Collection CSU - STUDENTS' UNION: Chelsea College records

Key Information

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STUDENTS' UNION: Chelsea College records


  • 1908-1980 (Creation)

Level of description



2 boxes and 4 volumes

Scope and content

The records of the South-Western Polytechnic, Chelsea Polytechnic, Chelsea College of Science and Technology and Chelsea College Students Union and social clubs, 1908-1980. These notably consist of Social Council and Students' Union Society minute books, 1908-1980 (Ref: C/SU/M1-5); Student Debating Society minute book, 1931-1936 (Ref: C/SU/M6); Chemical Society minutes of meetings, 1947-1977 (Ref: C/SU/M7); handbooks and related publications such as activities booklets and Union constitution, 1959-1984 (Ref: CU/HAN, CSU/REG, CSU/F); Chelsea Polytechnic/College Social and Athletic Council ledger and journal, record of athletics distinctions and the award of colours, 1936-1963 (Ref: C/SAC).

System of arrangement

Divided into material belonging to the Students' Union and to other clubs and societies.

General Information

Name of creator

Biographical history

A Students' Union and various sporting societies, in particular an athletics society, were formed soon after the establishment of the Polytechnic and remained active until the merger of Chelsea College with King's College in 1985.

Custodial history

Chelsea Students Union

Conditions governing access

Open, subject to signature of Reader's undertaking form, and appropriate provision of two forms of identification, to include one photographic ID.

Conditions governing reproduction

Copies, subject to the condition of the original, may be supplied from open material for research purposes only.

Requests to publish original material should be submitted to the Archives.

Language of material

  • English

Script of material

Finding aids

A detailed list of the contents of the collection is available for consultation in the King's College London Archives reading room.

Related materials

Students Union handbooks are located with other Chelsea College publications (Ref: CU/HAN); Social and Athletic Council minutes (Ref: CA/CS/M17-18).

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Rules and/or conventions used

Compiled in compliance with General International Standard Archival Description, ISAD(G), second edition, 2000.


Archivist's note

Entry compiled by Geoff Browell as part of the RSLP AIM25 Project.

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