ICRC Archives

The ICRC archives collect and preserve ICRC documents dating from the organization's inception to the present day, and make them available for research. The ICRC's historical archives comprise 6,700 linear metres of textual records and a collection of photographs, films and other audio archives.

Requests for information about people held during the Spanish Civil War or the Second World War

Research services in the archives of the Central Prisoners or War Agency resume.

From Saigon to Ho Chi Minh City (1966 - 1975)

This study provides a broad chronological and geographic overview of the ICRC's activities during this period.

ICRC Audiovisual Archives

Thousands of photos, films/videos and audio recordings belonging to the ICRC and documenting the organization's past and present are now open to the public.

Opening of ICRC archives, 1966-1975

The archives cover a number of important historical events including the Nigeria-Biafra War (1967-1970), the Vietnam War (1964-1975), the military junta in Greece (1967-1974) and the coup against President Allende in Chile (1973).

Searching information about a person

Historical archives

General Public Archives (1863-1975): Research tools

Part of the inventories covering ICRC public archival series is available for information on this website in PdF form (see list above). However, we advise users to exploit the Archives Portal Europe for a more exhaustive online consultation of these research tools.

For any question concerning the general public archival sources (their content, their working procedures, the reading room, etc.), please write to publicarchives@icrc.org and/or to Fabrizio Bensi, Archivist: fbensi@icrc.org