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        A distinction must be made in the archives between two basic categories: on the one hand, the Secretariat archive group (greater in volume than all the rest put together), and on the other the various archive groups of external origin. The Secretariat constituted files and kept registers. At the same time, the institutions set up by the League of Nations or under its auspices in various parts of the world were also day-by-day drafting and storing documents of every kind, the "Commission files".

        Therefore are considered as archive groups "of external origin" all the groups of files constituted outside the Secretariat (whose headquarters, it must be recalled, never left Geneva) by more or less autonomous bodies established by the League of Nations, such as the Administrative Commissions or units directly responsible to the Secretariat such as the branch offices to fulfill some administration or arbitrary obligations imposed by the Treaty of Versailles.


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