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C1532/428/20A/19222/19016/Jacket1 · File · 1929-1931
Part of League of Nations Refugees Mixed Archival Group (Nansen Fonds)

File contains correspondence on the drafting and distribution of the appeal. National Committees were formed in Denmark and Norway for raising money for the Fund in those countries. The appeal document which entitled "Appeal for a Memorial Fund for the Completion of the Humanitarian Work of Dr. Fridtjof Nansen" or the "Nansen Memorial Fund" was signed by H. E. M. Aristide Briand, Minister for Foreign Affairs of the French Republic; The Rt. Hon. Viscount Cecil of Chelwood, K.C.; H.E. Dr. Julius Curtius, Minister for Foreign Affairs of the Reich; H.E. Signor D. Grandi, Minister for Foreign Affairs of the Kingdom of Italy; The Rt. Hon. Arthur Henderson, P.C. M.P., Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs; H.E. Dr. T. G. Masaryk, President of the Czechoslovak Republic; H.E. M. Joh. Ludw. Mowinckel, former Prime Minister and Minister for Foreign Affairs of Norway; H.E. M. E. Venizelos, President of the Council of Ministers of Greece.

Draft document:
C.A.24.1931 - Governing Body 3rd Session - Nansen Memorial Fund
"Appel du Dr. Fidtjof Nansen - Haut-Commissaire de la Société des Nations pour les Réfugiés pour l'obtention des fonds nécessités par la liquidation de la partie matérielle du problème des réfugiés russes, arméniens, assyriens, assyro-chaldéens et turcs"
C.300.M.141.1931 - 13 May 1931 - Note by the Secretary-General (English and French) - Lettre émanant de M. Max Huber, Président du Conseil d'administration de l'Office international nansen pour les Réfugiés

Press clippings:
"Manchester Guardian " dated 22 May 1930 on " Nansen and Armenia - An Obligation that Remains"
"New York Times" dated 14 May 1931 on "The Refugees' Best Friend"
"New York Times" dated 13 May 1931 on "8 Statesmen appeal for Nansen Memorial - Henderson, Briand, Curtius and others seek fund to care for refugees"
"Deutsche Allgemeine Zeit - Abend Aus Berlin" dated 15 March 1931 on "Ein "Nansen-Fonds" zur bie Fluchlings in Europa und asien?"
"The Way of the World - No. 110" - dated 15 May 1931
"Jewish Telegraphic Agency" dated 11 May 1931 on "Nansen Memorial Fund: Appeal issued by League of Nations Council for Completion of Dr. Nansen's Humanitarian Work"
Various newspaper cuttings from Budapest