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Identity statement

Reference code(s)
GB0100 KCLCA 1990/Classics, KDC/PH
KING'S COLLEGE LONDON: Department of Classics Records
Level of description
Sub-fonds of King's College London Archives
Extent and medium of the unit of description (quantity, bulk, or size)
2 boxes


Name of creator(s)

King's College London Department of Classics

Administrative / Biographical history

Classes in the Greek and Latin Classics were provided from 1831 as part of the core curriculum of the Senior Department. Classics soon after became part of the new Department of General Literature and Science, the Faculty of Arts in 1893, and the School of Humanities in 1989. Its staff also contribute to the teaching and work of the Centre for Hellenic Studies, established in 1989.

Immediate source of acquisition or transfer

King's College London Department of Classics

Content & structure

Scope and content

The records of the Department of Classics at King's College London consist of correspondence and photographs, 1946-1984; notably concerning the London Summer School in Classics, including lecture timetables, enrolment and finances, 1980-1984; framed and loose photographs of students and staff, 1946-1978.

System of arrangement

Boxed in order of accession.

Conditions of access & use

Conditions governing access

Administrative records are generally closed for 30 years except for published material and some committee and other minutes. Staff and student records are subject to an 80 year closure period after the date of leaving, but may be consulted by Departmental and other College staff with permission from the Head of Department.

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.

Language/scripts of material


Allied materials

Existence and location of originals

King's College London College Archives

Related units of description

Related material at King's includes Secretary's files relating to academic schools, faculties and departments (Ref: KCLCA KAS/AC2), examination question papers (Ref: KCLCA KA/EX), and private papers, notably those of Professor Alexander Souter (Ref: KCLCA Souter), David Morrice Low (Ref: KCLCA K/PP 70), and Ronald Montague Burrows (Ref: KCLCA K/PP 47).

Description control

Archivist's Note

Sources used: King's College Calendars. Entry compiled by Geoff Browell,

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

April 2001

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  • Academic teaching personnel
  • Curriculum
  • Economics of education
  • Educational finance
  • Educational levels
  • Educational personnel
  • Educational statistics
  • Enrolment
  • Higher education
  • Higher education institutions
  • Humanities education
  • People
  • People by occupation
  • Personnel
  • Photographs
  • Social science education
  • Students
  • Teachers
  • Universities
  • University curriculum
  • University students
  • Visual materials

Corporate names

  • King's College London College Archives
  • King's College London, Department of Classics

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