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Identity statement

Reference code(s)
KING'S COLLEGE LONDON: Women's Common Room
Level of description
Sub-fonds of King's College London Archives
Extent and medium of the unit of description (quantity, bulk, or size)
2 files


Name of creator(s)

King's College London, Women's Senior Common Room, King's College London, Women Students' Common Room

Administrative / Biographical history

Following the amalgamation of most of the departments of King's College for Women with King's College London as a co-educational institution in 1915, the King's College London student body admitted women to the students' union and a common room was allotted to them. To some degree their social life was distinct. The female staff also had a common room. In 1972 arrangements were made to amalgamate the Women's Senior or Staff Common Room with the Joint Senior Common Room and the Men's Common Room by an interim Common Room committee.

Content & structure

Scope and content

Records relating to the Women's Common Rooms, 1925-1972, comprising constitution of the Students' Common Room and amendments, 1931-1951 and undated, and a ballot paper concerning its dissolution, 1972; papers relating to the Women's Staff Common Room including its rules, undated, cash books, 1925-1932, 1967-1972, lists of subscriptions, 1971-1972, papers of the interim Common Room committee concerned with the amalgamation of staff common rooms, 1972, and rules for the new Senior Common Room, 1972.

System of arrangement

The two files relate respectively to the student common room and the staff common room.

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

Photocopies, subject to the condition of the original, may be provided for research use only. Requests to publish original material should be submitted to the Director of Archive Services, King's College London.

Language/scripts of material


Finding aids

List available in reading room at King's College London Archives.

Allied materials

Existence and location of originals

King's College London College Archives

Related units of description

King's College London Archives holds records of King's College London Union Society, which include minutes of the Women's Common Room and consultative meetings, 1920-1927 (Ref: KU/WCR/M); minutes, 1957-1972, of King's College London Joint Senior Common Room, which amalgamated with the Women's Staff Common Room (Ref: KCR).

Description control

Archivist's Note

Compiled by Rachel Kemsley as part of the RSLP AIM25 project. Sources: list at King's College London Archives; Hilda D Oakeley, 'King's College for Women, in F J C Hearnshaw, The Centenary History of King's College London 1828-1928 (George G Harrap and Co Ltd, London, 1929), pp 508-9; King's College London Archives, KWCR.

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

Mar 2001

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  • Students
  • Trade unions
  • Universities
  • Women students
  • Womens education

Corporate names

  • King's College London College Archives
  • King's College London, Women Students Common Room
  • King's College London, Women's Senior Common Room

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