Catalogue description Foreign Office and Foreign and Commonwealth Office: Information Research Department: Registered Files (IR and PR series) and Publications Produced by Successor Bodies

Search within or browse this series to find specific records of interest.

Date range

Details of FCO 95
Reference: FCO 95
Title: Foreign Office and Foreign and Commonwealth Office: Information Research Department: Registered Files (IR and PR series) and Publications Produced by Successor Bodies
Description:

This series covers the period from 1966 to 1991 and includes registered files (IR and PR series) of the Information Research Department (IRD - closed in 1977) 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 BBC, and IRD's relations with Western European governments including the United States. This series also contains later publications produced by FCO departments which succeeded IRD.

Date: 1966-1991
Related material:

For earlier IRD files, see FO 1110

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

Foreign and Commonwealth Office, Information Department, 1980-2002

Foreign and Commonwealth Office, Information Research Department, 1968-1977

Foreign and Commonwealth Office, Overseas Information Department, 1977-1980

Foreign Office, Information Research Department, 1948-1968

Physical description: 2177 file(s)
Access conditions: Open unless otherwise stated
Immediate source of acquisition:

Foreign and Commonwealth Office , from 2006

Accumulation dates: 1967 to 1977
Selection and destruction information: Selected under acquisition policy criterion 2.2.1.3, documenting the use of covert propaganda in furthering British foreign policy objectives.
Accruals: Series is accruing.

Have you found an error with this catalogue description?

Help with your research