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Identity statement

Reference code(s)
GB0100 KCLCA K/PBN, K/PUB, K/HAN, K/RPT, K/REG, K/SYL, KDJ/SYL, KDMA/SYL, KDW/SYL, K/EC/SYL, KFA/SYL, KFE/SYL, KFED/SYL, KFL/SYL, KFLS/SYL, KFM/SYL, KFMS/SYL, KFN/SYL, KFPS/SYL, KFT/SYL
Title
KING'S COLLEGE LONDON: Publications, Prospectuses, Handbooks and Reports
Date(s)
1828-2015
Level of description
Sub-fonds of King's College London Archives
Extent and medium of the unit of description (quantity, bulk, or size)
69 boxes

Context

Name of creator(s)

King's College London

Immediate source of acquisition or transfer

Various departments and Press and Publications Office/External Relations.

Content & structure

Scope and content

King's College London Publications: Prospectuses, Handbooks and Reports, 1828-2015. This class contains handbooks and other publications describing the history of the College, its students and staff and the academic content of individual subjects and departments. It ranges from historical essays and glossy introductory brochures to College reports and the main series of undergraduate and postgraduate prospectuses. It contains, in particular, publications including booklets, reports and essays on the history of King's, King's property, staff and particular departments, including early prizegiving, the King's Strand site, King's hostels, Reggie the College mascot and the College Chapel, with some few essays and books by King's staff on subjects unrelated to the College, 1828-2015 (Ref: K/PBN); general information booklets on the College, scholarships and prizes, College services such as catering, campus guides, Liddell Hart Centre for Military Archives Guides, Directories of Experts at King's available for interview by the media, style guidelines for College publications, merger celebrations and Millennium festival programmes, 1913-2001; guides to College libraries, 1967-1997; King's Staff Manuals, 1987-1994; Accommodation and halls of residence guidebooks, [1915]-2001; welcome packs for new students, 1985-2000; Computing Centre guides, 1977-1996; handbooks for overseas students at King's, 1974-2000; Student services guides, 1985-1987; Departmental and School Handbooks for Life Sciences, Guy's, King's and St Thomas's School of Medicine and Dentistry and Language and Communications Centre, 1992-2001 (K/HAN, K/PUB); incomplete Annual Reports from the College Council, 1836-1895 (a full set of early Reports for the 1840s are printed in the College Calendars), and Delegacy, 1914-1980, Annual Reports of Theological Department, 1917-1979, Statistical Bulletins, 1985-1993, Annual Accounts, 1976-1994, Departmental Annual Reports for Gerontology, 1987-1998, Medicine and Dentistry, 1984-1998, Medical Law and Ethics, 1987-1997, Life Sciences, 1991-1992, Psychiatry, 1997-1998, University of London Annual Reports and Reviews, 1970-1998, Student Services Annual Reports, 1987-2000, Library Services Annual Report, 1985-1997, and other merger, strategic development, research, subject area reviews and financial surveys, 1829-2014 (Ref: K/RPT); rules and regulations of internal students of the College and various professional bodies such as engineers, architects, barristers, University of London rules and regulations, regulations for individual departments and disciplines, 1867-2015 (Ref: K/REG); an incomplete run of general undergraduate prospectuses, 1854-1897, and complete, 1964-2000; incomplete general postgraduate prospectuses, 1971-1975, and complete, 1977-2000; bound volumes of detailed prospectuses for specific departments and faculties, 1964-1973, 1975-1978; loose detailed prospectuses for specific departments and faculties including Evening Classes, 1863-1918, Arts/Humanities, 1913-2011, Classics, Modern Greek and Byzantine Studies, 1918-1995, History, 1913-1999, War Studies, 1985-2010, Architecture, 1908-1909, Modern Language Departments, 1917-2007, Philosophy, 1980-1982, Engineering, Electronic/Electrical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, 1843-1844, 1917-1919, 1960-2006, Journalism, 1937-1940, Theology, 1897-2009, Education, 1969-2012, Laws, 1917-1918, 1978-2012, Life Sciences in general and specific departments, 1968-2008, Medical Sciences, 1900-2010, Music, 1965-2000, Natural Sciences in general and specific departments, 1840-2009, Physical Sciences in general and specific departments, 1985-2012 (Ref: K/SYL, K/EC/SYL, KFA/SYL, KDJ/SYL, KDMA/SYL, KDW/SYL, KFE/SYL, KFED/SYL, KFL/SYL, KFLS/SYL, KFM/SYL, KFMS/SYL, KFN/SYL, KFPS/SYL, KFT/SYL).

Accruals

Regular accruals

System of arrangement

Arranged into the main series as described in the Scope and Content section above, and broadly chronologically within each series.

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 documents should be submitted to the Director of Archive Services.

Language/scripts of material

English

Finding aids

A draft catalogue is available online and in hard copy in the King's College Archives reading room.

Allied materials

Existence and location of originals

King's College London College Archives

Related units of description

Various other classes of ephemera at King's supplement the information provided in the Publications section, notably including press releases and serials and periodicals.

Description control

Archivist's Note

Sources: King's College catalogues. 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, updated 2016

Box List(s)

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Subjects

  • Academic standards
  • Academic teaching personnel
  • Books
  • Communications media
  • Curriculum guides
  • Educational buildings
  • Educational history
  • Educational levels
  • Educational personnel
  • Educational publications
  • Educational quality
  • Educational sciences
  • Educational statistics
  • Exceptional students
  • Foreign students
  • Guidebooks
  • Guides
  • Higher education
  • Higher education institutions
  • Information sciences
  • Information/library administration
  • People
  • People by occupation
  • Periodicals
  • Personnel
  • Publications
  • Student welfare
  • Students
  • Teachers
  • Universities
  • University students
  • Yearbooks

Corporate names

  • King's College London College Archives
  • King's College London, Council
  • King's College London, Delegacy
  • King's College London, Department of Byzantine and Modern Greek Studies
  • King's College London, Department of Classics
  • King's College London, Department of Education
  • King's College London, Department of Evening Classes
  • King's College London, Department of French
  • King's College London, Department of German
  • King's College London, Department of Gerontology
  • King's College London, Department of History
  • King's College London, Department of Journalism
  • King's College London, Department of Medical Law and Ethics
  • King's College London, Department of Philosophy
  • King's College London, Department of Physics
  • King's College London, Department of Portuguese
  • King's College London, Department of Spanish
  • King's College London, Department of Theology
  • King's College London, Department of War Studies
  • King's College London, Department/Faculty of Music
  • King's College London, Faculty of Arts
  • King's College London, Faculty of Education
  • King's College London, Faculty of Engineering
  • King's College London, Faculty of Life Sciences/School of Life, Basic Medical and Health Sciences
  • King's College London, Faculty of Medical Science
  • King's College London, Faculty of Theology
  • King's College London, Faculty/School of Law
  • King's College London, School of Humanities
  • King's College London, School of Physical Sciences and Engineering
  • King's College London, Theological Department

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