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:

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:

One thought on “Good news – RCM archives accessible again after more than three years in storage

  1. Good evening,
    I write to you in my capacity as the last chairperson of the MMDNA, the Malta Memorial District Nursing Association which for 70 years carried out domiciliary nursing/midwifery/postnatal services across Malta and Gozo. These services funded by a Government Contract, were discontinued in December 2015. The Association’s assets were passed on to twelve non-governmental community organisations in October 2016 to sponsor specifically chosen projects in health and social care, education and development and sacred space in the environment. The historical documents and equipment were presented to the University of Malta Library Archives Special Collections in August 2016. A documentary about its work and history has been prepared in 2 versions. The shorter 10 minute version can be viewed on the website A longer 30 minute version is also available. MMDNA was set up by Captain Robert Ingham in 1945 as a living memorial to the people who fought, suffered and gave their lives in the Second Great Siege of Malta (1941-1943). The first 6 nurses to work with the Association had come from the UK in January 1947.
    I look forward to hearing from you. This story will bring back memories for those who were involved and also those generally interested in Nursing history. MMDNA was a pioneer for district nursing in the late 20th and early 21st century in Malta.
    Grace Jaccarini

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