Records of the High Combe Midwife Teachers Training College

Scope and Content

This collection comprises three ms log books, written by the Principal of High Combe Midwife Teachers Training College in Kingston-upon-Thames (24 April 1950-16 October 1967), providing detailed descriptions of what was happening on a day to day basis at the College, including preparations for the grand opening, the work undertaken by and the progress of both pupils and staff, the subjects covered during lectures, as well as the events that took place, together with ms visitors books and ms autograph book, a ms register of gifts made to the College, as well as photographs and printed material.

Administrative / Biographical History

The Midwife Teachers Training College at High Combe, Kingston upon Thames, was established in 1950 as a residential college to prepare students for the Midwife Teacher Diploma. It was managed by a Council consisting of representatives of the Central Midwives Board, the Royal College of Midwives, the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists and the South West Metropolitan Regional Hospital Board.

Access Information

Access restrictions may apply if material includes personal information of living individuals. All other records are open to research by appointment, Monday to Friday, 10am to 4pm. For further information about accessing the collection and visiting the reading room, please contact:

Acquisition Information

There is no record of the date or source of acquisition before the collection was deposited at the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists in May 2011.


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

Other Finding Aids

Further details of the contents of this material are available on request.

Conditions Governing Use

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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.