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Identity statement

Reference code(s)
KING'S COLLEGE LONDON: Department of Zoology Records
Level of description
Sub-fonds of King's College London Archives
Extent and medium of the unit of description (quantity, bulk, or size)
1 file


Name of creator(s)

King's College London Department of Zoology

Administrative / Biographical history

The first Professor of Zoology was appointed in 1836 in the Department of General Literature and Science. Zoology was taught in the Evening Classes Department at King's College from 1861 and Comparative Anatomy and Zoology in the Medical Department from 1874. Animal Biology was a component of the Department of Physiology, Practical Physiology and Histology in the Faculty of Science until Zoology and Animal Biology emerged as a department in the Faculty of Science in 1901. It was incorporated into the new School of Biological Studies in 1964 that also comprised the departments of Biochemistry, Biophysics, Botany and Physiology. This prevailed until the merger of King's, Chelsea College and Queen Elizabeth College in 1985, when Zoology and Animal Biology was absorbed within an enlarged Department of Biology, itself part of the Faculty of Life Sciences, and, from 1991, successively part of the Biosphere and Life Sciences Divisions of the School of Life, Basic Medical and Health Sciences. Since 1998 it has been part of the Division of Life Sciences in the School of Health and Life Sciences.

Immediate source of acquisition or transfer

No information at present.

Content & structure

Scope and content

Zoology Department material at King's College comprises typescript departmental staff minutes, 1975-1985.

System of arrangement

Minutes are arranged in chronological order.

Conditions of access & use

Conditions governing access

Administrative records are generally closed for 30 years except for published material and some committee and other minutes. Staff and student records are subject to an 80 year closure period after the date of leaving, but may be consulted by College staff with permission from the Head of School.

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 Services.

Language/scripts of material


Allied materials

Existence and location of originals

King's College London College Archives

Related units of description

King's College London Secretary's files relating to academic schools, faculties and departments (Ref: KCLCA KAS/AC2), examination question papers (Ref: KCLCA K/EX), and private papers including those of Professor (Emmeline) Jean Hanson (Ref: KCLCA K/PP 67) and Professor Arthur Dendy (Ref: KCLCA K/PP 6).

Description control

Archivist's Note

Sources used: King's College Calendars and prospectuses. 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

April 2001

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  • Academic teaching personnel
  • Biology
  • Educational administration
  • Educational personnel
  • Higher science education
  • People
  • People by occupation
  • Personnel
  • Teachers
  • Zoology

Corporate names

  • King's College London College Archives
  • King's College London, Department of Zoology

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