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Identity statement

Reference code(s)
KING'S COLLEGE LONDON: Day Training College/Department for Secondary Training/Education Department/Faculty of Education/School of Education records
Level of description
Sub-fonds of King's College London Archives
Extent and medium of the unit of description (quantity, bulk, or size)
24 boxes


Name of creator(s)

King's College London Day Training College/Department for Secondary Training/Education Department/Faculty of Education/School of Education

Administrative / Biographical history

The Department for the Training of Teachers was established under John William Adamson in 1890. In 1896 it was split into two sections: the Day Training College for those intending to teach in elementary schools, and the Department for Secondary Training. These were amalgamated in 1922 to form the Education Department, part of the Faculty of Arts. This became the Faculty of Education in 1968, which merged with the Chelsea College Centre for Science and Mathematics Education in 1985 to create the current School of Education.

Immediate source of acquisition or transfer

King's College London School of Education.

Content & structure

Scope and content

The records of the Education Department of King's College London consists of minutes, correspondence, pass lists, exam papers, printed pamphlets and photographs, 1890-1994; notably including King's Scholars' Common room minute book, 1911-1912; minutes of the Education Society, 1921-1927, 1957-1971; correspondence concerning academic planning at King's, 1982-1983; correspondence relating to the All India Science Education Project, 1983-1986; correspondence relating to the Council for the Accreditation of Teacher Education, 1983-1994; minutes and correspondence of the University of London Board of Educational Studies, Higher Degrees Committee, 1989; correspondence relating to the MEd in Science Education, 1974-1979; material relating to the 150th anniversary celebrations of the College, 1979; typescript of annual report of the Department of Education, with statistics and summary of departmental performance, 1927-1968; registers of attendance of students in the Day Training Department, 1890-1911; logbook of the Day Training Department with correspondence, 1890-1910; notes on Day Training College practical work experience, 1895-1927; examination question papers, 1925-1979; photographs of students and staff, 1930-1958; examination results, 1934-1970; programmes of plays performed by members of the Department, [1947-1969]; copies of journals including Minerva , the Education Society magazine, 1957.

System of arrangement

Arrangement is broadly chronological, but more recent papers especially are boxed by year of accession.

Conditions of access & use

Conditions governing access

Administrative records are generally closed for 30 years except for published material and some committee and other minutes. Staff and student records are subject to an 80 year closure period after the date of leaving, but may be consulted by Departmental and other College staff with permission from the Head of Department.

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 hand list of the collection 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: Education Department student records (Ref: KCLCA KFD/FP, KFD/FPPG, KFD/RS, KFD/D, KFD/RG); secretarial series (Ref: KAS/AC2); examination question papers (Ref: K/EX).

Description control

Archivist's Note

Sources: King's College London: Archives: Calendars; Gordon Huelin, King's College London (London, 1978). 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

March 2001

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  • Academic teaching personnel
  • Communications media
  • Documents
  • Educational administration
  • Educational administrative structure
  • Educational associations
  • Educational attendance
  • Educational evaluation
  • Educational levels
  • Educational organizations
  • Educational personnel
  • Educational planning
  • Educational sciences
  • Educational statistics
  • Examination marks
  • Examinations
  • Higher education
  • Higher education institutions
  • Information sciences
  • Information sources
  • Log books
  • People
  • People by occupation
  • Periodicals
  • Personnel
  • Photographs
  • Publications
  • Student evaluation
  • Student organizations
  • Students
  • Teachers
  • Training
  • Universities
  • University students
  • Visual materials
  • Vocational training
  • Written examinations
  • Yearbooks

Corporate names

  • King's College London College Archives
  • King's College London, Department for Secondary Training
  • King's College London, Department of Day Training
  • King's College London, Department of Education
  • King's College London, Education Society
  • King's College London, Faculty of Education
  • King's College London, School of Education

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