Catalogue description Central Office of Information: Registered Files
|Title:||Central Office of Information: Registered Files|
Selected files of the Central Office of Information relating to the work of its various divisions and departmental committees, including news and press services, campaigns, lectures, exhibitions, films and publications, and to its internal organisation.
Numerical order under division or group.
For departmental administrative purposes key documents such as contracts, shooting scripts and commentaries etc have been removed from files in the Films series and transferred to Film Production Folders in INF 6
|Held by:||The National Archives, Kew|
|Legal status:||Public Record(s)|
Central Office of Information, 1946-
|Physical description:||1584 files and microform|
|Access conditions:||Subject to 30 year closure unless otherwise stated|
|Immediate source of acquisition:||
From 1977 Central Office of Information
|Selection and destruction information:||Up to 1963 microfilms were made up of both selected and rejected files. Thereafter only selected files are preserved on film. In 1984 the unclassified registered files were microfilmed and the original papers do not survive. The filming included documents dating from 1947 to 1982, although the bulk of the material filmed dates from the late 1950s.The folders containing films are not transferred to the Public Record Office until the films have fallen out of general use.|
|Accruals:||Series is accruing|
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