Private Papers


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The Private papers collection consists either of documents that were prepared or used by League of Nations’ or by United Nations’ high officials in the performance of or in connection with their functions, and which passed later through the hands of persons outside the Secretariat, or of genuinely private archives of League or UN officials, or those who operated in their orbit, including journalists and members of civil society organizations.

It includes the papers of:

  • Thanassis Aghnides (digitized)
  • Georg Arnhold
  • International Association of Journalists (digitized)
  • Association genevoise pour la SDN
  • Joseph Louis Avenol
  • Edith Ballantyne
  • Beyerly
  • Gabrielle Boisseau
  • K.A. Chavichvili
  • René Claparède (digitized)
  • Charles de Visscher
  • Constance Drexel
  • Howard Elting Jr.
  • James Eric Drummond (digitized)
  • Estonia/Karl Selter
  • Nosratdoleh Firuz
  • Dominique Föllmi
  • Carlos Garcia Palacios
  • Jozef Goldblat
  • Robert Henri Graf
  • William Martin Hill
  • Jan Hostie
  • International Federation of League of Nations Societies
  • James Avery Joyce, Esq.
  • Aga Khan, Prince Sadruddin
  • Václav Kostelecký (audio files of interviews conducted by Vaclav Kostelecký are available online)
  • Lecomte
  • Sean Lester (digitized)
  • Alexander Loveday
  • Louis Hubert Gonzalve Lyautey
  • Paul Joseph Mantoux (digitized)
  • William Martin; René Mayer
  • Wlodzimierz Moderow (digitized)
  • W.J. Paine (Payne)
  • José Pla
  • Laura Puffer Morgan
  • René Nydegger
  • Adrianus Pelt (digitized)
  • Nicolas Socrate Politis
  • T.P. Sevensma
  • Alfred Silbernagel
  • Witney Hart Shepardson
  • Smelter, Trail Tribunal
  • Royall Tyler
  • F.M. Van Asbeck
  • J. Winkler
  • Wurm

Only parts of the collection is available online or have been described.

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