The United Nations Library & Archives Geneva was founded in 1919, as the Library of the League of Nations, and became the UN Library at Geneva when the League’s assets were transferred to the United Nations in 1946. The Institutional Memory Section of the UN Library & Archives Geneva is the official repository for all records of the League of Nations and United Nations Geneva that have enduring historical, fiscal and administrative value.

The fonds and collections under the custody of the Institutional Memory Section, both in paper and digital formats, includes:

  • The League of Nations
  • The United Nations Geneva
  • The International Peace Movements
  • Private Papers
  • Collections (e.g.: brochures, pamphlets, visual materials)

The entire collection comprises 15 linear kilometers of archives and records, plus over 1TB of electronic information.

The UN Archives Geneva platform gives access to the fonds and collections managed by the UN Library & Archives in Geneva. It offers the possibility to search both the description of files or archival documents and in the full text of archival documents that have been digitized.

Visit our institutional website at: https://www.ungeneva.org/en/knowledge/archives