Dag Hammarskjöld Collection

Documentary heritage submitted by Sweden and recommended for inclusion in the Memory of the World Register in 2017.

© Kungliga biblioteket, Dag Hammarskjold

Dag Hammarskjöld (1905-1961) was secretary-General of the United Nations from 1953 to his death.His Collection (The Dag Hammarskjöld Collection/Dag Hammarskjölds samling), consisting mainly of documents, dossiers concerning the UN activities, manuscripts and letters, personal "reference files" with documents and memoranda on world political matters, was donated to Kungliga Biblioteket (KB)/The National Library of Sweden  in accordance to his will. The Collection documents the work and influence of Hammarskjöld and shows the Government official as well as the private person. lt covers a significant period of the UN's history and is of great importance for the understanding of the post second World War history and the Cold War. The Hammarskjöld Collection is mainly in the English language, the size of the Collection is approx. 45 running meters and it is principally organized according to the different conflict zones.The archival list is to be found on the internet and the Collection is available free to all.

  • Year of submission: 2016
  • Year of inscription: 2017
  • Country: Sweden
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