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Identity statement

Reference code(s)
GB0100 KCLCA 1994 KDP/FP
Title
KING'S COLLEGE LONDON: Department of History and Philosophy of Science postgraduate student records
Date(s)
[1964-1992]
Level of description
Series level descriptions of King's College London Archives
Extent and medium of the unit of description (quantity, bulk, or size)
19 archive boxes.

Context

Name of creator(s)

Chelsea College of Science and Technology, Chelsea College, King's College London Department of History and Philosophy of Science.

Administrative / Biographical history

A Department of History and Philosophy of Science was established at University College London when the study of the history of science became popular during the 1950s. The first students were admitted to Chelsea College of Science and Technology in 1964 and a Department was created in 1966. It was transferred to King's College London when Chelsea and King's merged in 1985 and in 1993 became part of the Department of Philosophy in the School of Humanities.

Content & structure

Scope and content

King's College London History and Philosophy of Science postgraduate student files, [1964-1992] (Ref: 1994 KDP/FP). Information typically includes correspondence, application for admission as a postgraduate, confirmation of receipt of application, enrolment forms, essays, with later files containing extended essays and articles.

System of arrangement

Files are boxed by decade, then alphabetically.

Conditions of access & use

Conditions governing access

Subject to an eighty year closure period from date of leaving, but may be consulted by appropriate College staff with permission from the Director of Archive Services.

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

Collection description. Detailed lists are available for consultation in the King's College Archives Reading Room.

Allied materials

Existence and location of originals

King's College London College Archives

Related units of description

Department of History and Philosophy of Science Records (Ref: 1994/KDP); King's College London School of Physical Sciences and Engineering Student Records (Ref: K/SPSE).

Description control

Archivist's Note

Sources: King's College London catalogues; Chelsea College Annual Reports; H Silver and S J Teague eds, Chelsea College - A History (London, 1977); King's College London Prospectuses (Ref: K/SYL). Compiled by Beverley Ager as part of the RSLP AIM25 Project.

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 2002

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Subjects

  • Educational evaluation
  • Educational levels
  • Graduates
  • Higher education
  • Higher education institutions
  • History of science
  • Postgraduates
  • Science of science
  • Students
  • Universities
  • University students

Corporate names

  • Chelsea College
  • Chelsea College of Science and Technology
  • King's College London College Archives
  • King's College London, Department of History and Philosophy of Science

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