Collection KDC - CLASSICS: King's College London departmental records

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CLASSICS: King's College London departmental records


  • 1946-1984 (Creation)

Level of description



2 boxes

Scope and content

The records of the Department of Classics at King's College London consist of correspondence and photographs, 1946-1984; notably concerning the London Summer School in Classics, including lecture timetables, enrolment and finances, 1980-1984; framed and loose photographs of students and staff, 1946-1978.

System of arrangement

Boxed in order of accession.

General Information

Name of creator


Biographical history

Classes in the Greek and Latin Classics were provided from 1831 as part of the core curriculum of the Senior Department. Classics soon after became part of the new Department of General Literature and Science, the Faculty of Arts in 1893, and the School of Humanities in 1989. Its staff also contribute to the teaching and work of the Centre for Hellenic Studies, established in 1989.

Custodial history

King's College London Department of Classics

Conditions governing access

Administrative records are generally closed for 20 years except for published material and some committee and other minutes.

Files containing personal data are closed for 80 years and sensitive personal data for 100 years from the date of the most recent document in the file.

Where open, access is 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

Existence and location of originals

Off-campus collection

Please note: We require 7 days notice to retrieve this collection as part, or all of it, is held off-campus. Read more ›

Related materials

Related material at King's includes Secretary's files relating to academic schools, faculties and departments (Ref: KCLCA KAS/AC2), examination question papers (Ref: KCLCA KA/EX), and private papers, notably those of Professor Alexander Souter (Ref: KCLCA Souter), David Morrice Low (Ref: KCLCA K/PP 70), and Ronald Montague Burrows (Ref: KCLCA K/PP 47).

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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

Sources used: King's College Calendars. Entry compiled by Geoff Browell,

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