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Administration files of the Service Arts and Technical Organization, 1943-1946

Identifier: PJM/SATO/A

Scope and Contents

Administration files of the Service Arts and Technical Organization consists of:

  1. mixed correspondence to Percy Johnson-Marshall as General Secretary of SATO,1945
  2. file of undeliverable letters returned to the General Secretary,1945-1947
  3. file concerning "Reconstruction and the Services",1943-1944
  4. correspondence with the United States Office of War Information,1944-1946
  5. typescript papers relating to the history of SATO,1943
  6. proposed SATO staff branch at Allied Land Forces South East Asia (ALFSEA), 1945
  7. government reports concerning SATO,1945
  8. general papers concerning SATO,1943-1946
  9. copies of SATO broadsheets, 1943-1945
  10. copies of SATO information notes,1943
  11. papers concerning SATO policy and records, 1942-1945
  12. miscellaneous published articles, 1942-1945
  13. SATO accounts and receipts, 1944-1946
  14. correspondence sent by the General Secretary, 1943-1945
  15. outlines of aims and objectives and secretaries,1944


  • Creation: 1943-1946


Language of Materials

This material is in English

Physical Description

15 files

Conditions Governing Access

Material relating to living individuals may be restricted under the Data Protection Act, 1998.

Biographical / Historical

While posted with the British Army in India, during World War II, Percy Johnson-Marshall was General Secretary to the Service Arts and Technical Organization (SATO) from 1943 until his repatriation in 1945. One of his duties was the administration of the organisation. He kept a number of files concerning this, some in a numbered series and the remainder unnumbered. The files described in this series are those which have been recovered.


From the Sub-Fonds: 0.5 metres