Records of the Library Committee of the Royal College of Midwives

Scope and Content

This collection comprises minutes of the Library Committee of the Royal College of Midwives (formally known as the Midwives Institute) (1945-1954), relating to the management of the library, including the buying, lending and storage of books.

Administrative / Biographical History

In response to the urgent need to purchase additional books for the library at the headquarters of the Royal College of Midwives (formally known as the Midwives Institute), the first meeting of the Library Committee was called on 27 April 1945.

During subsequent meetings, which took place on a regular but ad hoc basis, the Library Committee also discussed the storage and disposal of old books as well as the rules and organisation of the library.

Before this the management of the library, including the buying and lending of books, had been the responsibility of the Executive Council and Club Committee.

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.