Catalogue description Central Office of Information: Registered Files

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Details of INF 12
Reference: INF 12
Title: Central Office of Information: Registered Files
Description:

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.

Date: 1943-1998
Arrangement:

Numerical order under division or group.

Separated material:

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)
Language: English
Creator:

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:

Central Office of Information , from 1977

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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