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Records of Family Planning Association, Scotland

Compiled by Alistair Tough, NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde Archivist, 23 July 1998.
GB 812 HB 77.
Records of Family Planning Association, Scotland.
Dates of Creation:
1.00 metres.
Held at:
NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde Archives.
Name of Creator:
Family Planning Association (family planning unit: 1925– : Scotland).
Language of Material:
Level of Description:
  • No amendments to date
First edition.

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Administrative/Biographical History

The first family planning clinic in Scotland was the Glasgow Women’s Welfare Clinic which opened in 1925. Other clinics followed and in 1937 a Scottish Federation of Mother?s Welfare Clinics was formed. It appears that by that time the Scottish clinics were affiliated to the National Birth Control Association which was later re–named the Family Planning Association. In 1964 the Family Planning Association became a unitary national organisation. Previously the bulk of the Association’s funds had been held by the branches and clinics. From the 1960s onwards the Association employed a number of "regional organisers", one of whom was based in Glasgow until 1990 when the Scottish office was closed down. The Association’s Scottish Advisory Council / Federation had a coordinating role but limited funds and executive power.

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Scope and Content

  • Branches’ records, 1946–1980
  • Minutes and reports, 1937–1990
  • Office files, 1977–1990
System of Arrangement:
Chronological within record class.
Custodial History:
Records held by Family Planning Association and Contemporary Medical Archives Centre prior to transfer.
Immediate Source of Acquisition:
Contemporary Medical Archives Centre, London.
Appraisal, Destruction and Scheduling:
This material has been appraised in line with standard GB 812 procedures.
None expected.
Access Conditions:
No restrictions.

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Copyright / Reproduction:
Applications for permission to quote should be sent to the Archivist.
Reproduction subject to usual conditions: educational use & condition of documents.
Existence of Copies:
No known copies.
This material is original.
Finding Aids:
Descriptive list.
Related Units of Description:
GB 121 Contemporary Medical Archives Centre, London holds main Family Planning Association archive
Publication Note:
No known publications using this material.

Fonds–Level Description Compilation Details

Compiled by Alistair Tough, NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde Archivist, 23 July 1998.

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