Catalogue description Foreign Office and Foreign and Commonwealth Office: Information Research Department: General Correspondence (PR and IR Series)

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Reference: FO 1110
Title: Foreign Office and Foreign and Commonwealth Office: Information Research Department: General Correspondence (PR and IR Series)
Description:

This series contains registered files of the Information Research Department (IRD) concerning the provision of anti-Communist information via British overseas missions and posts and other outlets. The series covers the relationship between IRD and other government departments such as the Ministry of Defence and the Central Office of Information, as well as the British Broadcasting Corporation; IRD's relations with Western European governments including the United States; and the establishment of IRD's working methods. The files reveal the difficulties encountered by the existing services in carrying out IRD work which fell outside orthodox Foreign Office activity.

Date: 1948-1967
Related material:

For later IRD files, see FCO 95.

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

Foreign Office, Information Research Department, 1948-1968

Physical description: 2275 file(s)
Access conditions: Open unless otherwise stated
Immediate source of acquisition:

Foreign and Commonwealth Office , from 1995

Accruals: Series is accruing.

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