Additional Collections


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The additional collections combine various assembled groups of documents, artefacts, and audiovisual materials. They cover the League of Nations as well as the UN Geneva collections.

The Additional Collections include:

  • The Conventions, Ratifications and other Diplomatic Instruments (League of Nations) collection mainly consists of diplomatic instruments in most cases concluded under the auspices of the League of Nations and deposited with its Secretary-General.
  • The Official Documents (League of Nations) collection contains the official publications (printed or mimeographed), minutes, working papers and documents of the various League organs.
  • The Brochures and Pamphlets (League of Nations) collection consists of a unique group of printed secondary material and documents arranged under subject headings such as Droit Securité (Military Science), Mouvement Pacifiste, Associations Pacifistes, Alcoholism-Children, Protection de la Femme, Cooperation Intellectuelle/Paix et Langues, Missions/Problèmes Religieux, Eglises et Missions, Réfugies, Association for la SdN and Associations pour les Nations Unies.
  • The Photograph Collection (League of Nations) includes photos of: Personalities, Assemblies, Councils, Delegations, Commissions, Conferences, the Secretariat, the Permanent Court of International Justice, the Bureau International du Travail, and miscellaneous photos. The Photograph Collection is available online.

The vast majority of the Additional Collections are not available online and have not been described. Access to available finding aids and to the archives is done in-person at the UN Archives Geneva Reading Room.

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