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Identity statement

Reference code(s)
GB 0100 KCLA KFE, KFEE, KFME
Title
King's College London Engineering Student Records
Date(s)
1905-1998
Level of description
Collection (fonds)
Extent and medium of the unit of description (quantity, bulk, or size)
196 archive boxes and volumes or 1.96 cubic metres

Context

Name of creator(s)

King's College London, Faculty of Engineering 
King's College London, Department of Electronic Engineering 
King's College London, Department of Mechanical Engineering

Administrative / Biographical history

The Class of Civil Engineering and Mining was founded at King's in 1838, mainly as a response to the growth of the railway system and the need for more qualified engineers. This became the Department of Civil Engineering and Architecture and Science, as Applied to Arts and Manufactures in 1840. Over the next few years this department enlarged in scope and in 1844 became the Department of the Applied Sciences. This became the Department of Engineering and the Applied Sciences in 1874. In 1893 the Division of Engineering and Applied Sciences was created as part of the Faculty of Science. The Faculty of Engineering was created in 1902, which originally was made up of the Division of Engineering and Applied Sciences. Separate departments of Civil Engineering, Mechanical Engineering and Electronic and Electrical Engineering were formed, with Civil and Mechanical Engineering combining in 1935. Civil Engineering was then closed in 1989, whilst Mechanical Engineering and Electronic and Electrical Engineering, now the Department of Electronic Engineering, became part of the School of Physical Sciences and Engineering.

Immediate source of acquisition or transfer

Department of Electronic Engineering and Department of Mechanical Engineering. Accruals: Periodic deposits by departments.

Content & structure

Scope and content

King's College London Engineering student files, 1905, 1907, 1918-1984 (KFE/FP), Electronic and Electrical Engineering undergraduate files, 1922, 1924, 1926-1998 (KFEE/FP), Electronic and Electrical Engineering undergraduate withdrawals, 1919, 1924, 1926-1928, 1932-1949, 1951-1998 (KFEE/FP(W)), Electronic and Electrical Engineering postgraduate files, 1930, 1937, 1948, 1952-1953, 1956-1958, 1960-1964, 1966-1970, 1972-1997 (KFEE/FPPG), Electronic and Electrical Engineering postgraduate withdrawals, 1938-1939, 1952, 1957-1958, 1962, 1964-1995 (KFEE/FPPG(W)), Mechanical Engineering undergraduate and postgraduate files, [1960-1982] (KFME/FP & FPPG), Mechanical Engineering undergraduate files, [1977-1999] (KFME/FP), Mechanical Engineering postgraduate files, [1972-1997] (KFME/FPPG), examination results, 1905-1964 (KFE/ER). 
File information varies, but typically includes an application for admission form, details of work placements, and general correspondence. Later files include an UCCA (Universities Central Council on Admissions) form, a breakdown of minor subjects, percentage of marks and occasionally course unit codes, employers report and correspondence.


The examination results from 1905-1957 are generally made up of examination marks and associated papers, including question papers. From 1948 onwards this series consists of pass lists.

System of arrangement

The majority of Engineering files are arranged chronologically by year of leaving, then alphabetically. Withdrawals are organised by year of entry, then alphabetically. Mechanical Engineering files are organised in an alphabetical run, with late additions to the series grouped according to the year they were deposited in the archives.

Conditions of access & use

Conditions governing access

Administrative records are generally closed for 30 years except for published material and some committee and other minutes. Requests for access to staff and student records will be considered on merit.

Conditions governing reproduction

Photocopies, subject to the condition of the original, may be supplied to Departmental staff. Requests to publish original material should be submitted to the Director of Archives and Corporate Records Services, King's College London.

Language/scripts of material

English

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 Society of Engineering (KSE), King's College London Engineering Attendance Registers (KA/RAT/E), King's College London Engineering Entrance Papers (KA/E/E), King's College London School of Physical Sciences and Engineering Student Records (K/SPSE).

Description control

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.

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