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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

ALUMNI: King's College London Association records

  • KSA
  • Collection
  • 1888-1996

Records, 1888-1996, of the King's College London Old Students Association and King's College London Association (KCLA) and associated material, comprising minutes of the Old Students Association, 1920-1970, and of branches, 1920-1927 (Ref: KSA/M); minutes of the KCLA Council and annual general meeting, 1969-1982, and Council minutes and papers, 1984-1993 (Ref: 1999/KCLA); subscription and cash books, 1920-1983 (Ref: KSA/CB) and 1983-1996 (Ref: 1999/KCLA); ledgers, 1983-1996 (Ref: 1999/KCLA); lists of officers, also including some agendas for meetings, c1923-1926 (Ref: KSA/LI); general files, including balance sheets, 1937-1977, circulars to members, 1946-1979, annual reports, 1948-1965, minutes, papers and correspondence on the annual general meeting, 1948-1980, and on the Council, 1949-1978, 1983, 1993-1995, the annual dinner, 1952-1979, lists of officers, 1964-1975, and branches and events (Ref: KSA/GPF); general correspondence, 1980-1985 (Ref: 1999/KCLA); registers of members, 1948-1978 (Ref: KSA/RG); annual reports and year books, 1925-1943 (Ref: KSA/RPT); KCLA magazine, 1960-1968, 1972-1975, 1980, newsletter, 1983-1988, and In Touch , 1987-1988 (Ref: KSA/SER); programmes for receptions, 'Conversazione' and other events, 1888-1981 (Ref: KSA/PRG); records of the Engineering Branch including minutes, 1920-1968, committee and policy files, 1949-1973, minutes and papers of meetings, lists of officers, rules and circulars, 1948-1974, directory of members, 1962-1978 (Ref: KSA/E); records of the Association of King's College Chemists, comprising newsletters, 1977-1985, register of members, 1979, and menu of inaugural dinner, 1978 (Ref: KSA/C); group photographs of the Faculty of Theology and King's College Hostel, 1946-1949; memorabilia and recollections, mainly relating to the post-World War Two period (Ref: 1999/KCLA).

King's College London Alumni

CHRISTIAN DOCTRINE AND HISTORY: King's College London departmental records

  • KDCD
  • Collection
  • 1960-1985

The records of the Department of Christian Doctrine and History, 1960-1984, contain minutes and meeting papers of Department, Faculty and University of London Board of Studies, correspondence and assessment sheets; notably including University of London Board of Studies in Theology minutes, agendas and correspondence, 1981-1982; Faculty of Theology and Religious Studies minutes and papers, 1981-1984; correspondence and papers relating to staff appointments, 1960-1982; Department of Christian Doctrine and History staff meeting minutes, agendas and related papers, 1969-1984; correspondence relating to departmental public lectures, 1980-1983; King's College Association of University Teachers minutes and correspondence, 1982-1985.

King's College London Department of Christian Doctrine and History

ATTENDANCE: King's College London student registers

  • KA/RAT
  • Collection
  • 1847-1964

King's College London attendance registers for mixed faculties, 1847-1855, 1891-1904 (Ref: KA/RAT/GEN), African Languages, 1915-1917 (Ref: KA/RAT/KSOA), Chinese, 1909-1917 (Ref: KA/RAT/KSC), Classics, 1909-1963 (Ref: KA/RAT/KDCL), Education, 1908-1939 (Ref: KA/RAT/KFD), English, 1906-1963 (Ref: KA/RAT/KDE), French, 1912-1963 (Ref: KA/RAT/KDF), German, 1910-1963 (Ref: KA/RAT/KDG), History, 1909-1963 (Ref: KA/RAT/KDH), Italian, 1868-1963 (Ref: KA/RAT/KDI), Matriculation and Preliminary, 1906-1939 (Ref: KA/RAT/KDPM), Military Studies, 1928-1942 (Ref: KA/RAT/KDW), Modern Greek, 1916-1939 (Ref: KA/RAT/KDBG), Philosophy, Logic and Ethics, 1915-1963 (Ref: KA/RAT/KDPH), Political Economy, 1912-1917 (Ref: KA/RAT/KDPE), Portuguese, 1912-1963 (Ref: KA/RAT/KDP), Russian, 1914-1932 (Ref: KA/RAT/KDR), Slavonic Studies, 1916-1932 (Ref: KA/RAT/KSS), Spanish, 1912-1963 (Ref: KA/RAT/KDS), Faculty of Arts, 1910-1911, 1914-1922 (Ref: KA/RAT/KFA), Board of Education, 1911-1921 (Ref: KA/RAT/BE), Engineering, 1904-1962 (Ref: KA/RAT/E), Criminal Law, 1912-1957 (Ref: KA/RAT/L), Mathematics, [1903]-1905, 1911-1963 (Ref: KA/RAT/KDMT), Medical, 1839-1841, 1873-1880, 1887-1894, 1900-1963 (Ref: KA/RAT/M), postgraduates, 1914-1916, 1918-1919, 1921-1925 (Ref: KA/RAT/PG), Psychology, 1910-1912, 1915-1939 (Ref: KA/RAT/PY), Science, 1904-1963 (Ref: KA/RAT/S), Theology, 1848-1868, 1906-1964 (Ref: KA/RAT/T). Information is contained on loose sheets and typically includes name, admission card number, lecturer's name, day and time of lectures and attendance divided by term and day.

King's College London, 1829-

STUDENTS' UNION: King's College London records

  • KU
  • Collection
  • 1874-1994

Records, 1874-1994, of King's College London Union Society, Students' Union, and other student societies, including minutes of Union Society general meetings, 1895-1981 (Ref: KU/M1), Union Society Executive, 1919-1983 (Ref: KU/M2), Union Society Finance Committee, 1918-1975 (Ref: KU/M3), United Common Room general meetings and committee, 1908-1949 (Ref: KU/UCR/M), and Women's Common Room and consultative meetings, 1920-1947 (Ref: KU/WCR/M); records of various sports clubs and charitable and cultural societies, 1874-1982 (Ref: KU/SO); ledgers, 1923-1939 (Ref: KU/L); cashbooks, 1895-1965 (Ref: KU/CB); handbooks of the Union Society, 1914-1975, and Students Union, 1975-1992 (Ref: KU/HAN); invitations, replies to invitations, and other messages, including material relating to the Royal Family, 1946-1970 (Ref: KU/FS); various printed ephemera, 1982-1994, including material on clubs and societies, Student Union finance, committees, and elections (Ref: KU/EPH); boat club photographs, 1921-1947 (Ref: KU/PH). Papers and correspondence, 1963-1994 but dating mainly from the late 1970s onwards, include officers' reports, Students' Union administration and finance, accounting, committees, elections, campaigns, the shop, bars, and other facilities, welfare, societies, events and other services, the National Union of Students, University of London General Union Committee, and organisation and affairs of King's College London and the University of London.

King's College London Students' Union

ENGINEERING: King's College London faculty student records

  • KFE/FP
  • Collection
  • 1905-1998

King's College London Engineering student files, 1905, 1907, 1918-1984 (KFE/FP), Electronic and Electrical Engineering undergraduate files, 1922, 1924, 1926-1998 (KFEE/FP), Electronic and Electrical Engineering undergraduate withdrawals, 1919, 1924, 1926-1928, 1932-1949, 1951-1998 (KFEE/FP(W)), Electronic and Electrical Engineering postgraduate files, 1930, 1937, 1948, 1952-1953, 1956-1958, 1960-1964, 1966-1970, 1972-1997 (KFEE/FPPG), Electronic and Electrical Engineering postgraduate withdrawals, 1938-1939, 1952, 1957-1958, 1962, 1964-1995 (KFEE/FPPG(W)), Mechanical Engineering undergraduate and postgraduate files, [1960-1982] (KFME/FP & FPPG), Mechanical Engineering undergraduate files, [1977-1999] (KFME/FP), Mechanical Engineering postgraduate files, [1972-1997] (KFME/FPPG), examination results, 1905-1964 (KFE/ER). 

File information varies, but typically includes an application for admission form, details of work placements, and general correspondence. Later files include an UCCA (Universities Central Council on Admissions) form, a breakdown of minor subjects, percentage of marks and occasionally course unit codes, employers report and correspondence.

The examination results from 1905-1957 are generally made up of examination marks and associated papers, including question papers. From 1948 onwards this series consists of pass lists.

King's College London Faculty of Engineering

DEAN'S OFFICE: King's College London records

  • KAD
  • Collection
  • 1907-1987

The records of the Dean's Office at King's College London comprise minutes, correspondence, papers and reports, 1907-1987. These include minutes of the Conference of Principals of Theological Colleges, of which the Dean was a member, 1907-1932; minutes of meetings of Associates of King's College to elect Council members, 1911-1972; general correspondence covering a wide variety of College business including College finances, the University of London Board of Studies in Theology, the organisation of the AKC programme, the training of ordinands, external examiners, scholarships and prizes, staff applications and proposed appointments, public lectures and sermons, the publication of books by staff, Church music and art including the maintenance of the Chapel, the Student Christian Movement, the University of London Chaplaincy, King's Theological Society, and the theological College at Warminster, 1916-1987; reports considering the direction and future of Warminster College, 1945-1968; papers on the King's College Hostel, Vincent Square, including plans, newspaper cuttings and a pamphlet, 1918-1951; the Annual Giving Campaign reports and minutes of meetings, 1962-1965; reports dealing with arrangements for the 150th anniversary of the College, 1978-1979.

King's College London Dean's Office, 1903-

PERSONNEL: Queen Elizabeth College staff records

  • QA/FP
  • Collection
  • 1909-1985

Staff files, 1909-1985, of Queen Elizabeth College and predecessor bodies, comprising Academic and Academic related staff files, 1909-1985 (Ref: QA/FPA); Manual and Technical staff files, 1919-1985 (Ref: QA/FPT); Clerical and Secretarial staff files, 1922-1985 (Ref: QA/FPC). Academic staff includes professors, lecturers, research staff and academic related staff such as senior administration officers and professional staff such as librarians. The Manual and Technical staff files include porters, catering and kitchen staff, laboratory and research technicians, cleaners, carpenters, nurses, telephonists and receptionists. The Clerical and Secretarial staff files include bursars, typists, clerks, secretaries, library assistants, administrative assistants and computer operators.

Queen Elizabeth College, Personnel Department

DEVELOPMENT OFFICE: King's College London administrative records

  • KADO
  • Collection
  • 1978-2001

The records of the King's College London Development Office consist of minutes, correspondence and papers, 1978-2001. These comprise especially the Development Trust minutes and correspondence, 1982-1983, memoranda, 1979-1982, Steering Committee and Executive Committee papers, 1978-1983, other working papers, 1980-1983, correspondence with donors, 1986-1996, financial information, 1980-1989; Academic Campaign Committee minutes, correspondence and discussion papers, 1997-2001; King's Initiative Group minutes, 1993-1994; Millennium Lottery Fund applications, 1995-1997; Heritage Lottery Fund grants and information, mainly printed brochures, 1997; Getty Grant Program applications, 1994; Joint Infrastructure Fund (JIF) applications, 1998; External Relations Strategic Development proposals, 1987-1996; papers on fund-raising in South Africa, 1982-1983, Australia, 1988-1993, Canada, 1984-1988, and the University of Texas, 1980-1982; Annual Dinner papers, 1983-1987; war years reunion papers, 1990; Student Liaison Committee papers, 1988-1991; Working Party on Social Facilities at King's, 1988-1989; correspondence relating to the possible use of St Mary-Le-Strand as College Chapel, 1990; fund-raising for a College nursery, 1985-1986; King's College London Association (KCLA) Annual General Meeting minutes, 1982-1993, and Executive Committee minutes and correspondence, 1994-1998; strategy, 1985-1992; KCLA invoices and other financial information, 1993-1994; correspondence of KCLA Theology Branch, 1986-1991, Medicine and Dentistry Branch, 1992, and Physiotherapy, 1992-1993; King's College London Engineers' Association reunion papers, directory of members and newsletters, 1985-1993.

King's College London Development Office

EDUCATION: King's College London departmental records

  • KFD
  • Collection
  • 1890-1994

The records of the Education Department of King's College London consists of minutes, correspondence, pass lists, exam papers, printed pamphlets and photographs, 1890-1994; notably including King's Scholars' Common room minute book, 1911-1912; minutes of the Education Society, 1921-1927, 1957-1971; correspondence concerning academic planning at King's, 1982-1983; correspondence relating to the All India Science Education Project, 1983-1986; correspondence relating to the Council for the Accreditation of Teacher Education, 1983-1994; minutes and correspondence of the University of London Board of Educational Studies, Higher Degrees Committee, 1989; correspondence relating to the MEd in Science Education, 1974-1979; material relating to the 150th anniversary celebrations of the College, 1979; typescript of annual report of the Department of Education, with statistics and summary of departmental performance, 1927-1968; registers of attendance of students in the Day Training Department, 1890-1911; logbook of the Day Training Department with correspondence, 1890-1910; notes on Day Training College practical work experience, 1895-1927; examination question papers, 1925-1979; photographs of students and staff, 1930-1958; examination results, 1934-1970; programmes of plays performed by members of the Department, [1947-1969]; copies of journals including Minerva , the Education Society magazine, 1957.

King's College London School of Education, 1985-

OCCASIONAL STUDENTS: King's College London student record cards

  • KA/O
  • Collection
  • [1924-1934]

King's College London occasional student record cards, [1924-1934] (Ref: KA/O/FPC). Information includes address, dates of attendance, whether day or evening students, and covers surnames from B-S only.

King's College London Registry, 1914-

ABINGER family papers

  • K/PP168
  • Collection
  • 1780-1974

Papers of the Abinger and Clarke family, including diaries, letterbooks and memoirs of Frances Scarlett, comprising diaries in 5 volumes, 1842-1854; notebook containing Scarlett's memoirs, 1904 and letterbook containing copies of family letters, 1855 and 1916, including a copy of a letter fron Sir James York Scarlett describing the charge of the Light Brigade, 7 Dec 1854. Abinger family memoirs entitled 'Fanny Scarlett: Extracts from her Journals 1840-55, and from her Letters and Memoirs', by Frances' granddaughters Hester Smith and Priscilla Douglas-Jones including photographs and family tree, 1974. Letterbook of Robert Astley Scarlett, including copy of letter sent home from the Boer War, 1900. Family correspondence including to Frances Scarlett and two silhouettes of Sydney and Charles Lidderdale-Smith. Diaries of Mrs John Plomer Clarke, 1780-1800, in 3 volumes; day book, 1800; record of Helen Emilia Clarke by her governess Eliza Denis, 1794 and a travelogue of a member of the Clarke family.

Scarlett, Frances (Fanny) Mary, 1828-1920, daughter of Robert Campbell Scarlett, 2nd Lord Abinger

ADAM INTERNATIONAL REVIEW

  • KC/ADAM
  • Collection
  • c1903-1995

Records of the magazine Adam International Review and its editor, Miron Grindea, 1941-1995, and associated papers dating back to c1903, consisting of a wide range of material dealing with aspects of British and European cultural activity, particularly since the 1930s, and relating to art, literature, music, literary criticism, and the history of ideas. The archive includes the Adam International Review , issues 152-499 (wanting 186, 210-211, 218, 224-228, 331-54), 1941, 1946-1988, and indexes; microfilm copies of nos 13-14, 65, 148-149, 151, and issues dating from 1936 and 1938; and published copies of Christopher Fry, 'Genius, Talent and Failure: the Brontes' (The Adam Lecture 1986); Yehudi Menuhin, 'Tolerance' (The Adam Lecture 1987); Frances Stern, 'A Concordance to Proust' (Adam Books, 1987); 'Miron Grindea 1909-1995: a Celebration'. Unpublished papers of the Review were created by or relate to many prominent writers, artists and musicians of the 20th century including Natalie Clifford Barney, Samuel Beckett, Max Beerbohm, Nicolas Bentley, Isaiah Berlin, Edmund Blunden, Agatha Christie, Jean Cocteau, Ivy Compton Burnett, Cyril Connolly, Benedetto Croce, Cecil Day-Lewis, Lawrence Durrell, T S Eliot, George Enescu, E M Forster, Christopher Fry, William Golding, Duncan Grant, Robert Graves, Graham Greene, L P Hartley, Storm Jameson, Augustus John, Arthur Koestler, F R Leavis, Rose Macaulay, Compton Mackenzie, Thomas Mann, Katherine Mansfield, Walter de la Mare, John Masefield, Somerset Maugham, Yehudi Menuhin, Arthur Miller, Henry Miller, Joan Miro, Henry Moore, Iris Murdoch, Pablo Picasso, Anthony Powell, J B Priestley, Marcel Proust, Herbert Read, Jean Rhys, Ralph Richardson, Vita Sackville-West, Jean Paul Sartre, Siegfried Sassoon, Ronald Searle, George Bernard Shaw, Georges Simenon, the Sitwell family, C P Snow, Stephen Spender, Frances Stern, August Strindberg, Dylan Thomas, Arnold Wesker, Angus Wilson, Stefan Zweig, and others. Other material relates to the management of the magazine and includes editorial material (notes, proofs, preparatory research material, and correspondence required for production of an issue) and papers relating to circulation. The material is varied in form and comprises correspondence, manuscripts, typescripts, proofs with author's and editor's corrections and printed documents, including poems, stories, and criticism, both published and rejected for publication; photographs; original drawings and illustrations; news cuttings and other ephemera such as programmes for events; tape recordings including the Adam lectures, 1985-1987; and interview transcripts.

Adam International Review, 1929-1988, magazine

AITKEN, William Francis (fl 1900-1936)

  • K/PP182
  • Collection
  • 1919-1936

Notebook entitled 'Literature' with alphabetical bibliography and shorthand notes on Hatfield House, Hatfield, Hertfordshire; letter from Helen Waddell to Aitken, 11 Apr 1933, about a poem of Peter Abelard; manuscript and typescript notes on William Shakespeare; fragments of an article on an edition of Michel de Montaigne; file of printed material, mostly comprising undated lectures on Shakespeare by Cumberland Clark, article on Shakespeare's London by Wilson Benington, Pall Mall Magazine , Aug 1912, and related ephemera; file of press cuttings, mainly relating to book reviews on the works of Shakespeare and Shakespeare's London, 1919-1936.

Aitken, William Francis, fl 1900-1936, author and editor

ALGAR, Reverend Henry (d 1901)

  • K/PP126
  • Collection
  • [1883-1901]

Manuscript notes on divorce, and the doctrine of predestination, [1883-1901].

Algar, Henry, d 1901, Reverend, Anglican clergyman

ARNOLD, Sir Edwin (1832-1904)

  • K/PP190
  • Collection
  • 1850

Manuscript volume of notes, 1850, containing notes made by Sir Edwin Arnold whilst studying at King's College London including comprising a summary and analysis compiled from notes of Drakenborch, Gronovius, Lipsius, Hermannus and some others of Titus Livy's History of Rome from its foundation , Books XXII and XXIII; word list of the derivation and meaning of words in Homer's Iliad, , books XII, XII and XIV and word list of the derivation and meaning of words in Aeschylus' Eumenides.

Arnold, Sir Edwin, 1832-1904, Knight, journalist and author

ARTS AND HUMANITIES DATA SERVICE: King's College London departmental records

  • KAHDS
  • Collection
  • 1995-2007

Paper files, 2005-2007, relating to the Arts and Humanities Data Service (AHDS), comprising: meeting papers of the AHDS Steering Committee, 1995-2000 (including pre-launch meetings); meeting papers of the AHDS Management Board (successor to the Steering Committee), 2001-2005; meeting papers of the AHDS Service Providers’ Forum, 1996-2000; reports from the Archaeology Data Service (ADS), History Data Service (HDS), Oxford Text Archive (ODA) and Performing Arts Data Service (PADS), 1996-2002; AHDS newsletters, 1997-2007; AHDS annual reports, 1998-2001; AHDS policy statements, 1998-2001; strategic plans, 1999-2005.

King’s College London Arts and Humanities Data Service

ATAÍDE, António de, 1st Count of Castro-Daire (1567-1647)

  • K/PP165
  • Collection
  • 1628-1633

Bound volume containing papers relating to the activities of the Portuguese East India Company, 1628-1633, collected and annotated by Ataíde, and including letters from company representatives at Goa, papers relating to the fitting out and repair of company ships at Lisbon and Goa; memoranda of company export purchases, particularly pepper and indigo, price lists and balance sheets, 1629-1633, and report of judicial court of enquiry held at Goa in 1630 in connection with the fitting out of the carracks SANTO IGNÁCIO DE LOYOLA and BOM JESUS DO MONTE CALVÁRIO.

Ataíde, António de, 1567-1647, 1st Count of Castro-Daire

ATKINS, Professor Henry Gibson (1871-1942)

  • K/PP41
  • Collection
  • 1915-1938

Manuscript volume containing translations of poems by various authors from the German by members of the Department of German, collected by Professor Atkins, 1915-1938.

Atkins, Henry Gibson, 1871-1942, Professor of German

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