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Queen Elizabeth College Obituaries and Press Cuttings

Identity Statement

Reference code(s): GB 0100 KCLCA Q/OB, Q/PC
Held at: King's College London College Archives
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Full title: Queen Elizabeth College Obituaries and Press Cuttings
Date(s): 1908-1986
Level of description: Sub-fonds of Queen Elizabeth College
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Extent: 3 boxes
Name of creator(s): King's College London Household and Social Science Department | 1915-1928
King's College of Household and Social Science | 1928-1953
Queen Elizabeth College | 1953-1985


Administrative/Biographical history:

Queen Elizabeth College, which came into being with the granting of a Royal Charter in 1953, succeeded the Home Science and Economics classes of King's College Women's Department and King's College for Women, which started in 1908; the Household and Social Science Department of King's College for Women, which opened in 1915, and King's College of Household and Social Science, which operated from 1928. The amalgamation of the College with King's College London and Chelsea College was completed in 1985.


Scope and content/abstract:

Queen Elizabeth College obituaries and press cuttings, 1908-1986, notably including obituaries of a number of former staff of Queen Elizabeth and its predecessors, 1955-1963; bound volumes of press cuttings containing often detailed notices, news stories and features concerning the Department/College from newspapers including The Times, Morning Post and Spectator, covering topics such as the education of women, the teaching of household science internationally, awards, new buildings and wartime disruption, 1908-1986; volumes of cuttings on cooking and recipes from newspaper columns, 1927-1932.

Access & Use

Language/scripts of material:

System of arrangement:

The collection is arranged into obituaries and press cuttings as illustrated in the Scope and Content section.

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 provided for research use only. Requests to publish original material should be submitted to the Director of Archive Services, King's College London.

Finding aids:

A brief list is available for consultation in the King's College London Archives Reading Room.

Archival Information

Archival history:

Immediate source of acquisition:

Records from Queen Elizabeth College were transferred to King's in 1985 from the QEC Library.

Allied Materials

Related material:

See also other classes of Queen Elizabeth ephemera for news and notices, notably Reports (Ref: Q/EPH/RPT), and King's College London Press Cuttings and Obituaries for material dating from the merger period around 1985 (Ref: K/OB, K/PC).

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:
February 2002

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