University Photography Collection (collecting area)

Record level Collection

Part of Photographic Collections Parent record level Collection

View hierarchy


The University Collection contains photographs collected by Special Collections, including photographs taken by staff photographers or commissioned by the university Publications Department, Print and Design Unit, as well as various other departments and academic schools. The images were created in order to record events, graduations, visiting scholars and speakers, students, and the development and expansion of the university within the town of St Andrews. Of particular note is the work of the university staff photographer Peter Adamson who documented the life and history of the university from 1968-2006. Biographical information about Peter Adamson as well as lists documenting his photographic production are available for download. Copyright of images in this collection will vary depending on who took the photographs and the nature of contractual agreements with external photographers.


ca. 1968 - 2017

Alternative titles

Peter G Adamson Collection
Photographic Muniments Collection
The University of St Andrews Staff Photographer Collection
University History Collection



Help make our records better

The University cares greatly about accurately recording and cataloguing our collections data, and we welcome input from you to make the quality of our records even better.

Suggest additions or corrections to this record