Series United Nations Central Registry subject files - early registry records - S-0472

Identity area

Reference code

S-0472

Title

United Nations Central Registry subject files - early registry records

Date(s)

  • 1940 - 1996 (Creation)

Level of description

Series

Extent and medium

No. of Boxes: 118

Context area

Name of creator

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Immediate source of acquisition or transfer

Content and structure area

Scope and content

Administrative history: The first records registry was set up during the London period of the Preparatory Commission of the United Nations (between 21 November 1945 and 31 January 1946) and patterned after that of the British Foreign Office (Erlandsson in Archivaria, Winter 1978).

Series contains all the centrally filed records of the Secretariat from its early period. Predominant date range is 1946-1952. The categories of the filing system are: Office of the Secretary-General (100), Administrative and financial (200), Conferences and general services (300), Economic and Social Council (400), Economic Affairs (500), Social Affairs (600), General (700), General Assembly (800), Legal Affairs (900), Public Information (1000), correspondence with individuals and miscellaneous organizations (1100), Security Council (1200), Security Council affairs (1300), Trusteeship Council (1400), Trusteeship affairs (1500), Military Staff Committee (1600). Arranged numerically according to the numbered file classification system.

Related records: For departmentally filed records of the same period see those records groups (now called fonds) which were formerly numbered DAG-1, DAG-2, etc. For earlier related records see the two fonds: United Nations Temporary London Office and Preparatory Commission of the United Nations. Arranged in subject classification number order.

Variations in title: Previously called "Central Registry 1946-1948" and "Central Registry (RAG-1)".

Source of title: Title based on provenance and contents.

Appraisal, destruction and scheduling

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File list available

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Related units of description

Related to: AG-025: United Nations Registry Section (1946-1979)

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RAG-1

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