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Identity statement

Reference code(s)
KING'S COLLEGE LONDON: Department of Journalism 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)
10 boxes.


Name of creator(s)

King's College London, Department of Journalism

Administrative / Biographical history

The University of London ran courses in journalism from around 1923. Study comprised a two-year diploma programme initially available at four participating institutions: University College, Bedford College, the London School of Economics and King's College, and comprising classes in practical journalism, composition, modern history and English Literature. Teaching was concentrated at King's College from 1935 under the directorship of Tom Clarke, former editor of the News chronicle, and teachers included Hugh Todd Naylor Gaitskell, lecturer in Political Economy at University College and the future Chancellor of the Exchequer. The course was suspended on the outbreak of war in September 1939 and never reinstated.

Content & structure

Scope and content

King's College London Department of Journalism student records, 1933-1939 (Ref: KDJ). This is a patchy series containing some student information, including application forms, admission counterfoils giving name, address, year and optional subject, vacation work reports from editors, correspondence regarding students and potential students, some marks, and a register of former students.

System of arrangement

Student records are interspersed with the administrative records of the Department.

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 at the discretion of the Director of Archive Services.

Conditions governing reproduction

Copies, subject to the condition of the original, can be supplied to College 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

Box lists are available 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: Records of the Department of Journalism (Ref: KCLCA KDJ, KDJ/M).

Description control

Archivist's Note

Sources: King's College London catalogues. 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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  • Educational evaluation
  • Educational statistics
  • Enrolment
  • Higher education institutions
  • Journalism
  • Journalist education
  • Student evaluation
  • Students
  • Universities
  • University students
  • Vocational education

Corporate names

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

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