Catalogue description Atomic Weapons Research Establishment and successors: unregistered files and papers

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Reference: ES 14
Title: Atomic Weapons Research Establishment and successors: unregistered files and papers
Description:

This series contains unregistered files and papers generated by senior officials within Atomic Weapons Research Establishment (AWRE). The records describe the development and implementation of nuclear weapons policy both within AWRE and between AWRE and Whitehall and contain personal papers, correspondence and memoranda. The series also contains a number of records used in the writing of official histories.

Date: 1946-2006
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Held by: The National Archives, Kew
Legal status: Public Record(s)
Language: English
Physical description: 64 file(s)
Access conditions: Open unless otherwise stated
Immediate source of acquisition:

Atomic Weapons Establishment , from 2009

Custodial history: 1945-1950, Armament Research Establishment, Ministry of Supply 1950-1954, Atomic Weapons Research Establishment, Ministry of Supply 1954-1973, Atomic Weapons Research Establishment then United Kingdom Atomic Energy Authority (UKAEA) 1973-1987, Atomic Weapons Research Establishment, Ministry of Defence 1987-2001, Atomic Weapons Establishment, Ministry of Defence
Selection and destruction information: These records relate to the following acquisition criteria: 2.2.1.3 External relations and defence policy; 2.2.2.2 Impact of the state on the physical environment. The majorty of records in this series have been selected based on the selection decisions contained in Operational Selection Policy 11.
Accruals: Series is accruing

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