Registry files, 1920-1947 (Sub-Fonds)

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Title:Registry files
Creation date(s):1920 - 1947

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Name of the creator / provenance:The Registry, Records and Mailing Section of the Secretariat of the League of Nations

Information on content and structure

Contains also:The Registry, Records and Mailing Section represented the central processing unit of the Secretariat of the League of Nations which was responsible for registering, placing on file, and indexing of incoming and outgoing documents. For Nansen fonds the Registry classification is important in such a way that, especially for the first period of work of the Office of the High Commissioner for Refugees (1919-1930), this Office did not have a separate processing unit, thus, all documents were processed for it through the Registry. The situation changed in 1930 with the establishment of the Nansen Office for Refugees, which created and processed its own documents (using higher numbers starting with 80 000), while still having used/assembled old Registry files.
System of arrangement:Note: several files date up to 1962.


Entries:  Nansen Office (Subject\Humanitarian Aid and Relief\Protection of and Assistance to Refugees and Displaced Persons)


End of term of protection:12/31/2007
Permission required:None
Physical Usability:Without limits

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