AIM25 : Click here to go back to the AIM25 homepage
Archives in London and the M25 area

King's College London Department of War Studies Student Files

Identity Statement

Reference code(s): GB 0100 KCLCA KDW/FP
Held at: King's College London College Archives
  Click here to find out how to view this collection at ›
Full title: King's College London Department of War Studies Student Files
Date(s): 1960-1995
Level of description: Series level description of King's College London Archives
Extent: 64 boxes
Name of creator(s): King's College London | Department of War Studies


Administrative/Biographical history:

A department of Military Science existed from 1848-1859. Military Science was subsequently approved as a subject for the BA and BSc general degrees from 1913, and was taught under the Faculty of Arts and also the Faculty of Engineering. The Military Studies Department was established in 1926 and formed part of the Faculty of Arts. It became known as the War Studies Department in 1943 and was discontinued in 1948, although the subject continued to be taught under the Department of Medieval and Modern History. The Department was then reinstated in 1962 to offer postgraduate courses. A BA degree in War Studies was offered from 1992 onwards. The department became part of the School of Humanities in 1989 and the School of Social Science and Public Policy in 2001.


Scope and content/abstract:

King's College London Department of War Studies, undergraduate and postgraduate student files, 1960-1995 (Ref: KDW/FP). The majority of files to date are for postgraduate MA, MPhil/PhD and research degrees, with BA files dating from 1992. Information typically includes application for admission, notification of title of thesis, application for fellowship, letters of reference, interim progress report and correspondence.

Access & Use

Language/scripts of material:

System of arrangement:

Files are arranged chronologically by year of entry, then alphabetically within each year. Late additions to the series are arranged alphabetically according to 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 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 appropriate Departmental staff. Requests to publish original material should be submitted to the Director of Archive Services.

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 War Studies

Allied Materials

Related material:

King's College London Archives: Department of War Studies Records (Ref: KCLCA 1994 KDW/F, 1990 KDW), King's College London Entrance papers (Ref: KA/E/ML), King's College London Military Studies Attendance Registers (Ref: KA/RAT/KDW), King's College London Faculty of Arts/School of Humanities Student Records (Ref: KFA, KSH).

National Register of Archives: Click here to view NRA record

Publication note:

Description Notes

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

Related Subject Search

* To search for other records with similar subjects, tick any subjects above then click "Run New Search"

Related Corporate Name Search

* To search for other records with similar names, tick any names above then click "Run New Search"