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ICRC archives

First World War. Rath Museum, Geneva. International Prisoners-of-War Agency, tracing service.

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.


LATEST: In January 1996 the ICRC decided to open its archives to the public in large chronological sections at a time. The next section to be opened, covering the period 1966-1975, was expected to take place in January 2015. However, this large-scale undertaking has generated an unexpected amount of work and the opening has therefore been delayed while final preparations are made. For further information, please contact: David-Pierre Marquet, ICRC, Tel. 022 730 22 21, damarquet@icrc.org