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King's College London Department of Mathematics Records

Identity Statement

Reference code(s): GB 0100 KCLCA 1995 KDM; 1996 KDM; 1997 KDM
Held at: King's College London College Archives
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Full title: King's College London Department of Mathematics Records
Date(s): 1969-1990
Level of description: Sub-fonds of King's College London Archives
Extent: 6 boxes
Name of creator(s): King's College London Department of Mathematics


Administrative/Biographical history:

Mathematics has been taught at King's since it first opened in 1831. It initially was part of the Senior Department and the Department of General Literature and Science and then became part of the Faculty of Arts and the Faculty of Science from 1893, the Faculty of Mathematical and Physical Sciences from 1986, the School of Mathematical and Physical Sciences from 1991, and the School of Physical Sciences and Engineering from 1992.


Scope and content/abstract:

The records of the Department of Mathematics at King's College London include minutes, correspondence and papers, 1969-1990; notably departmental staff minutes, 1972-1984; correspondence relating to the strategic planning of the department, arrangement of teaching, examinations and finance, 1985-1989; correspondence, mainly between Brian Davies, Professor of Mathematics, King's College London, and staff of other university departments of mathematics in the United Kingdom, the United States and Europe, concerning publications and copyright, symposia and conferences, with some material concerning personnel including sabbaticals and lecture invitations and a small quantity of material describing mathematical problems, 1969-1990; papers relating to the filling of the Chair of Mathematics, 1983-1989; typescript draft of part of an edition of the works of Alan Turing, fellow of King's College Cambridge and cryptographer, 1990.

Access & Use

Language/scripts of material:

System of arrangement:

Correspondence arranged chronologically, the remainder 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:

Archival Information

Archival history:

Immediate source of acquisition:

King's College London Department of Mathematics.

Allied Materials

Related material:

King's College London Archives: Mathematics Department Student Records (Ref: KCLCA KDM/FP, KDM/FPPG, KDM/FPC); examination question papers (Ref: KCLCA K/EX); Secretarial series (Ref: KCLCA KAS/AC2); papers of John Theodore Combridge (Ref: KCLCA K/PP 15); papers of William Henry Hoar Hudson (Ref: KCLCA K/PP 32).

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Publication note:

Description Notes

Archivist's note:
Sources used: 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:
February 2001

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