Office of Works and successors: Art and Science Buildings: Registered Files

Office of Works and successors: Art and Science Buildings: Registered Files

This series contains correspondence and papers relating to purchases of land, accommodation, building or maintenance of the Department of Practical Art, the School of Design, the various national galleries and museums, the Imperial College of Science, the Imperial Institute, the National Physical Laboratory and other research establishments. There are also files relating to the opening up of the Cabinet War Rooms to the public.

The majority of files were registered in the AF series, though some earlier papers are in unregistered folders. Some files date from after the creation of the Department of the Environment and the Property Services Agency.

Related Material:
For related plans and drawings, see WORK 33
See also the Board of Education and successors, ED
Held by:
The National Archives, Kew
Former references:
in its original department:   AF file series
Legal status:
Public Record
Department of the Environment, 1970-1997
Ministry of Public Building and Works, Controller Generals Division, 1967-1970
Ministry of Public Building and Works, Directorate General of Works, 1962-1967
Ministry of Works and Buildings, Directorate of Works, 1940-1942
Ministry of Works and Planning, Directorate of Works, 1942-1943
Ministry of Works, Directorate General of Works, 1946-1962
Ministry of Works, Directorate of Works, 1943-1945
Office of Woods, Forests, Land Revenues, Works and Buildings, Works Department, 1832-1851
Office of Works, 1378-1832
Office of Works, 1851-1940
Office of Works, Architects and Surveyors Division, 1902-1914
Office of Works, Architects Division, 1914-1920
Office of Works, Directorate of Works, 1920-1940
Office of Works, Surveyors Division, 1901-1901
Property Services Agency, Directorate of Civil Accommodation, 1976-1990
Physical description:
816 boxes and files
Access conditions:
Open unless otherwise stated
Series is accruing

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