Document Numbering by Subject Category
The following Roman numerals indicate the particular section of the League from which these documents have emanated.
|Document Class||Document Type|
|I. A.||Administrative Commissions|
|I. B.||Protection of Minorities|
|II.||Economic and Financial Section|
|VIII.||Communications and Transit|
|X.||Financial Administration of the League|
|XI.||Traffic in Opium and Other Dangerous Drugs|
League of Nations Numbers
Numbers in upper right of title page refer to Council and/or Assembly document.
For example: C.340.M.28.1928.II
1928 - year in which document is distributed
340 - designates the 340th document distributed to Council members in 1928
M.28 - means 28th document distributed to members of League who are NOT members of Council
II - class mark for Economic and Financial Section of Secretariat
Another example: A.3.1931 signifies the third document distributed to Assembly in 1931.
(Some "A" documents which cover the same subject, appeared under the same number each year, except for date)
From 1920-21 the League used a different system for official numbers e.g. 20/29/1
20 - year
29 - arbitrary symbol for council
1 - first document distributed to Council in 1920
Assembly followed the same pattern using "48" as the symbol for the Assembly
Beginning in 1926 a Publications Sales Number was added to the lower right corner of all documents. e.g. 1929.II.47
Meaning the 47th document issued for sale from the Economic and Financial Section in 1929.