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King's College London Delegacy Special Committee Minutes

Identity Statement

Reference code(s): GB 0100 KCLCA KA/DS/M
Held at: King's College London College Archives
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Full title: King's College London Delegacy Special Committee Minutes
Date(s): 1909-1955
Level of description: Sub-fonds of King's College London Archives
Extent: 4 boxes
Name of creator(s): University of London, King's College


Administrative/Biographical history:

Following the King's College (Transfer) Act of 1908, and the legal separation of King's into the secular University of London, King's College, and the Theological King's College London in 1909-1910, the original governing Council of King's College London was replaced by a Delegacy. To it reported a number of sub-committees including the important General/Professorial/Academic Board, and the Finance Committee. The Delegacy also authorised a variety of ad hoc committees required to arrange specific events, oversee appointments and lectureships, and organise the academic activity of specific departments or faculties. The reunification of King's in 1980 brought the committees back under the ultimate control of Council.


Scope and content/abstract:

The records of the Special Committees of the Delegacy of King's College London consist of minutes of a variety of committees, 1910-1955. These include committees on individual departments including Engineering and Chemical Engineering, Evening Classes, Slavonic Studies and Bacteriology and Public Health, notably covering the Engineering Society, departmental reorganisation and equipment, 1910-1950; Refectory Committee, 1918-1931; Fellows Committee, 1924-1954; Committee of Deans, including the calendar, fees, admission of women, student statistics and social activities, 1921-1943; College Dinner/Fellows Dinner/Luncheon Club Committees, 1924-1954; Public Lectures Committee, including notes on the Gilbart Banking Lectures and programmes of public lectures in each department, 1946-1955; the Conversazione Committee, 1932-1954; Men's and Women's Hostel Committees, with some accounts and prospectuses, 1923-1931.

Access & Use

Language/scripts of material:

System of arrangement:

The records are arranged in a series of bound volumes in a continuous chronological sequence. The volumes are indexed.

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 the Director of Archive Services.

Finding aids:

A detailed catalogue is available in hard copy in the College Archives reading room.

Archival Information

Archival history:

Immediate source of acquisition:

College Secretary's Office, 1981.

Allied Materials

Related material:

King's College London Archives: Council Committee minutes (Ref: KCLCA KA/CS/M); Delegacy minutes (Ref: KCLCA KA/D/M).

National Register of Archives: Click here to view NRA record

Publication note:

Description Notes

Archivist's note:
Entry compiled by Geoff Browell as part of the RSLP AIM25 Project.

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:
April 2002

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