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PRESS CUTTINGS: Chelsea College printed material

  • C/PC
  • Collection
  • 1895-1984

South-Western Polytechnic, Chelsea Polytechnic, Chelsea College of Science and Technology and Chelsea College Press Cuttings, 1895-1984, comprises one box of loose press cuttings, 1895-1903, and nine volumes of cuttings covering news on the strategic and academic development of the College, on the effects of major events such as the two World Wars, advertisements for Chelsea courses, features on the College with occasional photographs, and relating to individual students and staff, including announcements of prizes and obituaries, 1903-1984.

Chelsea College, 1972-1985

SECRETARY'S OFFICE: Chelsea College administrative records

  • CAS
  • Collection
  • 1889-1998

Chelsea College Secretary's files, 1889-1998. These records reflect all aspects of the academic and administrative work of the College, ranging from strategic planning, building maintenance and finance through to University of London business where applicable to Chelsea College, notably including South-Western Polytechnic and subsequent College schemes and correspondence on the relationship of the College with the University of London, 1889-1985; governance, namely Chelsea College Senate membership, agendas, committees and other business, 1972-1985; Council minutes, agendas and membership, 1972-1987; King's, Queen's and Chelsea (KQC) Management Committee and Joint Policy Committee correspondence and papers, 1983-1985; University of London Senate agendas and minutes, 1983-1985 (Ref: 1985/CAS, 1987/CAS, 1991 CAS); papers relating to major committees such as academic planning group correspondence, 1983-1984; Finance and General Purposes Committee, Planning and Staffing Committee papers, 1983-1985, planning and resources committee papers, 1989-1991 (Ref: 1997/CAS, CAS/GC2); the general running of the College, including patents, 1972-1987; copyright, 1970-1989; College safety, 1977-1985; Data Protection Act, 1985-1987; Students' Union and student welfare, 1966-1985; a proposed merger with Westfield College, University of London, 1982-1987; the Swinnerton-Dyer Committee report documents, 1980-1982; St George's Hospital Medical School papers reflecting administrative concerns, 1976-1986; agreements and contracts with publishing companies and scientific equipment suppliers, 1968-1985; papers relating to the arsenic poisoning of porters at Chelsea College including cuttings and police investigations, 1966-1971, 1998, (Ref: CAS/AD1, 1987/CAS, 1991 CAS); personnel and staff related files including on contracts, salaries, leave entitlements, performance targets, trade unions, principally NUPE and NALGO, staff appointments and lists, 1967-1987; Academic Staff Committee minutes, papers and correspondence, 1969-1985; Technical and Manual Staff Committees, 1971-1985; demonstrators and visiting lecturers, 1975-1981 (Ref: CAS/AD8); papers relating to College property, [1970-1988] (Ref: 1987/CAS, CAS 1989); academic related papers concerning various departments at King's spanning the merger of Chelsea and King's in 1985, including Biophysics, Chemistry, English, Physiology, Spanish, Theology and War Studies, 1977-1989, Chelsea Departmental papers including the Nuffield programme, Library and Computing Department, 1966-1988 (Ref: 1987/CAS, 1991 CAS, 1992 CAS).

Chelsea College Secretary, 1972-1985

STUDENTS: Chelsea College microfilm student records

  • C/MF
  • Collection
  • [1923-1971]

Chelsea College student files, [1923-1971] (reels 1-33). Information contained typically includes name, date of birth, nationality, secondary education, department, main subject, qualification sought, session, full or part time, subjects, tutor, results, scholarships, permanent address and degree awarded. Some records also give other educational institutions attended, GCE and 'A' Level results, subjects and marks. This series also includes examination question papers, 1967-1974, 1976-1977 (reels 34-36, 39), BSc degree classifications, 1968-1972 (reel 37), BSc degree pass lists and mark sheets, 1972-1973 (reel 38). The BSc pass list gives name, field of study, course codes and some marks. The BSc mark sheet contains name, course, examiner's name, session, result, value including pass mark and course work percentages, and final degree classification.

Chelsea College Registry, 1972-1985

SERIALS & PERIODICALS: Chelsea College printed material

  • C/SER
  • Collection
  • 1904-1983

South-Western Polytechnic, Chelsea Polytechnic, Chelsea College of Science and Technology, and Chelsea College Serial Publications, 1904-1983. This class of material comprises College magazine and journal periodicals, and provides a snapshot of the academic and social life of students and staff from the early phase of the Polytechnic until shortly before the merger with King's in 1985, and includes the South Western Polytechnic Journal , 1904-1906; The Magazine of the Chelsea Polytechnic , 1929-1939; Chelsea College of Science and Technology Gazette , 1962-1969; The Bell , the magazine of the Chelsea Pharmacy Association, 1953-1968; and New Leaf , the Humanities Society journal, 1973-1982.

Chelsea College, 1972-1985

TITLE DEEDS: Chelsea College legal documents

  • CA/T
  • Collection
  • 1891-1985

Chelsea Polytechnic, Chelsea College of Science and Technology and Chelsea College Title Deeds and Legal Documents, 1891-1985. This comprises title deeds and leasehold agreements to Chelsea property including the original South-Western Polytechnic site, 1891-1899, in King's Road and High Street Kensington, 1962-1984, and a register of deeds, 1972-1985; Grant of Arms to Polytechnic, 1922

Chelsea College, 1972-1985

PHARMACY: Chelsea College departmental records

  • CDPM
  • Collection
  • 1935-1997

Pharmacy material at the South-Western Polytechnic, Chelsea College and King's College London, comprises correspondence, minutes, theses, staff publications and exam question papers, 1935-1997. It includes correspondence relating to student prizes, examinations, enrolment of students, and the staffing and management of the Department of Pharmacy, Chelsea College and at King's College London, 1958-1995; minutes, papers and correspondence relating to the University of London Board of Studies in Pharmacy, Chelsea College Department of Chemistry, Departmental Board, and the Pharmaceutical Society of Great Britain, 1939-1992; bound copies of postgraduate theses and dissertations for students of Pharmacy, Chelsea College, and of King's College London following the merger of 1985, 1965-1993; off-prints of publications by members of staff of the Department of Pharmacy, Chelsea College, including copies of the Journal of pharmacy and pharmacology and Biochemical pharmacology , 1957-1978; sessional and final exam question papers for students of pharmacy, Chelsea College and King's College London, 1935-1995; lists of exam results and pass lists for undergraduate and postgraduate students of pharmacy, 1976-1988.

King's College London Department of Pharmacy

REGISTRY: Chelsea College administrative records

  • CAR
  • Collection
  • 1895-1985

Chelsea College Registry records, 1895-1985, contain a wide variety of committee, Senate and other governing and administrative material illustrative of the strategic direction, financial status and academic organisation of the institution. They notably include Senate committee membership and overview, 1971-1984 (Ref: CAR/RI, CAR/RS); minutes of the BSc Sub-Boards of Examiners meetings, 1967-1985 (ref: CAR/1986); Committee, Working Party and Faculty Board minutes and papers including of the Fees Committee, Academic Board Planning Committee and Higher Degrees Committee, 1965-1985; staff files, 1967-1985 (Ref: CAR/S); papers concerned with course and academic planning and, in particular, postgraduate degrees, modular courses, 1967-1985, KQC Planning Group for Academic Affairs, 1983-1984, data privacy, 1981-1984, University of London regulations, 1967-1980, strategic planning including the Swinnerton-Dyer report, 1979-1981; Science and Engineering Research Council (SERC), 1976-1985; University Grants Committee, 1973-1984; examinations procedure, 1976-1985; Student Union and services, 1968-1983; overseas and exchange students, 1968-1984; student ratios and statistics, 1972-1982; departmental correspondence and memoranda, 1970-1985 (CAR/AR1-24, CAR/1990); information and reports covering attempted relocation of College and the merger with King's College, 1968-1984 (Ref: 1987/CAR); student correspondence with the Registrar, 1939-1948 (Ref: 1995/CAR) ); volumes of statistics describing teaching, student numbers and class structure, 1934-1979 (Ref: CAR/STATS).

Chelsea College Registry, 1972-1985

LIBRARY: Chelsea College administrative records

  • CAL
  • Collection
  • 1895-1987

Chelsea College Library records, 1895-1987, comprise papers collected by the College Library or describing the work of the Library on the Chelsea campus following the merger with King's College in 1985, notably correspondence with the College Secretary and departments, 1974-1980; papers relating to Library computerisation, 1979-1987; staffing and salary matters, 1978-1985; University Grants Committee papers on libraries, 1974-1982; History and Philosophy of Science Library correspondence and bibliography, 1964-1987; Chelsea Campus Libraries Users Committee notes, 1985-1987; finance, 1975-1977; concerning the College History Collection, 1965-1974; notes relating to building and planning at the King's Road site, 1971-1987; University of London merger and other papers, 1978-1983; reports on medical education in London, 1980; concerning Library private papers, 1949-1970; Library Annual Reports, 1963-1987 (1992/CAL, CAL/1986); correspondence concerning Library donors and Zoology reprints, 1967-1985 (Ref: 1986/CAL); accessions registers, 1921-1975 (Ref: CAL/RG); lists of current periodicals, 1960-1974 (Ref: CAL/RGJ); payments books for stock, equipment and expenses, 1960-1973 (Ref: CAL/CB); Library staff personnel files for leavers between 1970-1976 (Ref: CAL/FP); material concerning the history of the College accumulated by the Library, including charters, official reports, with some press cuttings, 1914-1981 (Ref: CAL/H).

Chelsea College Library, 1972-1985

STUDENTS' UNION: Chelsea College records

  • CSU
  • Collection
  • 1908-1980

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).

Chelsea College Students' Union

EXAMINATIONS: Chelsea College question papers

  • C/EX
  • Collection
  • 1933-1986

Chelsea Polytechnic, Chelsea College of Science and Technology and Chelsea College Examination Question Papers, 1933-1986. Records comprise printed general BSc question papers, 1960-1970; BPharm, BSc, MSc, MEd and DCC examination question papers for specific subjects including Pharmacognosy, 1933-1970, Life Sciences, Physical Sciences, Pharmacy, Pharmaceutics, Mathematics and Microbiology, 1960- 1986.

Chelsea College, 1972-1985

LECTURES: Chelsea College event literature

  • C/LEC
  • Collection
  • 1905-1980

South-Western Polytechnic, Chelsea Polytechnic, Chelsea College of Science and Technology, and Chelsea College Lectures includes copies of inaugural lectures by newly appointed professors on subjects as diverse as science education, physics in a social context and the science of botany, 1969-1980; public lecture texts on occasions ranging from memorial speeches to the award of prizes, 1905-1974; audio tape recordings of lectures and addresses including on the history of the College and of various inaugural lectures, 1965-1973 (Ref: C/LEC, C/LECT)

Chelsea College, 1972-1985

PHOTOGRAPHS & ILLUSTRATIONS: Chelsea College records

  • C/PH
  • Collection
  • 1891-1986

South-Western Polytechnic, Chelsea Polytechnic, Chelsea College of Science and Technology, and Chelsea College Photographs and Illustrations, 1891-1986. These comprise photographs of interiors of the Manresa Road buildings including chemistry and biology laboratories, library, gymnasium, cookery classroom and engineering workshops, [1895-1985]; exteriors of Chelsea buildings, 1891-[1985]; College events and student activities including outings, theatre productions, geology field trips, opening ceremonies, retirement drinks and sporting fixtures, [1920]-1986; portraits and group photographs of students and staff, notably departmental group photographs, photographs of successive Principals and other senior staff, sporting teams, 1900-[1985]; 12 boxes of 16mm film loops of electronics-related lecture material, [1970].

Chelsea College, 1972-1985

SYLLABUSES & PROSPECTUSES: Chelsea College printed material

  • C/SYL
  • Collection
  • 1895-1985

South-Western Polytechnic, Chelsea Polytechnic, Chelsea College of Science and Technology, and Chelsea College Syllabuses & Prospectuses contains sets of general undergraduate prospectuses for Chelsea courses, 1895-1985, and of general postgraduate syllabuses, 1967-1985; prospectuses for specific undergraduate and postgraduate component courses of study including physics, chemistry, electronics, pharmacy and science education, 1962-1985 (Ref: C/SYL)

Chelsea College, 1972-1985

PERSONNEL: Chelsea College staff records

  • CA/FP
  • Collection
  • 1953-1985

Records comprise Clerical, Secretarial, Manual and Technical staff files, 1953-1985 (CA/FPC), Academic staff files, 1960-1985 (CA/FPA), Personal record cards, 1977-1985 (CA/RC). On the admission of the College as a school of the University of London in 1966, staff were retained in post and staff files transferred with them. The Clerical, Secretarial, Manual and Technical staff files include porters, catering and kitchen staff, laboratory and research technicians, cleaners, service engineers, clerks, hall managers, secretaries, library staff, carpenters, administrative assistants, computer programmers and operators, research students and assistants.

Chelsea College Personnel Department, 1972-1985

FINANCE: Chelsea College financial records

  • CAF
  • Collection
  • 1888-1983

South-Western Polytechnic, Chelsea Polytechnic, Chelsea College of Science and Technology, Chelsea College Financial Records, 1888-1983. These consist of bound sets of annual accounts, 1895-1983 (Ref: C/ACC); salaries books for academic and non-academic staff, 1898-1966 (Ref: CA/SAB); wages signature books, 1913-1962 (Ref: CA/WSB); ledgers, 1891-1964 (Ref: CA/L); cash books, 1888- 1930 (Ref: CA/CB); payments cash books, 1895-1963 (Ref: CA/CB); finance journals, 1932-1963 (Ref: CA/J); staff payroll files, 1985-1986 (Ref: CAF/FP); fees book registers for day classes, 1895-[1928], fees book registers for evening classes, 1897-1915 (Ref: CA/SFB), statistics books, 1907-1938 (Ref: CA/STATS), miscellaneous register, 1897-[1913] (Ref: CA/REG). Information contained in fees books typically includes name, age, occupation, classes, time per week and fees. Statistics books contain information on terms kept, student hours per registration, per subject and class entries per term. The miscellaneous register contains lists of certificates awarded to students, the wording on them and distribution details.

Chelsea College, 1972-1985

COMMITTEES: Chelsea College governing body records

  • CA
  • Collection
  • 1888-1985

South-Western Polytechnic, Chelsea Polytechnic, Chelsea College of Science and Technology, Chelsea College Governing Body, Council and Academic Board Minute Books, 1888-1985. This series of minute books comprises one of the most important sources of evidence of the strategic and academic development within the Polytechnic and College from the earliest subscription campaign for the new Institute to the closure of Chelsea when it merged with King's in 1985. It comprises the main class of College governance minutes with a duplicate set covering the years 1906-1966, and in particular the manuscript minutes of the Executive or Governing Body of the South Western Polytechnic (with index), 1881-1906; printed and bound minutes of the Finance and General Purposes Committee, 1906-1918; printed and bound copies of the minutes of the Governing Body and Finance and General Purposes Committee, 1919-1922; printed and bound copies of the minutes of the Governing Body, 1923-1966; folders of typescript minutes of the Governing Body, 1966-1972 (Ref: CA/G/M); folders containing typescript Chelsea Council minutes, 1972-1985 (Ref: CA/C/M). Governing Body/Council minutes typically contain information on appointments and salaries, strategic and academic planning, academic services, scholarships and student numbers, the relationship with other Higher Education institutions and merger details. Incomplete manuscript and typescript Board of Studies and complete typescript Academic Board and Senate minutes, 1917-1931, 1962-1985 (Ref: CA/S/M), covering topics including departmental organisation, examinations, grants and student discipline; meeting papers relating to the Senate minutes, 1972-1985 (Ref: CA/S/MP). Minutes of Special Committees of the Governing Body/Council such as Non-Academic Staff Committee, 1966-1981, Sites and Buildings, 1966-1985; Finance and General Purposes Committee, 1967-1985; Residence and Refectories Committee/Amenities Committee, 1967-1985; Development Committee, 1971-1976; Staff Association, 1956-1976; Sports Ground Committee, 1972-1985; Joint Athletic Ground Committee, 1922-1939; Joint Policy Committee, 1973-1978 (Ref: CA/CS/M, CA/M); Special Committee meeting papers for the Academic Planning Committee and a working party on the College Library, 1965-1983 (Ref: CA/CS/MP).

Chelsea College Govening Body, 1972-1985

RAMSBOTHAM, Herwald (1887-1971), 1st Viscount Soulbury

  • C/PP2
  • Collection
  • 1932

The collection consists of two mounted pencil sketches of nesting birds and a moth presented to Herwald Ramsbotham, Parliamentary Secretary, Board of Education, by the Governors, Staff and Students of Chelsea Polytechnic at the opening of building extensions to the Modern Art and Biology classrooms at Chelsea Polytechnic, 4 November 1932.

Ramsbotham, Herwald, 1887-1971, 1st Viscount Soulbury

PHARMACY: Chelsea College departmental student records

  • CDPM/FP
  • Collection
  • [1910]-1998

Chelsea Polytechnic/College Pharmacy undergraduate record cards, [1910-1940] (Ref: CDPM/FP1), undergraduate record cards, [1930-1970] (Ref: KDPM/FP2), undergraduate record cards, [1965-1996] (Ref: KDPM/FP), undergraduate withdrawal record cards (Ref: KDPM/FP(W)), undergraduate files, 1989, 1992-1998 (Ref: KDPM/FP), postgraduate record cards, [1965-1994] (Ref: KDPM/FPPG), postgraduate withdrawal record cards (Ref: KDPM/FPPG(W)), postgraduate record cards, [1980-1990] (Ref: KDPM/FPPG2), postgraduate files, 1988-1997 (Ref: KDPM/FPPG), Pharmacy theses/dissertations, 1966-1993 (Ref: KDPM/TH), prize lists and examination results, 1965-1994 (Ref: KDPM administrative series). CDPM/FP1 refers to Apothecary Hall undergraduate students only. The undergraduate record card series covers BPharm degrees. The early record cards give very little information, typically name, address, session, date of qualification and some course marks. Later record cards include name, address, 'A' Level results, course unit marks, degree result and a photograph. Withdrawals typically include the same level of information plus the date of leaving. Records for students who graduated after 1990 and the subsequent file series contain application and enrolment forms, transcript information and correspondence. Postgraduate record cards cover MSc, PhD, ACC, DCC and Community Diploma courses. FPPG2 is divided into subject areas covering MSc Biopharmacy, Pharmaceutical Analysis, Pharmaceutical Technology and also includes some PhD students for the period 1950-1960. Information given includes date of birth, photograph and which course was passed. Theses/Dissertations are divided into MSc, PhD and miscellaneous. Although the bulk of material is listed under a King's reference the majority are pre-1985 and Chelsea Department of Pharmacy.

King's College London Department of Pharmacy