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King's College London Day Training College/Department for Secondary Training/Education Department/Faculty of Education/School of Education Student Records

Identity Statement

Reference code(s): GB 0100 KCLCA KFD/FP, KFD/FPPG, KFD/RS, KFD/D, KFD/RG, KFD/PH
Held at: King's College London College Archives
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Full title: King's College London Day Training College/Department for Secondary Training/Education Department/Faculty of Education/School of Education Student Records
Date(s): 1890-1993
Level of description: Series level descriptions of King's College London Archives
Extent: 90 archive boxes
Name of creator(s): King's College London Day Training College/Department for Secondary Training/Education Department/Faculty of Education/School of Education.


Administrative/Biographical history:

The Department for the Training of Teachers was established under John William Adamson in 1890. In 1896 it was split into two sections: the Day Training College for those intending to teach in elementary schools, and the Department for Secondary Training. These were amalgamated in 1922 to form the Education Department, part of the Faculty of Arts. This became the Faculty of Education in 1968, which merged with the Chelsea College Centre for Science and Mathematics Education in 1985 to create the current School of Education.


Scope and content/abstract:

Day Training College Queen's/King's Scholars, 1895-1927 (Ref: KFD/RS), Day Training College log book, 1890,1910 (Ref: KFD/D), Day Training College Registers, 1890-1925 (Ref: KFD/RG), Education student files, 1938-1944, 1962-64, 1987-1993 (Ref: KFD/FP), Postgraduate Certificate of Education (PGCE) student files, 1946-1980 (Ref: KFD/FPPG), MA/MEd student files, 1984-1988 (Ref: KFD/FPPG), departmental photographs, 1930-1958 (Ref: KDH/PH). Information typically contained in the Queen's, later King's scholars' series includes criticisms, lessons and practising school-work. From 1905-1925 there is also a volume of reports on postgraduate and secondary training students. The Day Training College log book contains correspondence from 1896-1901. The register series includes a register of attendance and tutorial lists, 1890-1911, and a register of applicants to the Day Training College, 1910-1925. Information contained in the student files includes name, permanent address, date of birth, university, whether resident or day student, father's name, permanent address and profession, names and address of employer, name of students' mother and profession, gross income of parents and student correspondence. Files for the period 1987-1993 only include those students who passed the course. With the PGCE files there are some gaps in early series and incomplete sections, whilst some files are listed in the Registry series.

Access & Use

Language/scripts of material:

System of arrangement:

Files for years 1938-1944 are listed chronologically by year of application, then alphabetically. The years 1962-1964 are divided into sessions and then organised alphabetically. Files for 1987-1993 are organised by year of graduation, then alphabetically within each year. Postgraduate files for 1946-1973 are separated into men and women students, thereafter they are boxed together in academic years and alphabetically.

Conditions governing access:

Subject to an eighty year closure period from date of leaving, but may be consulted by the School Office and other appropriate College staff with permission from the Head of the School.

Conditions governing reproduction:

Copies, subject to the condition of the original, can be supplied to School Office staff. Requests to publish original material should be submitted to the Director of Archive Services, King's College London.

Finding aids:

Detailed lists are available for consultation in the King's College London Archives Reading Room.

Archival Information

Archival history:

Immediate source of acquisition:

Education School Office

Allied Materials

Related material:

King's College London Attendance Registers (Ref: KA/RAT/KFD), King's College London Registry Student Records (Ref: KAR/PGCE); Day Training Department/Faculty/School of Education Records (Refs: KCLCA 1994/KDF, 1995/KFD, 1998 KDF, KFD/D, KFD/RG, KFD/M, KFD/EQ, KFD/PH, KFD/PM, KFD/L, KFD/TH, KFD/RS); Examination Question Papers (Ref: KCLCA K/EX).

Publication note:

Description Notes

Archivist's note:
Sources: King's College London catalogues. Compiled by Beverley Ager 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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