Commonwealth Office and Foreign and Commonwealth Office: Rhodesia Political Department: Registered Files (RP and CP Series)
|Title:||Commonwealth Office and Foreign and Commonwealth Office: Rhodesia Political Department: Registered Files (RP and CP Series)|
This series contains records of the Rhodesia Political Department of the Commonwealth Office, and of the Foreign and Commonwealth Office, until 1972, when the department was merged with the Rhodesia Economic Department as the Rhodesia Department. The records deal with political aspects of the United Kingdom and the Commonwealth's relations with the Rhodesian government, related economic questions being handled by the contemporary Rhodesia Economic Department.
Arrangement is by former file reference within annual file cycles.
For related Rhodesia files see:
For earlier Rhodesia Political Department files see DO 207
For records of the Central African Department see FCO 106
|Held by:||The National Archives, Kew|
|Former reference in its original department:||CP and RP file series|
|Legal status:||Public Record(s)|
Foreign and Commonwealth Office, Rhodesia Department, 1972-1980
Foreign and Commonwealth Office, Rhodesia Political Department, 1968-1972
|Physical description:||2916 file(s)|
|Access conditions:||Open unless otherwise stated|
|Immediate source of acquisition:||
Foreign and Commonwealth Office , from 1998
|Accruals:||No future accruals expected|
|Administrative / biographical background:||
The Rhodesia Political Department of the Commonwealth Office continued its operations unaffected by the creation of the Foreign and Commonwealth Office in October 1968 until its merger with the Rhodesia Economic Department in 1972, becoming the Rhodesia Department.