The University of St Andrews has been collecting photography since 1844. The University Library now holds about a million photographs, which are found in manuscript collections, the archive, rare books and stand-alone photographic collections. The collection includes negatives on glass and film of varying sizes, lantern slides, prints ranging from salt paper to modern processes, as well as postcards and transparencies.
Alan Reiach Collection of Architectural Photography
Alan Reiach (1910-1992) was one of Scotland's most celebrated architects. The collection features photographs taken and purchased by Reaich from 1929-1950's.
The collection comprises of images of: Scottish vernacular architecture; the foreign scenes, notably Germany, Italy, Sweden and Spain, but also images of Greece, Holland, Hungary, Ireland, Norway, Russia, Belgium, Switzerland, North America, France, Finland, Poland and Denmark.