Functions, keywords, authority records


The scheme of the functions (brief explanations and an ongoing index of rules and regulations), is intended to facilitate comprehension and access to the documentation. The functions have been correlated mainly to series and/or subseries


The keywords are organized in macro topics coinciding with the functions. They mainly identify procedures and tasks.

Authority records

Authority records mostly coincide with

  • The paper producers (consulates, vice-consulates/pro-consulates)
  • The components of the Consular Corps
  • The parties (plaintiffs and defendants) of the legal proceeding files preserved in the consular archives (of the Levant and North Africa)
  • Others

Keywords and authority records are mainly related to the description of files, sub-files, documents