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Identity statement

Reference code(s)
KING'S COLLEGE LONDON: Obituaries, Press Cuttings and Press Releases
Level of description
Sub-fonds of King's College London Archives
Extent and medium of the unit of description (quantity, bulk, or size)
21 boxes and 9 books of press cuttings.


Name of creator(s)

King's College London

Immediate source of acquisition or transfer

External Relations and other departments.

Content & structure

Scope and content

King's College London Obituaries, Press Cuttings and Press Releases, 1825-2001. This collection of ephemera contains notices and information on King's staff, students and events, both academic and non-academic, from around the inception of the College to the present day, and notably includes obituaries of King's staff and alumni in the form of press cuttings, memorial texts and letters, 1903-2000 (Ref: K/OB); press cuttings in bound volumes and loose folders describing the foundation of University College and King's, staff publications and honours, dinners and public engagements, examination results, and the work of individual researchers or departments, particularly in the scientific field, 1925-2001; cuttings by or about King's staff, including Times Higher articles on university restructuring, 1904-1998; circulated cuttings on a very wide range of King's and Higher Education news such as financial affairs, student numbers, university assessments and grants, 1991-2001; cuttings specifically relating to Higher Education including The Times' Good University Guide and league tables published by other newspapers, 1955-2001 (Ref: K/PC); press releases published by King's External or Public Relations Department for the information of the media and public, 1989-2001 (Ref: K/PR).


Weekly accrual of Press Releases and regular accrual of press cuttings.

System of arrangement

The collection is arranged in chronological order and alphabetical order for obituaries.

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 theDirector of Archive Services, King's College London.

Language/scripts of material


Finding aids

A catalogue in hard copy is located in the King's College Archive Reading Room and soon to be published on-line.

Allied materials

Existence and location of originals

King's College London College Archives

Related units of description

Other King's College London ephemera, notably Lectures, Programmes and Events Literature, and Serial Publications, contains biographical information about King's staff and alumni and news about the College.

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

December 2001

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  • Academic teaching personnel
  • Biographies
  • Educational evaluation
  • Educational levels
  • Educational personnel
  • Examination marks
  • Higher education
  • Higher education institutions
  • Literary forms and genres
  • Literature
  • Newspaper press
  • People
  • People by occupation
  • Personnel
  • Press
  • Press cuttings
  • Prose
  • Student evaluation
  • Students
  • Teachers
  • Universities
  • University students

Corporate names

  • King's College London College Archives

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