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Identity statement

Reference code(s)
GB0100 KCLCA C/LEC, C/LECT, C/PRG
Title
CHELSEA COLLEGE: Lectures, Programmes and other Events Literature
Date(s)
1905-1983
Level of description
Sub-fonds of King's College London Archives
Extent and medium of the unit of description (quantity, bulk, or size)
5 boxes

Context

Name of creator(s)

South-Western Polytechnic, Chelsea Polytechnic, Chelsea College of Science and Technology, Chelsea College

Administrative / Biographical history

The South-Western Polytechnic was opened at Manresa Road, Chelsea, in 1895, to provide scientific and technical education to Londoners. Day and evening classes for men and women comprised study in domestic economy, mathematics, engineering, natural science, art and music. It changed its name to Chelsea Polytechnic in 1922 and taught a growing number of registered students of the University of London, and this relationship was later formally recognised when the Polytechnic, now reconstituted as Chelsea College of Science and Technology, was admitted as a School of the University in 1966. The renamed Chelsea College was formally incorporated into the University of London in 1971. Chelsea merged with King's and Queen Elizabeth College in 1985.

Content & structure

Scope and content

South-Western Polytechnic, Chelsea Polytechnic, Chelsea College of Science and Technology, and Chelsea College Lectures, Programmes and other Events Literature, 1905-1983. This collection of ephemera provides an insight into the academic and social events that took place at Chelsea from the early years until the merger of Chelsea with King's in 1985. It notably includes copies of inaugural lectures by newly appointed professors on subjects as diverse as science education, physics in a social context and the science of botany, 1969-1980; public lecture texts on occasions ranging from memorial speeches to the award of prizes, 1905-1974; audio tape recordings of lectures and addresses including on the history of the College and of various inaugural lectures, 1965-1973 (Ref: C/LEC, C/LECT); programmes of events and orders of service covering advertisements for exhibitions, the opening of new buildings, the visit of royalty and open days, 1926-1983; prize-giving programmes, 1930-1976; sporting fixtures and entertainments programmes, 1936-1985 (Ref: C/PRG).

System of arrangement

Arranged into lectures and programmes as shown above in the Scope and Content section.

Conditions of access & use

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, can be supplied to appropriate College staff. Requests to publish original material should be submitted to the Director of Archive Services, King's College London.

Language/scripts of material

English

Finding aids

A descriptive list is available for consultation in the King's College London Archives reading room.

Allied materials

Existence and location of originals

King's College London College Archives

Related units of description

Other Chelsea ephemera including serial publications, Annual Reports and press cuttings contain information concerning College events (Ref: C/SER, C/RPT, C/PC).

Description control

Archivist's Note

Entry compiled by Geoff Browell.

Rules or conventions

National Council on Archives Rules for the Construction of Personal Place and Corporate Names 1997; ISAD(G), Second edition, 2000.

This catalogue is made available under the Open Data Commons Attribution License. This catalogue may be updated from time to time in order to reflect additional material and/or new understandings of the material.

Date(s) of descriptions

February 2002

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Subjects

  • Books
  • Botany
  • Communications media
  • Educational publications
  • Exhibitions
  • Guidebooks
  • Guides
  • History
  • Information sciences
  • Lectures (teaching method)
  • Physics
  • Publications
  • Reading materials
  • Recordings
  • Science education
  • Social history
  • Sound recordings
  • Teaching methods

Corporate names

  • Chelsea College
  • Chelsea College
  • Chelsea College of Science and Technology
  • Chelsea College of Science and Technology
  • Chelsea Polytechnic
  • Chelsea Polytechnic
  • King's College London College Archives
  • South-Western Polytechnic
  • South-Western Polytechnic

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