We receive many requests for photographs of former staff and students of the Slade – from art historians and filmmakers, to members of the public tracing their family history – hoping to locate some images for their project. So it’s particularly exciting when an email or letter arrives from people wanting to contribute their photos and memories to the archive.
Slade alumna Susan Glasspool, who studied at the Slade from 1963-66, sent in these images. She recalls receiving a copy of this first photo through the Secretary’s office because it her 3-D lithographs appeared in the background. Professor William Coldstream (front left), Andrew Forge (top left) and William Townsend (right of Forge) represent the Slade at this gathering in 1966, which is thought to be the Slade Diploma Examinations Committee.
Another photo, taken on the stairs just inside the entrance of the Slade, shows (L-R) Rosemary Johnson, Susan Glasspool, Antonia Frazer and two other unidentified students.
Most often, we don’t know much about the who, what, where, when and why behind these images. If you can assist us in contextualizing or identifying people in these photographs, please do get in touch: firstname.lastname@example.org.
UPDATED 18 March 2013: Paul Martin has identified the two other sitters on the Slade steps as Diane Shorrock and Jane Ford (far right).