Catalogue description Ministry of Defence and predecessors: Advisory Council of Scientific Research and Technical Development, later Scientific Advisory Council: Reports and Papers

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Reference: WO 195
Title: Ministry of Defence and predecessors: Advisory Council of Scientific Research and Technical Development, later Scientific Advisory Council: Reports and Papers
Description:

Reports and other circulated papers of the Advisory Council of Scientific Research and Technical Development and its successor the Scientific Advisory Council, and of their various boards, committees and sub-committees, which advised the Ministry of Supply and, from 1959, the War Office.

Date: 1939-1969
Arrangement:

The series is arranged in two distinct parts: pieces 1-14925 are papers of the Advisory Council of Scientific Research and Technical Development, and are prefixed AC; pieces 14926 onwards are reports and papers of the Scientific Advisory Council, and have the prefix SAC.

Related material:

For records of the Chemical Warfare Research Department, Porton, see WO 142

Held by: The National Archives, Kew
Legal status: Public Record(s)
Language: English
Creator:

Ministry of Defence, Scientific Advisory Council, 1964-

Ministry of Supply, Advisory Council of Scientific Research and Technical Department, 1939-1939

Ministry of Supply, Scientific Advisory Council, 1946-1959

War Office, Scientific Advisory Council, 1959-1964

Physical description: 17023 file(s)
Access conditions: Open unless otherwise stated
Immediate source of acquisition:

Ministry of Defence , from 2018

Accruals: Series is accruing
Administrative / biographical background:

The Advisory Council of Scientific Research and Technical Development was set up in 1939, to consider and initiate new proposals for research and development, to review research and development already in progress in Ministry of Supply establishments, to make recommendations regarding the most effective use of scientific personnel, and to advise on scientific and technical problems referred to them. The Council consisted of various committees and sub-committees.

Early in 1946 a new Scientific Advisory Council was created with subsidiary Advisory Boards, each board dealing with one subject - or group of subjects - and advising the ministries responsible thereto.

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