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League of Nations Archives Access Rules

The majority of the League of Nations archives, subject to an accessibility rule of 40 years after the file was closed, are now accessible to the public.
However, The Rules governing access to the League of Nations Archives, approved by the Secretary-General of the United Nations, on 26 December 1969, include:

« 3. The following items shall remain closed for a period of sixty years:

(a) Files containing internal documents of national administrations unofficially communicated at the time to League of Nations officials or commissioners by governements whose archives are not open to researchers for the dates in question;

(b) Files containing documents which, if divulged might injure the repute, affect the privacy or endanger the safety of individuals;

(c) Personnel files of officials or agents of the League of Nations. »

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