Comité international de la Croix-Rouge

  • International Committee of the Red Cross


19, avenue de la Paix
CH 1202


0041 22 734 60 01
0041 22 730 2966


0041 22 733 20 57

Archival and Other Holdings

The ICRC archives collect and preserve ICRC documents dating from the organization's inception to the present day, and make them available for research. The ICRC's historical archives comprise 6,700 linear metres of textual records and a collection of photographs, films and other audio archives.

Finding Aids, Guides, and Publication

To mark the 150th anniversary of the First Geneva Convention, the Swiss National Library, in collaboration with the ICRC library, has digitised many original images and recordings. These are presented on the websites of the Swiss National Library and the ICRC and you can use them in your work.

Opening Times

The public reading room is open, by appointment, from 8.30 a.m. to 4.30 p.m., Monday to Friday.

Conditions of Access

You can use digital cameras and laptops in the ICRC archives reading room as long as you don’t disturb other readers. Scanners are forbidden.


  • ICRC Archive website consulted on 31/10/2014

    Pierre-Alain Tallier (dir.), Gertjan Desmet & Pascale Falek-Alhadeff, Bronnen voor de geschiedenis van de Joden en het Jodendom in België, 19de-21ste eeuw, Brussel, ARA-AGR/Avant-Propos, 2016, 1328 p.