Administrative and Institutional History

Swiss Federal Archives - Online Research

The Online Research offers an overview of the available documents in the Swiss Federal Archives. With a full text search, an archive plan search or a field search it is possible to research the fonds even on dossier level.

The fonds overview for Federal State since 1848 affords an additional thematically organised overview.

Swiss National Museum

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The permanent exhibitions present Swiss cultural history from its beginnings to the present, and give an insight into Swiss identity and the rich tapestry of Swiss history and culture. Temporary exhibitions on current topics add to the experience.

World Trade Organization - Library and Archives

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The Library of the World Trade Organization specializes in economics, statistical and legal materials related to international trade. The Library holds monographs, periodicals, and current yearbooks. In addition, the Library is home to the GATT Archives.

The Federal Authorities of the Swiss Confederation

By clicking on www.admin.ch, you've come to just the right place for all the information you need on Switzerland's federal authorities and the way in which they function. You will also find direct links to the seven government departments and their affiliated federal offices, to the Federal Chancellery, to parliament and to the federal courts.

Information and communication are key tasks of government and of the administration. Citizens are legitimately entitled to expect, indeed they have a right, to be kept fully informed by the authorities in a timely manner. We therefore attach great importance to using modern means of communication and to always being up-to-date.

There is one thing about this site that you will probably notice straight away, namely its multilingual nature. Switzerland is a patchwork of four linguistic regions: German, French, Italian and Romansh-speaking. This blend is an important element of our country's cultural diversity. Consequently, our internet content is usually available in at least three languages and occasionally even in five languages as selected information is also provided in Romansh and English.

The Federal Authorities of the Swiss Confederation

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By clicking on the rubric the federal authorities, informations on Switzerland's federal authorities and the way in which they function are available. The rubric offers also direct links to the seven government departments and their affiliated federal offices, to the Federal Chancellery, to parliament and to the federal courts.

Library and Archives of the United Nation's Office at Geneva

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The goal is to provide a modern library suitable for the study of international relations. It collects books, periodicals and electronic resources to support the programmes and activities of the Organization: international law, international relations, political science, humanitarian affairs, human rights, disarmament, economic and social development, etc.

Swiss Museum of Transport - Documentation centre

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The documents are grouped into various themes such as rail transport, aviation, space travel, road transport, navigation and tourism. The archive contents deal primarily with the topic of transport and mobility in Switzerland and its surrounding area. They also document the transport operators, their technical development, manufacturers as well as operators and their direct impact on the environment.

Library and archives of the World Council of Churches (WCC) - Online archives catalog

The database faciliates online researches in the holdings of the World Council of Churches archives.

Library and archives of the World Council of Churches (WCC) - Online inventories

The inventories of the following holdings of the library and archives of the World Council of Churches (WCC) are online available in the PDF format:

  • Archives of the World Council of Churches in formation (1938-1948)
  • Archives of the World Council of Churches, as from 1948 (Correspondence of the General Secretariat, Assemblies, Central and Executive Committees, Divisions, Departments, Secretariats and Programmes)
  • Faith and Order, from 1910
  • Life and Work, from 1925
  • World Alliance for Promoting Friendship through the Churches (1906-1948)
  • International Missionary Council (1910-1961)
  • World Student Christian Federation, from the end of the 19th century
  • Programme to Combat Racism
  • Ecumenical Commission for the Chaplaincy Service to Prisoners of War
  • Relations with the Roman Catholic Church
  • Christian Medical Commission
  • Consultation on the Church and the Jewish People (CCJP)

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