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King's College London Department of Zoology Records

Identity Statement

Reference code(s): GB 0100 KCLCA KDZ/MP
Held at: King's College London College Archives
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Full title: King's College London Department of Zoology Records
Date(s): 1975-1985
Level of description: Sub-fonds of King's College London Archives
Extent: 1 file
Name of creator(s): King's College London Department of Zoology


Administrative/Biographical history:

The first Professor of Zoology was appointed in 1836 in the Department of General Literature and Science. Zoology was taught in the Evening Classes Department at King's College from 1861 and Comparative Anatomy and Zoology in the Medical Department from 1874. Animal Biology was a component of the Department of Physiology, Practical Physiology and Histology in the Faculty of Science until Zoology and Animal Biology emerged as a department in the Faculty of Science in 1901. It was incorporated into the new School of Biological Studies in 1964 that also comprised the departments of Biochemistry, Biophysics, Botany and Physiology. This prevailed until the merger of King's, Chelsea College and Queen Elizabeth College in 1985, when Zoology and Animal Biology was absorbed within an enlarged Department of Biology, itself part of the Faculty of Life Sciences, and, from 1991, successively part of the Biosphere and Life Sciences Divisions of the School of Life, Basic Medical and Health Sciences. Since 1998 it has been part of the Division of Life Sciences in the School of Health and Life Sciences.


Scope and content/abstract:

Zoology Department material at King's College comprises typescript departmental staff minutes, 1975-1985.

Access & Use

Language/scripts of material:

System of arrangement:

Minutes are arranged in chronological order.

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 College staff with permission from the Head of School.

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:

No information at present.

Allied Materials

Related material:

King's College London Secretary's files relating to academic schools, faculties and departments (Ref: KCLCA KAS/AC2), examination question papers (Ref: KCLCA K/EX), and private papers including those of Professor (Emmeline) Jean Hanson (Ref: KCLCA K/PP 67) and Professor Arthur Dendy (Ref: KCLCA K/PP 6).

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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:
April 2001

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