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Archives Access

The United Nations Archives Geneva is currently implementing the Total Digital Access to the League of Nations Archives Project (2017-2022), which will provide for the digitization and online access of the entire League of Nations Archives.

During this project, however, some archives materials may be inaccessible to researchers in the Reading Room for up to several months. If you plan to consult materials in person in Geneva, please contact us for more details and to ensure access to materials before your arrival.

Read more about the Total Digital Access project here.

All members of the United Nations community as well as researchers from outside the organization are welcome to use our resources and services.

Consulting the Archives

Request for consultation must be made in advance in order to:
  • Reserve a seat in the reading room
  • Have records for consultation prepared
  • Facilitate access to the Palais des Nations

Archivists are available to:
  • Discuss research interests
  • Provide information on relevant sources
  • Arrange an appointment for an on-site visit

Reference Enquiries

Consult our FAQ to make your inquiry:

When sending a reference enquiry:
  • Be as specific as possible about your topic
  • If your research concerns an individual include full name, previous name, dates, places, etc.
  • Be sure to mention sources already consulted
  • Please mention any previous contact with staff members

The Archives will provide information about sources relevant to your topic, but due to the number of requests we cannot undertake extensive research.

You can also consult our Research Guides.

Consultation Request

To reserve a seat in the reading room in order to consult the archives, please complete the following form:

On arrival, users will be asked to present valid identification to the archivist, sign their names, and confirm that they have read and accept the Archives Reading Room User Regulations :

Research Guides

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