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The archives do not provide scans of the documents. However, researchers are allowed to photograph them in the archives reading room.
The United Nation Archives maintain an online catalogue, which is complete to the series level for the complete collection. If you cannot locate specific materials in the catalogue, please contact us, as more detailed descriptions are in progress, and some portions. The Archives Resource Guides provides an overview of some fonds and collections, as well as links to digitized content and additional external research tools.
The research of specific names in the large volume of documents constituting the Nansen Fonds for refugees is quite complex. Indeed, a central repository with the names of all refugees does not exist. Some lists of names, as well as the correspondence exchanged between the refugees themselves and the Nansen Office, are scattered in various record groups, but are often incomplete and can require significant time to review. As a result, it is not possible for our staff to perform thorough searches for individuals or families. However, researchers would be most welcome to our reading room to conduct their research in situ. In order to better identify the folders that might be of interest, researchers can consult our online catalogue and do a search by keyword.
The catalogue is available at the following URL: http://biblio-archive.unog.ch/suchinfo.aspx