Foreign and Commonwealth Office and predecessors: Research Department: Registered Files (LR and RR Series)

Document from [1967] to [1974]
Finding Aids:

Available are: Online catalogue (The National Archives website), detailed lists, some original registers of correspondence and annual indexes to FO correspondence for 1920 - 1951.The 1920-51 index (Kraus-Thomson Org. Public.)

Access Conditions:

Under the terms of the Public Records Acts 1958 and 1967 documents are transferred after 30 years to The National Archives and opened to the public.

Extent and Medium:

327 files


This series consists of registered files of the Research Department of the joint Foreign Office/Commonwealth Office Research Department and its successor in the Foreign and Commonwealth Office after October 1968. The files relate to general research and political intelligence duties. The Department collated information into the format required by the client departments, and as such its files often contain useful historical summaries relating to particular events or locations.

Fonds Creator:

Foreign and Commonwealth Office, Research Department, 1968-1990 Foreign Office, Research Department, 1959-1968 Commonwealth Office, Research Department, 1967-1968

Reproduction Conditions:

Photocopies of documents, 35mm microfilm, electrostatic prints, prints from film, bromide print, scanned images, black and white photographs and colour photographs can be supplied. Official certified copies may also be ordered.

Legal Status Notes:

Records are subject to Crown copyright protection unless otherwise indicated. Where copyright items are being republished or copied to others, the source of the material must be identified and the copyright status acknowledged.

Publication Notes:

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