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South West London College

Identity Statement

Reference code(s): GB 2110 SWLC
Held at: London South Bank University
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Full title: South West London College
Date(s): 1949-1993
Level of description: Fonds level
Extent: 3 boxes
Name of creator(s): South West London College
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Administrative/Biographical history:

South West London College was founded in 1966 from the amalgamation of other educational institutions. The College specialised in degrees and diplomas in accountancy, business and management studies, with the first full time course offered in 1967. The College was designated a Higher Education Centre under the Education Reform Act 1988 but was dissolved by the Secretary of State for Education in 1991. The College's Students were dispersed to a number of colleges: South Bank Polytechnic, Thames Polytechnic, City of London Polytechnic, Kingston Polytechnic, Polytechnic of Central London and the Polytechnic of North London. Staff were combined with those at South Bank Polytechnic and Thames Polytechnic.


Scope and content/abstract:

Contains the records of the South West London College, comprising:

SWLC/1, Press Cuttings: regarding the College's merger with South Bank Polytechnic, 1990-1991;

SWLC/2, Publications for SWLC students: produced by South Bank Polytechnic for South West London College students affected by its merger with the Polytechnic, 1991;

SWLC/3, Minutes of the Governing Body, 1949-1969, 1988-1991;

SWLC/4, Correspondence: detailing the merger between South West London College and South Bank Polytechnic, 1989-1993.

Access & Use

Language/scripts of material:

System of arrangement:

The collection is catalogued.

Conditions governing access:

The collection is available to the public. If you have any enquiries please contact the University Archives Officer.

Conditions governing reproduction:

Reprodcution is at the discretion of University Archives Centre staff.

Finding aids:

Archival Information

Archival history:

Immediate source of acquisition:

The records passed to South Bank Polytechnic and its successor South Bank University.

Allied Materials

Related material:

The University of Greenwich holds the following records:

Minutes and papers of the Governing Body, 1989-1991;

Papers relating to the Department of Accountancy, 1989-1990;

Staff meetings and staff circulars, 1989-1990;

Academic Board papers, 1988;

Budget papers, [1988];

Papers relating to policy and procedures for staff and students, [1988];

Education Assets Board, 1989;

Report and papers relating to proposed mergers with Thames Polytechnic and South Bank Polytechnic, 1990;

Strategic plan, 1989;

Marketing plan for 1990-1993;

Prospectuses and course leaflets, 1991-1992.

The London Metropolitan Archives holds plans of South West London College from the Department of Building and Property Services of ILEA (Catalogue Reference: ILEA/DBPS/AR/02/006 and ILEA/DBPS/AR/02/074).

Publication note:

Description Notes

Archivist's note:

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:
December 2009.

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