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Identity statement

Reference code(s)
KING'S COLLEGE LONDON: Student Report Books
Level of description
Series level descriptions of King's College London Archives
Extent and medium of the unit of description (quantity, bulk, or size)
17 volumes and 15 archive boxes.


Name of creator(s)

King's College London

Immediate source of acquisition or transfer

College Secretary's Office

Content & structure

Scope and content

King's College London student report books including General Literature and Science registers, 1842-1911, Military and Civil Service Departments, 1849-1856, Engineering students, 1843-1912, Science register, 1903-1912, Science sessional reports, 1917-1921, medical registers, 1849-1885. The later series consists of sessional reports for the Arts Faculty, 1913-1959, Science Faculty, 1921-1969, and all faculties, 1953-1959. Information contained typically includes the careers of individual students and leaving dates.

System of arrangement

The registers are grouped according to department and chronologically. The sessional reports are arranged chronologically overall, subdivided into first, second, third and fourth year students, then arranged alphabetically within year groups.

Conditions of access & use

Conditions governing access

Subject to an eighty year closure period from date of leaving, but may be consulted by Departmental staff and other appropriate College staff with permission from the Registry.

Conditions governing reproduction

Copies are not normally supplied from the volumes because of their fragile condition.

Language/scripts of material


Finding aids

Lists are available for consultation in the King's College London Archives Reading Room.

Allied materials

Existence and location of originals

King's College London College Archives

Related units of description

From 1918 onwards information on student careers can be found in the King's College London Registry Slip Books (KAR/FPS). See also the main series of Registry student files (Ref: KAR/FP) and the student records of individual departments and faculties where available.

Description control

Archivist's Note

Sources: King's College London catalogues. Compiled by Beverley Ager as part of the RSLP AIM25 Project.

Rules or conventions

National Council on Archives Rules for the Construction of Personal Place and Corporate Names 1997; ISAD(G), Second edition, 2000.

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

January 2002

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  • Educational evaluation
  • Educational levels
  • Higher education
  • Higher education institutions
  • Students
  • Universities
  • University students

Corporate names

  • King's College London College Archives

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