Kingston School of Art Records collected as part of the Archive KSA Project

Archive Collection

Scope and Content

Records collected from within the Faculty of Arts and Design (FADA) at Kingston University and from external donors relating to the history of Kingston School of Art / Kingston College of Art (later part of Kingston Polytechnic and Kingston University). Records collected include photographs, events and exhibition programmes and invitations, prospectuses, leaflets, and correspondence. Originally collected as part of the Archive KSA Project, which was created to research and compile material relating to the history of Kingston School of Art.

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 the Kingston College of Art merged with Kingston College of Technology to form Kingston Polytechnic. The former College's site is now the University's Knights Park Campus.

Kingston Polytechnic ran from 1970 to 1992, at which point the polytechnic became Kingston University. Kingston University is a university in Kingston upon Thames, south-west London.

Arrangement

Original order

Conditions Governing Access

Available to view by appointment. Please email Kingston University Archives and Special Collections to make an appointment.

Some of the items have been digitised and can be viewed on the Archive KSA project website .

Acquisition Information

Archive KSA Project

Custodial History

This material was collated as part of the Archives KSA project, which was run by the Faculty of Arts and Design at Kingston University. it came from both within the University and from external donors, typically former students or staff of the School of Art. The material was transferred to the Archive at the end of the project.