Kingston University Photographs

Scope and Content

Photographs from Kingston University and its predecessor bodies including Kingston Polytechnic, Kingston Technical College, Kingston Institute of Technology, and Kingston School of Art/ Kingston College of Art. Covers a number of themes from the University's history including images of students and staff, buildings and campuses, sporting and social events, and special events such as building openings and guest visits.

Administrative / Biographical History

Kingston University is a university in Kingston upon Thames, south-west London. Formerly a polytechnic, it was granted university status in 1992. It's other predecessor bodies include Kingston College of Technology, Kingston College of Art and Gipsy Hill Teacher Training College.

Access Information

Open to researchers by appointment- please email Appointments typically offered Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday 9am - 4.30pm. For more information on Kingston University Archives and Special Collections please see our website at

Other Finding Aids

Also see our archives catalogue here

Alternative Form Available

Digital copies are available to be viewed on our Kingston University Digital Collections online website.

Physical Characteristics and/or Technical Requirements

Researchers are asked to either leave the photographs in their plastic sleeves or to wear gloves when consulting the collection.

Conditions Governing Use

Some items in the collection can not be copied from due to their physical condition or copyright law. Please send all copying enquiries to the Archive at

Scans of many of the photographs are available from the Archive on request.

Custodial History

Transferred from Kingston University library