King’s College London Archives

Key Information


0100 KCLCA

Authorized form of name

King’s College London Archives

Parallel form(s) of name

Other form(s) of name


  • University

Contact area


King's College London Archives Primary contact



Street address

King's College London, Strand, London, WC2R 2LS



Country name

Postal code


+44 (0)20 7848 2015



Description area


The institutional records of King's College London are among the richest Higher Education records in the UK, and there are regular additions.


Key collections include:

  • Institutional archives of King's since 1828, including minute books, correspondence of senior officers, title deeds and finance books; records relating to students and staff; College publications, serials, photographs and ephemera
  • Records relating to the history of medicine, including King's College Hospital (founded 1839) and material relating to Guy's and St Thomas' Medical Schools and their predecessor bodies; case notes for Belgrave Hospital for Children; and significant nursing archives, including the King’s College Nurses’ League and the Royal British Nurses’ Association
  • Archives relating to several institutions (and their predecessors) that have merged with or were created by King’s College London, including King’s College School, Strand School, Queen Elizabeth College and Chelsea College
  • Records of major research projects such as the care and treatment of patients in a Persistent Vegetative State, the archive of the Chelsea-based Nuffield Science -Teaching Project, and the Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology and Neuroscience TEDS project to study the development of twins, post-traumatic stress and addiction studies
  • Archives of significant organisations or pressure groups, such as literary reviews (Adam International Review and Modern Poetry in Translation), and the archives of the League for Democracy in Greece and the Greek Relief Fund.

Access area

Opening times

Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays from 10.00-17.00

Access conditions and requirements

Please contact us via to schedule an appointment and include the following information:

  • proposed dates for your visit; and
  • catalogue references for the material you would like to see.

Please also note that where material is held offsite, we will need a minimum of seven days' notice prior to your visit.

Services area

Research services

We offer a remote enquiry service to all our users including requests for the use of quotations or digital images in published works, online or for other commercial and non-commercial purposes. We will also provide general information about our collections and advice on how to search our catalogue - and invite you to explore our online exhibitions, Research Guides and other resources via the tabs and links on our website:

Reproduction services

Readers are welcome to order copies of material for the purpose of private study either in person or remotely.

We provide the following services:

  • Standard copy service - provided digitally in low resolution pdf format.
  • Digital photography – readers are permitted to use handheld digital cameras upon completion of a copyright declaration form and is at the discretion of staff.
  • Microform printouts - Print-outs of published microforms may be made by readers.

Please note that copies of copyright material are made solely for the purpose of private study. Readers can make no further use of copied material without first seeking the permission of the copyright holder.

Find out more about ordering copies from the Archives

Publishing from the collections

If you wish to reproduce material from the archives in publication, you must obtain permission from us. A publication may be any of the following:

  • a printed publication, such as a book, journal article or exhibition catalogue
  • a doctoral thesis
  • a film, video or television broadcast
  • an electronic publication, such as a website or other digital resource
  • public display in any form of electronic or hard copy (except for a single copy for use in an academic lecture, conference or seminar)
  • use of an image in any form of merchandise.

Find out more about reproducing material from the Archives

Control area




Access Points

  • Clipboard

Primary contact

King's College London,