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Identity statement

Reference code(s)
KING'S COLLEGE LONDON: Delegacy Finance Committee 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)
32 boxes


Name of creator(s)

University of London, King's College

Administrative / Biographical history

The Council was the principal governing body of King's College London between its foundation in 1829 and the reorganisation of King's that took place with the King's College London (Transfer) Act of 1908. This incorporated King's into the University of London (thereafter designated as University of London, King's College), and legally separated the Theological Faculty, which retained subscription to the 39 Articles for academic staff and which continued to be known as King's College London. The secular University of London, King's College, was governed by a new Delegacy, while the Theological Faculty and King's College London continued to be governed by the Council. The Finance Committee was one of the main sub-committees of the pre- and post-1910 Council and Delegacy and its work covered every aspect of the financial life of King's. In 1980, the Delegacy Finance Committee merged with the Council Finance Committee when the Colleges were reunified under a new Royal Charter and under the overall responsibility of a unified Council.

Immediate source of acquisition or transfer

College Secretary's Office, 1981.

Content & structure

Scope and content

The records of the Finance Committee of the Delegacy comprise minute books, agenda books and guard books, 1909-1980. These consist of the main series of Delegacy Finance Committee minute books, namely bound, manuscript and signed minutes, 1909-1939, and bound, typescript, minutes, 1939-1980, including indexes, 1918-1980; manuscript agenda books containing rough minutes and descriptions of the main points of discussion within the Delegacy Finance Committee, including departmental accounts, hostels, social and welfare activities, research funds, property, equipment and remuneration, 1910-1977; guard books with manuscript and typescript bills and lists of staff with salaries, 1952-1963.

System of arrangement

Minutes, agenda and guard books are all arranged chronologically 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

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: Committee of Finance/Council Committee of Finance minutes, agenda and guard books (Ref: KCLCA KA/F/M, KA/F/AM, KA/F/GB, 1996 KA/F/M, 1998 KA/F/M). 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
  • Student housing
  • Student welfare
  • Teacher conditions of employment
  • Teacher wages
  • Teaching profession
  • Universities
  • University governing bodies

Corporate names

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

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