- 1888-1996 (Creation)
Level of description
15 boxes, 1 large volume
Scope and content
Records, 1888-1996, of the King's College London Old Students Association and King's College London Association (KCLA) and associated material, comprising minutes of the Old Students Association, 1920-1970, and of branches, 1920-1927 (Ref: KSA/M); minutes of the KCLA Council and annual general meeting, 1969-1982, and Council minutes and papers, 1984-1993 (Ref: 1999/KCLA); subscription and cash books, 1920-1983 (Ref: KSA/CB) and 1983-1996 (Ref: 1999/KCLA); ledgers, 1983-1996 (Ref: 1999/KCLA); lists of officers, also including some agendas for meetings, c1923-1926 (Ref: KSA/LI); general files, including balance sheets, 1937-1977, circulars to members, 1946-1979, annual reports, 1948-1965, minutes, papers and correspondence on the annual general meeting, 1948-1980, and on the Council, 1949-1978, 1983, 1993-1995, the annual dinner, 1952-1979, lists of officers, 1964-1975, and branches and events (Ref: KSA/GPF); general correspondence, 1980-1985 (Ref: 1999/KCLA); registers of members, 1948-1978 (Ref: KSA/RG); annual reports and year books, 1925-1943 (Ref: KSA/RPT); KCLA magazine, 1960-1968, 1972-1975, 1980, newsletter, 1983-1988, and In Touch , 1987-1988 (Ref: KSA/SER); programmes for receptions, 'Conversazione' and other events, 1888-1981 (Ref: KSA/PRG); records of the Engineering Branch including minutes, 1920-1968, committee and policy files, 1949-1973, minutes and papers of meetings, lists of officers, rules and circulars, 1948-1974, directory of members, 1962-1978 (Ref: KSA/E); records of the Association of King's College Chemists, comprising newsletters, 1977-1985, register of members, 1979, and menu of inaugural dinner, 1978 (Ref: KSA/C); group photographs of the Faculty of Theology and King's College Hostel, 1946-1949; memorabilia and recollections, mainly relating to the post-World War Two period (Ref: 1999/KCLA).
System of arrangement
Earlier accessions are arranged in series as indicated (Ref: KSA, KSA/E, KSA/C). The material received in 1999 (Ref: 1999/KCLA) is discrete.
Name of creator
The King's College London Old Students' Association, founded in 1920, became the King's College London Association in 1952. The Association caters for alumni from King's College and the colleges with which it has merged. It organises social and other events, offers careers advice to students, and raises money for the College. Smaller groups reflect the interests of alumni in particular subjects or from particular countries. The Association produced magazines for alumni including, from 1987, the publication In Touch .
Transferred to King's College London Archives from the King's College London Association.
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
Script of material
List of earlier accessions (Ref: KSA, KSAE, KSAC) available in reading room at King's College London Archives. The 1999 accession is uncatalogued.
Existence and location of originals
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Place access points
People and Organisations
- Association of King's College Chemists (Subject)
Genre access points
Rules and/or conventions used
Compiled in compliance with General International Standard Archival Description, ISAD(G), second edition, 2000.
Compiled by Rachel Kemsley as part of the RSLP AIM25 project. Sources: list at King's College London Archives; King's College London Association website; King's College London Archives, KSA/M1.