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Woodside, Moya

Identity Statement

Reference code(s): GB 0120 GC/39
Held at: Wellcome Library
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Full title: Woodside, Moya
Date(s): 1938-1989
Level of description: Collection (fonds)
Extent: 1/2 box
Name of creator(s): Woodside | Moya | b 1907
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Administrative/Biographical history:

Moya Woodside was born in 1907. She was Honorary Secretary of the Belfast Branch of the Society for Constructive Birth Control when it was established in 1938, which she wrote a pamphlet on the history of family planning for the Edinburgh Brook Centre in 1984. Mrs Woodside is also noted for the collaboration with Dr Eliot Slater which resulted in the publication of Patterns of Marriage (Cassell and Co, London, 1951).


Scope and content/abstract:

Papers of Moya Woodside including leaflets of the Society for Constructive Birth Control, Belfast, with some National Birth Control Association material, c 1937-1942, reminiscences of work in birth control, 1981, 1984, and histories of the Edinburgh Brook Centre.

Access & Use

Language/scripts of material:

System of arrangement:

Conditions governing access:

The papers are available subject to the usual conditions of access to Archives and Manuscripts material, after the completion of a Reader's Undertaking.

Conditions governing reproduction:

Photocopies/photographs/microfilm are supplied for private research only at the Archivist's discretion. Please note that material may be unsuitable for copying on conservation grounds, and that photographs cannot be photocopied in any circumstances. Readers are restricted to 100 photocopies in twelve months. Researchers who wish to publish material must seek copyright permission from the copyright owner.

Finding aids:

Archival Information

Archival history:

Immediate source of acquisition:

Items 1-5 were given to the Contemporary Medical Archives Centre in 1981 and 1985 by Mrs Woodside. In 1995 Dr June Bedford, who had worked with Mrs Woodside at the Edinburgh Brook Clinic, presented the CMAC with a number of further items associated with Moya Woodside and this Clinic.

Allied Materials

Related material:

Records of her collaborative survey with Dr Eliot Slater, Patterns of Marriage (1951), said to have been sent to the Genetics Section, Institute of Psychiatry, to join Slater's other papers.

Publication note:

Description Notes

Archivist's note:
Copied from the Wellcome Library catalogue 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:
Mar 2009.

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