- 1923 - 2010 (Creation)
Level of description
Extent and medium
Size/Number of Items/Parts: 9829 boxes, No. of Boxes: 4228
Name of creator
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. The system was discontinued in 1979, after the decision to move to a decentralized records management system. Function was the centralization of Secretariat recordkeeping in one large classification system. Succeeded by decentralized recordkeeping by departments in consultation with the Archives Section's records management programme.
Immediate source of acquisition or transfer
Content and structure area
Scope and content
The fond contains all the centrally filed records of the Secretariat from its early period. Predominant date range is 1940 - 1950.
Arranged numerically according to numbered file classification system.
Fonds consists of the following Sub-Fonds:
AG-025-003 Registry Section
AG-025-002 Branch Registries
AG-025-001 Central Registry Section