For each holding there is a variety of unpublished finding aids such as inventories or guides.
Restrictions: Open to the public are those archives and records that were originally public at the time of their creation and those that are more than 20 years old and are not subject to restrictions imposed by the secretary-general. Inquire about specific holdings.
UN Conference on International Organization, San Francisco, 1945. Working papers, correspondence, drafts, notes, verbatim minutes, delegations' comments on the Dumbarton Oaks Proposals.
UN Development Programme (UNDP). Includes some non-current registry files on operational assistance, plus files and working papers on evaluation of projects and reports, 1950–67. Closed to outside researchers for up to 25 years. UN Preparatory Commission, 1945–46. Summaries of meetings (of the commission and of its committees), working papers, Secretariat correspondence and cables.
UN Secretariat. Registry files from all departments, since 1946 (especially the general ledgers); non-registry records, 1946–72, particularly for the secretary-general's office, the executive office, General Assembly affairs sections, the Office for Special Political Affairs, and the Protocol Section. These records are closed to outside investigators until a time limit (up to 20 years) expires.