Kingston School of Art Archives

Scope and Content

Ephemera, correspondence and other material relating to Kingston School of Art (later Kingston College of Art). Subjects covered include exhibition invitations, the Reginald Brill Exhibition (1998-9), and minutes of Kingston School of Art Governor's Meetings c.1950-1966.

Administrative / Biographical History

Kingston School of Art (later Kingston College of Art) was originally part of Kingston Technical Institute, but formed as a separate institution in 1930. The College moved into its own campus in the Knight's Park area of Kingston in 1939. The School continued to grow in the subsequent years, teaching a number of design related subjects including Fashion and Architecture. In 1970 Kingston College of Art merged with Kingston College of Technology to form Kingston Polytechnic, which later went on to become Kingston University. The former College's site is now the University's Knights Park Campus


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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

Conditions Governing Use

Many 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

Custodial History

Transferred from Kingston University library

Related Material

Other records related to Kingston School of Art can be found at Kingston University Archives in KUAS2. It is unclear if the two sets of records were originally held together.

Records relating to the School of Architecture can be found in KUAS45, KUAS46 and KUAS150.