Royal Academy of Medicine in Ireland

Repository: Royal College of Physicians of Ireland

Identity Statement

TitleRoyal Academy of Medicine in Ireland
Archive ReferenceIE RCPI/RAMI
Web Link to this Entry
Creation Dates1882-2011
Extent Medium20 boxes


Creator(s): Royal Academy of Medicine in Ireland

  • Administrative History ↴

    The Academy of Medicine was founded in 1882, as the result of the amalgamation of four medical societies - the Dublin Society of Surgeons, the Medical Society of the College of Physicians, the Pathological Society and the Dublin Obstetrical Society. The Academy consists of a President and Council, Fellows, Members and Student Associates and the founding Societies became Sections of the Academy. Since its foundation the number of sections has increased and as of 2011 there are 23 sections. The various sections of the academy meet regularly to discuss papers and cases relating to their medical specialty.
  • Archival History ↴

    Minutes books are added to the collection by the academy when they are completed.
  • Immediate Source Acquisition ↴


Content & Structure

  • Scope & Content: Royal Academy of Medicine in Ireland ↴

    Papers of the Royal Academy of Medicine in Ireland, mainly the minute books of the general council and the various academy sections. The collection also includes printed reports and papers, as well as some papers relating to academy membership and some memorabilia.

  • Appraisal Destruction ↴

    Permanent Retention
  • Accruals ↴

    Material is still being added to this collection by the Academy
  • Arrangement ↴

    Records are divided in 7 sections: Governing Statutes; General Council; Academy Sections; Printed Papers; Reports; Membership and Memorabilia. Within each section further sub-divisions have been made as necessary and items have been arranged chronologically.

Conditions of Access & Use

Access Conditions Access subject to the conditions laid out in the Heritage Centre Access Guidelines
Conditions Governing ReproductionCopying of archive material is subject to the conditions laid out in the Heritage Centre Copying Guidelines
Creation Dates1882-2011
Extent Medium20 boxes
Finding Aids The collection list is available in the reading room or online Archive Web Link →

Allied Materials

There are no Allied Materials

Descriptive Control Area

Archivist NoteHarriet Wheelock
Rules/ConventionsISAD(G): General International Standard Archival Description. 2nd ed. Ottawa: International Council on Archives, 2000. IGAD: Irish Guidelines for Archival Description. Dublin: Society of Archivists, Ireland, 2009.National Council on Archives: Rules for the Construction of Personal, Place and Corporate Names. Chippenham: National Council on Archives, 1997.
Date of Descriptions40848