Papers of the Medical Women's Federation (Liverpool Branch)

Scope and Content

  • Minute books 1909-1976
  • Articles of association and bye-laws
  • Annual reports 1926-1942
  • Financial papers
  • Calendars of events 1937-1939
  • Small amount of correspondence
  • Miscellaneous notes on the history of the Branch

Administrative / Biographical History

The Liverpool Branch (sometimes refered to as 'the Liverpool & District Association') of the Medical Women's Federation was originally established in March 1909, as the Liverpool Association of Registered Medical Women. In the summer of 1909 it combined with the Manchester Association of Medical Women, to form the Northern Association of Medical Women. This body in turn combined with other regional organisations, in 1917, to form the Medical Women's Federation. In Liverpool a local 'Junior' or 'Associate' branch for female medical students was established in 1921.


Arranged in nine series (some of which contain only one item); within each series the order is chronological.

Access Information

Open for consultation, by prior appointment.

Acquisition Information

Not known.


Description compiled by R. Myring, with reference to the Liverpool Branch's minute books.

Other Finding Aids

Word-processed catalogue.

Alternative Form Available

No copies are known to exist.

Conditions Governing Use

Most of the material is believed to be in copyright.

Custodial History

The papers were catalogued in 2003, by R. Myring.


Some accruals may occur in the future.

Related Material

Liverpool Branch papers post-1976 are believed to be held by the Branch's Secretary. Archives of the Medical Women's Federation (as a national body) arekept at the Wellcome Institute.


Pamphlet published by Liverpool Medical History Society:Women in Medicine During World War II; twelve eye-witness accounts also includes an appendix: Notes on the minutes of the Medical Women's Federation, Liverpool Branch, 1939-1945, by Dr. Jean Hugh-Jones.

Additional Information

Liverpool Medical Institution.