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Great Britain and Northern Ireland. Central Office of Information

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Found in 40 Collections and/or Records:

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Aerial view of Valetta, 1965-03

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y3017E/1
Scope and Contents 204 x 157 mm. A view looking towards Rnella Bay and Fort Ricasoli, south of Grand Harbour. The buildings dominating the foreground of the photograph are those of the Royal Naval Hospital, Bighi. The following caption is found on the reverse of the print:'British official photograph: Crown copyright reserved, issued for British Information Services by Photographs Division, Central Office of Information, London.Commonwealth Prints Library.Subject: Mediterranean: Malta, G....
Dates: 1965-03
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: Unless restrictions apply, the collection is open for consultation by researchers using the Manuscripts Reading Room at Cambridge University Library. For further details on conditions governing access please contact mss@lib.cam.ac.uk. Information about opening hours and obtaining a Cambridge University Library reader's ticket is available from the Library's website (www.lib.cam.ac.uk).
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Bushmen of Bechuanaland (Botswana)

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y30549C
Scope and Contents A collection of loose prints measuring approximately 200 x 155 mm., with typewritten captions pasted on the reverse. The term Bushmen was used to describe a group of Khoisan-speaking hunter-gatherers who lived in the Kalahari Desert. The following explanatory note is pasted onto the reverse of each print: 'Since 1958 a special survey of the Bushmen of the Central Kalahari Game Reserve in the Bechuanaland Protectorate has been in progress. The other Bushmen have not been neglected, but the...
Dates: 1963
Conditions Governing Access: Unless restrictions apply, the collection is open for consultation by researchers using the Manuscripts Reading Room at Cambridge University Library. For further details on conditions governing access please contact mss@lib.cam.ac.uk. Information about opening hours and obtaining a Cambridge University Library reader's ticket is available from the Library's website (www.lib.cam.ac.uk).
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Central Office of Information photograph collection

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/COI
Scope and Contents The collection comprises twenty-three boxes of photographs and thirty boxes plus one file of negatives. The majority of photographs are of Heads of Government, meetings and other conferences held in the U.K; conferences leading to constitutional progress and, in most cases, independence, of individual countries; visitors from overseas including those training in the U.K; and organisations, exhibitions etc., in the U.K. relating to the Commonwealth. Most were taken by COI...
Dates: 1948 - 1987
Conditions Governing Access: Unless restrictions apply, the collection is open for consultation by researchers using the Manuscripts Reading Room at Cambridge University Library. For further details on conditions governing access please contact mss@lib.cam.ac.uk. Information about opening hours and obtaining a Cambridge University Library reader's ticket is available from the Library's website (www.lib.cam.ac.uk).
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Chinese family taking their meal, 1948, 1948

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/BAM 18/43
Scope and Contents

154 x 162 mm. Showing a Chinese couple taking their midday meal, with a neighbour seated beside them looking after their baby.

Dates: 1948
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: Unless restrictions apply, the collection is open for consultation by researchers using the Manuscripts Reading Room at Cambridge University Library. For further details on conditions governing access please contact mss@lib.cam.ac.uk. Information about opening hours and obtaining a Cambridge University Library reader's ticket is available from the Library's website (www.lib.cam.ac.uk).
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Chinese girl with pineapples, Johore [i.e. Johor Baharu], 1948, 1948

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/BAM 18/42
Scope and Contents

208 x 152 mm. Showing a young Chinese girl seated amongst a pile of recently harvested pineapples.

Dates: 1948
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: Unless restrictions apply, the collection is open for consultation by researchers using the Manuscripts Reading Room at Cambridge University Library. For further details on conditions governing access please contact mss@lib.cam.ac.uk. Information about opening hours and obtaining a Cambridge University Library reader's ticket is available from the Library's website (www.lib.cam.ac.uk).
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Commonwealth citizens in the United Kingdom, 1964-65

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y3011Y
Scope and Contents

A collection of loose prints produced by the Central Office of Information. The prints measure approximately 205 x 155 mm and have detailed story captions on the reverse. The collection illustrates the assimilation of citizens from Commonwealth countries (the majority from India) into English life and highlights some of the efforts made by various authorities and private individuals to facilitate this. It is possible that there were originally 20 photographs in the collection.

Dates: 1964 - 1965
Conditions Governing Access: Unless restrictions apply, the collection is open for consultation by researchers using the Manuscripts Reading Room at Cambridge University Library. For further details on conditions governing access please contact mss@lib.cam.ac.uk. Information about opening hours and obtaining a Cambridge University Library reader's ticket is available from the Library's website (www.lib.cam.ac.uk).
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General Photographs of Basutoland (Lesotho)

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y30547A
Scope and Contents

A collection of loose prints mostly measuring 205 x 155 mm. The collection consists of 21 photographs by the Central Office of Information and four from an unknown source (no. 4-6 and 9). The prints are captioned on the reverse.

Dates: 1963 - 1964
Conditions Governing Access: Unless restrictions apply, the collection is open for consultation by researchers using the Manuscripts Reading Room at Cambridge University Library. For further details on conditions governing access please contact mss@lib.cam.ac.uk. Information about opening hours and obtaining a Cambridge University Library reader's ticket is available from the Library's website (www.lib.cam.ac.uk).
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General Photographs of Bechuanaland (Botswana)

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y30549B
Scope and Contents

A collection of loose prints by the Central Office of Information. The prints measure approximately 205 x 155 mm and have typewritten captions on the reverse. The captions have been used as titles and may include language which is offensive, inaccurate or inappropriate. They have been retained to reflect the context of the collection's creation.

Dates: 1960 - 1965
Conditions Governing Access: Unless restrictions apply, the collection is open for consultation by researchers using the Manuscripts Reading Room at Cambridge University Library. For further details on conditions governing access please contact mss@lib.cam.ac.uk. Information about opening hours and obtaining a Cambridge University Library reader's ticket is available from the Library's website (www.lib.cam.ac.uk).
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General photographs of British Honduras [i.e. Belize]

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y3078C
Scope and Contents

A collection of loose photographs measuring approximately 205 x 155 mm., with comprehensive captions pasted on to the back of the prints. The collection includes views from various parts of the country as well as photographs illustrating education, industry and agriculture.

Dates: 1965
Conditions Governing Access: Unless restrictions apply, the collection is open for consultation by researchers using the Manuscripts Reading Room at Cambridge University Library. For further details on conditions governing access please contact mss@lib.cam.ac.uk. Information about opening hours and obtaining a Cambridge University Library reader's ticket is available from the Library's website (www.lib.cam.ac.uk).
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General photographs of Guyana

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y3079B
Scope and Contents

A collection of loose photographs, most measuring approximately 200 x 155 mm., with comprehensive captions pasted on to the back of the prints. The collection includes views from various parts of the country as well as photographs illustrating education, industry and agriculture.

Dates: 1960 - 1965
Conditions Governing Access: Unless restrictions apply, the collection is open for consultation by researchers using the Manuscripts Reading Room at Cambridge University Library. For further details on conditions governing access please contact mss@lib.cam.ac.uk. Information about opening hours and obtaining a Cambridge University Library reader's ticket is available from the Library's website (www.lib.cam.ac.uk).
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Girl embroidering silk, Alor Star [i.e. Alor Setar] Arts and Crafts School [1960s], 1960 - 1969

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/BAM 18/87
Scope and Contents

153 x 207 mm. As captioned.

Dates: 1960 - 1969
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: Unless restrictions apply, the collection is open for consultation by researchers using the Manuscripts Reading Room at Cambridge University Library. For further details on conditions governing access please contact mss@lib.cam.ac.uk. Information about opening hours and obtaining a Cambridge University Library reader's ticket is available from the Library's website (www.lib.cam.ac.uk).
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Givernment House, Entebbe, 1949-05

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y3045Q/5
Scope and Contents

244 x 194mm. Black and white glossy print of the rear of Government House. Photograph by N.T. Jones.

Dates: 1949-05
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: Unless restrictions apply, the collection is open for consultation by researchers using the Manuscripts Reading Room at Cambridge University Library. For further details on conditions governing access please contact mss@lib.cam.ac.uk. Information about opening hours and obtaining a Cambridge University Library reader's ticket is available from the Library's website (www.lib.cam.ac.uk).
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Gold Coast [i.e. Ghana] Castles

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y30448N
Scope and Contents

A series of photographs of castles.

Dates: 1945
Conditions Governing Access: Unless restrictions apply, the collection is open for consultation by researchers using the Manuscripts Reading Room at Cambridge University Library. For further details on conditions governing access please contact mss@lib.cam.ac.uk. Information about opening hours and obtaining a Cambridge University Library reader's ticket is available from the Library's website (www.lib.cam.ac.uk).
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Government House, Entebbe, 1949-05

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y3045Q/4
Scope and Contents

245 x 194 mm. Black and white glossy print of the front of Government House. Photograph by N.T. Jones.

Dates: 1949-05
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: Unless restrictions apply, the collection is open for consultation by researchers using the Manuscripts Reading Room at Cambridge University Library. For further details on conditions governing access please contact mss@lib.cam.ac.uk. Information about opening hours and obtaining a Cambridge University Library reader's ticket is available from the Library's website (www.lib.cam.ac.uk).
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Grand Harbour, Valletta, 1958-04

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y3017E/2
Scope and Contents

206 x 152 mm. A view looking across Grand Harbour towards Ricasoli Point with shipping moored in the foreground. With part of the centre of Valletta visible at the left of the print.

Dates: 1958-04
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: Unless restrictions apply, the collection is open for consultation by researchers using the Manuscripts Reading Room at Cambridge University Library. For further details on conditions governing access please contact mss@lib.cam.ac.uk. Information about opening hours and obtaining a Cambridge University Library reader's ticket is available from the Library's website (www.lib.cam.ac.uk).
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Harvesting pineapples, 1948, 1948

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/BAM 18/41
Scope and Contents

203 x 153 mm. Showing a Chinese girl piling harvested pineapples in a field.

Dates: 1948
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: Unless restrictions apply, the collection is open for consultation by researchers using the Manuscripts Reading Room at Cambridge University Library. For further details on conditions governing access please contact mss@lib.cam.ac.uk. Information about opening hours and obtaining a Cambridge University Library reader's ticket is available from the Library's website (www.lib.cam.ac.uk).
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His Majesty's High Court of Uganda at Kampala, 1949

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y3045Q/2
Scope and Contents

246 x 192 mm. A black and white glossy print.

Dates: 1949
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: Unless restrictions apply, the collection is open for consultation by researchers using the Manuscripts Reading Room at Cambridge University Library. For further details on conditions governing access please contact mss@lib.cam.ac.uk. Information about opening hours and obtaining a Cambridge University Library reader's ticket is available from the Library's website (www.lib.cam.ac.uk).
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H.P. Walker receiving the Honorary Pingat Pangkuan Negara from Tuanku Abdul Rahman, London, June 1968, 1968-06

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/BAM 9/35
Scope and Contents

206 x 152 mm. Showing the Prime Minister of Malaysia, Tuanku Abdul Rahman (1903-) shaking hands with Henry Philip Walker who had served as doorman at Malaysia House for 30 years. The investiture took place in the office of the Malaysian High Commission in London.

Dates: 1968-06
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: Unless restrictions apply, the collection is open for consultation by researchers using the Manuscripts Reading Room at Cambridge University Library. For further details on conditions governing access please contact mss@lib.cam.ac.uk. Information about opening hours and obtaining a Cambridge University Library reader's ticket is available from the Library's website (www.lib.cam.ac.uk).
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Isheri Approved School, Nigeria

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y3043P
Scope and Contents

A collection of loose prints, measuring approximately 205 x 155 mm, with an accompanying typewritten list of captions.

The photographs show activities and skills taught at the approved school at Isheri. Photographer unknown, probably for the Central office of Information.

Dates: 1950 - 1959
Conditions Governing Access: Unless restrictions apply, the collection is open for consultation by researchers using the Manuscripts Reading Room at Cambridge University Library. For further details on conditions governing access please contact mss@lib.cam.ac.uk. Information about opening hours and obtaining a Cambridge University Library reader's ticket is available from the Library's website (www.lib.cam.ac.uk).
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Kanowit women weaving rattan baskets, Rajang River area, Sarawak, [? 1950s], 1950 - 1959

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/BAM 18/139
Scope and Contents

205 x 153 mm. As captioned.

Dates: 1950 - 1959
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: Unless restrictions apply, the collection is open for consultation by researchers using the Manuscripts Reading Room at Cambridge University Library. For further details on conditions governing access please contact mss@lib.cam.ac.uk. Information about opening hours and obtaining a Cambridge University Library reader's ticket is available from the Library's website (www.lib.cam.ac.uk).
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Making batik cloth, Kota Bahru [i.e. Kota Baharu], Kelantan, 1964, 1964

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/BAM 18/82
Scope and Contents

155 x 188 mm. Showing cotton cloth being printed with metal blocks dipped in dye.

Dates: 1964
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: Unless restrictions apply, the collection is open for consultation by researchers using the Manuscripts Reading Room at Cambridge University Library. For further details on conditions governing access please contact mss@lib.cam.ac.uk. Information about opening hours and obtaining a Cambridge University Library reader's ticket is available from the Library's website (www.lib.cam.ac.uk).
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Malaya. Aboriginal huntsman with blowpipe [? 1960s], 1960 - 1969

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/BAM 18/45
Scope and Contents

157 x 188 mm. Showing a hunter standing in a jungle clearing with his blowpipe raised to his lips.

Dates: 1960 - 1969
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: Unless restrictions apply, the collection is open for consultation by researchers using the Manuscripts Reading Room at Cambridge University Library. For further details on conditions governing access please contact mss@lib.cam.ac.uk. Information about opening hours and obtaining a Cambridge University Library reader's ticket is available from the Library's website (www.lib.cam.ac.uk).
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Malaya fishing village [? 1950s], 1950 - 1959

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/BAM 18/33
Scope and Contents

206 x 153 mm. Showing women waiting on the beach while a catch of fish is unloaded and weighed. A typed caption on the reverse reads: 'The womenfolk wait while the fish are weighed and dumped on the sand'.

Dates: 1950 - 1959
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: Unless restrictions apply, the collection is open for consultation by researchers using the Manuscripts Reading Room at Cambridge University Library. For further details on conditions governing access please contact mss@lib.cam.ac.uk. Information about opening hours and obtaining a Cambridge University Library reader's ticket is available from the Library's website (www.lib.cam.ac.uk).
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Malaya Fishing Village [? 1950s], 1950 - 1959

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/BAM 18/35
Scope and Contents

152 x 105 mm. Showing two workers spreading out piles of salted fish to crispen in the sun. A caption on the reverse reads: 'Youngsters rake the salted fish thinly to crisp in the sun'.

Dates: 1950 - 1959
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: Unless restrictions apply, the collection is open for consultation by researchers using the Manuscripts Reading Room at Cambridge University Library. For further details on conditions governing access please contact mss@lib.cam.ac.uk. Information about opening hours and obtaining a Cambridge University Library reader's ticket is available from the Library's website (www.lib.cam.ac.uk).
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Moslem wedding ceremony, Malaya [1950s], 1950 - 1959

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/BAM 18/79
Scope and Contents

206 x 153 mm. Showing the bride and groom retiring, followed by attendant, after the completion of the transaction of paying for the bride.

Dates: 1950 - 1959
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: Unless restrictions apply, the collection is open for consultation by researchers using the Manuscripts Reading Room at Cambridge University Library. For further details on conditions governing access please contact mss@lib.cam.ac.uk. Information about opening hours and obtaining a Cambridge University Library reader's ticket is available from the Library's website (www.lib.cam.ac.uk).
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