D442 - Roberts, Freda (later Dr Roberts), papers of - 1943-1948

Papers of Dr Freda Roberts mainly relating to her career as a medical student and as Lady President of the University of Liverpool Guild of Undergraduates.

Main Creator: Roberts, Freda
Archive level description: Sub-sub fonds
Physical Description:1 box
Summary:Papers of Dr Freda Roberts mainly relating to her career as a medical student and as Lady President of the University of Liverpool Guild of Undergraduates.
Reference Number:D442
Accruals:There are no anticipated additions.
Access Conditions:Access is open to bona fide researchers.

It is unclear as to the original arrangement of the papers. However, Ms Betty Pownall has arranged the papers under the following headings, and this order has been preserved:

  • D442/1 Guild Presidency
  • D442/2 Student Activities and Related Papers
  • D442/3 Medical Notes
Custodial History:Previously in the custody of Dr Freda M Roberts.
Finding Aids:A finding aid is available for consultation in the reading room.
Related Material:Archive of the University of Liverpool Guild of Students, Student Societies and Student LifeMore Specifically:A32/33 - Minute Book of the Council of the Guild of Undergraduates, 22 Oct 1940 - 4 Feb 1947 (part)A32/101 - Executive of the Guild Council Minutes, 2 Feb 1942 - 15 Nov [1948]D609/2 - Ex-Presidents of the Guild of Students, Reunion Meetings/Dinners: Minutes, 1953 - 1999Faculty of MedicineMore Specifically, Staff Papers:D200/D220/D850 - Papers of Lord Cohen of BirkenheadD90/2 - Papers of Professor T B DavieD269 - Papers of Professor Sir Norman JeffcoateOther Staff Papers:D498/D818/D224/D72 - Papers of Professor Sir James Mountford
Access Restrictions:Reproduction and licensing rules available on request.
Location of originals:Location of OriginalsOriginals of some documents within the collection are believed to remain in the custody of Dr Freda M Roberts' family.
Biographical/Administrative Information:Freda Milner Roberts Mb ChB FRCOG FRCPath, was born on 7 December 1923 in Merseyside. After her father died when she was just 6 years old, Freda was raised solely by her mother. Having attended Birkenhead High School, she received a scholarship to Belvedere School and went on to obtain a place at Liverpool Medical School in 1943.Whilst she was an undergraduate at the University of Liverpool, she was appointed Lady President of the Guild of Undergraduates from 1945-1946. She graduated in 1948 with honours in Obstetrics and Gynaecology.After her initial training in Obstetrics and Gynaecology, she changed to Pathology with specialisation in Haematology. She then undertook a career in Transfusion Medicine, becoming director of the Liverpool and North Wales Transfusion Centre in 1978. Her main roles in this post were in the management and transfusion support of Rh D sensitised pregnancies, and the ongoing development of antiD immunoglobulin and prevention of RhD haemolytic disease. She retired in 1986.She died on 19 May 2003, pre-deceased by her brother and husband, and leaving a son named John, a daughter named Helen and two grandsons.