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Scottish National Buildings Record

551 6

Description Scottish National Buildings Record

Date 1941 to 1966

Collection Scottish National Buildings Record

Catalogue Number 551 6

Category All Other

Scope and Content Survey photographs and drawings by Scottish National Buildings Record staff, student draughtsmen and Ministry of Work photographers; minutes and correspondence files. The collection comprise more than 20,000 items of buildings and sites across Scotland recorded between 1941 and 1966. This collection is currently being digitised and updated.

Archive History Transferred from the Scottish National Buildings Record to the Royal Commission on the Ancient and Historical Monuments of Scotland (RCAHMS) when the two organisations merged in 1966.

System of Arrangement The collection is arranged geographically by county and sites.

Related Material Additional material relating to archive acquired by the Scottish National Buildings Record including material by Erskine Beveridge, Thomas Bonnar and William Burn.

Access Conditions There are no restrictions upon access, except where necessary for conservation reasons.

Administrative History The Scottish National Buildings Record (SNBR) was established in 1941 with the remit to make an emergency record of Scotland's historic architecture, and this work continued after the war when many buildings were threatened by demolition or alterations. The SNBR was taken over by the Ministry of Works in 1954, and in 1966 it transferred to RCAHMS to form the National Monuments Record of Scotland.

Accruals No further accruals are expected.


Collection Hierarchy - Collection Level

Collection Level (551 6) Scottish National Buildings Record

Preview Category Catalogue Number Title Date Level
Photographs and Off-line Digital Images AN 1855 Detail of doorway. Item Level
Photographs and Off-line Digital Images BN 875 General view of Banff Academy, Banff. 1953 Item Level
All Other 551 6/1 Minutes and correspondence Group Level
All Other 551 6/2 Photographs 1941-1954 by the National Buildings Record, Scottish Council Group Level
All Other 551 6/3 Photographs SNBR 1953-1966 Group Level
All Other 551 6/5 Drawings 1941-1954 by the National Buildings Record Scottish Council Group Level
All Other 551 6/4 Photographs by Ministry of Works Group Level
All Other 551 6/7 Photographs Box Group Level
All Other 551 6/9 NMRS/SNBR photos - temporary location Group Level
All Other 551 6/6 Drawings 1954-1966 by SNBR Group Level

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