Collection KDF - FRENCH: King's College London departmental records

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FRENCH: King's College London departmental records


  • 1926-1983 (Creation)

Level of description



1 box

Scope and content

The records of the King's College London French Department comprise a series of personnel files of senior members of staff, 1926-1988, and a small quantity of correspondence and papers relating to student numbers and timetabling of courses, 1926-1934.

System of arrangement

Boxed in order of accession.

General Information

Name of creator


Biographical history

Instruction in French Literature and Language commenced with other teaching in the Senior Department at King's in 1831. It became part of the Department of General Literature and Science and later a full department within the Faculty of Arts in 1893 and School of Humanities in 1989. The department was merged with German, Spanish and Portuguese to become the Department of Languages, Literatures and Cultures within the Faculty of Arts & Humanities in 2014. Courses encompass French language, history, literature, philosophy and most notably, romance philology from 1902 .The department also contributes to the interdisciplinary European Studies BA.

Custodial history

King's College London Department of French.

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: Secretarial series (Ref: KAS/AC2); examination question papers (Ref: K/EX); papers relating to the Abbey of Port Royal de Paris (Ref: KCLCA Port Royal); papers of Eric Sidney Murrell (Ref: KCLCA Murrell).

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People and Organisations

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

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