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Imperial College of Science Technology and Medicine

Former Students of Imperial College


Reference code(s): GB 0098 SR-SW

Held at: Imperial College of Science Technology and Medicine

Title: Former Students of Imperial College

Date(s): Created 1896-2001 (ongoing)

Level of description: Series of Imperial College of Science, Technology and Medicine records

Extent: 7 boxes

Name of creator(s): Imperial College of Science, Technology and Medicine


Administrative/Biographical history:

The Alumni Relations Office maintains regular contact with all former students of the College. The Office distributes the alumni magazine, IC Matters and services the administrative needs of the Constituent College Associations.
The Royal College of Science Union Motor Club maintains the College mascot 'Jezebel', a 1916 Dennis N - Type fire engine, donated to Imperial College in 1955. 'Boanergesis' is the City & Guilds College mascot, a 1902 James & Browne veteran car purchased in 1934. The mascot of the Royal School of Mines is the 1926 Morris T type truck 'Clementine', which in 1959 replaced the first Clementine, a steam roller.
During the First World War 2418 students from Imperial College served in the forces, of which 319 died.


Scope and content/abstract:

Records relating to former students of Imperial College, 1896-2001, comprising records of old students, including Rectors' and Registry papers; registers of the Associates and old students of the Royal College of Chemistry, Royal School of Mines and Royal College of Science, 1896; Royal School of Mines, 1920-1961; Royal College of Science, 1909-1951; Central Technical College Old Students' Association reports and members, 1902-1973; City and Guilds College register of students 1884-1934; service lists for Imperial College, 1921; City and Guilds College, 1941-1942 (SR);
records of the Development Office, notably copies of the alumni magazine IC Matters, 1992; papers concerning events held by the Friends of Imperial College, 1991-1998; the Alumnus Office, including alumni address book, 1990; alumni printout, 1935-1985, (SRA);
papers relating to Imperial College mascots, including Boanerges, 1977-1980, Clementine I, II, Jezebel (ST);
papers relating to War Memorials, notably minutes of the Memorial Fund Committee, 1899-1908; Imperial College War Memorial and Athletic Ground Committee, 1919-1922; War Memorials for the City and Guilds College, 1922, 1950-1962; Royal School of Mines, 1948 (SW).


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.

Physical characteristics:

Finding aids:

A catalogue is available at the College Archives.


Appraisal, destruction and scheduling information:


Archival history:

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:

Related material:

Records relating to Student Unions and Associations (S), First and Second World Wars (GW, GX) and the College Registry (GR), held at Imperial College.

Publication note:



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

Associations | Organizations
Motor vehicles | Vehicles | Transport
Student organizations | Educational associations | Educational administrative structure | Educational organizations
University students | Students
War memorials | Monuments | Architecture

Personal names

Corporate names
City and Guilds College
Imperial College of Science, Technology and Medicine
Royal College of Chemistry
Royal College of Science
Royal School of Mines