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King's College London Association

Identity Statement

Reference code(s): GB 0100 KCLCA KSA, KSAE, KSAC, 1999/KCLA
Held at: King's College London College Archives
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Full title: King's College London Association
Date(s): 1888-1996
Level of description: Sub-fonds of King's College London Archives
Extent: 15 boxes, 1 large volume
Name of creator(s): King's College London Old Students Association
King's College London Association


Administrative/Biographical history:

The King's College London Old Students' Association, founded in 1920, became the King's College London Association in 1952. The Association caters for alumni from King's College and the colleges with which it has merged. It organises social and other events, offers careers advice to students, and raises money for the College. Smaller groups reflect the interests of alumni in particular subjects or from particular countries. The Association produced magazines for alumni including, from 1987, the publication In Touch.


Scope and content/abstract:

Records, 1888-1996, of the King's College London Old Students Association and King's College London Association (KCLA) and associated material, comprising minutes of the Old Students Association, 1920-1970, and of branches, 1920-1927 (Ref: KSA/M); minutes of the KCLA Council and annual general meeting, 1969-1982, and Council minutes and papers, 1984-1993 (Ref: 1999/KCLA); subscription and cash books, 1920-1983 (Ref: KSA/CB) and 1983-1996 (Ref: 1999/KCLA); ledgers, 1983-1996 (Ref: 1999/KCLA); lists of officers, also including some agendas for meetings, c1923-1926 (Ref: KSA/LI); general files, including balance sheets, 1937-1977, circulars to members, 1946-1979, annual reports, 1948-1965, minutes, papers and correspondence on the annual general meeting, 1948-1980, and on the Council, 1949-1978, 1983, 1993-1995, the annual dinner, 1952-1979, lists of officers, 1964-1975, and branches and events (Ref: KSA/GPF); general correspondence, 1980-1985 (Ref: 1999/KCLA); registers of members, 1948-1978 (Ref: KSA/RG); annual reports and year books, 1925-1943 (Ref: KSA/RPT); KCLA magazine, 1960-1968, 1972-1975, 1980, newsletter, 1983-1988, and In Touch, 1987-1988 (Ref: KSA/SER); programmes for receptions, 'Conversazione' and other events, 1888-1981 (Ref: KSA/PRG); records of the Engineering Branch including minutes, 1920-1968, committee and policy files, 1949-1973, minutes and papers of meetings, lists of officers, rules and circulars, 1948-1974, directory of members, 1962-1978 (Ref: KSAE); records of the Association of King's College Chemists, comprising newsletters, 1977-1985, register of members, 1979, and menu of inaugural dinner, 1978 (Ref: KSAC); group photographs of the Faculty of Theology and King's College Hostel, 1946-1949; memorabilia and recollections, mainly relating to the post-World War Two period (Ref: 1999/KCLA).

Access & Use

Language/scripts of material:

System of arrangement:

Earlier accessions are arranged in series as indicated (Ref: KSA, KSAE, KSAC). The material received in 1999 (Ref: 1999/KCLA) is discrete.

Conditions governing access:

Open, subject to signature of reader's undertaking form.

Conditions governing reproduction:

Photocopies, subject to the condition of the original, may be provided for research use only. Requests to publish original material should be submitted to the Director of Archive Services, King's College London.

Finding aids:

List of earlier accessions (Ref: KSA, KSAE, KSAC) available in reading room at King's College London Archives. The 1999 accession is uncatalogued.

Archival Information

Archival history:

Immediate source of acquisition:

Transferred to King's College London Archives from the King's College London Association.

Allied Materials

Related material:

King's College London Archives holds King's College London Association magazine, 1972-1975, 1982-1985, and its successor In Touch, 1987, 1990-1999 (Ref: K/SER62,64); newsletter of the Association of King's College Chemists, 1977-1978, 1980, 1982-1983, 1991-1992 (Ref: K/SER63).

Publication note:

Description Notes

Archivist's note:
Compiled by Rachel Kemsley as part of the RSLP AIM25 project. Sources: list at King's College London Archives; King's College London Association website; King's College London Archives, KSA/M1.

Rules or conventions:
Compiled in compliance with 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:
Mar 2001

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