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.
S. Lester's comments in reply to A. Sweetser's letter about publicity made on the League of Nations: no mention about the difficulties S. Lester faced to maintain the League of Nations headquarters at Geneva and get enough money to carry on vital technical activities, no mention about the fact that the more efforts made for economies and they were tremendous, the more they demanded; for publicity two things are needed: one is work or results and the other is an adequate press service, but the second is absolutely useless without the former; no mention about the fact that nothing mattered that was not on the American continent; Welles' speech was almost the only public declaration by any statesman on the League of Nations; for governments the decline in activity and importance of the League of Nations was more striking than what had been kept and what had been done; S. Lester wished the Supervisory Commission to visit Geneva.
About special guests to be invited to the final Assembly of the League of Nations and on A. Sweetser's attendance.
A. Sweetser regretted not being able to attend the final Assembly.
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.