Records of the Post-War Planning Committee of the Royal College of Midwives

Scope and Content

This collection comprises minutes and reports of the Post-War Planning Committee of the Royal College of Midwives (formally known as the Midwives Institute) (1944), relating to the duties of midwives and the future of the midwifery profession, with particular references to the duties of the domiciliary midwives compared to those of midwives that worked in hospitals, the training of student midwives and the management of maternity services.

Administrative / Biographical History

Due to the imminent publication of a government white paper, which was to set out the blueprint for what would become the National Health Service, the Post-War Planning Committee of the Royal College of Midwives (formally known as the Midwives Institute) was called into existence on 14 March 1944, to 'prepare the plan and policy for the future and education of midwives'.

The subsequent meetings of the Post-War Planning Committee were chaired by Edith Pye, while Miss G. M. Reed was appointed Honorary Secretary.

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.