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General and Miscellaneous
G.VII 1 · Series · 1946-1973
Part of UNOG Registry First Period, 1946-1973

Organization of the Library in Geneva; monthly list of book catalogue; admission of library students (interns); supply of documents by Headquarters Distribution Section, by the Sales Section, by the Department of Public Information; access and loan; visits to the Geneva Library; binding service; renovation of Periodical Reading Room; correspondence with governments, individuals and asssociations; furniture for room 352 (Archives); WHO photostat charges; dictionnaires, United Nations Bulletin; relations with other European Office services; relations with FAO, UNDP, UNHCR, ECE, WHO, UNCTAD, UNITAR, UN Social Defense Research Institute; papers of Lord Perth (Sir Eric Drummond), of Mr. Avenol, of Mr. Sean Lester; correspondence on Rockfeller Foundation (Mr. Sweetser); lost books; correspondence with Mr. Donald Cook, with Noel-Baker, with Bertram Pickard, concerning Verwaltungshochschule, ARGUS international de la presse S.A., Maison des Sciences de l'Homme, OCEANA Publications, Inc., Research Publications, Inc.; publication of Mr. G. Thompson's thesis; missions of and correspondence with Mr. Breycha-Vauthier; lighting of Library; International Conferences on the Peaceful Uses of Atomic Energy 1955-1958; Conference of Experts on Nuclear Tests 1958-1959; Conference on Diplomatic Intercourse and Immunities 1961; Nansen Office stamps; protection of Library material; "Danzig Archives"; questionnaires, enquiries and requests; missions; computer-assisted indexing; reproduction printing, filming; Library staff's private obligations or outside activities.

5 October 1938
Pp 274/1/260-269 · Document · 1938.10.05
Part of Private Archives

Letter from Arthur Sweetser, United States, Office of the League of Nations Secretary General, Information Section, to Lewis Lerwin: League of Nations 19th Assembly: M. Litvinov's speech defining Soviet policy; British and French Foreign Ministers absent; Geneva appears as the most impartial observation post in Europe; opinion divided; questions discussed: how best organise international relations, mediation and peaceful settlements, separation of the Covenant from the peace treaties, budget, armed conflicts in China and Spain, economics and finance, social and humanitarian issues; American position and policy; period of Big Powers domination.

19 June 1940
Pp 274/1/436-438 · Document · 1940.06.19
Part of Private Archives

S. Lester's letter to Arthur Sweetser, United States, Office of the League of Nations Secretary General, Information Section, on German troops along the Jura, closed to Switzerland, on disillusionments (J. Avenol) and League of Nations staff.

4 June 1940 (1)
Pp 274/1/443-446 · Document · 1940.06.04
Part of Private Archives

Letter from A. Sweetser, United States, to S. Lester on A. Loveday's move to US.

4 June 1940 (2)
Pp 274/1/446-451 · Document · 1940.06.04
Part of Private Archives

Letter from A. Sweetser to A. Loveday on the possible move of A. Loveday to the USA within the framework of the Princeton University.

12 June 1940
Pp 274/1/451-454 · Document · 1940.06.12
Part of Private Archives

S. Lester's letter to A. Sweetser: F. Walters' leaving, threat of invasion of Switzerland, changing Geneva policy.

13 June 1940 (2)
Pp 274/1/455-457 · Document · 1940.06.13
Part of Private Archives

Continuation of S. Lester's letter to A. Sweetser: further comments.

15 July 1940 (2)
Pp 274/1/483-484 · Document · 1940.07.15
Part of Private Archives

Letter of A. Sweetser to S. Lester in reply to S. Lester's notes on the Geneva and League of Nations situation and the war situation in general.

6 August 1940 (2)
Pp 274/1/523-525 · Document · 1940.08.06
Part of Private Archives

S. Lester's letter to A. Sweetser on the League of Nations difficult situation.

25 August 1940 (1)
Pp 274/1/557-558 · Document · 1940.08.25
Part of Private Archives

Radiogram from C.J. Hambro to S. Lester: full support to S. Lester in the present League of Nations difficult circumstances; A. Sweetser called S. Lester from New York on A. Loveday.