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Identity statement

Reference code(s)
QUEEN ELIZABETH COLLEGE: Title deeds, charters, statutes and acts
Level of description
Sub-fonds of Queen Elizabeth College
Extent and medium of the unit of description (quantity, bulk, or size)
0.5 boxes and 1 volume


Name of creator(s)

King’s College Women’s Department, [1885]-1908 
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

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

QEC College Secretary

Content & structure

Scope and content

Queen Elizabeth College title deeds and other legal documents, 1911-1985 (QA/T), comprise endowment trust deeds, 1911-1960; licences for building work, building contracts and leases relating to College property, 1913-1946; official documents relating to the negotiations leading to the 1985 merger of Queen Elizabeth with King's College, 1983; register of the sealing of documents, 1953-1985; copy of the 1953 Royal Charter and subsequent amendments and incorporating the College Statutes, 1953-1981 (Ref: Q/CSA1); Queen Elizabeth College By-Laws, 1956-1976 (Ref: Q/CSA2).

System of arrangement

Arranged into two series: Title Deeds (Ref: QA/T), and Charters, Statutes and Acts (Ref: Q/CSA).

Conditions of access & use

Conditions governing access

Administrative records are generally closed for thirty years from the last date on file.

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

A brief list is available online and 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 Charters, Statutes, Title Deeds and Other Legal Documents (Ref: K/CSA, KA/T).

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


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  • Civil and political rights
  • Deeds
  • Documents
  • Educational administration
  • Educational buildings
  • Educational levels
  • Educational systems
  • Higher education
  • Higher education institutions
  • Human rights
  • Information sources
  • Law
  • Legal documents
  • Legal systems
  • Right to property
  • Universities
  • Womens education

Corporate names

  • King's College London, Women's Department
  • 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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