Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists (RANZCOG) Archives, Melbourne

Identity area

Identifier

daa/370

Authorized form of name

Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists (RANZCOG) Archives, Melbourne

Parallel form(s) of name

Other form(s) of name

  • Royal Australian College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists (RACOG), 1980-1998
  • Australian College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists, 1978-1980
  • Australian Council of the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists (RCOG), pre 1978

Type

  • Medical
  • Educational

Contact area

 

Archivist

Type

Address

Street address

254-260 Albert Street, East Melbourne

Postal address:
As above

Locality

Melbourne

Region

Victoria

Country name

Postal code

3002

Telephone

03 9417 1699

Fax

03 9419 0672

Note

Description area

History

The Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists (RANZCOG) was formed on 23 October 1998, with the amalgamation of the Royal Australian College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists (RACOG) and the Royal New Zealand College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists (RNZCOG).

The Royal Australian College
The Australian College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists was formally established in August 1978. In 1980 the prefix 'Royal' was acquired and the College became the Royal Australian College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists (RACOG). The new College replaced the former Australian Council of the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists (RCOG) in London.

The Royal New Zealand College
The New Zealand College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists was formally established in January 1982. The prefix ‘Royal’ was acquired in 1984 and the College became the Royal New Zealand College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists (RNZCOG). The new College replaced the former New Zealand Council of the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists (RCOG), in London.

Geographical and cultural context

The strength of the general collection lies in titles published in Australia and New Zealand in the areas of obstetrics, gynaecology, women's health, sex education and birth control. The collection also includes significant publications from all over the world.

Mandates/Sources of authority

Administrative structure

RANZCOG is governed by a seven-member Board who are the directors of the College. The Board manages the financial, legal and business operations of the organisation and is supported in its activities by the Council and a range of committees.

Records management and collecting policies

The Archives are derived from the records of the Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists and its predecessors (the Australian Council of the RCOG, and RACOG), the Arthur Wilson Foundation, the Australian and New Zealand Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Fellows and other sources. Certain societies have developed in relation to special interests of College members and the records of these societies relevant to the College are also included.

The records consist of manuscripts, typescripts (this includes records of the College administration section), photocopies, photographs, microforms, artefacts, college apparel and record books.

Buildings

Holdings

Australian Council of the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists:
Minutes, 1947-1979 (0.56m)
Correspondence files, 1944-1979 (2.66m)
Members RCOG files, 1972-1979 (1.54m)
Examination Section: General files, 1952-1979 (2.94m)
Hospital Recognition Committee: Minutes, correspondence, 1950-1981 (0.84m)
President Newsletter, 1953-1979 (0.14m).

Royal Australian College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists:
Minutes, 1980-1998.

Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists:
Minutes, 1999-present
Correspondence files, 1979-1986 (0.85m).

F J Browne: Personal papers, 1901-1988 (1.07m).
Arthur Wilson Memorial Foundation: Minutes, 1953-1987 (0.14m).
Other personal papers.

Finding aids, guides and publications

Access area

Opening times

Open by appointment only.

Access conditions and requirements

Two weeks' advance notice of visit required by telephone or in writing. Closed period of 30 years applies to most records. For access to records within this period approval must be gained.

Accessibility

Services area

Research services

General reference assistance available.

Reproduction services

Copying services available for original records to A3 size.

Public areas

Control area

Description identifier

Institution identifier

Rules and/or conventions used

Status

Level of detail

Dates of creation, revision and deletion

Revised 22 March 2018.

Language(s)

Script(s)

Sources

Maintenance notes

Access points

Access Points

  • Medicine and Health (Thematic area)
  • Clipboard

Primary contact

254-260 Albert Street, East Melbourne Postal address: As above
Melbourne, Victoria 3002