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King's College London Associate of King's College (AKC) Slip Books

Identity Statement

Reference code(s): GB 0100 KCLCA AKC/SB
Held at: King's College London College Archives
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Full title: King's College London Associate of King's College (AKC) Slip Books
Date(s): [1923]-1977
Level of description: Series level descriptions of King's College London Archives
Extent: 8 slip books
Name of creator(s): King's College London


Administrative/Biographical history:

The Associate of King's College London is a distinctive qualification of King's that was awarded from 1833 as a form of degree equivalent. A number of students, however, also sat the examinations of the professional societies and in the case of medical students, the examination of the University of Edinburgh. University of London degrees were also introduced from 1836. In 1846, with the introduction of theological teaching, a Theological AKC was initiated as a vocational qualification of choice. During the course of the 19th century, the University of London degree gradually took precedence over other qualifications and in 1909, the time of the incorporation of the College into the University, the AKC was offered to students who followed a course of religious studies in addition to their main academic subject. In recent decades its scope has been widened to reflect broad ethical, philosophical and social issues.


Scope and content/abstract:

Five slip books containing applications for registration as a graduate and/or Associate of King's College for all faculties, [1923-1975], three slip books of Non-Theological AKC students, 1974-1977. The application for registration slip books contain both graduates and/or Associates and include name, faculty, years at the College, degree, date elected Associate, permanent address, sum received and date. The Non-Theological AKC slip books include name, attendance of lectures, faculty and card number.

Access & Use

Language/scripts of material:

System of arrangement:

The Non-Theological AKC slip books are arranged chronologically. The application for registration slip books are organised in an alphabetical run.

Conditions governing access:

Subject to an eighty year closure period from 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, 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:

The slip books are located in the King's College London Archives Reading Room.

Archival Information

Archival history:

Immediate source of acquisition:

Allied Materials

Related material:

King's College London Theology Student Records (Ref: KFT/FP), AKC prize lists (Ref: AKC/PL), King's College London Entrance Papers (Ref: KA/E); Dean's Office records include AKC material (Ref: KCLCA KAD/F, 1989/KAD, 1990/KAD, K/AKC/M).

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Publication note:

Description Notes

Archivist's note:
Sources: King's College London catalogues, Fossey John Cobb Hearnshaw, A Centenary History of King's College London, 1828-1928 (London, 1929). 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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