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King's College London Department of English Records

Identity Statement

Reference code(s): GB 0100 KCLCA 1996 KDEN/F, 1997 KDEN/F, 1999 KDEN/F
Held at: King's College London College Archives
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Full title: King's College London Department of English Records
Date(s): 1952-1993
Level of description: Sub-fonds of King's College London Archives
Extent: 9 boxes
Name of creator(s): King's College London Department of English


Administrative/Biographical history:

Courses in English Literature and History were provided in the Senior Department at King's College from 1831 and shortly afterwards became part of the Department of General Literature and Science. English and History were separated in 1855, when classes in English Language and Literature became available. A Department of English was formed in 1922/23, remaining part of the Faculty of Arts until the School of Humanities was created in 1989.


Scope and content/abstract:

King's College London English records comprise minutes, correspondence, mark sheets and results tables, and printed readers for students, 1952-1993; notably including departmental minutes, 1990-1996; correspondence relating mainly to visiting academics, 1985-1992; mark sheets, results' tables and Examiners' Board memoranda and minutes, 1952-1993; printed course readers for American Studies core courses, 1984-1987.

Access & Use

Language/scripts of material:

System of arrangement:

Boxed according to year of accession.

Conditions governing access:

Administrative records are generally closed for 30 years except for published material and some committee and other minutes. Student and staff 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:

Archival Information

Archival history:

Immediate source of acquisition:

King's College London Department of English.

Allied Materials

Related material:

King's College London Department of English Student Records (Ref: KCLCA KDEN/FP, KDEN/FP MISC, KDEN/FP (W), KDEN (NA)/FP, KDEN/FPPG, KDEN/FPPG MISC, KDEN (SUB)/FP, KDEN (SPECIAL)/FP, KDEN (JYA), KDEN (PENN), KDEN/FPPGC); examination question papers (Ref: KCLCA K/EX); Secretarial series (Ref: KCLCA KAS/AC2). Private papers at King's relating to English include those of Walter William Skeat (Ref: KCLCA Skeat), Professor George Charles Moore Smith (Ref: KCLCA Smith), Frederick James Furnivall (Ref: KCLCA Furnivall), David Morrice Low (Ref: KCLCA K/PP 70), Helen Muriel Hudson (Ref: KCLCA K/PP 12), Bryan Stanley William Johnson (Ref: KCLCA K/PP 51), Maureen Patricia Duffy (Ref: KCLCA K/PP 56), Douglas Cecil Collins (Ref: KCLCA K/PP 61).

Publication note:

Description Notes

Archivist's note:
Sources used: King's College Calendars and prospectuses. 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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