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Opening Ceremony of the 1985 Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting

Arnold Smith Papers

Arnold Smith (1915 1994), served as the first Secretary General 1965 -1975.

Both a summary and a catalogue of the complete collection held here at Marlborough House are available.

Sir Shridath Ramphal Papers

Sir Shridath Ramphal (1928), served as the second Secretary General 1975 -1990.

Both a summary and a catalogue of the current collection held here at Marlborough House are available. Additions are made to this collection on an annual basis.

Records of the Commonwealth Secretariat

The records date from its establishment in 1965 and include a wide range of materials concerned with politics, economic relations, inter-governmental meetings and the internal administration of the organisation itself.

The Commonwealth Secretariat follows a policy of releasing records into the public domain after a 30 year closure period. Details of the latest release can be found here.

Details of previous releases.