Sub-Fonds - Commission Files

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Commission Files


  • 1919-1947 (Creation)

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548 boxes

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"Commission files" represent the files of the units of the Secretariat which were produced and indexed outside of the Registry, that is those, in the case of Nansen fonds, of external missions, offices, delegations of the High Commissioner for Refugees as well as, for example, of those of the autonomous Nansen Office for Refugees (1930-1938), or of High Commissioner for Refugees in London. Nevertheless, in some cases, Commission files also include some "pure" Registry files as in the series "Nansen Office for Refugees" (1930-1938) and "Liquidator of the Nansen Office in Paris" (1939-1947).

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      Protection period to: 2007-12-31

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          Protection period duration: 60

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          Permission: No permission necessary.

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          Physical usability: Without limits

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          Term of protection: None

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