League of Nations Archives

Research Guide for the League of Nations Archives

From the LON Archives

The Total Digital Access to the League of Nations Archives Project (LONTAD)

At the end of October 2022, the Total Digital Access to the League of Nations Project (LONTAD) completed its core operations. On time and on budget after five years, the entirety of League of Nations archives was digitized and made freely available (14.2 million pages of materials). The project was the culmination of the effort of more than 30 people working during its duration on a multitude of archival and technical activities. In addition to the “basic” scanning, the project restored and preserved the original documents, including replacing more than 8,000 boxes. The long-term digital preservation of more that 220 terabytes of data that were generated during its work was also ensured, guaranteeing online digital access long into the future.

The documents are available on the UN Archives Geneva platform.

LONTAD documentary

Digitized Collections: League of Nations Official Documents

The League of Nations Council and Council and Member States documents (official documents distributed to members of the Council and to both the Council and all Member States, respectively) are now available in the BETA release of the Enterprise Search for the United Nations

Please note this is a pilot project in collaboration with the Office of Information and Communication Technology; changes and improvements to the search functions and results are likely to occur in the coming weeks.

Digitized Collections: Accessible Online in the Archives Catalogue

The Covenant of the League of Nations

League of Nations Photo Archive

International Labour Organization (ILO) Archives

The ILO Archives provide online access to many League of Nations publications: ILOLEX, Database of International Labour Standards (mainly conventions), the Official Bulletin 1919-, and several other important official documents concerned with labour from 1919 onwards. 

World Health Organization (WHO): League of Nations Material on Health

After the demise of the League of Nations, the Health Section became the World Health Organization (WHO), founded 7 April 1948 and based in Geneva.