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Kingston School of Art Records

Identity Statement

Reference code(s): GB 2108 KUAS2
Held at: Kingston University
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Full title: Kingston School of Art Records
Date(s): [1930s-1979]
Level of description: Collection (fonds)
Extent: 4 boxes
Name of creator(s): Kingston School of Art
Kingston College of Art
Kingston Polytechnic
Kingston University


Administrative/Biographical history:

Kingston School of Art (later Kingston College of Art) was originally part of Kingston Technical Institute, but formed as a separate institution in 1930. The College moved into it's own campus in the Knight's Park area of Kingston in 1939. The School continued to grow in the subsequent years, teaching a number of design related subjects including Fashion and architecture. In 1970 the Kingston College of Art merged with Kingston College of Technology to form Kingston Polytechnic. The former College's site is now the University's Knights Park Campus.


Scope and content/abstract:

Documents relating to Kingston School of Art (later Kingston College of Art, which merged with Kingston Technical College to form Kingston Polytechnic in 1970). The Collection includes minute books; scrap books containing press cuttings, exhibition invitations and leaflets; prospectuses; and items relating to exhibitions and fashion shows.

Access & Use

Language/scripts of material:

System of arrangement:

Original order. The collection is roughly divided into files by format.

Conditions governing access:

The collection is available to view by appointment in the Archives and Special Collections. Please contact us at least 24 hours in advance on your appointment at

Conditions governing reproduction:

Some items may not be copied due to physical condition or copyright law. Please contact the Archive with any copying requests.

Finding aids:

Box listing available from the Archives on request. Once fully catalogued listings will be available on our online catalogue at

Archival Information

Archival history:

Immediate source of acquisition:

Transfer from Kingston University library.

Allied Materials

Related material:

Other material on Kingston College of Art is held in the Archives (ref number KUAS44). Information on the Architecture Department can be found in the Dennis Berry Records (ref numbers KUAS45, KUAS46 and KUAS113).

Publication note:

Description Notes

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Date(s) of descriptions:
30 Jun 2015

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