Catalogue descriptionOffice of Works and successors: Art and Science Buildings: Registered Files

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Details of WORK 17
Reference: WORK 17
Title: 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.

Date: 1794-1990
Related material:

See also the Board of Education and successors, Division within ED

For related plans and drawings, see WORK 33

Held by: The National Archives, Kew
Former reference in its original department: AF file series
Legal status: Public Record(s)
Language: English

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
Accruals: Series is accruing

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