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King's College London Publications: Prospectuses, Handbooks and Reports

Identity Statement

Held at: King's College London College Archives
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Full title: King's College London Publications: Prospectuses, Handbooks and Reports
Date(s): 1828-2001
Level of description: Sub-fonds of King's College London Archives
Extent: 69 boxes
Name of creator(s): King's College London


Administrative/Biographical history:


Scope and content/abstract:

King's College London Publications: Prospectuses, Handbooks and Reports, 1828-2001. This class contains handbooks and other publications describing the history of the College, its students and staff and the academic content of individual subjects and departments. It ranges from historical essays and glossy introductory brochures to College reports and the main series of undergraduate and postgraduate prospectuses. It contains, in particular, publications including booklets, reports and essays on the history of King's, King's property, staff and particular departments, including early prizegiving, the King's Strand site, King's hostels, Reggie the College mascot and the College Chapel, with some few essays and books by King's staff on subjects unrelated to the College, 1828-2001 (Ref: K/PBN); general information booklets on the College, scholarships and prizes, College services such as catering, campus guides, Liddell Hart Centre for Military Archives Guides, Directories of Experts at King's available for interview by the media, style guidelines for College publications, merger celebrations and Millennium festival programmes, 1913-2001; guides to College libraries, 1967-1997; King's Staff Manuals, 1987-1994; Accommodation and halls of residence guidebooks, [1915]-2001; welcome packs for new students, 1985-2000; Computing Centre guides, 1977-1996; handbooks for overseas students at King's, 1974-2000; Student services guides, 1985-1987; Departmental and School Handbooks for Life Sciences, Guy's, King's and St Thomas's School of Medicine and Dentistry and Language and Communications Centre, 1992-2001 (K/HAN, K/PUB); incomplete Annual Reports from the College Council, 1836-1895 (a full set of early Reports for the 1840s are printed in the College Calendars), and Delegacy, 1914-1980, Annual Reports of Theological Department, 1917-1979, Statistical Bulletins, 1985-1993, Annual Accounts, 1976-1994, Departmental Annual Reports for Gerontology, 1987-1998, Medicine and Dentistry, 1984-1998, Medical Law and Ethics, 1987-1997, Life Sciences, 1991-1992, Psychiatry, 1997-1998, University of London Annual Reports and Reviews, 1970-1998, Student Services Annual Reports, 1987-2000, Library Services Annual Report, 1985-1997, and other merger, strategic development, research, subject area reviews and financial surveys (Ref: K/RPT); rules and regulations of internal students of the College and various professional bodies such as engineers, architects, barristers, University of London rules and regulations, regulations for individual departments and disciplines, 1867-2000 (Ref: K/REG); an incomplete run of general undergraduate prospectuses, 1854-1897, and complete, 1964-2000; incomplete general postgraduate prospectuses, 1971-1975, and complete, 1977-2000; bound volumes of detailed prospectuses for specific departments and faculties, 1964-1973, 1975-1978; loose detailed prospectuses for specific departments and faculties including Evening Classes, 1863-1918, Arts/Humanities, 1915-1990, Classics, Modern Greek and Byzantine Studies, 1918-1995, History, 1913-1999, War Studies, 1985-1998, Architecture, 1908-1909, Modern Language Departments, 1917-1998, Philosophy, 1980-1982, Engineering, Electronic/Electrical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, 1843-1844, 1917-1919, 1960-[2001], Journalism, 1937-1940, Theology, 1897-1991, Education, 1969-1995, Laws, 1917-1918, 1978-1999, Life Sciences in general and specific departments, 1968-2001, Medical Sciences, 1900-2001, Music, 1965-[1996], Natural Sciences in general and specific departments, 1915-1985, Physical Sciences in general and specific departments, 1985-2001 (Ref: K/SYL, K/EC/SYL, KFA/SYL, KFE/SYL, KDJ/SYL, KFT/SYL, KFED/SYL, KFL/SYL, KFLS/SYL, KFMS/SYL, KFM/SYL, KFN/SYL, KFPS/SYL).

Access & Use

Language/scripts of material:

System of arrangement:

Arranged into the main series as described in the Scope and Content section above, and broadly chronologically within each series.

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 documents should be submitted to the Director of Archive Services.

Finding aids:

A catalogue is available in the King's College Archives reading room and shortly to be made available on-line.

Archival Information

Archival history:

Immediate source of acquisition:

Various departments and Press and Publications Office/External Relations.

Allied Materials

Related material:

Various other classes of ephemera at King's supplement the information provided in the Publications section, notably including press releases and serials and periodicals.

Publication note:

Description Notes

Archivist's note:
Sources: King's College catalogues. 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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