Collection UR-STU 7 - Hugh Pincott photographic collection

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Hugh Pincott photographic collection


  • 1960 - 2016 (Creation)

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1,900 Files, 45 Folders 8.63 GB

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(b1941 -)

Biographical history

Hugh Pincott read Chemistry at Queen's College, between 1960 and 1967, and in 1968 was the first student to receive a PhD from the University of Dundee. Whilst at Dundee, Pincott was heavily involved with the student charities campaigns and set up a publishing house from where the student newspapers and first University student handbooks were printed.
In the early 1960s, Pincott was senior student at Airlie Hall and was later elected president of the SRC. In August 1966, Pincott was the first person to drive over the newly-opened Tay Road Bridge.

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Digitised by Pincott

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Scope and content

Digital copies of photographs taken by Hugh Pincott and others covering his time as a student in Dundee Quote from Pincott email of 13/9/2016: ....Although not labelled individually, the b/w images can be identified from the file title and reference to NPTTL [Nine Pints to the Law, the Hugh Pincott autobiography,(2016)]....B/W folder 85 contains images that were extracted from sections 36 to 49 (mainly June 1964). They were selected for a special project which I believe was to provide pics of Old Dundee to decorate a friend's pub in Nelson Street. It would be a bit time-consuming to fit them back into original positions.'



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Pincott's order kept

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Conditions governing access

Open for consultation subject to preservation requirements. Access must also conform to the restrictions of the Data Protection Act (2018), General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR, 2018) and any other relevant legislation or restrictions. Clinical information is closed for 100 years.

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Reproduction is available subject to preservation requirements. Charges may be made for this service, and copyright and other restrictions may apply; please check with the Duty Archivist.

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Digital images require pc to view

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Description compiled in line with the following standards: International Council on Archives, ISAD(G) General International Standard Archival Description; International Council on Archives, ISAAR(CPF): International Standard Archival Authority Record for Corporate Bodies, Persons, and Families; National Council on Archives, Rules for the Construction of Personal, Place and Corporate Names, 1997



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  • English



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