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Aghnides, Thanassis
Agh/Pp1-6/1-45 · Sub-Fonds · 1907-1963
Part of Private Archives

The collection contains items concerning Mr. Aghnides's career with the League of Nations, namely his activities with the Press Bureau of the Legation of Greece in London, the Minorities Section, the Disarmament Section, the Political Section (1918-1930). It includes also Aghnides' mission and activities as Director of the Disarmament Commission and as Under Secretary-General.

There are 4 black and white photos about Thanassis Aghnides, Salter James Arthur and Antoine Faroustou.

There are books.

Aghnides, Thanassis
Chavichvili, K.A.
Sub-Fonds
Part of Private Archives

Chavichvili's private papers consist of photos concerning his work with the League of Nations and in particular his mission to Tiflis and his participation in Peace Congresses.

Chavichvili, K.A.
Kostelecký, Václav
Kost/Pp329-335/1- · Sub-Fonds · 1946-2007
Part of Private Archives

The collection primarily contains items concerning Mr. Kostelecký's career with the United Nations, namely his activities with the United Nations Appeal for Children (UNAC) and his work with the United Nations Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE), including his work on as a consultant on the official history of UNECE: “Three Decades of the United Nations Economic Commission for Europe” (E/ECE/962).

There is also correspondence between Kostelecký and Myrdal about the ECE history project, including the preparatory work for Kostelecky's book “The United Nations Economic Commission for Europe: The Beginning of a History”. This material includes records of interviews with figures prominent in the UNECE, including Gunnar Myrdal, Walt Rostow, and Evgeny Chossudovsky, among others.

The collection also contains correspondence with the Kostelecký and Myrdal families and the Swedish Labour Movement Library and Archives about donations of Kostelecký and Myrdal's Papers, as well as Kostelecky’s publications and several books from his personal library.

There are numerous photos, four framed portaits, and several film negatives in the collection, including portraits of Kostelecky and other United Nations staff members, as well as more personal photos of the Kostelecky and Myrdal families. Primarily, however, there are photos relating to the work of the UNECE. In total, there are over 300 photographs in the collection.

Kostelecky, Vaclav
Lester, Sean
Sub-Fonds · 1929-
Part of Private Archives

S. Lester's Diary (1935-1941) consists of two bound volumes.
Vol. I contains a typescript copy of pages 1-753 and a copy of an article on S. Lester published in "UN Special", July 1959;
Vol. II contains photocopies of pages 754-978 (including annexes and an index to the diary).

The collection of Lester papers (including some pages from the diary, private and official correspondence, reports, many press cuttings,relating particularly to the Danzig period when he was targeted by the Nazi press, etc.) covers essentially the period 1929-1946, but also includes some post-retirement material running up to 1959, as well as some photos and family letters.

Lester, Sean 1888-1959 Irish journalist, diplomat and last Secretary-General of the League of Nations Sean Lester was born on 27 September 1888 in County Antrim, Ireland, where his father was a shopkeeper. The family subsequently moved to Belfast and it is here, that after some years in the Methodist College, S. Lester ended his formal education. During a first period when he worked in a number of minor jobs, Lester discovered the cause of Irish independence. He joined the Gaelic League, an inspirational cultural organisation, and also the Dungarnon clubs, a young revolutionary group that sought to unite protestant and catholic Irish and to achieve independence for the country. Lester was also sworn into the Irish Republican Brotherhood, a small and secret organisation, and became a member of the Irish Volunteers. In 1909 Lester went into journalism, starting in small provincial newspapers, and finally in the national paper, The Freeman's Journal. Shortly after Ireland's independence was recognised, h