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Private Archives
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This archive group assembles documents, personal memoirs and records, which were in private possession of either League of Nations officials or consultants to the League of Nations and were incorporated in the Archives of the League of Nations after its liquidation. It includes the papers of: Thanassis Aghnides; Georg Arnhold; International Association of Journalists; Association genevoise pour la SDN; Joseph Louis Avenol; Beyerly; Gabrielle Boisseau; K.A. Chavichvili; René Claparède; Charles de Visscher; Constance Drexel; James Eric Drummond; Estonia/Karl Selter; Nosratdoleh Firuz; Carlos Garcia Palacios; Robert Henri Graf; William Martin Hill; Jan Hostie; International Federation of League of Nations Societies; James Avery Joyce, Esq.; Lecomte; Sean Lester; Alexander Loveday; Louis Hubert Gonzalve Lyautey; Paul Joseph Mantoux; William Martin; René Mayer; Wlodzimierz Moderow; Laura Puffer Morgan; Adrianus Pelt; Nicolas Socrate Politis; T.P. Sevensma; Alfred Silbernagel; Witney Hart Shepardson; Smelter, Trail Tribunal; Royall Tyler; F.M. Van Asbeck; Wurm.
1884 - 1986Fonds Localizes the unit of description in the archive plan
Avenol, Joseph Louis
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The greater part of Joseph Avenol's papers (Deputy Secretary-General 1923-1933, Secretary-General, 1933-40) are kept by the Archives of the French Ministry of Foreign Affairs. The seventeen files kept here (two of which consist of photostats) are of varied provenance and content. Among the papers are, for example, an interview with Avenol conducted by Stephen Schwebel (author of "The Secretary-General of the United Nations", 1952) and letters written about Avenol after his death.
1921 - 1956Sub-Fonds Localizes the unit of description in the archive plan
League of Nations High Commissioner in Danzig
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On 30 September 1936, the League of Nations Council decided to appoint S. Lester as Deputy Secretary-General, in replacement of Pablo de Azcarate, although his appointment as High Commissioner in Danzig had been prolonged till October, 1937. S. Lester was to take up new responsibilities in February 1938. S. Lester's departure from Danzig caused consternation among the opponents of the Nazi regime, and satisfaction among the Nazis, who regarded S. Lester as an obstacle to the establishment of a totalitarian State in Danzig, it was mainly a victory for A. Forster, the Nazi district leader and A. Greiser, the President of the Danzig Senate. S. Lester succeeded P. Azcarate, who resigned the post of Under Secretary-General to become Spanish Ambassador in London. September 1936, S. Lester appointed League of Nations Under Secretary-General, a position previously held by Ascarati, of Spain. S. Lester's appointment will take effect when his successor in Danzig is announced. By the appointment S. Lester became the second highest official at Geneva and will be in charge whenever Joseph A.C. Avenol, Secretary-General, is absent. 5 October 1936: the Council considered the position of the High Commissioner in Danzig. The Council asked Poland to take up matter on their behalf, i.e. abandon all formal attempt to hold up Danzig Constitution. Poland did not act. Nazi Government liquidated opposition press, abolished opposition Parties, arrested or forced out opposition leaders. The Council reluctantly decided to maintain pretence (F. Walters) and to appoint a new High Commissioner in February 1937. S. Lester placed in a special envelope, marked "Secret-Private Diary" his notes and some letters-copies for a crucial period July-December 1936. This envelope was mislaid but found many years later, after the rest of his papers (perhaps in the early eighties). Its contents have now been incorporated in the general collection of S. Lester papers, chronologically.
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League of Nations High Commissioner in Danzig, and Afterwards Deputy Secretary-General of the League of Nations in Geneva
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18 February 1937, S. Lester officially took up his functions of Deputy Secretary-General, a post on which he was appointed in September 1936, and that was previously held by Ascarati of Spain. S. Lester's appointment took effect when C. Burckhardt, his successor in Danzig, was appointed. By this appointment S. Lester became the second highest official at Geneva and was in charge whenever Joseph A.C. Avenol, League of Nations Secretary-General, was absent. The Committee of Three including Britain, France, and Portugal replaced by Sweden, was set up in July 1936 to deal with Danzig affairs.
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Deputy Secretary-General, and subsequently Secretary-General of the League of Nations in Geneva
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26 July 1940, J. Avenol, Secretary-General of the League of Nations asked S. Lester to act as Secretary-General par interim. This created an ambiguous situation, J. Avenol deciding one day to resign and the following day no longer to resign. J. Avenol, who was appointed Secretary-General in 1932, officially resigned on 31 August 1940. On 1 September 1940, S. Lester officially became Acting Secretary-General.
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Report from S. Lester to the Department of External Affairs on "Secretary-Generalship"
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Possible candidates, including Joseph Avenol, to succeed James Eric Drummond, as League of Nations Secretary-General.
7/19/1932Document Localizes the unit of description in the archive plan
Report from S. Lester to the Department of External Affairs on "The High Direction of the League"
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About the appointment of a new Secretary-General and possible candidates for the other League of Nations High Direction posts: Giuseppe Motta, J. Avenol, E.J. Phelan, M. Bourquin, Ekstrand and Massey.
10/23/1932Document Localizes the unit of description in the archive plan
Press Cutting "Au Conseil de la Société des Nations - Un agent de la S.d.N. en Chine - Une commission sera envoyée dans le Chaco"
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Extract from the "Journal de Genève" on the problem of the reconstruction of China, it was Joseph Avenol's first Council meeting as League of Nations Secretary-General, and on the difficult negotiations to settle the Chaco dispute between Bolivia and Paraguay.
7/4/1933Document Localizes the unit of description in the archive plan
S. Lester's Reports, Dated 7th and 8th February 1933, to the Department of External Affairs on the "Deputy-Secretary-Generalship"
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Various documents regarding the appointment of a Deputy-Secretary-General: J. Avenol in favour of P. Azcarate's appointment, J. Avenol's views, E.J. Phelan's position, two secret meetings; Annex A: S. Lester's views on the appointment of a Deputy-Secretary-General, Annex B: J. Avenol's statement at a secret meeting, Annex C: further S. Lester's statement, Annexes D and E: other S. Lester's statements; S. Lester's report to the Department of External Affairs, dated 8th February 1933 on S. Lester's cordial talk with P. Azcarate after his appointment and the reactions to P. Azcarate's appointment, such as the Norwegian objection of having three Latins.
2/7/1933Document Localizes the unit of description in the archive plan
Press Cutting "Work of the League - M. Avenol's Address"
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Extract from "The Times": J. Avenol's speech on the crisis in the League of Nations' affairs - A few Member States intended to withdraw from the League of Nations, others requested radical changes - A majority of countries in the world appeared to be losing confidence in the League of Nations' ability to deal with major problems - Problem of the vote of confidence to be asked by J. Avenol - The problem of disarmament was the main cause of the crisis in the League of Nations' affairs: the question of the reduction of armaments was relegated to the background by the League of Nations Disarmament Conference - J. Avenol's answer to various criticisms made of the League of Nations: problem of equality between States and the possibilities for the revision of treaties that were inadequate - Methods of work at Geneva also criticized: too many speeches, documents and committees.
12/12/1933Document Localizes the unit of description in the archive plan

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