Collection - UNESCO Publications

Identity area

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UNESCO Publications


Level of description


Extent and medium

Context area

Name of creator


Archival history

Immediate source of acquisition or transfer

Content and structure area

Scope and content

Works published by UNESCO itself under its own imprint (complete until December 1971, afterwards some publications might be missing or only be available in the UNESCO library)

Appraisal, destruction and scheduling


Continuous accruals

System of arrangement

The collection is arranged by sector and then chronologically in order of publication.

Conditions of access and use area

Conditions governing access

Conditions governing reproduction

Language of material

Script of material

Language and script notes

Physical characteristics and technical requirements

Finding aids

From 1946-1971: Bibliography of publications issued by UNESCO or under its auspices the first twenty-five years: 1946-1971, UNESCO, Paris, 1973 (AG 7/1)
Also available as card-index: card-index of publications 1946-1971

From 1972 on (partly also publications before 1972):

  • Most titles available via: UNESCO Document and Publication Database (UNESDOC database)
  • Other available via registers of UNESCO publications by ARC-code, 1946-

List of UNESCO periodicals (AG 7/3)

Register of maps kept by the Archives

Allied materials area

Existence and location of originals

Existence and location of copies

Most titles also available via the UNESCO library

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Notes area

Alternative identifier(s)

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Description control area

Description identifier

Institution identifier

Rules and/or conventions used


Level of detail

Dates of creation revision deletion

Revised AWT 10 March 2011.




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