Dundee University Archives

Last updated 2nd October 2008 
Name of library  Dundee University Archives
Address  Tower Building, University of Dundee, Nethergate, Dundee, DD1 4HN
Telephone  01382 344 095
Fax  01382 345 523
E-mail p.e.whatley@dundee.ac.uk 
Website http://www.dundee.ac.uk/Archives 
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Contact & Job Title  Ms. Patricia Whatley, University Archivist and Head of Department
Purpose & main user community of the library To store, manage, and make accessible the records of the University and its predecessor 
Terms of access Walk in (prior warning will ensure records are available on arrival). Maps and plans require 24 hours notice. 
Opening hours Term: M-W,F 09.00-18.00. Vacation: M-W,F 09.00-17.00.
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Lending to other libraries & visitors None (Informal agreements with other archives possible). 
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Coverage Mainly records of the Scottish Episcopal Church, Brechin Diocese; Glasite Church (independent church); Methodist Church.  
Special Collections Glasite Church:Correspondence 1790-1896, “exhortations” 1848-1877, sermons 1728?1730 and ca. 1834-1871, miscellaneous papers ca. 1834-1871, including papers relating to Michael Faraday. Methodist Church, Arbroath and Montrose: Minute books of church and its organisations 1872-1976; schedules 1873-1973; financial records 1798-1989; register of baptisms 1848?1886; Arbroath Circuit notebook 1857-1863; notebook of communion roll, trustees, service details etc. 1883-1894; material relating to communicants and church members 1873-1889; records of organisations within the church 1857-1898; records of the sewing guild ca. 1924?1945; miscellaneous invoices, receipts and specifications relating to Station Road Manse and the Wesleyan Bazaar 1902-1905; legal papers relating to the Wesleyan Chapel, Arbroath 1738-1944; correspondence 1882-1967; architectural plans and specifications concerning the church and manse ca. 1862-1964.Herbert Watt Torrance, Medical Missionary (1892?1977:Photographs of Middle East, particularly Israel, Palestine and Scottish Mission Hospital at Tiberius, also North Africa 1880-1968, France and Serbia 1916-1918, India 1936, Europe, U.S.A., Canada 1954-1974; subjects are views, the hospital, local people and customs, biblical representations, flora and fauna, medical conditions, World War I; photographs by the Torrance family; professional and commercially produced photographs, postcards, lantern slides, film strips, particularly of Israel, Palestine and Middle East mainly by G. Eric Matson of American Colony, ca. 1920-1972, also “L&L”, Photoglob Zurich (photographs derived from Bonfils), and others; notebooks kept by Torrance of flora and fauna, biblical references, local customs, 1929?1973, medical conditions ca. 1940; rules on nurses’ attitude to patients, early 20th century.College and Collegiate Church of the Holy Spirit, Isle of Cumbrae:Sermons, prayers orders of service, etc. ca. 1854-1900, constitution and statutes 1851-ca. 1901, calendars 1865-1878, presentations, collations, ordinations, etc., mainly diocese of Argyll and The Isles 1826-1926, correspondence including letters from George Frederick Boyle (6th Earl of Glasgow), 1832-1929.Dr. William Leslie Christie (ca. 1903-1979):Correspondence, common place books, files of newspaper cuttings, miscellaneous pamphlets and papers, subjects relate particularly to Scottish Episcopal Church. 1930-1976. The Library also holds the Brechin Diocesan Library of rare books (formerly in Laurencekirk, Angus). 
Manuscripts Brechin Diocesan Library Manuscripts: Correspondence of Alexander Penrose Forbes and George Frederick Boyle 1844-1875; correspondents include William Gladstone, John Keble, Edward Pusey, George Baron Kinnaird of Rossie and Anthony Cooper, 7th Earl of Shaftesbury. Miscellaneous title deeds, legal papers, correspondence, printed material and other papers 1592-1975 including Baptism register 1723-1735, papers of the Scottish Episcopal Church Society 1852-1875, Psalter early C15, book of hours mid-C15, sermons 1435, commonplace book of William Drummond of Hawthornden 1604-1649, rental book of Panmure estates 1724-1727, commonplace books 1682-1869, miscellaneous sermons 1730-1836, sermons of Thomas Holland 1913-1948, miscellaneous tracts, prayers, treatises and lectures ca. 1709?1939.Dean William Leslie Christie: transcripts of episcopal records ca. 1899?1923, including episcopal registers, miscellaneous diaries and journals, papers and mss. in the ‘episcopal chest’, letters bearing on history of Brechin Diocese, biographical notes on C17-18th episcopal clergy,  scrapbooks. Records of the Diocese of Brechin 1770?1929, including minute books 1770-1929; records of the Brechin Diocesan Library 1821?1927, lists and catalogues of books 1828?1937; records of congregations within the Diocese of Brechin 1752-1903.Photographs ca.1870-ca.1903.Records of St Mary’s Church, Arbroath, including minute books 1910-1961, financial records 1847-1974, registers of services 1912?1974, congregational registers 1812-1977. Records of St Margaret’s Church, Lochee, including minute books 1929-1968, annual accounts, 1912-1951, ledgers 1891-1972, financial records 1903-1950, registers of services 1896?1977, congregational registers 1861-1972, miscellaneous plans.Records of Church of Holy Rood, Carnoustie, including minute books 1898-1966, financial records 1883-1965, registers of services 1876-1963, papers relating to R. R. Lingard-Guthrie, papers relating to the church fabric and building projects 1881-1943, miscellaneous papers 1881-1971, photographs 1880-1936, plans and drawings 1888?1970.Records of St James Episcopal Church, Stonehaven, including minutes and accounts 1757?1780, register of burials 1828-1865, register of marriages 1770-1813, 1828-1880, registers of baptisms 1756-1878, register of confirmations 1795-1860, miscellaneous papers 1812-1867.
Research resource History of the Episcopal church in the north-east of Scotland (but also nationally with regard to Bishop A.P. Forbes, especially the Eucharistic Controversy); History and theology of the Glasite church; Aspects of Presbyterian missionary work; Methodism in Angus. 
Catalogue Type  Electronic catalogue; PCs for use by readers with MS Access source lists (including one for Religion).
URL of catalogue Summaries of our main collections can be found through: http://www.dundee.ac.uk/Archives/
Other facilities Access to catalogues and source lists; photocopying; digital imaging. 
Full Time Staff  3 archivists, 2 archives assistants, 2 records management
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