Collection KA/D - DELEGACY: University of London King's College committee records

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DELEGACY: University of London King's College committee records


  • 1910-1980 (Creation)

Level of description



37 volumes

Scope and content

The records of the Delegacy of University of London, King's College, consist of minutes and agenda books, 1910-1980, namely volumes of bound, manuscript, minute books, 1910-1948, bound, typescript, minute books, 1949-1980, with separate index volumes, [1910-1980], and microfilm copies of minutes, 1910-1917; guard books containing copies of enclosures of correspondence, memoranda and reports, 1927-1980; agenda books relating to the subjects of discussion in the main Delegacy minute series, 1910-1980. The Delegacy minutes contain a wealth of information regarding teaching, administration and the strategic direction of the College, including finance, appointments, appeals, grants and awards, annual reports, and relations with other higher education institutions and especially the University of London.

System of arrangement

Minute books, agenda and guard books are arranged chronologically, usually incorporating several academic years in each volume.

General Information

Name of creator


Biographical history

Following the King's College (Transfer) Act of 1908, and the legal separation of King's into the secular University of London, King's College, and the Theological King's College London in 1909-1910, the original governing Council of King's College London was replaced by a Delegacy. To it reported a number of sub-committees including the important General/Professorial/Academic Board, and the Finance Committee. The Delegacy also authorised a variety of ad hoc committees required to arrange specific events, oversee appointments and lectureships, and organise the academic activity of specific departments or faculties. The reunification of King's in 1980 brought the committees back under the ultimate control of Council.

Custodial history

College Secretary's Office, 1981

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

Summary guide entry online and due to be published in hard copy. Hand list available in hard copy in the College Archives reading room.

Related materials

King's College London Archives: Council Minutes and Agenda Books (Ref: KCLCA KA/C/M, KA/C/AM, KA/C/RM); Special Committees of Council (Ref: KCLCA KA/CS/M). Reference should also be made with General Board/Professorial Board/Academic Board minutes and associated papers (Ref: KCLCA KA/PB/M, KA/PB/RG, KA/PB/AM, KA/PB/GB, KA/PB/SB), records of the General Court and Corporation (Ref: KCLCA KA/G/M, KA/G/GB), records of the Finance Committee, Council Committee of Finance and Delegacy Finance Committee (Ref: KCLCA KA/F/M, KA/F/AM, KA/FD/GB), King's Secretarial, Registry and Principal's Office records (Ref: KCLCA KAS, KAR, KAP).

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


Archivist's note

Entry compiled by Geoff Browell

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