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King's College Hospital Board of Governors

Identity Statement

Reference code(s): GB 0100 KCLCA KH/G, KH/GS & KH/INC5
Held at: King's College London College Archives
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Full title: King's College Hospital Board of Governors
Date(s): Created 1839-1974
Level of description: Sub-fonds of King's College Hospital
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Extent: 17 files, 1 card index
Name of creator(s): King's College Hospital Board of Governors


Administrative/Biographical history:

The first governors of the Hospital, in 1840, consisted mainly of major donors and subscribers. From 1857 the Board of Governors became the Corporation of the President, Vice-President and Governors. When the National Health Service was established in 1948, the Minister of Health constituted a new board of governors for each of the London teaching hospital groups. The King's College Hospital Group Board of Governors included members appointed on the nomination of the University of London, the Metropolitan Hospital Boards and the medical teaching staffs of the hospitals. In 1974, due to the reorganisation of the National Health Service, the Board of Governors of King's College Hospital Group was disbanded and replaced by a District Management Team.


Scope and content/abstract:

Minutes of the King's College Hospital Board of Governors, 1839-1974, (KH/G/M1-4); minutes and meeting papers of sub-committees, 1936-1974, (KH/GS/M1-12), including House Committee minutes of the Royal Eye Hospital, Belgrave Hospital for Children, Dulwich Hospital and St Giles Hospital, Development (sub-) Committee of the Board of Governors of the King's College Hospital Group, the Group's Forward Planning Committee, the Medical Committee, the Finance and General Purposes Committee, Budget Allocation Sub-Committee, the Computer Project Sub-Committee, various other computer related sub-committees 1967-1974, and various short-lived sub-committees of the Board of Governors 1970-1974; Board of Governors signature book, 1948-1974, (KH/G/SB); card index comprising the subjects of the minutes of the Board of Governors, [1948-1958], (KH/INC5).

Access & Use

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System of arrangement:

Arranged chronologically under the headings 'Minutes of the Board', 'Minutes of Sub-Committees' and 'Other Records'. An alphabetical card index.

Conditions governing access:

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

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 available in the reading room of the College Archives.

Archival Information

Archival history:

Immediate source of acquisition:

King's College Hospital.

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Date(s) of descriptions:
Feb 2000

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