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King's College London Day Training College/Department for Secondary Training/Education Department/Faculty of Education/School of Education records

Identity Statement

Reference code(s): GB 0100 KCLCA 1994/KDF, 1995/KFD, 1998 KDF, KFD/D, KFD/RG, KFD/M, KFD/EQ, KFD/PH, KFD/PM, KFD/L, KFD/TH, KFD/RS
Held at: King's College London College Archives
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Full title: King's College London Day Training College/Department for Secondary Training/Education Department/Faculty of Education/School of Education records
Date(s): 1890-1994
Level of description: Sub-fonds of King's College London Archives
Extent: 24 boxes
Name of creator(s): King's College London Day Training College/Department for Secondary Training/Education Department/Faculty of Education/School of Education


Administrative/Biographical history:

The Department for the Training of Teachers was established under John William Adamson in 1890. In 1896 it was split into two sections: the Day Training College for those intending to teach in elementary schools, and the Department for Secondary Training. These were amalgamated in 1922 to form the Education Department, part of the Faculty of Arts. This became the Faculty of Education in 1968, which merged with the Chelsea College Centre for Science and Mathematics Education in 1985 to create the current School of Education.


Scope and content/abstract:

The records of the Education Department of King's College London consists of minutes, correspondence, pass lists, exam papers, printed pamphlets and photographs, 1890-1994; notably including King's Scholars' Common room minute book, 1911-1912; minutes of the Education Society, 1921-1927, 1957-1971; correspondence concerning academic planning at King's, 1982-1983; correspondence relating to the All India Science Education Project, 1983-1986; correspondence relating to the Council for the Accreditation of Teacher Education, 1983-1994; minutes and correspondence of the University of London Board of Educational Studies, Higher Degrees Committee, 1989; correspondence relating to the MEd in Science Education, 1974-1979; material relating to the 150th anniversary celebrations of the College, 1979; typescript of annual report of the Department of Education, with statistics and summary of departmental performance, 1927-1968; registers of attendance of students in the Day Training Department, 1890-1911; logbook of the Day Training Department with correspondence, 1890-1910; notes on Day Training College practical work experience, 1895-1927; examination question papers, 1925-1979; photographs of students and staff, 1930-1958; examination results, 1934-1970; programmes of plays performed by members of the Department, [1947-1969]; copies of journals including Minerva, the Education Society magazine, 1957.

Access & Use

Language/scripts of material:

System of arrangement:

Arrangement is broadly chronological, but more recent papers especially are boxed by year of accession.

Conditions governing access:

Administrative records are generally closed for 30 years except for published material and some committee and other minutes. Staff and student records are subject to an 80 year closure period after the date of leaving, but may be consulted by Departmental and other College staff with permission from the Head of Department.

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 Archive Services.

Finding aids:

Summary guide entry on-line and due to be published in hard copy. A brief hand list of the collection is available in hard copy in the College Archives reading room.

Archival Information

Archival history:

Immediate source of acquisition:

King's College London School of Education.

Allied Materials

Related material:

King's College London Archives: Education Department student records (Ref: KCLCA KFD/FP, KFD/FPPG, KFD/RS, KFD/D, KFD/RG); secretarial series (Ref: KAS/AC2); examination question papers (Ref: K/EX).

Publication note:

Description Notes

Archivist's note:
Sources: King's College London: Archives: Calendars; Gordon Huelin, King's College London (London, 1978). Entry compiled by Geoff Browell.

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:
March 2001

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