Marianne M Gilchrist Collection.

Marianne M Gilchrist Collection

GB 243 T/SOR/34


Marianne M Gilchrist Collection

Dates of Creation

19 and 20 November 1915


2 items

Name of Creators

Marianne M Gilchrist

Level of Description


Administrative History

Marianne M Gilchrist, based in Glasgow for many years, is a freelance historian and art historian, now returned to Yorkshire. She has worked in the heritage sector at national level, taught in adult education, and carried out research for radio documentaries. She is the author of Patrick Ferguson: “A Man of Some Genius”.

She has a long-standing interest in the use and abuse of history in the arts – history painting, historical fiction and film. Marianne’s website is

This collection includes two newspapers ordered from Historic Newspaper Archives by Dr Gilchrist which contain reports on the execution of Joe Hill in Salt Lake City, Utah, 19 November 1915. Joe Hill was born Joel Emmanuel Hágglund on the 7th October 1979 in Gávle, Sweden. He was also known as Joseph Hillstròm. Hill was a a labour activist, song writer and member of the Industrial Workers of the World (IWW).

Scope and Content

2 newspapers.

System of Arrangement

Items have been arranged according to record type.

Custodial History

Material collected by Gilchrist.

Immediate Source of Acquisition


Appraisal, Destruction, Scheduling

Appraised according to the Spirit of Revolt appraisal policy.


No further accruals expected.

Access Conditions


Copyright Reproduction

Application for reproduction should be made to the Spirit of Revolt group.

Existence of Copies

Copies held in The Boston Herald archives as well as other institutions.

Finding Aids

Descriptive list available at Glasgow City Archives and on the Spirit of Revolt website.

Publication Note

No known publications.

Related collections

Other Spirit of Revolt (Ref: T/SOR) collections held at Glasgow City Archives.

Date(s) of Description

Compiled by P. Larkin (Project Archivist), October 2017.



The Boston Traveler, Newspaper, Friday, November 19 1915. Frontpage headline: Four Bullets Kill Hillstrom, subheadline: Condemned Man in Frenzy, Tries to Kill Prison Guard.



The Boston Herald, Newspaper, Saturday, November 20, 1915. Page 9 headline: Hillstrom Orders Death Squad to Fire, subheadline: I.W.W. Leader Himself Yelled Fatal Command – Govenor to Clear State of Lawless Element.