Papers of V. A. C. Alder

Scope and Content

This collection comprises an ms pupil case book (16 January-4 August 1961) and ms case register (10 March-13 August 1961), compiled by V. A. C. Alder, recording the births that she attended whilst training to become a midwife in Sunderland and then Durham, including details of the pregnancy history of each patient, the drugs given and examinations made during labour as well as the postnatal care provided, together with a printed copy of the Central Midwives Board Handbook (1959).

Administrative / Biographical History

V. A. C. Alder (fl. 1920-2011) was a midwife who trained in Sunderland.

Access Information

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Acquisition Information

External transfer by Sue Macdonald, Education and Research Manager of the Royal College of Midwives to the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists on 15 June 2011.


Catalogued by Clare Sexton, Project Archivist in accordance with ISAD(G).

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Custodial History

This collection was originally deposited at the Royal College of Midwives. It is now held under the terms of a service level collection care agreement at the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists.

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