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King's College London Committee of Finance/Council Committee of Finance Minutes, Agenda and Guard Books

Identity Statement

Reference code(s): GB 0100 KCLCA KA/F/M, KA/F/AM, KA/F/GB, 1996 KA/F/M, 1998 KA/F/M
Held at: King's College London College Archives
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Full title: King's College London Committee of Finance/Council Committee of Finance Minutes, Agenda and Guard Books
Date(s): 1829-1996
Level of description: Sub-fonds of King's College London Archives
Extent: 14 boxes
Name of creator(s): Finance Committee/ Council Committee of Finance


Administrative/Biographical history:

The Finance Committee was one of the principal sub- committees of the College's governing Council, overseeing accounting, capital and departmental expenditure. Its main functions were transferred to the Delegacy Finance Committee in 1910, following the King's College London (Transfer) Act of 1908 that legally divided King's into secular and theological institutions. Following the reunification of the two halves of King's in 1980, responsibility for the government of the whole College was returned to the Council, with separate Delegacy and Council sub-committees being similarly recombined.


Scope and content/abstract:

The records of the Finance Committee/ Council Committee of Finance, consist of minute books, agenda books and guard books, 1829-1996. These comprise a set of bound, manuscript and signed minutes, 1829-1941; bound, typescript minutes, 1941-1980; unbound minutes and papers, 1989-1996; manuscript agenda books relating to the main topics raised in the minute series, 1948-1980; guard book containing meeting papers for members of the Committee, 1980- 1987. Records consist of balances, notes on scholarships, College property, hostels, laboratory and equipment, trust funds and remuneration. From 1910 the Finance Committee was known as the Council Committee of Finance.

Access & Use

Language/scripts of material:

System of arrangement:

Minutes, agenda and guard books are all arranged in chronological order, with usually several years covered by each volume.

Conditions governing access:

Open, subject to signature of reader's undertaking form.

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. A brief handlist is available in hard copy in the College Archives reading room.

Archival Information

Archival history:

Immediate source of acquisition:

College Secretary's Office, 1981.

Allied Materials

Related material:

King's College London Archives: Delegacy Finance Committee minutes, agenda and guard books (Ref: KCLCA KA/FD/M, KA/FD/AM, KA/FD/GB). See also Council minutes and agenda books (Ref: KCLCA KA/C/M, KA/C/RM, KA/C/AM), and Delegacy minutes and agenda books (Ref: KCLCA KA/D/M, KA/D/IN, KA/D/AM, KA/D/GB).

Publication note:

Description Notes

Archivist's note:
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:
July 2001

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