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Chelsea College Students Union and Social Society Records

Identity Statement

Reference code(s): GB 0100 KCLCA C/SU, C/SAC
Held at: King's College London College Archives
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Full title: Chelsea College Students Union and Social Society Records
Date(s): 1908-1980
Level of description: Sub-fonds of King's College London Archives
Extent: 2 boxes and 4 volumes
Name of creator(s): South-Western Polytechnic
Chelsea Polytechnic
Chelsea College of Science and Technology
Chelsea College Students Union


Administrative/Biographical history:

A Students' Union and various sporting societies, in particular an athletics society, were formed soon after the establishment of the Polytechnic and remained active until the merger of Chelsea College with King's College in 1985.


Scope and content/abstract:

The records of the South-Western Polytechnic, Chelsea Polytechnic, Chelsea College of Science and Technology and Chelsea College Students Union and social clubs, 1908-1980. These notably consist of Social Council and Students' Union Society minute books, 1908-1980 (Ref: C/SU/M1-5); Student Debating Society minute book, 1931-1936 (Ref: C/SU/M6); Chemical Society minutes of meetings, 1947-1977 (Ref: C/SU/M7); Chelsea Polytechnic/College Social and Athletic Council ledger and journal, record of athletics distinctions and the award of colours, 1936-1963 (Ref: C/SAC).

Access & Use

Language/scripts of material:

System of arrangement:

Divided into material belonging to the Students' Union and to other clubs and societies.

Conditions governing access:

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

Conditions governing reproduction:

Copies, subject to the condition of the original, may be supplied to readers and staff.

Finding aids:

A detailed list of the contents of the collection is available for consultation in the King's College London Archives reading room.

Archival Information

Archival history:

Immediate source of acquisition:

Chelsea Students Union

Allied Materials

Related material:

Students Union handbooks are located with other Chelsea College publications (Ref: CU/HAN); Social and Athletic Council minutes (Ref: CA/CS/M17-18).

Publication note:

Description Notes

Archivist's note:
Entry compiled by Geoff Browell 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:
March 2002

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