library
The University of Glasgow Library holds the personal papers of poet Edwin Morgan (1920 to 2010) including biographical material, correspondence, scrapbooks and handwritten drafts of poems. You’ll find a section of the archive here, with full listings plus visual content available on the day at Culture Hack.
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What is the University of Glasgow Library?
The University of Glasgow Library is one of the most important and widely used facilities on the University campus. Central to the student experience at Glasgow, and important to the wider community, it aims to provide exceptional services and resources.
The Library exists to preserve, promote and develop for the benefit of research and scholarship the parts of national documentation heritage that are within its care. It extends access to information throughout the academic community by collaborating with other information suppliers within the University and optimises the use of resources by collaborating with other institutions at local, regional, national and international levels. It also strives to offer services to assist business, industry and the professions.
What is the University of Glasgow Library interested in?
Edwin Morgan’s breadth of vision encompassed life in a great industrial city, with all its tensions and potential, but also a fascination with other beings, places, space-travel and new technologies. The Library are looking to find new ways of promoting and sharing this collection with online users. What’s the next step for catalogues? How can we encourage people to access our resources? They’re also interested in the relationship between the unique, personal material held in their Special Collections department and the published poems, as held by the Scottish Poetry Library and published in the Edwin Morgan Archive.