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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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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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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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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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Progress in the Colonies, 1940s-1950s

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y3011R
Scope and Contents A collection of prints produced by the Central Office of Information. The prints measure approximately 165 x 115 mm and have typewritten captions pasted onto the reverse. A sheet of paper with the prints gives the title: 'Progress in the Colonies. Rejected photographs'. This selection appears to be part of a larger series of prints -the captions are often numbered and frequently make references to 'Feature Sets'. The photographs illustrate post-war developments in agriculture,...
Dates: 1940 - 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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Royal Tour of the West Indies, 1966

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y307C
Scope and Contents A collection of loose photographs measuring approximately 205 x 155 mm, with captions pasted to the backs of the prints. The photographs show scenes and events during the tour of 1966 which started at Georgetown, British Guiana and following the line of the islands (apart from a detour to Nassau) and ended in Jamaica. This was the first visit of the Queen to most of the islands although she had been to Jamaica and Bermuda during her world tour of the Commonwealth in 1953-4. Photographs by...
Dates: 1966
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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The Australian Bicentennial

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y308L
Scope and Contents

Twenty-two images (with some duplicates), chiefly of the 'Young Endeavour'. A photograph of an article on the voyage of the Young Endeavour which sailed from Portsmouth in August 1987 and arrived in Hobart on 10 January 1988, taken from the RCS Newsletter No. 19, Spring 1988, is filed with the photographs.

Dates: 1986 - 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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Uganda (Architectural features)

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

Collection of images of government buildings, His Majesty's High Court and cathedrals in Uganda. The collection was given to the RCS library by the Central Office of Information, therefore, presumably, they were also the photographer.

Dates: 1949
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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