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King's College London Department of French Records

Identity Statement

Reference code(s): GB 0100 KCLCA KDF/FPA, KDF/GPF1
Held at: King's College London College Archives
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Full title: King's College London Department of French Records
Date(s): 1926-1983
Level of description: Sub-fonds of King's College London Archives
Extent: 1 box
Name of creator(s): King's College London Department of French


Administrative/Biographical history:

Instruction in French Literature and Language commenced with other teaching in the Senior Department at King's in 1831. It became part of the Department of General Literature and Science and later part of the Faculty of Arts in 1893 and School of Humanities in 1989. Courses encompass French language, history, literature, philosophy and most notably, romance philology from 1902 .The department also contributes to the interdisciplinary European Studies BA.


Scope and content/abstract:

The records of the King's College London French Department comprise a series of personnel files of senior members of staff, 1926-1988, and a small quantity of correspondence and papers relating to student numbers and timetabling of courses, 1926-1934.

Access & Use

Language/scripts of material:

System of arrangement:

Boxed in order 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.

Archival Information

Archival history:

Immediate source of acquisition:

King's College London Department of French.

Allied Materials

Related material:

King's College London Archives: Secretarial series (Ref: KAS/AC2); examination question papers (Ref: K/EX); papers relating to the Abbey of Port Royal de Paris (Ref: KCLCA Port Royal); papers of Eric Sidney Murrell (Ref: KCLCA Murrell).

Publication note:

Description Notes

Archivist's note:
Sources: King's College Calendars. 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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