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Identity statement

Reference code(s)
GB99 KCLMA Centre for Defence Studies
Level of description
collection level
Extent and medium of the unit of description (quantity, bulk, or size)
½ box or 0.015m3


Name of creator(s)
Centre for Defence Studies, Department of War Studies, King's College London.
Administrative / Biographical history
The Centre for Defence Studies was established at the University of London with a grant from the Ministry of Defence in 1990. It is an Associate Member of the School of Advanced Studies of the University of London and is based at King's College London. The purpose of the Centre is to act as a focus for research on a wide range of defence and security issues and to facilitate links between academia and the defence establishment. It does this by conducting its own research, commissioning research from outside, and by organising working groups, conferences and seminars to draw together the work of academic and policy specialists on a range of subjects. The research at the Centre for Defence Studies concentrates on five main areas covering British defence policy, European security, Mediterranean security, technology and arms control and regional security. Centre for Defence Studies publications include Brassey's Defence Yearbook, London Defence Studies, and Bulletin of Arms Control.
Immediate source of acquisition or transfer
Presented to the Centre in three accessions by the Centre for Defence Studies, via Professor Lawrence David Freedman, Department of War Studies, King's College London, 1991.

Content & structure

Scope and content
Twenty two printed booklets, 1984-1992, including fifteen editions of The Council for Arms Control. Faraday Discussion Paper, numbers 1-4 and 6-16, Jul 1984-Jan 1991. Three editions of Bulletin of Arms Control, Feb 1991-May 1992 (with two extra copies of the editions for May 1991 and May 1992), including article by Professor Lawrence David Freedman entitled 'Arms control in the 1990s', Feb 1991, and article by Col John Speight, 'Curbing arms sales', May 1991.
System of arrangement
22 booklets

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 supplied for research use only. Requests to publish original material should be submitted to the Trustees of the Liddell Hart Centre for Military Archives, attention of the College Archivist.
Language/scripts of material
Finding aids
Summary guide entry online and due to be published in hard copy.

Allied materials

Existence and location of originals
King's College London College Archives


Compiled Nov 1999

Description control

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.

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