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Identity statement

Reference code(s)
GB0100 KCLCA KA/F/M, KA/F/AM, KA/F/GB, 1996 KA/F/M, 1998 KA/F/M
KING'S COLLEGE LONDON: Committee of Finance/Council Committee of Finance Minutes, Agenda and Guard Books
Level of description
Sub-fonds of King's College London Archives
Extent and medium of the unit of description (quantity, bulk, or size)
14 boxes


Name of creator(s)

Finance Committee/ Council Committee of Finance

Administrative / Biographical history

The Finance Committee was one of the principal sub- committees of the College's governing Council, overseeing accounting, capital and departmental expenditure. Its main functions were transferred to the Delegacy Finance Committee in 1910, following the King's College London (Transfer) Act of 1908 that legally divided King's into secular and theological institutions. Following the reunification of the two halves of King's in 1980, responsibility for the government of the whole College was returned to the Council, with separate Delegacy and Council sub-committees being similarly recombined.

Immediate source of acquisition or transfer

College Secretary's Office, 1981.

Content & structure

Scope and content

The records of the Finance Committee/ Council Committee of Finance, consist of minute books, agenda books and guard books, 1829-1996. These comprise a set of bound, manuscript and signed minutes, 1829-1941; bound, typescript minutes, 1941-1980; unbound minutes and papers, 1989-1996; manuscript agenda books relating to the main topics raised in the minute series, 1948-1980; guard book containing meeting papers for members of the Committee, 1980- 1987. Records consist of balances, notes on scholarships, College property, hostels, laboratory and equipment, trust funds and remuneration. From 1910 the Finance Committee was known as the Council Committee of Finance.

System of arrangement

Minutes, agenda and guard books are all arranged in chronological order, with usually several years covered by each volume.

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

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.

Language/scripts of material


Finding aids

Summary guide entry online and due to be published in hard copy. A brief handlist is available in hard copy in the College 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: Delegacy Finance Committee minutes, agenda and guard books (Ref: KCLCA KA/FD/M, KA/FD/AM, KA/FD/GB). See also Council minutes and agenda books (Ref: KCLCA KA/C/M, KA/C/RM, KA/C/AM), and Delegacy minutes and agenda books (Ref: KCLCA KA/D/M, KA/D/IN, KA/D/AM, KA/D/GB).

Description control

Archivist's Note

Entry compiled by Geoff Browell

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

July 2001

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  • Economics of education
  • Educational finance
  • Educational levels
  • Educational supervision
  • Governing bodies
  • Higher education
  • Higher education institutions
  • Universities
  • University governing bodies

Corporate names

  • King's College London College Archives
  • King's College London, Committee of Finance

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