Records of the Royal College of Midwives Communications Department

Scope and Content

This collection comprises scrapbooks, visitors books and press releases of the Communications Department of the Royal College of Midwives (formally known as the Midwives Institute) (1904-2000), relating to policy, activities and events of the organisation, as well as prevalent issues affecting the midwifery profession.

Administrative / Biographical History

The Communications Department (formally known as the Parliamentary and Press Office) of the Royal College of Midwives works to make issues prevalent to the midwifery profession, as well as the voices of its members, heard in the national and local media arena. In turn it is also involved in marketing the policies, activities and events of the College.


The original order of material is retained, although where this is not possible the arrangement of files has been based on the functions and activities of the organisation as well as chronology, subject and the needs of users.

Access Information

Permission is required for external access to records less than twenty years old. Also restrictions 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 source or date of acquisition before this material was deposited under the terms of a collection care agreement 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 collection are available on request.

Conditions Governing Use

Copyright belongs to the Royal College of Midwives. To reproduce this material, please apply via the College Archivist:

Custodial History

This collection was previously held at the Royal College of Midwives.