Guide to the College archives
From its foundation by Henry VI in 1441 to the present day, King's College has preserved records of its internal administration, the construction of its buildings, and the lives of its members. The archives offer researchers outstanding sources for the study of architecture, religious upheaval, patterns of consumption, development of the curriculum, social and political history:
- Commons books documenting Kingsmen dining in Hall, dating back to 1447. See also:
- Ledger books containing copies of wills and conveyances, dating back to 1451.
- Mundum books recording payments for goods and services, dating back to 1447
- Protocollum books recording admission of Scholars and Fellows, dating back to 1500
Please contact the Archivist for further information.
Note: some records in the College Archives are subject to access restrictions.
Main sections of the catalogue
Click on the reference codes to access the online catalogue of the records from the Janus website.
Governing Records, 1443-2003
|KCAR||Administrative Records, 1085-2005|
|KCAC||Academic and Tutorial Records, 1440-2003|
|KCAS||Records of the 27 Clubs and Societies of King's College and Cambridge University, 1855-2003|
|KCHR||Historical Reference, 1449-2000|
The records of the estates of the College were catalogued in 2005 thanks to a grant from the Heritage Lottery Fund. See the Estates records section.