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Collections of posters of student events at the University of Edinburgh

 Fonds — Container: CLX-D-66
Identifier: Coll-1867

Scope and Contents

Bundle of about 20 posters of events at the University around 1971, mostly relating to student activities. The events advertised include dances/balls/concerts; special lectures and symposium; Church and carol services; and Student Representative Council Elections. The posters are arranged in bundles by types of events, as follows:

  1. Poster of the Corries, and poster advertising a folk concert in University Union, Teviot Row, 18 March c. 1971
  2. Two identical posters related to Edinburgh University Sports Association
  3. Three posters (two identical) from Edinburgh University Engineering Society, including their Annual Ball on 19 February 1971
  4. Two posters for St Giles Cathedral University Services, 25 April 1971 and 23 January (undated)
  5. One poster calling to vote for the SRC elections, 13 May 1971
  6. Poster for the EUCSU (Engineering University Central Students Union) Annual Ball "Space oddity", 25 February
  7. Five posters for ESCA (Edinburgh Students' Charities Appeal) events, including Charities Balls
  8. Four identical posters for the Advent Carol Service at the University Chaplaincy Centre, 13 December 1970
  9. Advertisement for the New Edinburgh Review (student publication)
  10. Five posters for special lectures at the University, organised by The Medical Students Council, Edinburgh Medical Group, and the University Forum, 1972
  11. Three posters for events organised by different clubs: Maths Soc. and Bridge Club; University Union Rugby Club Dance; University Hare and Hounds and E.U. Musical Society, 1972
  12. Advertisement for Volleyball match at Meadowbank Sports Centre, Scotland vs England, 9 May 1971 (2 items)


  • Creation: 1970-1972

Condition Description

The posters are in excellent condition, although rolled and hard to keep flat

Conditions Governing Access



0.2 linear metre (one outsize box)

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Donated by an alumnus in November 2017. Accession No SC-Acc-2017-0234.

Condition Description

The posters are in excellent condition, although rolled and hard to keep flat

Processing Information

Catalogued by Aline Brodin in May 2018.

Language of description
Script of description
Code for undetermined script

Repository Details

Part of the University of Edinburgh Library Heritage Collections Repository

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