Archive Group AG 9 - Archives of Field Offices, Institutes and Centres

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Archives of Field Offices, Institutes and Centres


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Archival history

Only some archives from Field units have been transferred to the UNESCO Archives at Headquarters (see scope and content), mostly from Field Offices which had been closed.

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Scope and content

The Archive Group is composed of archives of UNESCO Field Offices, Institutes and Centres which have been transferred to the UNESCO Archives in the Headquarters building in Paris. It further includes a collection of information about the archival holdings which are kept by the Field units themselves (copies of inventories, lists, questionnaires, descriptions etc.).

Appraisal, destruction and scheduling


Further accruals and transfer of the archives of Field units are expected.

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Finding aids

Please refer to sub-fonds and collection-level descriptions to see available finding aids for the records of Field Offices, Institutes or Centres.

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Records on Field units can be found in AG 8 Secretariat Records sectors. Publications of Field units sent to headquarters were collected and described in AG 7 UNESCO Publications.

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Dates of creation revision deletion

Created by Julia Pohle, August 2009. Major revision, AWT, September 2016.




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