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King's College London Secretary's files relating to academic schools, faculties (examinations, fees, grants, scholarships etc)

Identity Statement

Reference code(s): GB 0100 KCLCA KAS/AC1
Held at: King's College London College Archives
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Full title: King's College London Secretary's files relating to academic schools, faculties (examinations, fees, grants, scholarships etc)
Date(s): 1830-1990
Level of description: Sub-fonds of King's College London Archives
Extent: 129 files
Name of creator(s): College Secretary's Department


Administrative/Biographical history:

Between 1831 and 1988 the College Secretary rose from Secretary to the Principal and Council to senior administrative officer of the College. Throughout the period the College Secretary had responsibility for servicing the Council, its main standing and special subcommittees, and the Academic Board. In the 1960s, the post of Academic Registrar was reorganised to reflect the coordinated responsibility for student admission and examinations with the Department.


Scope and content/abstract:

Correspondence and minutes of Faculty Boards and Departmental Committees relating to benefactions, scholarships and bursaries 1851-1979, and courses, examinations, admissions, fees and grants, 1904-1983, including the London Intercollegiate Scholarship Board, 1904-1918, admission of women to the Associateship of King's College London (Theological), 1921, the Consultative Committee of London Colleges and Secondary Schools, 1923-1929, minutes and papers of the Thomas Wall Trust, 1930-1939, the National Research Development Corporation, 1950-1964, reports, correspondence and minutes relating to the Library Committee, loans, bequests, transfers, purchases, grants and staff issues, 1917-1918, 1932-1983, correspondence, papers and minutes of the Trustees relating to the purchase of the Liddell Hart Library and the establishment of the Centre for Military Archives (later Liddell Hart Centre for Military Archives), 1960-1983, correspondence and papers relating to the Gilbart lectures on banking and examinations for prizes, 1872, 1923-1939, 1947-1990.

Access & Use

Language/scripts of material:

System of arrangement:

Files are arranged in series as outlined in scope and content.

Conditions governing access:

Subject to a thirty year closure period.

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:

Detailed catalogues are available in hard copy in the reading room of the College Archives.

Archival Information

Archival history:

Immediate source of acquisition:

College Secretary's Department

Allied Materials

Related material:

King's College Archives holds College Secretary's files relating to academic schools, faculties and departments (KAS/AC1), policy 1828-1992 (KAS/GC) and the general administration of staffing, finance and the College estate 1828-1990 (KAS/AD), the Principal's and Secretary's in and outletter series 1828-1917 (KA/IC and KA/OLB).

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Description Notes

Archivist's note:

Rules or conventions:

Date(s) of descriptions:
March 2000

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