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Registry of Imperial College

Identity Statement

Reference code(s): GB 0098 GR
Held at: Imperial College of Science Technology and Medicine
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Full title: Registry of Imperial College
Date(s): Created 1909-1998 (ongoing)
Level of description: Series of Imperial College of Science, Technology and Medicine records
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Extent: 9 boxes
Name of creator(s): Imperial College of Science, Technology and Medicine


Administrative/Biographical history:

The Registry is primarily concerned with the administration of academic matters, principally the supervision of student admissions, scholarships, regulations, registrations, tuition fees, the approval of courses and syllabuses, examinations, prizes, student records and statistics, the organisation of special lectures and academic ceremonies and the setting of term dates.


Scope and content/abstract:

Records created by the Registry of Imperial College relating to students, 1909-1998, notably correspondence concerning Intercollegiate courses, 1948-1956; fees, 1909-1966, including student's apparatus fees, 1939-1973; Rector's correspondence, 1959-1962; alphabetical list of students, 1970-1998; correspondence relating to students, 1964; Committee on education for engineers, including minutes, 1959-1952; papers of the Board of Studies Committee relating to conditions of admissions, 1945-1947; undergraduate courses in Mathematics, 1962-1966, Geology, 1965-1967, Chemistry, 1964-1969, Physics, 1961-1969; London County Council and Board of Education scholarships, 1925-1940; students' loan fund account ledger, 1921-1942; liason with schools, 1964-1977; student statistics, [1920-1987]; papers relating to student surveys, 1933-1934, 1960, 1963.

Access & Use

Language/scripts of material:

System of arrangement:

The records are arranged in sections as outlined in the scope and content.

Conditions governing access:

Some records are closed for 75 years. 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.

Finding aids:

A catalogue is available at the College Archives.

Archival Information

Archival history:

Created and accumulated by Imperial College of Science, Technology and Medicine during the course of business.

Immediate source of acquisition:

Allied Materials

Related material:

Board of Studies and related Committee records (GC), records of the Governing Body (GB), Commitees relating to Student and Staff Administration (GD), and Students (SR-SW), held at Imperial College.

National Register of Archives: Click here to view NRA record

Publication note:

Description Notes

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

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