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Identity statement

Reference code(s)
KING'S COLLEGE HOSPITAL : Board of Governors
Created 1839-1974
Level of description
Sub-fonds of King's College Hospital
Extent and medium of the unit of description (quantity, bulk, or size)
17 files, 1 card index


Name of creator(s)

King's College Hospital Board of Governors

Administrative / Biographical history

The first governors of the Hospital, in 1840, consisted mainly of major donors and subscribers. From 1857 the Board of Governors became the Corporation of the President, Vice-President and Governors. When the National Health Service was established in 1948, the Minister of Health constituted a new board of governors for each of the London teaching hospital groups. The King's College Hospital Group Board of Governors included members appointed on the nomination of the University of London, the Metropolitan Hospital Boards and the medical teaching staffs of the hospitals. In 1974, due to the reorganisation of the National Health Service, the Board of Governors of King's College Hospital Group was disbanded and replaced by a District Management Team.

Immediate source of acquisition or transfer

King's College Hospital.

Content & structure

Scope and content

Minutes of the King's College Hospital Board of Governors, 1839-1974, (KH/G/M1-4); minutes and meeting papers of sub-committees, 1936-1974, (KH/GS/M1-12), including House Committee minutes of the Royal Eye Hospital, Belgrave Hospital for Children, Dulwich Hospital and St Giles Hospital, Development (sub-) Committee of the Board of Governors of the King's College Hospital Group, the Group's Forward Planning Committee, the Medical Committee, the Finance and General Purposes Committee, Budget Allocation Sub-Committee, the Computer Project Sub-Committee, various other computer related sub-committees 1967-1974, and various short-lived sub-committees of the Board of Governors 1970-1974; Board of Governors signature book, 1948-1974, (KH/G/SB); card index comprising the subjects of the minutes of the Board of Governors, [1948-1958], (KH/INC5).

System of arrangement

Arranged chronologically under the headings 'Minutes of the Board', 'Minutes of Sub-Committees' and 'Other Records'. An alphabetical card index.

Conditions of access & use

Conditions governing access

Administrative and committee papers are closed for 30 years from the last date on file.

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, King's College London.

Language/scripts of material


Finding aids

Handlist available in the reading room of the College Archives.

Allied materials

Existence and location of originals

King's College London College Archives

Description control

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

Feb 2000

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  • Health services
  • Hospital administration
  • Hospital finance
  • Hospital management
  • Hospitals
  • Medical institutions
  • Social sciences
  • Social welfare

Corporate names

  • King's College Hospital, Board of Governors

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