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Chelsea College Charters, Statutes and Acts

Identity Statement

Reference code(s): GB 0100 KCLCA C/CSA
Held at: King's College London College Archives
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Full title: Chelsea College Charters, Statutes and Acts
Date(s): 1958-1971
Level of description: Sub-fonds of Chelsea College
Extent: 1 box or 0.01 cubic metres
Name of creator(s): South-Western Polytechnic, 1895-1922 Chelsea Polytechnic, 1922-1957 Chelsea College of Science and Technology, 1957-1971 Chelsea College, 1971-1985


Administrative/Biographical history:

The South-Western Polytechnic, situated at Manresa Road, Chelsea, opened in 1895 to provide scientific and technical education to Londoners. Day and evening classes for men and women comprised study in domestic economy, mathematics, engineering, natural science, art and music. Known as Chelsea Polytechnic from 1922, the College taught a growing number of registered students of the University of London, and this relationship was later formally recognised when the Polytechnic, now reconstituted as Chelsea College of Science and Technology, was admitted as a School of the University in 1966. The renamed Chelsea College was formally incorporated into the University of London in 1971. Chelsea merged with King's College London and Queen Elizabeth College in 1985.


Scope and content/abstract:

Chelsea College of Science and Technology, and Chelsea College Charters, Statutes and Acts, 1958-1971, including schemes relating to Chelsea College of Science and Technology (Ref: C/CSA 1, C/CSA 2); and Chelsea College University of London charter and statutes (Ref: C/CSA 3).

Access & Use

Language/scripts of material:

System of arrangement:

The collection is arranged chronologically by section, as outlined in the Scope and Content above.

Conditions governing access:

Open, subject to the signature of a Reader's undertaking form and 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 Director of Archives and Information Management, King's College London.

Finding aids:

A detailed catalogue is available in hard copy in the Archives Reading Room at King's College London and will be put online.

Archival Information

Archival history:

Immediate source of acquisition:

Transferred from Chelsea College

Allied Materials

Related material:

Schemes, title deeds and leasehold agreements to the original South-Western Polytechnic and Chelsea Polytechnic sites, 1891-1981 (Ref: 1985/CAS, 1997/CAS); Grant of Arms to Chelsea Polytechnic, 1922; (Ref: 1985/CAS); leases and deeds of title, 1962-1984, and register of deeds, 1972-1985 (Ref: CA/T).

Publication note:

Description Notes

Archivist's note:
Entry compiled by Janine Bancroft.

Rules or conventions:
National Council on Archives Rules for the Construction of Personal Place and Corporate Names 1997; ISAD(G), Second edition, 2000.

Date(s) of descriptions:
April 2009

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