Conservative Party Archive: Chief Publicity Officer/Director of Publicity

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Table of Contents

Introduction
Director of Publicity files: Advertising Agencies, 1967-72
Area Correspondence/Director of Publicity, 1957-72
Broadcasting, c.1950-1974
    Broadcasting: BBC, 1966-8
    Broadcasting: Committees and Reports, c.1950-1968
    Broadcasting: Conferences and Events, 1965-72
    Broadcasting: General Elections, 1959
    Broadcasting: Gramaphone Records, 1964
    Broadcasting: Mr. Heath, 1966-70
    Broadcasting: John Lindsey's correspondence, 1959-72
    Broadcasting: particular programmes and films, 1959-71
    Party Political Broadcasts, 1966-74
    Broadcasting: General Radio and Television, 1957-73
Canvassers, 1957
Director of Publicity - Chairman's Office, 1967-74
Europe, 1971
Local Government Elections Publicity/Greater London Council, 1961-77
Director of Publicity- membership campaigns, 1958-72
'Onward' Brains Trust, 1954-5
Party Conference, 1971
Prime Minister/Leader correspondence with Director of Publicity, 1966-75
Publications, 1957-69
National Advisory Committee on Publicity and Speakers, 1949-66
Elections - publicity, 1945-1966
    1945 General Election
    1950 General Election
    1951 General Election [Vacant]
    1955 General Election
    1959 General Election
    1964 General Election
    1966 General Election
Director of Publicity's correspondence, 1967-72
Director of Publicity correspondence with Sir Michael Fraser, Director of CRD, 1966-73
Party Strategy and Tactics Committees, 1947-73


Chief Publicity Officer/Director of Publicity, 1945-77

Abstract:
Papers of the Chief Publicity Officer and Director of Publicity, 1945-77

Shelfmarks: CCO 600/1-17

Extent: 213 shelfmarks

Scope and Content

The papers of the Director of Information Services/Chief Publicity Officer/Director of Publicity date back to 1947 and include the minutes of the Tactical Committee (1947-51), the precursor of the Liaison Committee and Policy and Methods Committee. The majority of these records are from the 1960s, although the minute books of the National Advisory Committee on Publicity and Speakers date from 1951-66.

Restrictions on Access

General access conditions apply to this material.

Preferred Form of Citation

Oxford, Bodleian Library, Conservative Party Archive [followed by shelfmark, e.g. CCO 600/1/1].

Corporate names (NCA Rules)

Conservative Party | Director of Publicity

Subjects (LCSH)

Broadcasting
Publicity



Director of Publicity files: Advertising Agencies, 1967-72

CCO 600/1/1 Correspondence with Coleman Prentis & Varley Ltd. 1967
CCO 600/1/2 Summary of meeting with Royds, 1968, and campaign proposals summary by Royds, 1969 1968-9
CCO 600/1/3 Correspondence with and survey reports about Publications Division by PA Management Consultants 1971
CCO 600/1/4 Publicity proposals submitted by advertising firms tendering for Conservative Party contract 1972




Area Correspondence/Director of Publicity, 1957-72

CCO 600/2/1 Correspondence with Area Publicity officers May 1957-Sept. 1960
CCO 600/2/2 Minutes of meetings of Area Publicity officers and of Political Education officers June 1957-Jan. 1960
CCO 600/2/3 Correspondence with agents Feb.-Dec. 1967
CCO 600/2/4 Correspondence with agents, general Jan.-Sept. 1968
CCO 600/2/5 Correspondence with Areas and Constituency Associations Mar. 1971-Dec. 1972




Broadcasting, c.1950-1974

    Broadcasting: BBC, 1966-8

CCO 600/3/1/1 Summary of BBC programmes Aug.-Oct. 1967
CCO 600/3/1/2 Director of Publicity - correspondence with BBC about balance in coverage Aug. 1966-Dec. 1967
CCO 600/3/1/3 Director of Publicity - correspondence with BBC about balance in coverage Jan.-Sept. 1968

    Broadcasting: Committees and Reports, c.1950-1968

CCO 600/3/2/1 Reorganisation of Central Office structure for improved communication by television and film c.1950s
CCO 600/3/2/2 Radio and television: Kaberry committee on Election Law and Practice 1960
CCO 600/3/2/3 Director of Publicity - All-Party Committee on Political Broadcasting 1966-June 1967
CCO 600/3/2/4 Director of Publicity - All-Party Committee on Political Broadcasting Aug. 1967-Sept. 1968

    Broadcasting: Conferences and Events, 1965-72

CCO 600/3/3/1 Conservative Party Conference, television inteviews and reports 1965
CCO 600/3/3/2 Lists of Heath speeches 1965
CCO 600/3/3/3 Radio and television coverage of Selwyn Lloyd's visit to Rhodesia 1966
CCO 600/3/3/4 Broadcasting coverage of Conservative Party Conference 1966
CCO 600/3/3/5 Broadcasting coverage of the Conservative Party Conference 1968
CCO 600/3/3/6 Regional Monitoring Reports: Conservative Party Conference 1968
CCO 600/3/3/7 Broadcasting information on Conservative Party Conference 1969
CCO 600/3/3/8 Reports on Broadcasts: Conservative Party Conference 1970
CCO 600/3/3/9 Broadcasting details: Conservative Party Conference 1970
CCO 600/3/3/10 Broadcasting details: Conservative Party Conference 1971
CCO 600/3/3/11 Reports on broadcasts: Conservative Party Conference 1971
CCO 600/3/3/12 Conservative Party Conference Broadcasting 1972
CCO 600/3/3/13 Broadcasting details of the Liberal Assembly 1966
CCO 600/3/3/14 Coverage of the Labour Party Conferences 1966-7
CCO 600/3/3/15 Coverage of the Labour Party Conference 1968
CCO 600/3/3/16 Coverage of Labourt Party Conference 1969
CCO 600/3/3/17 Radio and television coverage reports of the Labour Party Conference 1969
CCO 600/3/3/18 Radio and television coverage reports of the Labour Party Conference 1970
CCO 600/3/3/19 Radio and television coverage reports of the Labour Party Conference 1971
CCO 600/3/3/20 Radio and television coverage reports of the Labour Party Conference 1972
CCO 600/3/3/21 Radio and television coverage reports of the Trade Union Congress 1967

    Broadcasting: General Elections, 1959

CCO 600/3/4/1 1959 General Election - radio and television 1959
CCO 600/3/4/2 1959 General Election - News Bulletin coverage 1959
CCO 600/3/4/3 1959 General Election - Scripts for social service broadcasts 1959
CCO 600/3/4/4 1959 General Election - scripts for 'Opportunity' broadcast 1959
CCO 600/3/4/5 1959 General Election - election sound broadcasts 1959
CCO 600/3/4/6 1959 General Election - television broadcasts 1959
CCO 600/3/4/7 1959 General Election - scripts for broadcasts on agriculture 1959
CCO 600/3/4/8 1959 General Election - film locations (camera unit) 1959
CCO 600/3/4/9 1959 General Election - 'The Interpreter) film script adapted to television 1959
CCO 600/3/4/10 1959 General Election - film shot lists 1959
CCO 600/3/4/11 1959 General Election - script for 'Standard Living' broadcast 1959
CCO 600/3/4/12 1959 General Election - presentation ideas 1959
CCO 600/3/4/13 1959 General Election - sound broadcasts RA Butler and Miss Hornsby-Smith 1959
CCO 600/3/4/14 1959 General Election - sound broadcast - Lord Hailsham Oct. 6 1959

    Broadcasting: Gramaphone Records, 1964

CCO 600/3/5/1 Gramaphone records Mar.-July 1964

    Broadcasting: Mr. Heath, 1966-70

CCO 600/3/6/1 Mr. Heath's broadcast coverage 1966-70

    Broadcasting: John Lindsey's correspondence, 1959-72

CCO 600/3/7/1 Correspondence June-Dec. 1959
CCO 600/3/7/2 Correspondence Aug. 1959-Dec. 1968
CCO 600/3/7/3 Correspondence Jan.-May 1960
CCO 600/3/7/4 Correspondence Nov. 1964-Feb. 1965
CCO 600/3/7/5 Correspondence Mar.-Dec.1965
CCO 600/3/7/6 Correspondence Dec. 1965-Mar. 1966
CCO 600/3/7/7 Correspondence July-Aug. 1966
CCO 600/3/7/8 Correspondence 1966-7
CCO 600/3/7/9 Correspondence 1969-72

    Broadcasting: particular programmes and films, 1959-71

CCO 600/3/9/1 Scripts for 'Work and Play' broadcast 1959
CCO 600/3/9/2 Photographs from 'Come Our Way' n.d.
CCO 600/3/9/3 'That Was the Week that Was', comments/monitoring reports on July 1962-Dec. 1963
CCO 600/3/9/4 'That Was the Week that Was', press clippings and extracts 1963
CCO 600/3/9/5 'Action report' film by Mr. Murray-Brown 1964
CCO 600/3/9/6 Correspondence on the 'Tonight' programme Feb.-June 1965
CCO 600/3/9/7 Late Night Extra Mar.-Apr. 1969
CCO 600/3/9/8 Transcripts on 'Week in Westminster' Jan.-July 1971

    Party Political Broadcasts, 1966-74

CCO 600/3/10/1 Correspondence re. broadcasts, public opinion research and television programmes Nov. 1966-Dec. 1967
CCO 600/3/10/2 Director of Publicity - correspondence relating to PPBs, public opinion research and television programming Jan.-Dec. 1968
CCO 600/3/10/3 Director of Publicity - PPB on social services 17 Nov. 1971
CCO 600/3/10/4 Director of Publicity - Prime Minister's broadcast 8 Dec. 1971
CCO 600/3/10/5 Director of Publicity - PPB on housing 8 Mar. 1972
CCO 600/3/10/6 Director of Publicity - PPB 12 Apr. 1972
CCO 600/3/10/7 Director of Publicity - PPB 3 May 1972
CCO 600/3/10/8 Director of Publicity - PPB 6 May 1972
CCO 600/3/10/9 Director of Publicity - correspondence about and transcripts of broadcasts Jan.-Nov. 1973
CCO 600/3/10/10 Director of Publicity - PPB 21 Mar. 1973
CCO 600/3/10/11 Director of Publicity - PPB 11 Apr. 1973
CCO 600/3/10/12 Director of Publicity - PPB 9 May 1973
CCO 600/3/10/13 Director of Publicity - PPB 6 June 1973
CCO 600/3/10/14 Director of Publicity - PPB 24 Oct. 1973
CCO 600/3/10/15 Director of Publicity - market research on PPBs 30 Apr.-6 May 1974

    Broadcasting: General Radio and Television, 1957-73

CCO 600/3/11/1 Director of Publicity - correspondence about radio and television programmes and broadcasts Mar. 1957-Dec. 1958
CCO 600/3/11/2 Director of Publicity - correspondence about radio and television programmes and broadcasting Jan. 1959-Dec. 1960
CCO 600/3/11/3 Radio and television appearances by backbenchers and ministers, 1966; Mr Wilson; Mr Maudling's visit to South Africa; Mr Du Cann c.1966
CCO 600/3/11/4 Broadcasting - appearances of ministers and MPs June 1966
CCO 600/3/11/5 Transcripts of broadcasts by Harker-Bishop Ltd. 1966-9
CCO 600/3/11/6 Summaries of radio and television programmes (ITV) Aug.-Oct. 1967
CCO 600/3/11/7 Summaries of radio and television programmes (sound radio) Aug.-Oct. 1967
CCO 600/3/11/8 Closed circuit television 1968
CCO 600/3/11/9 Party breakdown of MPs appearing in television and raido programmes 1968
CCO 600/3/11/10 Director of Publicity- correspondence with Deputy Director (broadcasting) including brief on role of Deputy Director Mar. 1971-Jan. 1973




Canvassers, 1957

CCO 600/4/1 Director of Publicity correspondence with and about the Committee on briefing of Canvassers Mar.-Apr. 1957




Director of Publicity - Chairman's Office, 1967-74

CCO 600/5/1 Correspondence with the Party Chairman Feb.-Dec. 1967
CCO 600/5/2 Correspondence with the Party Chairman (including memorandum from the resigning Director about the role and function of the Director of Publicity) Jan.-Oct. 1968
CCO 600/5/3 Correspondence with Party Chairman (Lord Carrington) Mar.-Dec. 1972
CCO 600/5/4 Correspondence with Party Chairman's Office June 1972-July 1974
CCO 600/5/5 Correspondence with Chairman's personal assistant Nov. 1972-May 1974




Europe, 1971

CCO 600/6/1 Publicity Department- European Committee 1971




Local Government Elections Publicity/Greater London Council, 1961-77

CCO 600/7/1 Publicity 1961
CCO 600/7/2 Publicity 1962
CCO 600/7/3 Publicity 1963
CCO 600/7/4 Publicity 1964
CCO 600/7/5 Publicity 1965
CCO 600/7/6 Publicity 1966
CCO 600/7/7 Publicity 1967
CCO 600/7/7A 1967 Greater London Election - publicity, general 1967
CCO 600/7/8 Publicity 1968
CCO 600/7/9 Folder of correspondence 1968
CCO 600/7/10 Publicity 1969
CCO 600/7/11 Correspondence regarding publicity May 1971-Aug. 1972
CCO 600/7/12 Director of Publicity- correspondence with and about Greater London Council June 1971-Jan. 1973
CCO 600/7/13 Greater London Council Elections publicity 1977




Director of Publicity- membership campaigns, 1958-72

CCO 600/8/1 Membership Campaign 1958
CCO 600/8/2 Membership Campaign 1962
CCO 600/8/3 Publicity materials for membership and fund-raising campaign 1968
CCO 600/8/4 Membership campaign publicity (Support the Conservatives Year) 1972




'Onward' Brains Trust, 1954-5

CCO 600/9/1 Sub-committee minute book 1954-5




Party Conference, 1971

CCO 600/10/1 Party Conference 1971




Prime Minister/Leader correspondence with Director of Publicity, 1966-75

CCO 600/11/1 Correspondence with and about Prime Minister/Leader Mar. 1966-Sept. 1967
CCO 600/11/2 Correspondence with and about Leader Oct. 1967-Mar. 1968
CCO 600/11/3 Director of Publicity - press clippings about Leader July 1967-Apr. 1968
CCO 600/11/4 Correspondence with Prime Minister's office May 1971-June 1972
CCO 600/11/5 Correspondence with Prime Minister and Prime Minister's Office July 1972-Aug. 1973
CCO 600/11/6 Correspondence with Prime Minister and Prime Ministers Private Office 1973-5




Publications, 1957-69

CCO 600/12/1 Director of Publicity correspondence with and about the Committee on sale and free distribution of publications May-June 1957
CCO 600/12/2 'Putting Britain Right Ahead' bound volume of news clippings Oct. 1965
CCO 600/12/3 Weekly and Monthly News redesign plans 1968
CCO 600/12/4 'Blueprint' 1966-9
CCO 600/12/5 Magazine with comic strips 1964
CCO 600/12/6 Film 1964
CCO 600/12/7 'Putting Britian Right Ahead' 1965
CCO 600/12/8 Meetings on publications 1965




National Advisory Committee on Publicity and Speakers, 1949-66

CCO 600/13/1 National Advisory Committee on Publicity and Speakers - Television Sub-Committee 1960
CCO 600/13/2 Director of Publicity correspondence with and about Horniblow Report submitted by National Advisory Committee on Publicity and Speakers 1961-2
CCO 600/13/3 Sub-committee on functions of the National Advisory Committee on Publicity and Speakers 1962-3
CCO 600/13/4 National Advisory Committee on Publicity and Speakers - history and organisation 1962-3
CCO 600/13/5 National Advisory Committee on Publicity and Speakers - miscellaneous papers 1959-65
CCO 600/13/6 National Advisory Committee on Publicity and Speakers - minutes 1949-54
CCO 600/13/7 National Advisory Committee on Publicity and Speakers - minutes 1955-8
CCO 600/13/8 National Advisory Committee on Publicity and Speakers - minutes 1958-62
CCO 600/13/9 National Advisory Committee on Publicity and Speakers - minutes 1962-5
CCO 600/13/10 National Advisory Committee on Publicity and Speakers - minutes 1965-6




Elections - publicity, 1945-1966

    1945 General Election

CCO 600/14/8 1945 General Election leaflets 1945

    1950 General Election

CCO 600/14/1 Chief Publicity Officer - internal reports about functions of departments during the General Election Feb.-Mar. 1950
CCO 600/14/2 Chief Publicity Officer - Area Publicity Officers' reviews of election 1950

    1951 General Election [Vacant]

    1955 General Election

CCO 600/14/3 Chief Publicity Officer - TV broadcasts on 1955 General Election Apr.-Aug. 1955
CCO 600/14/4 Chief Publicity Officer - correspondence regarding publicity for 1955 General Election Dec. 1954-Aug. 1955
CCO 600/14/5 Chief Publicity Officer - publicity materials: posters, leaflets, car stickers etc., 1955 General Election 1955
CCO 600/14/6 1955 General Election - publicity department reports and chief circular letters 1955

    1959 General Election

CCO 600/14/9 1959 General Election leaflets 1959

    1964 General Election

CCO 600/14/7 Publicity material for 1964 General Election 1964
CCO 600/14/10 1964 General Election leaflets 1964
CCO 600/14/11 1964 General Election - poster campaign coverage [Including National Poster Campaign 1963] 1963-1964
CCO 600/14/12 1964 General Election - poster publicity schedules Aug 1964
CCO 600/14/13 1964 General Election - Labour Party poster activity 1963-1964
CCO 600/14/14 1964 General Election - constituency site bookings for poster campaign 1963
CCO 600/14/15 1964 General Election - Campaign Classifications c.1963-4
CCO 600/14/16 1964 General Election - poster Sites 1963-4
CCO 600/14/17 1964 General Election - poster campaign photographs 1964
CCO 600/14/18 1964 General Election - poster campaign 1964-5
CCO 600/14/19 1964 General Election - schedule and cost of poster campaign 1964
CCO 600/14/30 1964 General Election - Aids to Conservative and Unionist Candidates and Agents [Contains template designs for election address layouts with explanatory notes, car stickers and visiting cards] Jul 1964
CCO 600/14/31 1964 General Election - Memoranda and correspondence concerning the use of propaganda caravans by Conservative Central Office in seaside resorts during the election campaign [Includes photographs of the caravans and sample election literature] Jul 1964
CCO 600/14/32 1964 General Election - Area Publicity Officers' reviews of press and publicity during the election campaign

Areas included:-

  • Wales and Monmouthshire
  • Greater London
  • Northern
  • North-West
  • Yorkshire
  • West Midlands
  • East Midlands
  • Eastern
  • South-Eastern
  • Wessex
  • Western
  • Scotland
Oct 1964
CCO 600/14/33 1964 General Election - Correspondence concerning the production of 200,000 disposable plastic gramophone discs for distribution during the election campaign entitled Songs for Swinging Voters, and subsequent legal dispute with the producers John Boyden (Recordings) Ltd over copyright and payment of Purchase Tax [Includes sample copy of the disc and transcripts of the songs included on the disc] 1964

    1966 General Election

CCO 600/14/20 1966 General Election - publicity material production 1966
CCO 600/14/21 1966 General Election - Marginals' Poster Campaign 1965 1965
CCO 600/14/22 1966 General Election - Marginals' Poster Campaign 1965, including lists of constituencies concerned and contractors involved 1965
CCO 600/14/23 1966 General Election - poster campaign 1965-1966
CCO 600/14/24 1966 General Election - poster campaign 1966
CCO 600/14/25 1966 General Election - poster campaign correspondence 1965-1966
CCO 600/14/26 1966 General Election - poster production and usage [Including samples of material produced] 1966
CCO 600/14/27 1966 General Election - publicity suggestions 1966
CCO 600/14/28 1966 General Election - Scotland 1966
CCO 600/14/29 1966 General Election - Circulation Manager's files 1966




Director of Publicity's correspondence, 1967-72

CCO 600/15/1 Director of Publicity's correspondence Sept. 1967-Aug. 1968
CCO 600/15/2 Memoranda within the Publicity Department Nov. 1968-Jan. 1972
CCO 600/15/3 Correspondence with Ministers, MPs and Ministries (general publicity, strategy, broadcasts, publications) Jan.-May 1972
CCO 600/15/4 Correspondence with Ministers, MPs and Ministries (general publicity, strategy, broadcasts, publications) June-Dec. 1972
CCO 600/15/5 Correspondence about Official Group Committee/meetings Jan. 1968-Aug. 1972
CCO 600/15/6 Publicity sub-committee 1969-70
CCO 600/15/7 General Purposes Committee 1969
CCO 600/15/8 General Purposes Committee 1970
CCO 600/15/9 Policy Initiatives and Methods Committee 1966
CCO 600/15/10 Policy Initiatives and Methods Committee 1968-9
CCO 600/15/11 Policy Initiatives and Methods Committee 1969
CCO 600/15/12 Policy Initiatives and Methods Committee 1970
CCO 600/15/13 Geoffrey Tucker (Director of Publicity)- personal file 1968
CCO 600/15/14 Interdepartmental correspondence, miscellaneous Dec. 1971-Nov. 1972




Director of Publicity correspondence with Sir Michael Fraser, Director of CRD, 1966-73

CCO 600/16/1 Director of Publicity correspondence with Sir Michael Fraser, Director of CRD Jan.-Dec. 1971
CCO 600/16/2 Director of Publicity correspondence with Sir Michael Fraser, Director of CRD Jan.-July 1971
CCO 600/16/3 Director of Publicity correspondence with Sir Michael Fraser, Director of CRD Aug.-Dec. 1971
CCO 600/16/4 Director of Publicity correspondence with Sir Michael Fraser, Director of CRD Jan.-May 1973
CCO 600/16/5 Director of Publicity correspondence with Director of CRD Nov. 1966-Dec. 1968
CCO 600/16/6 Director of Publicity correspondence with Director of CRD Jan.-Dec. 1971
CCO 600/16/7 Director of Publicity correspondence with Director of CRD Jan.-Apr. 1972
CCO 600/16/8 Director of Publicity correspondence with Director of CRD May 1972-Nov. 1973




Party Strategy and Tactics Committees, 1947-73

CCO 600/17/1 Tactical Staff Committee - general correspondence and memos Feb.-Aug. 1947
CCO 600/17/2 Tactical Staff Committee - general correspondence and memos Sept.-Dec. 1947
CCO 600/17/3 Tactical Staff Committee - general correspondence and memos Jan.-May 1948
CCO 600/17/4 Tactical Staff Committee - general correspondence and memos June-July 1948
CCO 600/17/5 Tactical Staff Committee - general correspondence and memos Aug.-Dec. 1948
CCO 600/17/6 Tactical Staff Committee - general correspondence and memos Jan.-July 1949
CCO 600/17/7 Tactical Staff Committee - general correspondence and memos Aug. 1949-Dec. 1950
CCO 600/17/8 Tactical Staff Committee - general correspondence and memos Jan.-Sept. 1951
CCO 600/17/9 Tactical Staff Committee - minutes Apr.-Dec. 1947
CCO 600/17/10 Tactical Staff Committee - minutes Jan.-Dec. 1948
CCO 600/17/11 Tactical Staff Committee - minutes Jan.-Dec. 1949
CCO 600/17/12 Tactical Staff Committee - minutes Jan.-Dec. 1950
CCO 600/17/13 Tactical Staff Committee - minutes Jan.-Sept. 1951
CCO 600/17/14 Policy Initiatives and Methods Committee, correspondence and memos Nov. 1966-Sept. 1968
CCO 600/17/15 Tactical Committee, notes and correspondence Jan. 1971-Feb. 1973
CCO 600/17/16 Tactical Committee, notes and correspondence Mar. 1973-Oct. 1973



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