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Kingston College of Art records

Identity Statement

Reference code(s): GB 2108 KUAS44
Held at: Kingston University
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Full title: Kingston College of Art records
Date(s): [1930-1989]
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 its 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:

Ephemera, correspondence and other material relating to Kingston School of Art (later Kingston College of Art). Subjects covered include exhibition invitations, the Reginald Brill Exhibition (1998-9); and minutes of Kingston School of Art Governor's Meetings [1950]-1966.

Access & Use

Language/scripts of material:

System of arrangement:

Original order.

Conditions governing access:

Collection available to view by appointment in the Archives and Special Collections. Please contact us at least 24 hours before you appointment at

Conditions governing reproduction:

Restricted copying on some items due to their physical condition or copyright law. Please contact the Archive with any copying requests.

Finding aids:

Collection is not yet catalogued. Once catalogued a listing will be available on our online catalogue at

Archival Information

Archival history:

Immediate source of acquisition:

Transferred from Kingston University library.

Allied Materials

Related material:

Other records relation to Kingston College of Art are held in the Archives and Special Collections (ref no KUAS2). Material on the School of Architecture can be found in the Denis Berry collections (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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