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Identity statement

Reference code(s)
QUEEN ELIZABETH COLLEGE: Registry 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)
493 archive boxes


Name of creator(s)

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

King's College of Household and Social Science

Queen Elizabeth College Registry

Administrative / Biographical history

The Household and Social Science Department of King's College for Women first opened in 1915. In 1928 it became completely independent of the rest of the College and a School of the University of London, known as King's College of Household and Social Science University of London. In 1953 a Royal Charter was granted and the name changed to Queen Elizabeth College. In 1985 the College merged with King's College London and Chelsea College creating King's College London (KQC).

Archival history

The Registrar's records were transferred from Kensington in 1989.

Content & structure

Scope and content

Household and Social Science Department, King's College for Women, King's College of Household and Social Science and Queen Elizabeth College student files, 1918-1987 (Ref: QAR/FP), Queen Elizabeth College student record cards [1960-1985] (Ref: QA/FPC). The level of information contained varies, but undergraduate files typically give the name and address of students, student number, transcript printout, 'A' Level results, description of course, course units and examination results for each session, value and grades, title of course, notification of student grant, total awarded and amount paid each term. Later files also include UCCA (Universities Central Council on Admissions) forms. Information contained in postgraduate files includes enrolment form, letter of acceptance, admission form, transcript information, Federal Government Scholarship form and correspondence. The record cards supplement the file series and generally include name, student number, photograph, nationality, date of birth, dates of entry and leaving, address, previous education, course units, values, grades and final degree result.

System of arrangement

The file series is organised by USR number obtained from the card index, which is arranged alphabetically. The record card series is organised alphabetically.

Conditions of access & use

Conditions governing access

Subject to an eighty year closure period from date of leaving, but may be consulted by the Ceremonies and Events Office and other appropriate College staff.

Conditions governing reproduction

Copies, subject to the condition of the original, can be supplied to the Ceremonies and Events Office and other appropriate College 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

The card index is located 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 Microfiche Student Records (Ref: Q/MFF).

Description control

Archivist's Note

Sources: King's College London catalogues; Neville Marsh, The history of Queen Elizabeth College (London, 1986). Compiled by Beverley Ager as part of the RSLP AIM25 Project.

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

March 2002

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  • Educational courses
  • Educational evaluation
  • Educational levels
  • Educational statistics
  • Educational systems
  • Enrolment
  • Examination marks
  • Higher education
  • Higher education institutions
  • Student evaluation
  • Students
  • Students
  • Universities
  • University courses
  • University students
  • Women students
  • 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, Registry

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