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Identity statement

Reference code(s)
GB0100 KCLCA CDM/ER, CDM/RPG, CDM/FPPG
Title
CHELSEA COLLEGE: Department of Mathematics Student Records
Date(s)
1955-1985
Level of description
Series level descriptions of King's College London Archives
Extent and medium of the unit of description (quantity, bulk, or size)
5 archive boxes

Context

Name of creator(s)

Chelsea Polytechnic, Department of Mathematics, Chelsea College, Department of Mathematics

Administrative / Biographical history

The South-Western Polytechnic (later Chelsea Polytechnic/College) Department of Physics and Mathematics was divided into two separate departments in 1907. Until 1918-1919, much of the work conducted by the department was ancillary to the Departments of Electrical and Mechanical Engineering. These departments were then transferred to Battersea Polytechnic. The Department of Mathematics subsequently developed courses for the General and Special degrees of the University of London. During the Second World War, scientific research development stimulated the need for mathematical education, and shortly after the war, advanced courses were introduced at the request of physicists of the EMI Research Laboratories and GEC Research laboratories that developed into lecture courses for the MSc degree of the University of London. Mathematics teaching was transferred to King's College when King's and Chelsea merged in 1985.

Archival history

Some Chelsea Mathematics student records have been integrated with the King's College London Mathematics student series (Ref: KDM/FP).

Content & structure

Scope and content

Chelsea Polytechnic/College Mathematics record books, 1955-1972 (Ref: CDM/ER), postgraduate registers, 1965-1972 (Ref: CDM/RPG), postgraduate student files, 1968-1985 (Ref: CDM/FPPG). Information contained in the record books typically includes examination results, terminal essay marks and notes of satisfactory completion of the course. Until 1965 postgraduate details are included in the main series of record books, thereafter a sub series of postgraduate students is kept. Information recorded in this sub series includes name, address, qualification and course of study, and some dates of completion. Postgraduate registers typically give name, address, enrolment date, duration and degree. Postgraduate student files are subdivided into MSc, 1970-1983, (Ref: CDM/FPPG/MS), PhD, 1971-1985 (Ref: CDM/FPPG/P), MPhil and withdrawals, 1968-1974 (Ref: CDM/FPPG/PX), and include application forms and letters of acceptance.

System of arrangement

Record books are arranged chronologically. Postgraduate files are organised by degree, then completion date, then alphabetically. Postgraduate registers are organised chronologically, then alphabetically within each register.

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 College staff with permission from the Head of Department.

Conditions governing reproduction

Copies, subject to the condition of the original, can be supplied to Departmental staff. Requests to publish original material should be submitted to the Director of Archive Services, King's College London.

Language/scripts of material

English

Finding aids

Copies of 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

Chelsea College Department of Mathematics Records (Ref: CDM/M, 1994 CDM/F); King's College London Mathematics Department Student Records (Ref: KDM).

Description control

Archivist's Note

Sources: King's College London catalogues; Chelsea College of Science and Technology Historical Pamphlet (1963); H Silver and S J Teague eds, Chelsea College-A History (London, 1977). 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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Subjects

  • Admission requirements
  • Educational attendance
  • Educational evaluation
  • Educational management
  • Educational statistics
  • Examination marks
  • Mathematics education
  • Student evaluation
  • Students
  • University students

Corporate names

  • Chelsea College, Department of Mathematics
  • Chelsea College, Department of Mathematics
  • Chelsea Polytechnic, Department of Mathematics
  • Chelsea Polytechnic, Department of Mathematics
  • King's College London College Archives

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