Catalogue description Ministry of Information and Foreign Office: Foreign Publicity Files
|Title:||Ministry of Information and Foreign Office: Foreign Publicity Files|
This series contains files of Ministry of Information (otherwise in INF, general records division) relating to overseas publicity during the Second World War. Also contains, from April 1946, files of the Information Policy Department of the Foreign Office dealing with postwar publicity overseas. Subjects covered include organisation, policy, co-operation and staffing matters.
|Held by:||The National Archives, Kew|
|Former reference in its original department:||P file series|
|Legal status:||Public Record(s)|
Foreign Office, Information Policy Department, 1946-1965
Ministry of Information, 1939-1946
|Physical description:||529 file(s)|
|Access conditions:||Subject to 30 year closure unless otherwise stated|
|Administrative / biographical background:||
The Ministry of Information was abolished on 31 March 1946 and responsibility for overseas publicity was divided between the Foreign, Colonial and Dominions Offices.
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