Our online resources
Digitisation programmes are represented by the flagship Serving Soldier portal, that provides access to thousands of digital copies of unique diaries, correspondence, scrapbooks, photographs and other archive sources scanned as part of the JISC-funded project. Serving Soldier provides an insight into the lives of servicemen and their familes from the late nineteenth century until the Second World War. Highlights include T E Lawrence's own photography, photographs of the Boer War and Gallipoli and oral histories of the Market Garden Campaign in World War Two. The collection is regularly being supplemented with new digital content - please visit frequently to see new additions.
UK World War One Collections
Being assembled for the 2014 centenary of the outbreak, UK World War One Collections is a database which aims to capture information on UK university, archive, library and museum holdings relating to World War One. The new database, part of the JISC World War One Discovery Programme, is being developed by the King's College Archives and King's College Department of War Studies.
Archives and the University of the Third Age (U3A) have created 'Lest We Forget', a website commemorating the war dead of King's College and the institutions with which it has merged, including the Medical Schools of Guy's and St Thomas' Hospitals. The website allows users to search and browse detailed biographies of the war dead, including photographs.
Two videos are available of theatre productions co-created by the Archives,
aiming to improve awareness of war and its impact.
Lost in the Field of Blackbirds explores the conflict in Yugoslavia in the 1990s.
It can be viewed from the King's College section of YouTube - Lost in the Field of Blackbirds. Available, too, is Yugoslavia - Lost in a Field of Blackbirds teachers' pack, designed to complement National Curriculum Key Stage 3 and Key Stage 4 teaching in History and Citizenship.
Fighting Your Corner is a video of a training play based on historic sources covering previous conflicts in Afghanistan.
The free iPhone app, Navigating Nightingale, created by Archives, AIM25 and the Florence Nightingale School of Nursing, provides an augmented-reality walking tour of central London, following in the footsteps of the pioneering nurse. The app includes innovative features including a cartoon that 'comes to life' and sophisticated map overlays. Navigating Nightingale is the first in a planned series of apps that explore the history of the College and the rich collections of Archives & Special Collections.
A series of online Archives and Special Collections exhibitions provde a rich and colourful introduction to the history of King's and to the unique holdings of Archives & Special Collections.