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King's College London Department of History Student Records

Identity Statement

Reference code(s): GB 0100 KCLCA KDH/FP, KDH/FPC, KDH/FPPG, KDH/FPPGC
Held at: King's College London College Archives
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Full title: King's College London Department of History Student Records
Date(s): 1947-1994
Level of description: Series level descriptions of King's College London Archives
Extent: 37 boxes
Name of creator(s): King's College London | Department of History


Administrative/Biographical history:

Courses in English Literature and Modern History were provided in the Senior Department from 1831 and in the Department of General Literature and Science shortly afterwards. English and History were separated in 1855. The installation of Samuel Rawson Gardiner as first Professor in 1876 marked the beginning of a focus in the department on the political and constitutional history of Tudor and Stuart England. The department underwent considerable enlargement in staff and in the breadth of its teaching from around 1912 under Professor Fossey John Cobb Hearnshaw, especially with the establishment of the Rhodes Chair of Imperial History in 1919. The department became part of the Faculty of Arts in 1893 and the School of Humanities in 1989.


Scope and content/abstract:

King's College London Department of History undergraduate student files, 1949-1992, 1994 (Ref: KDH/FP), undergraduate record cards, 1952-1968, 1971-94 (Ref: KDH/FPC), postgraduate files, 1947, 1960, 1962-1993 (Ref: KDH/FPPG), postgraduate record cards, [1950-1992] (Ref: KDH/FPPGC). All students listed in the undergraduate file series from 1949-1966 have both a record card and a file. The majority of postgraduate students up to 1989 also have both a record card and a file. Undergraduate files from 1949-1966 typically contain only general correspondence. From 1968-1976, they also include UCCA (Universities Central Council on Admissions) forms. Information contained on the record cards includes name, permanent address, term time address, previous education, course studied, and photograph. The postgraduate files include an application for admission form, report form, references, degree registration form, admission slip and enrolment form, Faculty of Arts postgraduate form and correspondence.

Access & Use

Language/scripts of material:

System of arrangement:

Undergraduate files, 1949-1978, are arranged chronologically by year of entry then alphabetically within each year. Those covering years 1980-1992, 1994 are listed by year of leaving, then alphabetically. Undergraduate and postgraduate record cards are organised in an alphabetical run. Postgraduate files, 1947-1985, are organised by year of entry, then alphabetically within each year. Postgraduate files covering leavers from 1975-1987 are listed in an alphabetical run under the year they were deposited in the Archives.

Conditions governing access:

Subject to an eighty year closure period from date of leaving, but may be consulted by Departmental staff and other appropriate College staff 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 are available for consultation in the King's College London Archives Reading Room.

Archival Information

Archival history:

Immediate source of acquisition:

Department of History

Allied Materials

Related material:

King's College London Faculty of Arts Student Files/School of Humanities Student Records (Ref: KFA/KSH), King's College London Attendance Registers (Ref: KA/RAT/KDH), History Department Records (Ref: KCLCA 1993 KDH, 1998 KDH; KDH/GRA; KDH/PH).

Publication note:

Description Notes

Archivist's note:
Sources: King's College London catalogues. Compiled by Beverley Ager as part of the RSLP AIM25 Project.

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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