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Identity statement

Reference code(s)
QUEEN ELIZABETH COLLEGE: Lectures, programmes and events literature
Level of description
Sub-fonds of Queen Elizabeth College
Extent and medium of the unit of description (quantity, bulk, or size)
3 boxes


Name of creator(s)

King's College for Women, Household and Social Science Department

King's College of Household and Social Science

Queen Elizabeth College

Administrative / Biographical history

Queen Elizabeth College, so called from 1953, succeeded the Home Science and Economics classes of King's College Women's Department and King's College for Women, which started in 1908; the Household and Social Science Department of King's College for Women, which opened in 1915; and King's College of Household and Social Science, which operated from 1928. The amalgamation of the College with King's College London and Chelsea College was completed in 1985.

Immediate source of acquisition or transfer

Records from Queen Elizabeth College were mainly transferred to King's in 1985.

Content & structure

Scope and content

Queen Elizabeth College lectures, programmes and events literature, 1909-1986. This class notably contains printed and typescript papers, notices and tickets for Inaugural lectures, 1949-1972 (Ref: Q/LEC1-2); notices, invitations and tickets for public lectures and events, 1934-1970 (Ref: Q/LEC3); notices for General Studies lectures, 1968-1972 (Ref: Q/LEC4); lecture papers of Dr Neville Marsh, Department of Physiology at Queen Elizabeth College, 1963-1978 (Ref: Q/LEC5); programmes and events literature, including King’s College for Women, King’s College of Household and Social Science, and Queen Elizabeth College commemoration dinner menus, invitation cards and tickets, 1925-1972 (Ref: Q/PRG1-3); Queen Elizabeth College Film Society programmes and constitution, 1963-1964 (Ref: C/PRG4); Queen Elizabeth College Carol Service programmes, 1953-1965 (Ref: Q/PRG5); and programmes, papers and invitations for general College events, 1909-1986 (Ref: Q/PRG6-7).

System of arrangement

The collection is divided into Lectures and Programmes as shown in the Scope and Content section.

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 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

Draft catalogue available online and in hard copy 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

Queen Elizabeth College Annual Reports contain calendar information on the timetabling of events, and see also Press Cuttings for notices of events (Refs: Q/RPT, Q/PC). King's College London Lectures, Programmes and Events Literature (Ref: K/LEC, K/LECT, K/OS, K/PRG, K/SOC, K/INV, K/EXB, K/CEN, K/SES, K/APP).

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

February 2002, updated 2016

Box List(s)

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  • Botany
  • Chemistry
  • Cultural events
  • Educational levels
  • Higher education
  • Higher education institutions
  • Lectures (teaching method)
  • Leisure
  • Leisure time activities
  • Nutrition
  • Physiology
  • Teaching methods
  • Universities

Personal names

  • Bender, Arnold Eric, b 1918, Professor of Nutrition and Dietetics
  • Burge, Ronald Edgar, b 1932, Professor of Physics
  • Marsh, Neville Alexander, b 1943, Lecturer in Physiology

Corporate names

  • King's College London, Household and Social Science Department, 1915-1928
  • King's College of Household and Social Science, 1928-1953
  • Queen Elizabeth College, 1953-1985

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