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King's College London Institute of Gerontology Records

Identity Statement

Reference code(s): GB 0100 KCLCA 1995 KDGY, 1998 KDGY
Held at: King's College London College Archives
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Full title: King's College London Institute of Gerontology Records
Date(s): 1986-1999
Level of description: Sub-fonds of King's College London Archives
Extent: 17 boxes
Name of creator(s): King's College London | Age Concern Institute of Gerontology


Administrative/Biographical history:

The Institute of Gerontology was established in 1986 as a collaboration between the charity, Age Concern, and King's College London, to engage in multidisciplinary study of ageing and old age. It undertakes research and runs MSc and Diploma programmes in Gerontology. The Institute is now a department within the division of Health Sciences, and part of the School of Life and Health Sciences.


Scope and content/abstract:

The records of the Age Concern Institute of Gerontology at King's College London contain minutes, correspondence, examination scripts, MSc dissertation papers and printed literature on the department, 1986-1999. These include minutes of its Board of Management, 1993-1996, and of the departmental steering group, 1985-1986; correspondence especially concerning planning and strategic development, the Research Assessment Exercise (RAE) and research proposals, and appointments, 1986-1999; MSc in Gerontology examination scripts, 1989-1993; MSc coursework and dissertation papers on a wide range of subjects including the effects of stroke on the elderly, the elderly and poverty, gender differences and the consequences of an ageing population, 1989-1993; Institute Annual Report, 1988-1998; handouts describing the work of the Institute and research interests of staff, 1990.

Access & Use

Language/scripts of material:

System of arrangement:

Boxed according to the year of accession.

Conditions governing access:

Administrative records are generally closed for 30 years except for published material and some committee and other minutes.

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:

Archival Information

Archival history:

Immediate source of acquisition:

Age Concern Institute of Gerontology, 1995-1998.

Allied Materials

Related material:

Publication note:

Description Notes

Archivist's note:
Sources: Institute's Annual Reports, syllabuses. 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:
November 2001

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