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Identity statement

Reference code(s)
GB0100 KCLCA 1996 KDEN/F, 1997 KDEN/F, 1999 KDEN/F
KING'S COLLEGE LONDON: Department of English Records
Level of description
Sub-fonds of King's College London Archives
Extent and medium of the unit of description (quantity, bulk, or size)
9 boxes


Name of creator(s)

King's College London Department of English

Administrative / Biographical history

Courses in English Literature and History were provided in the Senior Department at King's College from 1831 and shortly afterwards became part of the Department of General Literature and Science. English and History were separated in 1855, when classes in English Language and Literature became available. A Department of English was formed in 1922/23, remaining part of the Faculty of Arts until the School of Humanities was created in 1989.

Immediate source of acquisition or transfer

King's College London Department of English.

Content & structure

Scope and content

King's College London English records comprise minutes, correspondence, mark sheets and results tables, and printed readers for students, 1952-1993; notably including departmental minutes, 1990-1996; correspondence relating mainly to visiting academics, 1985-1992; mark sheets, results' tables and Examiners' Board memoranda and minutes, 1952-1993; printed course readers for American Studies core courses, 1984-1987.

System of arrangement

Boxed according to year 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. Student and staff 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

King's College London Department of English Student Records (Ref: KCLCA KDEN/FP, KDEN/FP MISC, KDEN/FP (W), KDEN (NA)/FP, KDEN/FPPG, KDEN/FPPG MISC, KDEN (SUB)/FP, KDEN (SPECIAL)/FP, KDEN (JYA), KDEN (PENN), KDEN/FPPGC); examination question papers (Ref: KCLCA K/EX); Secretarial series (Ref: KCLCA KAS/AC2). Private papers at King's relating to English include those of Walter William Skeat (Ref: KCLCA Skeat), Professor George Charles Moore Smith (Ref: KCLCA Smith), Frederick James Furnivall (Ref: KCLCA Furnivall), David Morrice Low (Ref: KCLCA K/PP 70), Helen Muriel Hudson (Ref: KCLCA K/PP 12), Bryan Stanley William Johnson (Ref: KCLCA K/PP 51), Maureen Patricia Duffy (Ref: KCLCA K/PP 56), Douglas Cecil Collins (Ref: KCLCA K/PP 61).

Description control

Archivist's Note

Sources used: King's College Calendars and prospectuses. 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

March 2001

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  • Bibliographies
  • Educational administration
  • Educational evaluation
  • Educational levels
  • Examination marks
  • Higher education
  • Higher education institutions
  • Humanities education
  • Literature education
  • Secondary documents
  • Social science education
  • Student evaluation
  • Students
  • Universities
  • University students

Corporate names

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

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