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Identity statement

Reference code(s)
KING'S COLLEGE LONDON: Department of French Records
Level of description
Sub-fonds of King's College London Archives
Extent and medium of the unit of description (quantity, bulk, or size)
1 box


Name of creator(s)

King's College London Department of French

Administrative / Biographical history

Instruction in French Literature and Language commenced with other teaching in the Senior Department at King's in 1831. It became part of the Department of General Literature and Science and later part of the Faculty of Arts in 1893 and School of Humanities in 1989. Courses encompass French language, history, literature, philosophy and most notably, romance philology from 1902 .The department also contributes to the interdisciplinary European Studies BA.

Immediate source of acquisition or transfer

King's College London Department of French.

Content & structure

Scope and content

The records of the King's College London French Department comprise a series of personnel files of senior members of staff, 1926-1988, and a small quantity of correspondence and papers relating to student numbers and timetabling of courses, 1926-1934.

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


Finding aids

Summary guide entry online and due to be published in hard copy.

Allied materials

Existence and location of originals

King's College London College Archives

Related units of description

King's College London Archives: Secretarial series (Ref: KAS/AC2); examination question papers (Ref: K/EX); papers relating to the Abbey of Port Royal de Paris (Ref: KCLCA Port Royal); papers of Eric Sidney Murrell (Ref: KCLCA Murrell).

Description control

Archivist's Note

Sources: 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

March 2001

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  • Educational personnel
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  • People
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  • University curriculum

Corporate names

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

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