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Identity statement

Reference code(s)
CURLING, Claude Douglas (1923-1993)
Level of description
Collection (fonds)
Extent and medium of the unit of description (quantity, bulk, or size)
5Ā½ boxes


Name of creator(s)

Curling, Claude Douglas, 1923-1993, lecturer in physics

Administrative / Biographical history

Born 2 June 1923; Christ's College Cambridge, 1941-1943; MA, 1943; temporary Officer at the Admiralty Signal Establishment, Witley, 1943-1946; Honorary Scholar of Natural Science, Christ's College Cambridge, 1946-1950; Lecturer in Physics, King's College London, 1950; Sub-Dean of Natural Science, King's College London, 1969; Senior Lecturer, King's College London, 1972-1985; died 3 December 1993.

Immediate source of acquisition or transfer

Donated in two accessions by Vera Curling, Claude Curling's wife, in February 1996 and 2007.

Content & structure

Scope and content

Papers of Claude Curling, 1923-1993, including correspondence, 1964-1985; correspondence and papers on electron microscopy, 1951-1969; typescript and manuscript papers by Curling,1946-1993; lecture transcripts and notes by Curling, 1946-1993; poems and songs by Claude Curling, 1974-1992; audiotapes and video tapes of Curling's papers and lectures, 1977-1992 and booklets, articles and other publications by Curling.

System of arrangement

As given in Scope and content.

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, may be supplied for research use only. Requests to publish original material should be submitted to the Director of Archive Services, King's College, London.

Language/scripts of material


Finding aids

Collection level description. Box list available for the second accession.

Allied materials

Existence and location of originals

King's College London College Archives

Description control

Rules or conventions

Compiled in compliance with General International Standard Archival Description, ISAD(G), second edition, 2000; National Council on Archives Rules for the Construction of Personal Place and Corporate Names 1997.

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

Feb 2000

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  • Astronomy
  • Cosmology
  • Equipment
  • Physics
  • Science of science
  • Science philosophy
  • Scientific equipment

Personal names

  • Curling, Claude Douglas, 1923-1993, Lecturer in Physics

Corporate names

  • Amalgamated Society of Engineers
  • King's College London College Archives

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