Catalogue description Public Record Office: Accessions of Records, Registered Files (Case Files)

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Details of PRO 57
Reference: PRO 57
Title: Public Record Office: Accessions of Records, Registered Files (Case Files)

The files in this series, which was started in 1956, were used by the officers of the Records Administration Division and its successor, the Government Services Department, whose responsibility it is to select those records which should be preserved permanently at the Public Record Office and to oversee their transfer into Public Record Office series.

Files contain the formal transfer document, later known as the 'Blue Form' and notes on the documents transferred. Copies of publications etc issued by the Records Administration Division giving advice to government departments are in PRO 52.

Date: 1956-1999

The CA file series ran for five years and was succeeded by the 2/CA series (which ran from 1961 to 1965), the 3/CA series (1966-1970), the C1 series (1971-1975), the CASE 1 series (1976-1980), the 2/CASE 1 series (1980-1986) and the RAA series (1987 onwards).

Some files relate to more than one record series.

Related material:

Both the case files and subject file series were preceded by general correspondence files which are in PRO 1

Held by: The National Archives, Kew
Legal status: Public Record(s)
Language: English
Physical description: 9971 file(s)
Access conditions: Open unless otherwise stated
Immediate source of acquisition:

Public Record Office , from 1989

Accruals: Series is accruing.
Unpublished finding aids:

A key to the The National Archives series covered by these files is available on open access. Please speak to staff at the enquiry desk for the precise location.

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