Collection KDEV - EVENING CLASS: King's College London departmental records

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EVENING CLASS: King's College London departmental records


  • 1858-1939 (Creation)

Level of description



5 volumes

Scope and content

The records of the Evening Classes Department at King's College London consist of staff committee minute books, 1858-1939, and minutes of the Joint Committee of King's College London and the Carpenters' Company, 1890-1912.

System of arrangement

Minute book entries are arranged in chronological order.

General Information

Name of creator


Biographical history

Evening classes in subjects as diverse as English, History, Divinity, Drawing, French, Mathematics and Chemistry commenced at King's College in 1848. Teaching remained the responsibility of the separate faculties to which classes were appended administratively, until around 1907 when a distinct department emerged covering all evening class education at King's College. The department was discontinued upon the outbreak of war in 1939, although some few classes were transferred to Birkbeck College.

Custodial history

College Secretary's Office, 1981.

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

Finding aids

This collection level description.

Related materials

King's College London Archives: papers of Fossey John Cobb Hearnshaw (Ref: KCLCA K/PP 13); Secretarial series (Ref: KCLCA KAS/AC2); records of the Strand School (Ref: KCLCA KSS).

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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

Source: King's College Calendars. Entry compiled by Geoff Browell.

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