This collection contains sound recordings of conference proceedings recorded by the National Broadcasting Company (NBC), photographs
and contact sheets depicting delegates and scenes at the conference, and printed copies of the Charter of the United Nations.
The United Nations Conference on International Organization was convened in San Francisco from 25 April to 26 June 1945. Fifty
nations participated in the conference at the invitation of the four sponsoring governments, the United States, the United
Kingdom, the USSR, and China. The four sponsors invited to the conference those nations that had entered into a state of war
against one or more of the Axis powers and that adhered to the Declaration by United Nations of January 1, 1942. Forty-two
nations accepted the invitation, and after the conference began, Argentina, Denmark, the Belarussian Soviet Socialist Republic,
and the Ukrainian Soviet Socialist Republic were admitted. Poland was not present, but space on the Charter was reserved for
the signature of a representative of Poland. The U.S. government paid the expenses of the conference, which were less than
2 million dollars.
2 manuscript boxes, 1 envelope, 4 phonorecord boxes
(2.25 linear feet)
For copyright status, please contact the Hoover Institution Archives.
Boxes 3-6 are closed. Use copies of the sound recordings in boxes 3-5 are available.