This collection comprises correspondence, minutes and reports of the General Secretary's Department of the Royal College of Midwives (formally known as the Midwives Institute) (1914-2000), including the papers of the President, General Secretary and the Honorary Treasurer of the Royal College of Midwives, as well as subject files administered over a number of years by more than one individual working within the department, together with the minutes of meetings between Chief Officers and proceedings of the annual general conference, relating to executive decision making and the day to day management of the College.
Records of the Royal College of Midwives General Secretary's Department
- This material is held at
- ReferenceGB 1538 RCM/E3
- Dates of Creation1914-2000
- Language of MaterialEnglish
- Physical Description50 boxes
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Scope and Content
Administrative / Biographical History
The General Secretary's Department is responsible for the day to day running and management of the Royal College of Midwives (formally known as the Midwives Institute), as well as organising the annual conference and ensuring that its members are represented on external working groups and committees connected with maternity and child welfare. The executive management team that comprise the General Secretary's Department are required to be qualified midwives and members of the RCM Board.
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: firstname.lastname@example.org
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).
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Copyright belongs to the Royal College of Midwives. To reproduce this material, please apply via the College Archivist: email@example.com
This collection was previously held at the Royal College of Midwives.