Reference code(s): GB 0098 G
Held at: Imperial College of Science Technology and Medicine
Title: Constitution and Incorporation of Imperial College
Date(s): Created 1903- (ongoing)
Level of description: Series of Imperial College of Science, Technology and Medicine records
Extent: 14 boxes
Name of creator(s): University of London | Imperial College of Science, Technology and Medicine
The Imperial College of Science and Technology was established in 1907 by Royal Charter. The College was created from the incorporation of the Royal College of Science and the Royal School of Mines in 1907, and the City and Guilds College in 1910. St Mary's Hospital Medical School united with Imperial College in 1988, and was renamed Imperial College of Science, Technology and Medicine. The College received a new Charter in 1997 on the establishment of Imperial College School of Medicine. On 1 August 2000 Wye College merged with Imperial College. A new charter was created, incorporating the renamed Imperial College at Wye.
Scope and content/abstract:
Records comprise papers relating to the history and constitution of Imperial College, 1903-1990, including articles, notes and press cuttings on the history of the College, 1903-1990, including papers relating to World War Two by H J T Ellingham; Charter of Incorporation, 1907, with drafts, 1906-1907, supplementary Orders in Council, 1907-1951, and amendments, 1995, papers of the Charter Committee, 1938-1951, papers relating to the alteration of statutes, 1938-1940, papers of the Constitutional Reviewing Committee, 1964-1970, including minutes, 1964-1967, proposals for revision of the charter, 1966 (G1-12);
records relating to the merger with St Mary's Hospital Medical School, notably the Imperial College Bill, 1987 and Act, 1988, amendments to the charter, 1988, papers relating to the merger ceremony, 1988, prospectuses, 1990 (G13); Imperial College Act for Wye College,  (G16).
ACCESS AND USE
Language/scripts of material: English
System of arrangement:
The records are arranged in sections as outlined in the scope and content.
Conditions governing access:
Researchers wishing to consult the Archives should first contact the College Archivist, Imperial College of Science, Technology and Medicine, Exhibition Road, London SW7 2AZ, for an appointment.
Conditions governing reproduction:
A photocopying service is available at the discretion of the Archivist. Photocopies are supplied for research use only. Requests to publish original material should be submitted to the Archivist.
A catalogue is available at the College Archives.
Appraisal, destruction and scheduling information:
Created and accumulated by Imperial College of Science, Technology and Medicine during the course of business.
Immediate source of acquisition:
Existence and location of originals:
Existence and location of copies:
Records of Imperial College Governing Body (GB), held at Imperial College.
Records of St Mary's Hospital Medical School, held at the Trust Archives, St Mary's Hospital.
Archivist's note: Compiled by Julie Tancell as part of the RSLP AIM25 project.
Rules or conventions: 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.
Date(s) of descriptions: October 2000