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King's College London Department of Music Records

Identity Statement

Reference code(s): GB 0100 KCLCA KDMU, 1986 KDM.
Held at: King's College London College Archives
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Full title: King's College London Department of Music Records
Date(s): 1964-1984
Level of description: Sub-fonds of King's College London Archives
Extent: 10 boxes
Name of creator(s): King's College London Department of Music


Administrative/Biographical history:

Vocal music was a subject taught in the Department of General Literature and Science between 1843 and 1915. Music was an externally examined subject within the University of London from around 1900 until the University of London King Edward Chair was converted into a full-time professorship based at King's College in a new Faculty of Music in 1964. The Faculty of Arts and Music was created in 1986 which became a part of the School of Humanities in 1989.


Scope and content/abstract:

Music Department and Faculty of Music records, chiefly comprising correspondence and minutes, 1964-1984; notably including minutes of the Faculty board, 1977-1984; minutes of the King's College Music Society, 1978-1980; correspondence mainly relating to examinations, including student assessments, external moderation and timetables, but also including papers concerning staff lecture tours, the purchase of musical instruments, building work within the department; correspondence of (Robert) Thurston Dart, King Edward Professor of Music, 1964-1971, chiefly in his capacity as head of faculty.

Access & Use

Language/scripts of material:

System of arrangement:

Broadly chronological.

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:

Handlist available in reading room.

Archival Information

Archival history:

Immediate source of acquisition:

King's College London Department of Music.

Allied Materials

Related material:

King's College London Music Student Records (Ref: KCLCA KFM/FP, KFM/FPPG, KFM/FP(JYA)); examination question papers (Ref: KCLCA K/EX); Secretarial series (Ref: KCLCA KAS/AC2).

Publication note:

Description Notes

Archivist's note:
Sources used: 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, revised 2007

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