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Identity statement

Reference code(s)
GB0100 KCLCA K/PP 150
POTTER, William (fl 1936-1997)
Level of description
Collection (fonds)
Extent and medium of the unit of description (quantity, bulk, or size)
1 scrapbook


Name of creator(s)

Potter, William, fl 1936-1997

Administrative / Biographical history

Born 1917; physics student of King's College London, c. 1936-1940; Hon Secretary and President of the Students' Union at King's, c. 1938-39.

Archival history

Given by David Potter, son and Treasurer of King's College London, in 1997, to External Relations Department and thence to Archives.

Immediate source of acquisition or transfer

Son, David Potter.

Content & structure

Scope and content

Scrap album compiled by William Potter, Hon Secretary and President of the Students' Union at KCL, c. 1938-39; including Conversazione programmes, invitation cards to student association and other dinners and events, with designs by the war artist, Kenneth Cyril Bird, (Fougasse) for The Universities' Federation for Animal Welfare (UFAW), Dec 1938; Commemmoration Week programmes, KCL Musical and Dramatic Society programmes, menus, newspaper cuttings on rags, sporting events and national student meetings, copy of Bring's News , journal of the King's and Bristol University Student Unions, all notably reflecting the relocation of King's faculties to Bristol and Birmingham during World War Two.

System of arrangement

Single album in chronological order as above in Scope and Content.

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

Copies, subject to the condition of the original, may be supplied for research use only. Requests to publish original material should be submitted to the Director of Archive and Corporate Record Services.

Language/scripts of material


Finding aids

Hard copy of this summary guide available in the Archives Reading Room.

Allied materials

Existence and location of originals

King's College London College Archives

Related units of description

College ephemera collection holds similar programmes, tickets, invitations and press cuttings.

Description control

Archivist's Note

Entry compiled by Geoff Browell.

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

August 2006

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Personal names

  • Potter, William, fl 1936-1997

Corporate names

  • King's College London College Archives
  • King's College London, Students' Union
  • University of Bristol

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