Archives of Predecessor Organizations

These are international organizations that pre-dated the United Nations. When they closed, it was determined that the UN Archives was the most appropriate repository for them, due to their content and historical importance.

Predecessor Organization Dates Finding Aid
International Penal and Penitentiary Commission 1893-1958 AG-010
League of Nations 
     Housed at the UN Office in Geneva Library
1919-1946  
United Nations Information Organisation (UNIO) 1940-1945 AG-037
United Nations Temporary London Office 1941-1947 AG-002
United Nations War Crimes Commission (UNWCC)

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1943-1948 AG-042
United Nations Relief and Rehabilitation Administration (UNRRA) 1943-1948 AG-018
United Nations Conference on the International Organization (UNCIO) 1944-1945 AG-012
Chinese National Relief and Rehabilitation Agency (CNRRA)
     Photographs
1945-1947  S-0801
Preparatory Commission for United Nations  1945-1958 AG-009
International Refugee Organization (IRO)
     IRO Archives at Archives Nationals
1947-1952 AG-018-007