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Identity statement

Reference code(s)
Level of description
Sub-fonds of King's College London Archives
Extent and medium of the unit of description (quantity, bulk, or size)
15 boxes, 1 large volume


Name of creator(s)

King's College London Old Students Association, King's College London Association

Administrative / Biographical history

The King's College London Old Students' Association, founded in 1920, became the King's College London Association in 1952. The Association caters for alumni from King's College and the colleges with which it has merged. It organises social and other events, offers careers advice to students, and raises money for the College. Smaller groups reflect the interests of alumni in particular subjects or from particular countries. The Association produced magazines for alumni including, from 1987, the publication In Touch .

Immediate source of acquisition or transfer

Transferred to King's College London Archives from the King's College London Association.

Content & structure

Scope and content

Records, 1888-1996, of the King's College London Old Students Association and King's College London Association (KCLA) and associated material, comprising minutes of the Old Students Association, 1920-1970, and of branches, 1920-1927 (Ref: KSA/M); minutes of the KCLA Council and annual general meeting, 1969-1982, and Council minutes and papers, 1984-1993 (Ref: 1999/KCLA); subscription and cash books, 1920-1983 (Ref: KSA/CB) and 1983-1996 (Ref: 1999/KCLA); ledgers, 1983-1996 (Ref: 1999/KCLA); lists of officers, also including some agendas for meetings, c1923-1926 (Ref: KSA/LI); general files, including balance sheets, 1937-1977, circulars to members, 1946-1979, annual reports, 1948-1965, minutes, papers and correspondence on the annual general meeting, 1948-1980, and on the Council, 1949-1978, 1983, 1993-1995, the annual dinner, 1952-1979, lists of officers, 1964-1975, and branches and events (Ref: KSA/GPF); general correspondence, 1980-1985 (Ref: 1999/KCLA); registers of members, 1948-1978 (Ref: KSA/RG); annual reports and year books, 1925-1943 (Ref: KSA/RPT); KCLA magazine, 1960-1968, 1972-1975, 1980, newsletter, 1983-1988, and In Touch , 1987-1988 (Ref: KSA/SER); programmes for receptions, 'Conversazione' and other events, 1888-1981 (Ref: KSA/PRG); records of the Engineering Branch including minutes, 1920-1968, committee and policy files, 1949-1973, minutes and papers of meetings, lists of officers, rules and circulars, 1948-1974, directory of members, 1962-1978 (Ref: KSAE); records of the Association of King's College Chemists, comprising newsletters, 1977-1985, register of members, 1979, and menu of inaugural dinner, 1978 (Ref: KSAC); group photographs of the Faculty of Theology and King's College Hostel, 1946-1949; memorabilia and recollections, mainly relating to the post-World War Two period (Ref: 1999/KCLA).

System of arrangement

Earlier accessions are arranged in series as indicated (Ref: KSA, KSAE, KSAC). The material received in 1999 (Ref: 1999/KCLA) is discrete.

Conditions of access & use

Conditions governing access

Open, subject to signature of Reader's undertaking form, and appropriate provision of two forms of identification, to include one photographic ID.

Conditions governing reproduction

Photocopies, subject to the condition of the original, may be provided 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

List of earlier accessions (Ref: KSA, KSAE, KSAC) available in reading room at King's College London Archives. The 1999 accession is uncatalogued.

Allied materials

Existence and location of originals

King's College London College Archives

Related units of description

King's College London Archives holds King's College London Association magazine, 1972-1975, 1982-1985, and its successor In Touch , 1987, 1990-1999 (Ref: K/SER62,64); newsletter of the Association of King's College Chemists, 1977-1978, 1980, 1982-1983, 1991-1992 (Ref: K/SER63); records of the King’s College Engineering Society (Ref: KCLCA KSE)

Description control

Archivist's Note

Compiled by Rachel Kemsley as part of the RSLP AIM25 project. Sources: list at King's College London Archives; King's College London Association website; King's College London Archives, KSA/M1.

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

Mar 2001


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  • Communications media
  • Educational administrative structure
  • Educational associations
  • Educational levels
  • Educational organizations
  • Higher education
  • Higher education institutions
  • Information sciences
  • Newsletters
  • Periodicals
  • Photographs
  • Publications
  • Universities
  • Visual materials
  • Yearbooks

Corporate names

  • Association of King's College Chemists
  • King's College London College Archives

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