RCOG Members' declaration forms

Scope and Content

Declaration forms signed by new Members of the RCOG during admission ceremonies from 1973, including papers of admission ceremonies (from 1980), blank certificates of fellowship, membership, and diploma from the 1970s, and overseas membership forms (1973-1976).

Administrative / Biographical History

Declaration forms are signed by Members on admittance to the College. The declaration was instituted by William Blair Bell in 1929 as a formal acceptance to subscribe to the regulations of the College and lawful practice in obstetrics and gynaecology. Initially Members were notified by post, later they were required to sign their acceptance in a book at the admission ceremony. From the 1970's members were required to sign a form. The forms have been the responsibility of various College departments, including the Administration Department and the defunct Central Services Department; current responsibility sits with the Membership Services Department.

Arrangement

Chronological

Conditions Governing Access

Unrestricted with caution; personal data may be included in these files.

Acquisition Information

Internal transfers from the Central Services Department and the Membership Services Department.

Other Finding Aids

A list of founder Members and Fellows may be found in the first Annual Report, 1929-1930; subsequent Annual Reports to the 1970s included lists of Members, Fellows and Diplomates.

Conditions Governing Use

Copyright is held by the RCOG and photocopies are available at the discretion of the College Archivist.

Related Material

References to related papers held at the RCOG include:

RCOG/A12/5 Card index to RCOG Fellows, Members and Diplomates

RCOG/A12/4 MRCOG Pass Files

RCOG/A12/1 Registers of Fellows and Members