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King's College London Women's Common Room

Identity Statement

Reference code(s): GB 0100 KCLCA KWCR
Held at: King's College London College Archives
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Full title: King's College London Women's Common Room
Date(s): 1925-1972
Level of description: Sub-fonds of King's College London Archives
Extent: 2 files
Name of creator(s): King's College London | Women Students' Common Room
King's College London | Women's Senior Common Room


Administrative/Biographical history:

Following the amalgamation of most of the departments of King's College for Women with King's College London as a co-educational institution in 1915, the King's College London student body admitted women to the students' union and a common room was allotted to them. To some degree their social life was distinct. The female staff also had a common room. In 1972 arrangements were made to amalgamate the Women's Senior or Staff Common Room with the Joint Senior Common Room and the Men's Common Room by an interim Common Room committee.


Scope and content/abstract:

Records relating to the Women's Common Rooms, 1925-1972, comprising constitution of the Students' Common Room and amendments, 1931-1951 and undated, and a ballot paper concerning its dissolution, 1972; papers relating to the Women's Staff Common Room including its rules, undated, cash books, 1925-1932, 1967-1972, lists of subscriptions, 1971-1972, papers of the interim Common Room committee concerned with the amalgamation of staff common rooms, 1972, and rules for the new Senior Common Room, 1972.

Access & Use

Language/scripts of material:

System of arrangement:

The two files relate respectively to the student common room and the staff common room.

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 available in reading room at King's College London Archives.

Archival Information

Archival history:

Immediate source of acquisition:

Allied Materials

Related material:

King's College London Archives holds records of King's College London Union Society, which include minutes of the Women's Common Room and consultative meetings, 1920-1927 (Ref: KU/WCR/M); minutes, 1957-1972, of King's College London Joint Senior Common Room, which amalgamated with the Women's Staff Common Room (Ref: KCR).

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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; Hilda D Oakeley, 'King's College for Women, in F J C Hearnshaw, The Centenary History of King's College London 1828-1928 (George G Harrap and Co Ltd, London, 1929), pp 508-9; King's College London Archives, KWCR.

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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