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Queen Elizabeth College Publications: Prospectuses, Handbooks and Reports

Identity Statement

Reference code(s): GB 0100 KCLCA Q/EPH/SYL, Q/EPH/RPT, Q/EPH/PBN, QSU, QOSA
Held at: King's College London College Archives
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Full title: Queen Elizabeth College Publications: Prospectuses, Handbooks and Reports
Date(s): 1909-1986
Level of description: Sub-fonds of Queen Elizabeth College
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Extent: 9 boxes
Name of creator(s): King's College London Women's Department
King's College for Women 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 publications, including prospectuses, handbooks and reports, 1909-1986. This class of material comprises printed literature describing the history of the College, its students and staff and the academic content of individual subjects and departments and consists mainly of brochures, guidebooks and reports. It comprises a set of the Department/College's prospectuses for prospective students, with brochures covering the work of particular courses and specific qualifications and degrees, including Nutrition, Biology, Physiology and Mathematics, 1909-1985 (Ref: Q/EPH/SYL); Annual Reports, 1916-1984, loose and some bound reprints, containing calendars of College events, staff changes and publications, clubs and societies, the first destination of former students, and lists of registered students in the reports between 1924-1965. Reports from 1966-1984 also contain student statistics and accounts (Ref: Q/EPH/RPT1); Annual Reports of the Principal covering examinations, benefactions and reports on teaching, 1925-1950 (Ref: Q/EPH/RPT2); Dean's/Warden's Reports, containing examinations, benefactions and information on the destination of students, 1917-1923 (Ref: Q/EPH/RPT3); Report of the auditors to the College Council, 1972-1980 (Ref: Q/EPH/RPT4); a variety of booklets and brochures advertising appeals, careers information for students, descriptions of the work of departments for prospective students, health and safety issues and the facilities of the College Library, and describing the history of the College, 1919-1986 (Ref: Q/EPH/PBN); Students Union handbooks, 1954-1964 (Ref: QSU); Old Students' Association handbooks with a small quantity of editorial correspondence, the constitution and rules of the Association, its membership and finance (Ref: QOSA).

Access & Use

Language/scripts of material:

System of arrangement:

The collection is arranged into Prospectuses, Reports and other Publications as outlined 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 descriptive list is available for consultation in the King's College London Archives Reading Room.

Archival Information

Archival history:

Immediate source of acquisition:

Material was transferred from Queen Elizabeth College when it merged with King's College in 1985, mainly from the QEC Library.

Allied Materials

Related material:

Queen Elizabeth College Serial Publications (Ref: Q/SER); King's College Publications (Ref: K/PBN, K/PUB, K/HAN, K/RPT, K/REG, 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).

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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