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King's College London Obituaries, Press Cuttings and Press Releases

Identity Statement

Reference code(s): GB 0100 KCLCA K/OB, K/PC, K/PR
Held at: King's College London College Archives
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Full title: King's College London Obituaries, Press Cuttings and Press Releases
Date(s): 1825-2001
Level of description: Sub-fonds of King's College London Archives
Extent: 21 boxes and 9 books of press cuttings.
Name of creator(s): King's College London


Administrative/Biographical history:


Scope and content/abstract:

King's College London Obituaries, Press Cuttings and Press Releases, 1825-2001. This collection of ephemera contains notices and information on King's staff, students and events, both academic and non-academic, from around the inception of the College to the present day, and notably includes obituaries of King's staff and alumni in the form of press cuttings, memorial texts and letters, 1903-2000 (Ref: K/OB); press cuttings in bound volumes and loose folders describing the foundation of University College and King's, staff publications and honours, dinners and public engagements, examination results, and the work of individual researchers or departments, particularly in the scientific field, 1925-2001; cuttings by or about King's staff, including Times Higher articles on university restructuring, 1904-1998; circulated cuttings on a very wide range of King's and Higher Education news such as financial affairs, student numbers, university assessments and grants, 1991-2001; cuttings specifically relating to Higher Education including The Times' Good University Guide and league tables published by other newspapers, 1955-2001 (Ref: K/PC); press releases published by King's External or Public Relations Department for the information of the media and public, 1989-2001 (Ref: K/PR).

Access & Use

Language/scripts of material:

System of arrangement:

The collection is arranged in chronological order and alphabetical order for obituaries.

Conditions governing access:

Open, subject to signature of reader's undertaking form.

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 theDirector of Archive Services, King's College London.

Finding aids:

A catalogue in hard copy is located in the King's College Archive Reading Room and soon to be published on-line.

Archival Information

Archival history:

Immediate source of acquisition:

External Relations and other departments.

Allied Materials

Related material:

Other King's College London ephemera, notably Lectures, Programmes and Events Literature, and Serial Publications, contains biographical information about King's staff and alumni and news about the College.

Publication note:

Description Notes

Archivist's note:
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:
December 2001

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