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King's College Hospital Medical School Files

Identity Statement

Reference code(s): GB 0100 KCLCA KH/F & KCH/MS
Held at: King's College London College Archives
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Full title: King's College Hospital Medical School Files
Date(s): Created 1882-1997
Level of description: Series of King's College Hospital
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Extent: 70 boxes, 10 files, or 0.75m3
Name of creator(s): King's College Hospital Medical School


Administrative/Biographical history:

In 1908 the King's College London (Transfer) Act was passed, its provisions coming into force on 1 September 1909. By this Act, King's College London was incorporated in the University of London. The government of the Hospital was separated from that of the College. The Committee of Management took over the School of Advanced Medical Studies, bringing into existence King's College Hospital Medical School, while the Faculty of Medical Science remained at the College. Henceforth, the College provided pre-clinical training only, and the King's College Hospital Medical School provided clinical training. Also under this Act, the King's College Hospital Medical School obtained recognition from, and was constituted as, a School of Medicine in the University of London. From that time until 1948, the government of the Medical School remained the responsibility of the Committee of Management of the Hospital, which was assisted by three Statutory Committees: the Medical Board, the Medical School Committee and the General Board of Teachers. In 1923, it was decided by the Delegacy of King's College and by the Committee of Management of the Hospital, to establish a School of Dental Surgery in connection with, and as part of, the Medical School. In 1948, the Medical School and the Hospital became disassociated. The Hospital came under control of the Ministry of Health and the Medical School became the responsibility of the University of London. The 'new' Medical School became a distinct legal entity and had its own governing body, the Medical School Council, on which there were representatives of the Board of Governors of the King's College Hospital Group, King's College London, the University of London and the Medical School's Academic Board.


Scope and content/abstract:

King's College Hospital Medical School files, 1882-1997. Minutes and meeting papers, of the Joint Dental Council, 1977-1979, the Board of the Faculty of Clinical Medicine, 1980-1986, the Board of the Faculty of Clinical Dentistry, 1984-1988, Delegacy of King's College School of Medicine and Dentistry, 1984-1987, Medical School Council, 1977-1983, and the Academic Board, 1966-1982; minutes, agendas and meeting papers of the Computer Services Committee, 1980-1995; minutes, agendas and Curriculum Vitae of the Heads of Departments Committee, 1986-1995; agenda and minutes of the Academic Services Committee, 1987-1989; correspondence, minutes and a policy statement of the Animal House Committee, 1985-1986; minutes and correspondence of the Animal House Management Group, 1986-1988; correspondence of the Animal House Management Committee, 1991-1993; National Health Service and Care in the Community Act, 1990; notebook, 1882-1899, containing lists of scholars, prizemen and hospital appointments; volume of papers, 1894-1902, concerning content, publication and subscription to King's College Hospital Reports; resident appointments, 1899-1944, 1984-1986; agreement, 1905, recording evidence for the purpose of Section Seven of the King's College London Act between the Governors of King's College Hospital and the commoners of His Majesty's works and public buildings; student statistics, 1911-1993; papers and correspondence, 1919-1927 & 1931-1937, of the Samaritan and Almoners funds; subscriptions to fund for pavilion on Dog Kennel Hill, London, 1922, including a list of King's men killed in action; lists of house surgeons to the Ear, Nose and Throat Department of King's College Hospital, 1934-1940 & 1951-1964; qualified student record sheets, 1936-1967; houselists, 1947-1981; 'Benefactors panel' papers, 1950, including a sketch for the list of benefactors, quote of costs from the Lettering Centre, and list of benefactors from 1834 to 1948; medical and dental admissions volume, 1939-1952, noting names, qualifications, age, comments and offer; medical student photographs, 1945-1990; dental student photographs, 1947-1986; notes on grades and acceptances of medical interviews, 1948-1994; examination results, 1949-1989; papers, 1960, concerning a television programme about Professor Joseph Lister, 1st Baron Lister of Lyme Regis, Professor of Clinical Surgery at King's College Hospital, called 'They made history', broadcast by the British Broadcasting Corporation on 1 Sep 1960; copies of contracts of employment of medical school staff, 1963-1964; names and interview dates of medical and dental applications, 1964-1968; student appointments, 1971-1990; timetables, 1975-1992; scholarships and prizes, 1987-1989; pre-registration posts in selected outside hospitals, 1984-1986; pre-registration posts as resident appointments, 1986-1990; new students enrolment and registration, 1984-1988; reviews of lecture schedules of topic teaching, 1971-1981; lecture schedules and tutorial arrangements for pathology course, 1972-1985, and dental course, 1985-1989; papers, correspondence, plans, invitations and photographs, for the 150th Anniversary exhibition, 1989; 'Planning for the late 1980's', draft research strategies compiled by each department of King's College School of Medicine and Dentistry; Animal House Building and Maintenance, 1984-1987; Animal House Space Working Party, 1989; 'Rayne Incident' correspondence regarding this and other Health and Safety issues, 1992-1993; general correspondence files, including papers on academic policy, finance, projects and planning, 1994-1997.

Access & Use

Language/scripts of material:

System of arrangement:

Arranged as files from the Medical School Library, files from the Medical School Registry, and administration files.

Conditions governing access:

Administrative and committee papers are closed for 30 years from the last date on file. Student and staff records are closed for 80 years.

Conditions governing reproduction:

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

Finding aids:

Handlist and box list available in the reading room of the College Archives.

Archival Information

Archival history:

Immediate source of acquisition:

Mainly transferred from the King's College Medical School Administration Office in 1996 and 1997, with some early material via King's College Hospital Library in 1984.

Allied Materials

Related material:

King's College London Archives holds two microfilm reels of minutes of the Medical School Committee, 1919-1939, (ref: KH/MSC).

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Description Notes

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Date(s) of descriptions:
Apr 2000

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