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The department was formed in December 1916 from the secretariat of the Committee of Imperial Defense. The Bodleian Library as a legal deposit library has an excellent collection of departmental publications, please search SOLO in the first instance
Publications and current information
The majority of departmental publications are now in electronic form only, search GOV.UK
To search for departmental publications which were published in print, search SOLO
The Cabinet Office at 100
Cabinet Office papers 1915-1988
Online resource of primary source material on the outbreak and events of the first and second world wars, the post-war division of Europe, the creation of the welfare state and the end of empire. The records of Cabinet meetings, chaired by the prime minister, constitute the most valuable single collection of modern British material that can be obtained from official sources.
Cabinet and its Committees
Guide from the National Archives
Records of the Cabinet Office
A brief introduction, National Archives
Discovery holds more than 32 million descriptions of records held by The National Archives and more than 2,500 archives across the country.
Search across descriptions of archives from over 1,000 years of history, held at over 300 institutions across the UK.