We hold an extensive collection of records relating to the University going back to its founding in 1881 as University College, Dundee. These include minutes, correspondence, matriculation registers, press cuttings and student newspapers.
We also have records relating to bodies connected to the University such as Dundee College of Education and the College of Art. Our collections contain material relating to staff and students including important figures such as Sir Patrick Geddes, Sir D’Arcy Thompson, Major General Douglas N Wimberley and Sir Thomas Malcolm Knox.
As University College was a part of St. Andrews University until 1967, our records are also useful to anyone studying the history of that institution. By the same token, St Andrews University Library Special Collections hold some material relating to University College, Dundee.
The University records are currently being rearranged. At present the collections are identified as follows:
Records of University College, Dundee, and Queens College, Dundee (University of St Andrews): Administrative, Academic and Student records, 1881-1967
A handlist is available for consultation in the Archive.
Recs A 147 Dundee Dental School, 1934-1996
Recs A 317 Papers relating to the University of Dundee's participation in the Annual Meetings of the British Association for the Advancement of Science held in Dundee, 1939-1969
Recs A 848 Department of Anatomy, 1832-1898
Recs A 857 Department of Pathology, 1872-1964
Papers of members of staff of University College, Dundee, Queens College, Dundee, and the University of Dundee
Records of Dundee School of Economics
Turner-McKinlay Photographic Collection
Our photographic collections are of local and national significance. The Turner-McKinlay Photographic Collection alone contains over 15,000 images created by members of the University.