Documents relating to Kingston School of Art (later Kingston College of Art, which merged with Kingston Technical College to form Kingston Polytechnic in 1970). The Collection includes minute books; scrap books containing press cuttings, exhibition invitations and leaflets; prospectuses; correspondence and other administrative documents and items relating to exhibitions and fashion shows.
Kingston School of Art Archives
- This material is held at
- ReferenceGB 2108 KUAS2
- Dates of Creationc. 1950s- c. 1970s
- Name of Creator
- Language of MaterialEnglish
- Physical Description4 boxes
Scope and Content
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. The former College's site is now the University's Knights Park Campus.
Other Finding Aids
Also see our archives catalogue here
Physical Characteristics and/or Technical Requirements
The press cuttings and meeting minutes volumes are in very poor condition, careful handling required.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
Transferred from Kingston University library.