Minutes of the meetings of the Executive Board. The file contains agenda, minutes and occasional papers of this board, which seemed to have oversight of the Ministry of Information. The board was smaller than the Policy Committee or the Principal Officers Committee. The Director General intended that the members should meet daily to discuss matters of policy and that the conclusions should have executive authority, to be put into effect after discussion, if necessary, by the Planning Committee.
This catalogue description was enhanced in 2018 as a result of a project led by Professor Simon Eliot (University of London) and funded by the Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC). The project was entitled 'Make Do and Mend: A Publishing History of the Ministry of Information, 1939-1946'.