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Identity statement

Reference code(s)
GB 0100 KCLCA Q/OB, Q/PC
Title
QUEEN ELIZABETH COLLEGE: Obituaries and press cuttings
Date(s)
1908-1986
Level of description
Sub-fonds of Queen Elizabeth College
Extent and medium of the unit of description (quantity, bulk, or size)
3 boxes

Context

Name of creator(s)

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

Administrative / Biographical history

Queen Elizabeth College, which came into being with the granting of a Royal Charter in 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 transferred to King's in 1985 from the QEC Library.

Content & structure

Scope and content

Queen Elizabeth College obituaries and press cuttings, 1908-1986, notably including obituaries of a number of former staff of Queen Elizabeth and its predecessors, 1955-1963; bound volumes of press cuttings containing often detailed notices, news stories and features concerning the Department/College from newspapers including The Times, Morning Post and Spectator, covering topics such as the education of women, the teaching of household science internationally, awards, new buildings and wartime disruption, 1908-1986; volumes of cuttings on cooking and recipes from newspaper columns, 1927-1932.

System of arrangement

The collection is arranged into obituaries and press cuttings as illustrated 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

English

Finding aids

A brief list is 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

See also other classes of Queen Elizabeth ephemera for news and notices, notably Reports (Ref: Q/EPH/RPT), and King's College London Press Cuttings and Obituaries for material dating from the merger period around 1985 (Ref: K/OB, K/PC).

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

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Subjects

  • Academic teaching personnel
  • Educational buildings
  • Educational levels
  • Educational personnel
  • Educational systems
  • Food preparation
  • Higher education
  • Higher education institutions
  • Home economics education
  • Literary forms and genres
  • Literature
  • Newspaper press
  • Press
  • Press cuttings
  • Recipes
  • Teachers
  • Universities
  • Womens education

Corporate names

  • King's College for Women, 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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