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Committees of Government and Professional Bodies

Identity Statement

Reference code(s): GB 1538 RCOG/D
Held at: Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists
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Full title: Committees of Government and Professional Bodies
Date(s): 1944-2000
Level of description: fonds
Extent: 8 boxes
Name of creator(s): Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists


Administrative/Biographical history:

The College acts as a pressure group and as an advisory body for the Department of Health, its predecessors and various government agencies, on particular issues relating to obstetrics and gynaecology. It also liaises on these issues with private and international organisations concerned with womens' health and the medical profession.


Scope and content/abstract:

Records of the Committees of Government and Professional Bodies, 1944-2000, comprising correspondence and papers relating to the College's communication and involvement with the following bodies: the Federation Internationale de Gynaecologists (FIGO); the Standing Maternity and Midwifery Advisory Committee; the Department of Health and its predecessors; Wellbeing and its predecessor; the Union Professionelle Internationale des Gynaecologues et Obstetriciens (UPIGO).

Access & Use

Language/scripts of material:

System of arrangement:

Conditions governing access:

Open, although restrictions apply for items containing personal information.

Conditions governing reproduction:

Finding aids:

RCOG/B3/2 have been indexed and the names of successful candidates will be found in the Index to the Guide to the College Archives.

Archival Information

Archival history:

This is an artificial grouping of records, which at some stage were removed from their administrative context and placed into subject categories relating to a particular external body. Most of the records appear to have originated from the President's Office.

Immediate source of acquisition:

It is probable that C7/1-3 were removed from President's correspondence files. The records at C7/4-5 were transferred to the Archives by the Committee Secretary, Administration Department. The 1993 report on GP vocational training in obstetrics and gynaecology (C7/5) was found amongst President's papers for that year.

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Description Notes

Archivist's note:
Imported from the RCOG catalogue and edited by Sarah Drewery.

Rules or conventions:
General International Standard Archival Description, ISAD(G), second edition, 2000; National Council on Archives Rules for the Construction of Personal Place and Corporate Names 1997.

Date(s) of descriptions:
Import: Oct 2008; edit: Feb 2009.

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