Administration files of the Service Arts and Technical Organization

Scope and Content

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

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

Administrative / Biographical History

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.

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