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King's College London Department of Geography Student Files

Identity Statement

Reference code(s): GB 0100 KCLCA KDGG/FP, KDGG/FP(W), KDGG/FPPG
Held at: King's College London College Archives
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Full title: King's College London Department of Geography Student Files
Date(s): 1931-1988
Level of description: Series level descriptions of King's College London Archives
Extent: 26 archive boxes
Name of creator(s): King's College London | Department of Geography


Administrative/Biographical history:

Physical geography, imperial geography, and history and geography, were subjects taught in the Department of General Literature and Science and the Evening Studies Department at King's from the 1850s. A chair in geography was established in 1863. The department became part of the Faculty of Arts in 1893, and the subject taught under an intercollegiate arrangement with the London School of Economics from 1922, becoming known as the Joint School of Geography from 1949. The department was part of the School of Humanities from 1989 and in 2001 merged with the Geography Department of the School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS) and became part of the new School of Social Science and Public Policy.


Scope and content/abstract:

Undergraduate files for BA and BSc degrees, 1931, 1941, 1944, 1948, 1951, 1953-1987 (Ref: KDGG/FP), undergraduate withdrawals, 1963, 1966-1985, 1987-1988 (Ref: KDGG/FP(W)), postgraduate files for MSc and MPhil/PhD degrees, [1964-1979] (Ref: KDGG/FPPG). Information contained in undergraduate files typically includes entrance form, school education, date of birth, addresses, photograph, correspondence, degree result, references, tutors' comments and essay marks. Postgraduate files generally include correspondence, references and grant applications that include information on the students' research project.

Access & Use

Language/scripts of material:

System of arrangement:

Undergraduate and withdrawal files are arranged by year of entry, then alphabetically within each year. Those for whom the date is undetermined are listed at the beginning of the series. Postgraduate students are listed in an alphabetical run, along with approximate dates.

Conditions governing access:

Subject to an eighty year closure period from date of leaving, but may be consulted by Departmental staff and other College members with permission from the Head of Department.

Conditions governing reproduction:

Copies, subject to the condition of the original, can be supplied to Departmental staff. Requests to publish original material should be submitted to the Director of Archive Services, King's College London.

Finding aids:

Lists of students are available for consultation in the King's College London Archives Reading Room.

Archival Information

Archival history:

Immediate source of acquisition:

Department of Geography

Allied Materials

Related material:

King's College London Department of Geography Records (Ref: KCLCA 1997 KDGG; 1998 KDGG; 1999 KDGG); Faculty of Arts Student Files/School of Humanities Student Files (Ref: KFA/KSH); examination question papers (Ref: KCLCA K/EX); Secretarial series (Ref: KCLCA KAS/AC2).

Publication note:

Description Notes

Archivist's note:
Sources: King's College London catalogues and Calendars.

Rules or conventions:
National Council on Archives Rules for the Construction of Personal Place and Corporate Names 1997; ISAD(G), Second edition, 2000.

Date(s) of descriptions:
January 2002

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