Collection QA/FP - PERSONNEL: Queen Elizabeth College staff records

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PERSONNEL: Queen Elizabeth College staff records


  • 1909-1985 (Creation)

Level of description



approx 1700 files

Scope and content

Staff files, 1909-1985, of Queen Elizabeth College and predecessor bodies, comprising Academic and Academic related staff files, 1909-1985 (Ref: QA/FPA); Manual and Technical staff files, 1919-1985 (Ref: QA/FPT); Clerical and Secretarial staff files, 1922-1985 (Ref: QA/FPC). Academic staff includes professors, lecturers, research staff and academic related staff such as senior administration officers and professional staff such as librarians. The Manual and Technical staff files include porters, catering and kitchen staff, laboratory and research technicians, cleaners, carpenters, nurses, telephonists and receptionists. The Clerical and Secretarial staff files include bursars, typists, clerks, secretaries, library assistants, administrative assistants and computer operators.

System of arrangement

Records comprise three series: Academic and related Academic staff files, Manual and Technical staff files, and Clerical and Secretarial staff files. These are arranged chronologically overall and then alphabetically by the surname of the member of staff for each year. The year given is the date when the member of staff left the College.

General Information

Name of creator

Biographical history

Queen Elizabeth College has its origins in the lectures for Ladies first arranged in 1878 by King's College London, and a formalised Ladies Department was founded in 1881. The King's College London (Transfer) Act of 1908 led to the establishment of the college as King's College for Women, governed by a Delegacy of the University of London. In 1915, all the departments excepting the Household and Social Science Department amalgamated with King's College, and in 1928 the department became a School of the University of London as King's College of Household and Social Science. In 1953 the College was granted a new charter as Queen Elizabeth College, and in 1985 merged with King's College London and Chelsea College. Following the merger the personnel functions of all three colleges were integrated in a single department which took responsibility for the staff and reported to the College Secretary.

Custodial history

Records from Queen Elizabeth College were transferred to King's College London in 1985.

Conditions governing access

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.

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

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

Detailed catalogues are available in hard copy in the reading room of the College Archives. A partial index by name is available for the clerical and secretarial staff files.

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

King's College London Archives holds the records of Queen Elizabeth College, 1908-1988, the other sub-fonds comprising Bursar's records (Ref: QAB); council and committee members' correspondence files (Ref: QA/CC); Principal's records (Ref: QAP); library records (Ref: QAL/PUB, 1992/QAL/F, QAL/M, QAL/F); minutes (Ref: QA/C/M, QA/CS/M, QA/F/M, QA/FS/M, QA/AB/M, QA/TC/M, QA/CB/M, QA/LC/M, QA/AM/M, QA/TF/M, QA/OC/M, QA/HC/M, QA/MP, Q/AUT); Registrar's records (Ref: 1989/QAR); Secretary's records (Ref: QAS/GPF, 1987/QAS, QAS/FP/II-III); title deeds (Ref: QA/T); financial records (Ref: QA/L, QA/J, QA/CB, QA/PCB, QA/WB, QA/SAB, QA/SFB, QA/ACC, QAF). It also holds personnel records of King's College London, comprising Academic staff files, 1900-1999 (KA/FPA), Manual and Technical staff files, 1903, 1932-1995 (KA/FPT), Clerical and Secretarial staff files, 1920-1998 (KA/FPC); Chelsea College Academic staff files, 1960-1985 (CA/FPA), Clerical and Secretarial staff files, 1951-1987 (CA/FPC), staff personal record cards, 1976-1985 (CA/RC); King's College London Library staff files, 1957-1998 (KAL/FD).

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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

Revised by Rachel Kemsley.

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