Government Departments: Home Office- ARP, and Civil Defence
6 sub-files of correspondence with the Home Office. Consists of:
1) Proposed ARP exhibition in IWM 1939: Correspondence re suggestion that the Museum incorporate a small display on the ARP in 1939. [NB display did not happen]
2) Mr Roetter: Correspondence regarding a cablegram from Mr Roetter regarding his son who had been interred as a enemy alien in the UK, who had also previously donated a book to the Museum.
3) Directorate of Camouflage, Leamington Spa: Correspondence with the Directorate regarding a visit by the Museum and subsequent earmarking of exhibits, and later correspondence informing the Museum the exhibits had been transferred to the RAF for staff training.
4) Home Office and Ministry of Home Security- Air Raid Precautions Department: Correspondence regarding air raid precautions for the Museum including ordering fireguard armlets for staff, displaying warning posters, returning of excess respirators, return of rubber boots. Also regarding acquisition of posters and fireguards notes.
5) Home Office and Ministry of Home Security- HQ London Civil Defence Region: Correspondence regarding the acquisition of exhibits from the HQ of the London Civil Defence Region (including tally boards, maps) and a possible exhibition using these items. Also regarding a visit to the HQ to select items for exhibition.
6) Correspondence with Home Office regarding training of ARP wardens: Correspondence regarding acquisition of publications, uniforms and fire officer equipment from the Home Office- Civil Defence Department. Also regarding the supply of training material by the Museum to Civil defence groups, possible acquisition of fire insurance maps from around the country showing bomb damage, and a list of Civil Defence publications held by the Museum.