School of Scottish Studies Archives

Manuscripts and Special Collections

Information about the School of Scottish Studies Archive's manuscripts and Special Collection

Manuscript Collection

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The small Manuscript Archive was built up for research purposes.

Scottish Place-Name Survey

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The Scottish Place-Name Survey was established as part of the remit of the School of Scottish Studies when it was set up in 1951. It was to include the collection of place-names from both documentary and oral sources and the organisation of a place-name archive.

The John Levy Archive

The John Levy Archive is a primary ethnomusicological resource of international importance, consisting of nearly 700 original field recordings of music from various parts of the world, several thousand photographs, and about 20 cine films.

The Maclagan Manuscripts

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An important collection of folklore, customs and beliefs collected between 1893 and 1902.

Linguistic Survey of Scotland

The Linguistic Survey of Scotland contains material on dialects of Scots and Gaelic collected through questionnaires and audio recordings.