Royal College of Midwives archives now searchable via the Archives Hub

A message from the Project Archivist at the RCOG , Clare Sexton:

The top-level descriptions of organisational records of the Royal College of Midwives are now searchable via the Archives Hub: http://archiveshub.ac.uk/.

This is the direct link to the overview to the collection –  http://archiveshub.ac.uk/data/gb1538rcm

Kind regards,

Clare Sexton
Project Archivist

Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists
27 Sussex Place
Regents Park
London
NW1 4RG

020 7772 6263

Good news – RCM archives accessible again after more than three years in storage

The RCM has now transferred its archives and library books to the RCOG library in Regent’s Park, London.

The archives have been catalogued, and anyone wishing to view the material is invited to contact the temporary archivist, Clare Sexton, at the RCOG.

The draft catalogue is now available to De Partu members via the Members’ area of the website.

Some of the De Partu steering group members were recently invited to the RCOG,  and enjoyed viewing some of the material. Clare is working on some resource guides to the collection that will soon appear on the RCOG website: http://www.rcog.org.uk/what-we-do/information-services/resource-information.

Some of the speakers: Professor Cathy Warwick, Dr Janette Allotey, Professor Helen King and Canon Julia Allison, with Claire Sexton (temporary archivist who has catalogued the RCM archives). Launch of the Royal College of Midwives archives at the Royal College of Obstetricians & Gynaecologists library, Sussex Place, Regent's Park, London. November 4th 2011.

The collection is now completely accessible to RCM members. Others are welcome to view them in the reading room at the RCOG by prior arrangement. Clare can arrange for items to be retrieved in advance of your visit.

The catalogue will soon be freely available via the Archives Hub: http://archiveshub.ac.uk.