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Archive of Nicola Dahrendorf


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Comprises papers from Nicola Dahrendorf's time working for various United Nations bodies, the Conflict Security and Development Group and Save the Children, mostly relating to the security sector.


  • Creation: c. 1975-2012


9.36 Linear metres (66 physical shelfmarks)

Language of Materials

  • English

Mostly English, some French, German, Spanish, Portuguese, Chinese, Vietnamese, Khmer, Indonesian, Teutm and Bosnian.

Conditions Governing Access

Some material is closed.

Preferred Citation

Oxford, Bodleian Libraries [followed by shelfmark and folio or page reference, e.g. MS. 21153/1].

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Full range of shelfmarks:

MSS. 21153/1-66

Collection ID (for staff)

CMD ID 21153


Archive of Nicola Dahrendorf, British government and United Nations official

Biographical / Historical

Nicola (Nici) Dahrendorf is a former British Government and United Nations official, and an expert on sexual violence, human rights and security sector reform. She has worked in United Nations agencies including the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR), UNICEF, the United Nations Organisation Mission in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (MONUCSO), and in United Nations Stabilisation Mission, Haiti (MINUSTAH). She has also worked as an advisor for the DFID, held independent consultancy positions and academic positions at universities including King’s College, London and Birkbeck College, London.


The archive has been arranged into 8 series reflecting the organisations and sectors that Dahrendorf has worked in.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Donated by Nicola Dahrendorf in July 2021.

Catalogue of the Archive of Nicola Dahrendorf
Francesca Alves
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Repository Details

Part of the Bodleian Libraries Repository

Weston Library
Broad Street
Oxford OX1 3BG United Kingdom