Foreign and Commonwealth Office: North America Department: Registered Files (AM Series)

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Foreign and Commonwealth Office: North America Department: Registered Files (AM Series)

Records in this series concern UK relations with Canada, the United States of America, Puerto Rico, the US Virgin Islands and other overseas territories administered by the United States, and Arctic affairs.


The records are arranged by original file reference within annual cycles of registered files.

Held by:
The National Archives, Kew
Former references:
in its original department:   AM file series
Legal status:
Public Record
Foreign and Commonwealth Office, North America Department, 1971-
Physical description:
1256 file(s)
Access conditions:
Open unless otherwise stated
Immediate source of acquisition:
Foreign and Commonwealth Office , from 2001
Accumulation Dates:
Series began in 1971.
Selection and destruction information:
Records selected by the FCO under PRO supervision under section of the PRO acquisition policy, dealing with the history of the conduct of the UK's external relations.
Annual accruals can be expected.
Administrative / biographical background:

In 1971 the America Department of the Foreign and Commonwealth Office was split, and separate Latin America and North America Departments created in its place. The North America Department handled UK relations with Canada and the United States of America, and overseas territories in the Pacific Ocean and Caribbean Sea administered by the United States, as well as UK interests in affairs in the Arctic region.

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