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Brookings Internally Displaced Persons Archive


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The archive has been maintained in its original files and arranged into the following series: papers and audio-visual material relating to the Representative of the UN Secretary-General (RSG) on internally displaced persons (IDPs), papers and audio-visual material relating to RSG interactions with individual countries, papers relating to RSG relationship with the United Nations and its affiliated bodies and with non-governmental organisations, papers relating to RSG relationship with regional organisations, papers relating to the guiding principles on internal displacement, and Brookings IDP project publications, papers and programmes.


  • Creation: 1983-2012


9.3 Linear metres (66 Shelfmarks)

Language of Materials

  • English

Conditions Governing Access

Material of a sensitive corporate nature is closed for a number of years. Restricted material is indicated in the catalogue.

Preferred Citation

Oxford, Bodleian Libraries [followed by shelfmark and folio or page reference, e.g. MS. 12399/1].

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Full range of shelfmarks:

MSS. 12399/1-66

Collection ID (for staff)

CMD ID 12399


Archive of the Brookings Institution project on internally displaced persons.

Biographical / Historical

The Brookings Institution, founded in 1916, is a non-profit public policy organisation based in Washington, DC, which provides research, policy recommendations and analysis on foreign policy, economics, development, governance and metropolitan policy.

The Project on Internal Displacement was founded in 1994 to provide policy planning, advocacy and research for the Representative of the United Nations Secretary General on Internally Displaced Persons (RSG). Dr Francis M. Deng was RSG from 1992 to 2004, Walter Kälin from 2004 to 2010 and Dr Chaloka Beyani from 2010 to 2016.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Donated by the Brookings Institution in 2017.

Catalogue of the Brookings Internally Displaced Persons (IDP) Archive
Finding aid prepared by Carolyn Lewis
Language of description
Script of description
Catalogued with the generous support of the Refugee Studies Centre, University of Oxford, and the Swiss Federal Department of Foreign Affairs.

Repository Details

Part of the Bodleian Libraries Repository

Weston Library
Broad Street
Oxford OX1 3BG United Kingdom