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Correspondance relative aux questions scientifiques, Bibliothèques et Congrès bibliothécaires, Bibliographie, Documentation, Congrès internationaux, Archives

Subseries consists of correspondence relating to: scientific matters; libraries and conferences on librarianship; bibliography; documentation; international congresses; and archives.

International Institute of Intellectual Cooperation. Bibliography and Scientific Relations Section

General series

Subseries consists of official CAME documents issued with the general series code AME/A. The documents pertain to all areas of CAME's activities. They are arranged in order of the document code which is also roughly chronological.

Books and Periodicals Commission

Subseries consists of agendas and summary records of the meetings of CAME's Books and Periodicals Commission. It is arranged with agendas first in chronological order, followed by the summary records in chronological order. Documents from the subcommittees of the Books and Periodicals Commission are described as subseries onto themselves.

Executive Bureau

Subseries consists of agendas and summary reports of the meetings of the CAME Executive Bureau from 1943 to 1945. The subseries is arranged with the agendas in chronological order, followed by the summary records in chronological order.

Science Commission files

Subseries consists of correspondence files of the CAME Science Commission. The files pertain to CAME's work in general and to the Commission's work in studying needs for scientific equipment and preparing inventories. The files were reorganized by the Natural Sciences Section of the UNESCO Secretariat according to a numeric classification scheme. There are also some records of the Natural Sciences Section that were added to the files.

Open Meetings

Subseries consists of an agenda and reports from the two open meetings held between CAME and the delegation for the United States of America in April 1944. Documents are arranged in chronological order.

Executive Committee Documents

Subseries consists of official documents issued by or relating to the Executive Committee of the Preparatory Commission. The documents were issued with the code Prep.Com./Exec.Com./ and a sequential number. The subseries is arranged in this numeric order.

Circular letters

Subseries consists of Circular letters issued by the Preparatory Commission. The letters have the document code CL/. The subseries is arranged in order of the document code.

Plenary Meetings

Subseries consists of verbatim and summary records of the Plenary Meetings of the Preparatory Commission from the first to sixth session. The documents have codes (Prep.Com./SR, Prep.Com./VR, or similar but with the session number included) and are arranged by this code and in chronological order.

Technical Sub-Committee on the Educational, Scientific and Cultural Needs of Devastated Areas

Subseries consists of documents issued by the Preparatory Commission's Technical Sub-Committee on the Educational, Scientific and Cultural Needs of Devastated Areas. It also includes the records of the Sub-Committee's meetings. The documents and meeting records have the document code Prep.Com./Tech.Sub-Com./. The subseries is arranged in order of the code with the documents before the meeting records.

Prep.Com. Documents

Subseries consists of 71 documents (excluding any revisions and addenda) which were issued under the general code Prep.Com. The subseries is arranged in numeric order based on the codes.

Unesco Bulletin

Subseries consists of bulletins issued by the Preparatory Commission to inform a general public of news on the Organization's activities. The bulletins are arranged in chronological order based on their issue number.

Press Conference

Subseries consists of one document with a transcribed speech from a Preparatory Commission press conference held 18 October 1946. The speech was made by M. Montagnier, Head Counsellor in charge of the First Session of the General Conference and the Month of UNESCO. The speech is about the Month of UNESCO - the intellectual and artistic exhibitions thqt were to take place at the same time as the General Conference.

Joint Executive Committee and Conference of Allied Ministers of Education Meetings

Subseries consists of documents from a meeting held 18 January 1946 between the Preparatory Commission Executive Committee and the Conference of Allied Ministers of Education (CAME). The transfer of certain activities of CAME to UNESCO was discussed at the meeting. The documents have the code Prep.Com./Exec.Com;/SR of Joint Meeting.

Natural Sciences Committee documents and meetings

Subseries consists of documents issued by the Preparatory Commission's Natural Sciences Committee, as well as the records of the Committee's meetings. The documents and meeting records have the document code Prep.Com./ Nat. Sci. Com./. The subseries is arranged by code number with the documents before the meeting records.

Committee on Letters and Philosophy Documents and Meetings

Subseries consists of documents issued by the Preparatory Commission's Committee on Letters and Philosophy, as well as a record of the Committee's meetings. The documents have the document code Prep.Com./Com. on Letters & Philosophy/ and the record of the meetings has the code Prep.Com./Letters Com./. The subseries is arranged in order of the code with the documents before the meetings.

Finance Sub-Committee documents and meetings

Sub-series consists of documents issued by the Preparatory Commission's Finance Sub-Committee, as well as the records of its meetings. The documents and meeting records have the code Prep.Com./Finance Sub-Com./ or Prep.Com./Finance Sub-Cttee./. The subseries is arranged in order of the document code with the meeting records following the documents.

Staff circulars

Subseries consists of Staff circulars issued by the Preparatory Commission. The circulars were directed at staff to keep them informed of general administrative matters, such as, for example, the working hours or the transfer of the staff to Paris.

Speeches of the Director General

This collection contains speeches and addresses of the Director General of UNESCO reproduced as Secretariat documents. There are also speeches as manuscripts, appeals and messages, some interventions and statements in meetings, also occasional interviews, in general, texts delivered or intended to be delivered orally.

Committee on Education Documents and Meetings

Subseries consists of documents issued by the Preparatory Commission's Committee on Education and the records of the Committee's meetings. The documents have the code Prep.Com./Educ.Com. and are arranged by code, with the documents before the meeting records. There are also documents with no codes.

Media of Mass Communication Committee Documents and Meetings

Subseries consists of the documents issued by the Preparatory Commission's Media of Mass Communication Committee, as well as records from the Committee's meetings. The documents have codes Prep.Com./Mass Media Com./ and are arranged by code number with the documents before the meeting records.

Social Sciences Committee documents and meetings

Subseries consists of documents issued by the Preparatory Commission's Social Sciences Committee, as well as the records of the Committee's meetings. The documents and meeting records have the document code Prep.Com./ Soc.Sci.Com./. The subseries is arranged in order of the code with the documents before the meeting records. There are also some records without document codes.

Fine Arts Committee Documents

Subseries consists of documents issued by the Preparatory Commission's Fine Arts Committee. The documents and meeting records have the document code Prep.Com./ Fine Arts Com./. The subseries is arranged in order of the code.

UNRRA - Unesco Sub-Committee documents and meetings

Subseries consists of documents issued by the Preparatory Commission's UNRRA and Unesco Sub-Committee, as well as the summary record of the Sub-Committee meeting held 25 March 1946. The documents and meeting record have the code Prep.Com./Tech.Sub-Com./UNRRA Sub-Com./. The subseries is arranged by document code with the meeting record following the documents.

Consultative Committee of Representatives of International Organizations - Relief Appeal Sub-Committee

Subseries consists of documents issued by the Preparatory Commission's Consultative Committee of Representatives of International Organizations - Relief Appeal Sub-Committee. It also includes a record of the Sub-Committee's meeting held 7 May 1946. The documents have code UNRRA/UNESCO Joint Committee/Consult.Com./Relief Appeal Sub-Com./. They are arranged by order of the code with the documents before the meeting record.

Budget Committee documents

Sub-series consists of documents issued by the Preparatory Commission's Budget Committee. The documents have the code Prep.Com./Budget Com./. Some documents do not have a code. The subseries is arranged in order of the document code.

Editorial Committee of the Study on Fundamental Education

Subseries consists of the documents of the Editorial Committee responsible for editing the material gathered from world authorities in fundamental education in advance of the First Session of the General Conference of UNESCO. The resulting publication explained UNESCO's suggested programme of action in the field of fundamental education. The Committee's documents have no document code but are arranged roughly in reverse chronological order.

Committee on Libraries, Museums, Publications and Special Projects documents and meetings

Subseries consists of documents issued by the Preparatory Commission's Committee on Libraries, Museums, Publications and Special Projects. It also includes the records of the Committee's meetings. The documents and meeting records have the document code Prep.Com./ L. M. & Sp. Proj. Com./. The subseries is arranged in order of the code with the documents before the meeting records.

Press releases

Subseries consists of press releases issued by the Preparatory Commission. They have the code Press/ or Prep.Com./Pub.Inf./Press. There are also documents with no code. The subseries is arranged in order of the document code.

UNESCO Courier

The original UNESCO Courier was a monthly printed magazine published between 1947 to 2001. It was published in more than thirty languages including braille. The magazine is written journalistically and each issue looks into a single subject from different angles. From 2002 to 2005 the UNESCO Courier was followed by the New Courier, published in three languages.

The fond includes all exemplars of

  • The UNESCO Courier (published from 1948 - 2001) and
  • The The New Courier (published from May 2002 - November 2005).

History of the IBI

Subseries consists of a box of material marked "Histoire de l'IBI." It contains different types of documents relating to the creation of the IBI (starting in 1951), the Constitution Committee, and the provisional International Computation Centre. Copies of the legal agreements with the Italian government (headquarters agreement, official journal, decree, etc) are also in the files. In addition to this, there are also copies of memoranda reviewing the situation of the Organization and its future prospects. There is also a paper by the 'DEA' which documents the history of the organization from its creation through to the 1980s.

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