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About the League of Nations Archives Resource Guide
Welcome to the resource guide for the League of Nations Archives!
- the holdings and structure of the archive
- catalogues and guides
- research themes, with bibliographies and a selection of primary sources
- useful databases and online resources
- links to related collections and further resources
Overview of the League of Nations Archives
Original files of the League of Nations
Secretariat of the League (correspondence and documents); the Refugees Mixed Archives Group (“Nansen Fonds”); Commission files (records of external League offices and entities).
International Peace Movements, 1870-, including the papers of Bertha von Suttner (1843-1914) and Alfred Fried (1864-1921), and the International Peace Bureau (1892-1951); Private Papers (1884-1986) contain materials from League of Nations officials and persons or associations related to the League of Nations, such as Sean Lester, Thanassis Aghnides, the International Association of Journalists, etc.
The League of Nations documents collection
Official publications (printed or mimeographed), minutes, working papers and documents of the various League organs.
NEW DIGITIZED MATERIALS
Over 35,000 pages from the League of Nations Archives relating to Lithuania between 1920 and 1946 are now available online.
This includes documents relating to Lithuania’s participation as a Member State in the activities of the League, ratifications of various conventions and agreements, and a number of unique and irreplaceable maps.