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Identity statement

Reference code(s)
KING'S COLLEGE LONDON: Department of Mathematics Student Records
Level of description
Series level descriptions of King's College London Archives
Extent and medium of the unit of description (quantity, bulk, or size)
16 boxes


Name of creator(s)

King's College London, Department of Mathematics

Administrative / Biographical history

Mathematics has been taught at King's since it first opened in 1831. It initially was part of the Senior Department and the Department of General Literature and Science and then became part of the Faculty of Arts and the Faculty of Science from 1893, the Faculty of Mathematical and Physical Sciences from 1986, the School of Mathematical and Physical Sciences from 1991, and the School of Physical Sciences and Engineering from 1992.

Immediate source of acquisition or transfer

Department of Mathematics

Content & structure

Scope and content

King's College London Mathematics Department undergraduate record cards, 1909-1989 (Ref: KDM/FPC), undergraduate record books 1946-1986 (Ref: KDM/FP), undergraduate files, 1990-1991 (Ref: KDM/FP), postgraduate record cards, 1970-1988 (Ref: KDM/FPPG). Information contained on undergraduate record cards typically includes date of birth, address, date of entry/leaving, classification of degree. There are record cards for withdrawals that cover the period 1967-1984 and give course codes, grades and reports by tutors. Included within this series is an annual list of graduates from 1906-1983. Information contained in the undergraduate record books includes date of birth, address, scholarship details, examination results and third-year advanced subjects. This series also contains record books from Chelsea College Mathematics Department, 1967-1986, and record cards of Queen Elizabeth College Department of Mathematics, 1982-1985. These contain course codes, grades, results and photographs. The postgraduate record cards cover the years 1970-1988 and include Chelsea postgraduates from 1970-1986. Information given includes date of entry/leaving, address and results. This series also contains annual lists of MSc/MPhil/PhD passes, 1923-1984, theses titles, 1966-1984, names of students, 1971-1982 and enrolment forms, 1980-1991. The undergraduate files generally contain a record card, some correspondence, course unit registration and modification forms and an enrolment form.

System of arrangement

Record cards are organised alphabetically in groups of years. Undergraduate student files are arranged by year of leaving, then alphabetically.

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 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


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

King's College London Archives: Department of Mathematics Records (Ref: KCLCA 1995 KDM; 1996 KDM; 1997 KDM), King's College London School of Physical Sciences and Engineering Student Records (Ref: K/SPSE), King's College London Attendance Registers (Ref: KA/RAT/KDMT), Chelsea College Mathematics Student Records (Ref: CDM).

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.

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Date(s) of descriptions

January 2002

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  • Educational evaluation
  • Educational levels
  • Educational statistics
  • Enrolment
  • Higher education
  • Higher education institutions
  • Mathematics education
  • Photographs
  • Student evaluation
  • Universities
  • Visual materials

Corporate names

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

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