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Identity statement

Reference code(s)
KING'S COLLEGE LONDON: Faculty of Arts Student Files/School of Humanities Student Records
Level of description
Series level descriptions of King's College London Archives
Extent and medium of the unit of description (quantity, bulk, or size)
176 boxes


Name of creator(s)

King's College London, Faculty of Arts, King's College London, School of Humanities

Administrative / Biographical history

The Faculty of Arts was established in 1893 from what was the General Literature Department. After the merger with Chelsea and Queen Elizabeth College in 1985, it was known as the Faculty of Arts and Music. It then became the School of Humanities in 1989. The academic departments currently comprised within the School are: Byzantine & Modern Greek Studies, Classics, English and Palaeography, English Language Centre, European Studies, French, German, History, Menzies Centre for Australian Studies, Modern Language Centre, Music, Philosophy, Portuguese & Brazilian Studies, Spanish & Spanish-American Studies, Theology and Religious Studies, and Mediterranean Studies. The departments of War Studies and Geography also formed part of the Faculty and School until 2001 when they were incorporated into a new School of Social Science and Public Policy.

Immediate source of acquisition or transfer

Humanities School Office

Content & structure

Scope and content

King's College London Faculty of Arts student files, 1971-1984 (Ref: KFA/FP), Faculty of Arts record cards, 1962-1988 (Ref: KFA/FPC), Faculty of Arts mark sheets, 1981-1988 (Ref: KFA/FP), School of Humanities undergraduate files, 1988-1998 (Ref: KSH/FP), School of Humanities postgraduate files, 1988-1997 (Ref: KSH/FPPG), School of Humanities undergraduate withdrawals, 1984-1995 (Ref: KSH/FP(W)), School of Humanities postgraduate withdrawals, 1965-1997 (Ref: KSH/FPPG(W)), School of Humanities non-degree undergraduate student files, 1990-2000 (Ref: KSH/FPND), the Subdean's correspondence with and regarding students, plus testimonials, 1930-1945, [1958]-1973 (Ref: KFA/FP(ADV)), BMus/MMus Music Performance student files, 1992-1996 (Ref: KSH/BMUS, KSH/MMUS). Files typically consist of enrolment forms for each year, a UCAS (Universities and College Admissions Service) form, letters of admission and acceptance, and some correspondence. Information contained includes title, name, photograph, address, date of birth, marital status, school number, nationality, choice of University and subjects, education from age 11 and public school exams already taken. The record cards series covers occasional students, finalists and withdrawals.


Periodic deposits by School Office.

System of arrangement

Faculty of Arts student files, withdrawals and non-degree students are all arranged chronologically by year of entry, then alphabetically within each year. School of Humanities undergraduate and postgraduate files are arranged by year of graduation, then alphabetically within each year. Late additions to the series are arranged temporarily according to the year they were deposited in the Archives.

Conditions of access & use

Conditions governing access

Subject to an eighty year closure period from date of leaving, but may be consulted by the School of Humanities and other College staff with permission from the Head of School.

Conditions governing reproduction

Copies, subject to the condition of the original, can be supplied to School Office staff. Requests to publish original material should be submitted to the Director of Archive Services, King's College London.

Language/scripts of material


Finding aids

Lists are available for consultation in the King's College London Archives Reading Room.

Allied materials

Existence and location of originals

King's College London College Archives

Related units of description

King's College London Archives: Faculty of Arts Entrance Papers, 1831-1935 (Ref: KA/E/A), King's College London Admission Papers (Ref: KA/E); Faculty of Arts/School of Humanities Records (Ref: KCLCA KFA, KSH); Department of General Literature and Science Minutes (Ref: KCLCA KDGS/M); examination question papers (Ref: KCLCA K/EX).

Description control

Archivist's Note

Sources: King's College London catalogues; College Calendars; King's College London prospectuses (K/SYL). Compiled by Beverley Ager as part of the RSLP AIM25 Project.

Rules or conventions

National Council on Archives Rules for the Construction of Personal Place and Corporate Names 1997; ISAD(G), Second edition, 2000.

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

January 2002

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  • Cultural education
  • Curriculum
  • Educational evaluation
  • Educational levels
  • Educational statistics
  • Enrolment
  • Higher education
  • Higher education institutions
  • Humanities education
  • Music education
  • Social science education
  • Student evaluation
  • Students
  • Universities
  • University curriculum
  • University students

Corporate names

  • King's College London College Archives
  • King's College London, Faculty of Arts
  • King's College London, School of Humanities

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