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Fonds United Nations Information Organisation (UNIO) (1940-1945) - AG-037

Identity area

Reference code

AG-037

Title

United Nations Information Organisation (UNIO) (1940-1945)

Date(s)

  • 1930 - 2011 (Creation)

Level of description

Fonds

Extent and medium

Size/Number of Items/Parts: 107 Boxes of Textual Material; 30 boxes of Photographs, No. of Boxes: 137

Context area

Name of creator

United Nations Information Organization

Administrative history

The United Nations Information Organisation was the first international agency of the Allied powers participating in World War II and was also the first organisation to incorporate in its title the "United Nations" name. Its history began with the establishment of the Inter-Allied Information Committee and Center in New York in September 1940, as a clearing house for the information services of the nations at war with the Axis powers.

A year later a similar committee by the British Ministry of Information (MOI) was established in London. Following organisational changes in November 1942 the New York Information Center adopted the name United Nations Information Office while its controlling organ had become the United Nations Information Board. In London, this change was paralleled by the dissolution of the Inter-Allied Section of MOI and a new, truly international information office was opened in November 1943. After further organisational and functional developments a United Nations Information organisation was officially constituted in the United Kingdom in May 1944. Later, in January 1945, the New York based office also changed its name to United Nations Information Organization. It had a branch office in Washington.

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Immediate source of acquisition or transfer

Content and structure area

Scope and content

Fonds consists of the following Series:
S-1167 Photographs
S-0537 Records (UNIO)
(a) New York Office Organization and Administration
(b) New York Office Accounting
(c) Reference and Information Service - UNIO and other agencies
(d) Reference and Information Service - British Ministry of Information
(e) Reference and Information Service - Postwar Reconstruction and Planning
(f) Reference and Information Service - Newspaper Reprints and Clippings
(g) UN Conference on International Organization in San Francisco, 1945
(h) Radio Broadcasts
(i) Music Sheets and Manuscripts

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Accruals

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Related units of description

Related to: S-0537: Records (UNIO)

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Previous number(s)

PAG-2

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Digital object metadata

Media type

Text

Mime-type

application/pdf

Filesize

153.7 KiB

Uploaded

May 4, 2015 4:35 PM

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