Foreign and Commonwealth Office and predecessors: Cultural Relations Departments: Registered Files (CR, CU and PC Series)

Details of FCO 13
Reference:FCO 13
Title:
Foreign and Commonwealth Office and predecessors: Cultural Relations Departments: Registered Files (CR, CU and PC Series)
Description:

This series consists of the records of the Commonwealth Office Cultural Relations Department (CU series files), the records of the Foreign Office and the joint Foreign Office\Commonwealth Office Cultural Relations Department (CR series files) and the records of the Foreign and Commonwealth Office Cultural Relations Department (PC series files), dealing with UK cultural and educational relations with overseas countries, including supervision of the activities of the British Council.

Date: 1967-1980
Arrangement:

By former file reference within creating departments

Related Material: For earlier Colonial Office files on cultural relations with the colonies see CO 1027
For earlier Commonwealth Relations Office and Commonwealth Office Cultural Relations Department files see DO 163
For earlier Foreign Office Cultural Relations Department files see FO 924
Held by: The National Archives, Kew
Former reference in its original department CR, CU and PC file series
Legal status: Public Record
Language: English
Creator: Commonwealth Office, Cultural Relations Department, 1966-1968
Foreign and Commonwealth Office, Cultural Relations Department, 1968-
Foreign Office, Cultural Relations Department, 1944-1968
Physical description: 1005 file(s)
Access conditions: Open unless otherwise stated
Immediate source of acquisition: Foreign and Commonwealth Office , from 1999
Accruals: Series is accruing annually
Administrative / biographical background:

As part of the programme to merge the operations of the Foreign Office and the Commonwealth Office, the Cultural Relations departments of the two organisations were merged in April 1968, prior to the formation of the Foreign and Commonwealth Office in October that year. The various cultural relations departments handled all aspects of UK cultural and educational relations with other states, including the activities of the British Council, the teaching of English, tours and visits and cultural exchange agreements.

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