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Queen Elizabeth College Title Deeds, Charters, Statutes and Acts

Identity Statement

Reference code(s): GB 0100 KCLCA QA/T, Q/EPH/CSA
Held at: King's College London College Archives
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Full title: Queen Elizabeth College Title Deeds, Charters, Statutes and Acts
Date(s): 1911-1985
Level of description: Sub-fonds of Queen Elizabeth College
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Extent: 0.5 boxes and 1 volume
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 title deeds and other legal documents, 1911-1985, comprise endowment trust deeds, 1911-1960; licences for building work, building contracts and leases relating to College property, 1913-1946; copy of the 1953 Royal Charter and subsequent amendments and incorporating the College Statutes, 1953-1981; Queen Elizabeth College By-Laws, 1956-1976; official documents relating to the negotiations leading to the 1985 merger of Queen Elizabeth with King's College, 1983; register of the sealing of documents, 1953-1985.

Access & Use

Language/scripts of material:

System of arrangement:

Arranged into two series: Title Deeds (Ref: QA/T), and Charters, Statutes and Acts (Ref: Q/EPH/CSA).

Conditions governing access:

Administrative records are generally closed for thirty years from the last date on file.

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:

QEC College Secretary

Allied Materials

Related material:

King's College London Charters, Statutes, Title Deeds and Other Legal Documents (Ref: K/CSA, KA/T).

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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