Records of the Executive Council and Club Committee of the Royal College of Midwives

Scope and Content

This collection comprises minutes, reports and correspondence of the Executive Council and Club Committee of the Royal College of Midwives (formally known as the Midwives Institute) (1903-1930), relating to the transaction of business at the headquarters, membership numbers, management of the library and club room, as well as the organisation of events and lectures.

Administrative / Biographical History

The Executive Council and Club Committee of the Royal College of Midwives (formally known as the Midwives Institute), which consisted of Honorary Officers and members of the Council, met on a monthly basis and was responsible for transacting the general business of the headquarters.

This involved overseeing the income and expenditure, the organisation of committee meetings and lectures, as well as the management of the club room and library, whilst also monitoring membership and visitor numbers.

After 1930, many of the functions and activities of the Executive Council and Club Committee were taken over by the Executive Committee (General Purposes).

Arrangement

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.

Conditions Governing Access

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: archives@rcog.co.uk

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.

Note

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: archives@rcog.co.uk

Custodial History

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