Sub-Fonds - Conventions, Ratifications and Other Diplomatic Instruments (League of Nations)

Identity area

Reference code

Title

Conventions, Ratifications and Other Diplomatic Instruments (League of Nations)

Date(s)

Level of description

Sub-Fonds

Extent and medium

Context area

Archival history

Immediate source of acquisition or transfer

Content and structure area

Scope and content

The heading: "Conventions, ratifications and other diplomatic instruments" refers to the different types of documents that can be found in this Collection.

It mainly consists of diplomatic instruments concluded, for most of them, under the auspices of the League of Nations and deposited, for some of them, with its Secretary-General. This Collection actually includes various documents considered, at the time of the League of Nations, as official ones (signed or sealed) or unique ones to be kept apart from the original files.

The Collection "Conventions, ratifications and other diplomatic instruments" does not include the "League of Nations Treaty series", which is included in the Printed documents collection since these treaties are not original ones but only copies of the original texts.

It has also to be noticed that the meaning of the terms used under the heading: "Conventions, ratifications and other diplomatic instruments", as well as the term "treaty" is variable, changing from State to State and instrument to instrument. Thus, the terms "convention", "treaty", "agreement" can have both a generic and a specific meaning and some of the terms can easily be interchanged: an instrument that is designated "agreement" might also be called "convention" or "treaty". It must however not be concluded that the labelling of treaties and conventions is haphazard. The treaty terminology might be indicative of the relationship of the treaty or convention with a previously or subsequently concluded agreement, or it might indicate that the parties sought to regulate only technical matters, etc. The heading of this Collection "Conventions, ratifications and other diplomatic instruments" refers to this.

This collection consists of conventions, protocols and other agreements, resolutions, official statements, protocols of amendment to the League of Nations Covenant, etc., as well as documents relating to treaty actions such as ratifications, amendments, additional acts to protocols, denunciations of conventions or other agreements, adhesions to optional or final clauses, instruments of accession to conventions etc., registrations and publications, ratifications of adhesion to the Covenant, etc.

Appraisal, destruction and scheduling

Accruals

System of arrangement

Conditions of access and use area

Conditions governing access

Public

Conditions governing reproduction

Language of material

    Script of material

      Language and script notes

      Physical characteristics and technical requirements

      Finding aids

      Allied materials area

      Existence and location of originals

      Existence and location of copies

      Related units of description

      Related descriptions

      Notes area

      Alternative identifier(s)

      Scope ID

      2568

      Access points

      Subject access points

      Place access points

      Name access points

      Genre access points

      Description control area

      Description identifier

      Institution identifier

      Rules and/or conventions used

      Status

      Completed

      Level of detail

      Dates of creation revision deletion

      Language(s)

        Script(s)

          Sources

          Archivist's note

          Protection period duration: 60

          Archivist's note

          Protection period note:

          Archivist's note

          Permission: No permission necessary.

          Archivist's note

          Physical usability: Without limits

          Archivist's note

          Term of protection: None

          Accession area