The papers of Bertha von Suttner include a comprehensive series of correspondence covering the years 1870-1914. They also include her diaries for 1897-1914 as well as her literary manuscripts and newspaper articles on events relating to political and peace movements of that time.Bertha von Suttner
The Fried Papers consist of a wide variety of documents relating to Fried's personal life and professional career.
Fried's private and professional correspondence has, with the exception of those letters received during the First World War, been almost completely preserved. It starts in 1880 with letters that Fried, while residing in Hamburg, received from his family and from friends, and it ends in 1921. The best documented periods are those from 1892 to 1914, and those from 1919 to 1921. Special mention must be made of the numerous letters, postcards, and billets addressed over 23 years by Bertha von Suttner to A. H. Fried. A like completeness cannot be stated as regards Fried's manuscripts of books, brochures, articles and speeches. The years 1892 to 1903 in particular are rather sparsely covered.
The reorganisation of the refugee work was initiated following the decisions taken during the 10th Assembly to wind up the refugee organisation within 10 years. The file contains discussions, comments made by Messrs. T. Lodge, I. Kerno, Avenol, Walters on the operation and financial arrangements and the transfer of refugee operations to the League of Nations through the creation of a "International Refugees Office". It also proposed to creat an Executive Council or Committee to oversee the liquidation. It mentioned the nomination of a new High Commissioner following the death of F. Nansen. There was correspondence with other officials of the League, with individual who looked for openings in the new organisation and with an NGO called the "American Society for Relief of Russian Exiles, Inc.", "Joint Foreign Committee of the Jewish Board of Deputies and the Anglo-Jewish Association". It also contains the inputs to the draft report of the Secretary-Genera on the future organisation of refugee work and a League document A.34.1930.XIII dated 5 September 1930 on "Russian, Armenian, Assyrian, Assyro-Chaldrean and the Turkish Refugees - Report by the Inter-Governmental Advisory Commission attached to the High Commissioner for Refugees".League of Nations Political Section file (Mr. Kerno)