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December 10, 2001

Northwestern University Library, League of Nations Statistical and Disarmament Documents, 

The Northwestern University Library presents a digitized collection of selected documents from the League of Nations. The focus is on statistical sources (primarily the Statistical Yearbook, 1926-44) and disarmament documents. Representative documents include:

  • Annotated bibliography on disarmament and military questions.
  • Arbitration, security and reduction of armaments: protocol for the pacific settlement of international disputes League of Nations.
  • Documents relating to the organisation of a system of European federal union.
  • Financial assistance to state victims of aggression.
  • Objective study on the internationalisation of civil aviation and on any other measure calculated to prevent the signatory states from utilising civil aviation for military purposes.
  • Prohibition of the use in war of asphyxiating, poisonous and other gases and of bacteriological methods of warfare.
  • Publications of the Conference for the Reduction and Limitation of Armaments.
  • Reduction of armaments: supervision of the private manufacture and publicity of the manufacture of arms and ammunition and of implements of war.

The full-text of documents have been scanned. Users may browse the list of titles included in the collection at or may conduct a keyword search at

The website also contains a useful "Research Guide to League of Nations Documents and Publications," The "Links" page identifies other websites that maintain digitized League of Nations Documents or for libraries and archives that maintain paper collections. 

The Law Library has many items relating to the League of Nations and its work, including:

  • the League of Nations Treaty Series, 1920-46 (JX170.L4 at Reference Stacks)
  • The League of Nations, 1920-1946: Organization and Accomplishments. A Retrospective of the First Organization for the Establishment of World Peace. United Nations, 1996. (JX1975.L44 1996 at Classified Stacks)
  • The League of Nations in Retrospect: Proceedings of the Symposium. (JX1975.L363 1983 at Classified Stacks)
  • Guide to League of Nations Publications: A Bibliographical Survey of the Work of the League, 1920-1947. (JX1975.9.A83 1951 at Classified Stacks)
  • The League of Nations and the Rule of Law, 1918-1935. (JX1975.Z45 1939a at Classified Stacks)
  • Documents on the League of Nations. (JX1975.K58 1920 at Classified Stacks)
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