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United Nations Operation in the Congo (ONUC) (1960-1964) Series
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Office of the Special Representative of the Secretary-General - Katanga Government Security Administration - Investigations - Identification Cards

Series consists of index cards with information regarding individuals, both nationals and foreign nationals. Arranged alphabetically by name.

Restrictions: Series contains sensitive personal information. Please consult an archivist for access details.

Office of the Special Representative of the Secretary-General - Katanga

Series consists of correspondence, memoranda, reports, bulletins, photographs, newsclippings, handwritten notes, administrative circulars, maps, magazines, brochures, contracts, messages, personal identification materials, date books, business cards, receipts, lists, transcripts, questionaires, and unopened mail. Subjects include but are not limited to the following: instructions to maintain or establish public order; tribal conflicts; military movements; propaganda; information on various political parties; individuals suspected of communist activities; prisioners; investigations; UN personnel; mercenaries; and amateur radio. Correspondents include Mr. Rosio, Consul de Suede; A. de Ryckman de Batz, Vice-Consul de Suede; U. Thant, Secretary-General; Paul Kazembe, Le Commissaire Principal; Dr. Sture Linner, Officer-in-Charge; N. Kanakaratne, Legal Advisor; G. Munongo, Minister of the Interior. Arranged alphabetically by subject.

Office of the Special Representative of the Secretary-General - Non-Registry

Series consists of a wide variety of non-registry files, including political matters, reports and correspondences, political situation files, telex conversations and cables, personal papers, Civilian and Technical Operations files, Technical Assistance files, Congo Fund files, Conferences and meetings, visits and inspections by UN officials, military matters (extensive), structure and functioning of the Congolese Government files, Armee Nationale Congolaise files, weekly situation reports, mercenaries files, foreign nationals and undesirable persons files, refugees, prisoners, and requests for UN protection files. Types of records are correspondence, cables, code cables, newspaper clippings, progress reports, speeches, minutes of meetings, handwritten documents, aides-memoires, forms, press releases, memorandas, summary records, telegrams, maps, and notes verbale. Correspondents include: Carey Seward, Chief Administrative Officer; R. Gorge, Principal Legal Advisor and Political Advisor; Dag Hammarskold, Secretary-General; Mr. Gardiner; Philippe de Seynes, Under-Secretary for Economics and Social Affairs; Andrew Cordier, Special Representative of the Secretary-General; E.W. Mathu, Chief, UN Representative in Elisabethville; B.F. Osorio-Tafall, Chief of Civilian Operations; Ralph Bunch, Under-Secretary; Max Dorsinville, Officer-in-Charge; and S. Linner, Acting Special Representative, ONUC, Leopoldville. Arranged alphabetically by subject.

Restrictions: Series contains sensitive personal information. Please consult the archivist for access details.

Office of the Special Representative of the Secretary-General - Registry files - Administrative Services

Series consists of correspondence, incoming and outgoing cables, memoranda, administration circulars, diagrams, instructions, airlift demand sheets, flight plans, minutes of meetings, weekly reports, cross reference sheets, reports, routing slips, summaries, annexes, aides memoires, procedures, tables, agreements, contracts, job descriptions, request forms, press clippings, leases, drafts, insurance plans, claims, and handwritten notes. Subjects include but are not limited to the following: travel and transportation; arrivals and departures; local transportation; bridges; airlifts; aircraft traffic control; diplomatic clearance; emergency evacuation; accomodations; equipment and supplies; property accountability; contracts; food supplies; postal services; library services; plane crashes; mine clearance; ONUC hospital; and ONUC local claims board. Correspondents include B.E. Urquart, Assitant to the Special Representative of the Secretary-General; Carey Seward, Acting Director, Office of General Services; Andrew Cordier; S. Habib Ahmed, Chief Administrative Officer, ONUC; Ralph J. Bunche, Special Representative of the Secretary-General; Frank Norman, Acting Chief, ITU Mission; Stephan Landau, Chief, Special Claims Unit; Jacques Schoellkopt, Chief, Civilian Personnel; and C. Taff, Special Legal Advisor. Arranged in filing number order.

Office of the Special Representative of the Secretary-General - Registry - Legal

Series consists of correspondence, laws, cables, memoranda, routing slips, declarations, complaint forms, mandates, agreements, notes, drafts, contracts, press statements, and handwritten documents. Subjects include but are not limited to the following: customs duties; visas; treatment of mercenaries; priviledges and immunities of ONUC personnel; searches of UN residences by Congolese police; and removal of deceased. Correspondents include C. Adoula, Prime Minister, Republic of the Congo; Constantin A. Stavropoulos, Legal Counsel; D.B.H. Vickers, Special Legal Counsel; and A.C. Gilpin, Chief of Civilian Operations, ONUC. Arranged in filing number order.

Office of the Special Representative of the Secretary-General - Cables

Series consists of cables, code cables, handwritten notes, lists, letters, memoranda, and translations. Subjects include but are not limited to the following: purpose of ONUC; ANC; Prime Minister Adoula; anti-UN propaganda; airlifts; Katangese gendarmerie; financing of civilian operations; staff structure; ceasefire; negotiated withdrawal of UN troops; and military coup d'etat by ANC Commander-in-Chief Joseph Mobutu. Correspondents include S. Habib Ahmed, Chief Administrative Officer; Dr. Ralph Bunche, Under Secretary for Special Political Affairs; General Chr. R. Kaldager, Force Commander; U Thant, Secretary-General; Max H. Dorsinville, Officer-in-Charge; Bibiano F. Osorio-Tafall, Officer-in-Charge; Brian Urquhart; General Sean MacEoin, Force Commander; and Sture Linner, Officer-in-Charge. Files are arranged by subject, and are roughly alphabetical thereunder. This series was formerly boxes S-0463-0961, S-0463-0962, and S-0462-0963. Date of establishment occurred on 14/07/1960 by Security Resolution 143 (1960). The date of dissolution was 30/06/1964.

Office of the Chief Administrative Officer - Registry

Series consists of correspondence, memoranda, reports, incoming and outgoing cables, code cables, drafts, minutes, blueprints, spreadsheets, vouchers, purchase orders, bulletins, information circulars, statements, balance sheets, ration scales, shipping manifests, personnel contracts, sworn affidavits, insurance policies, ID cards, invitations, Congo medal with ribbon and newspaper clippings. Subjects include but are not limited to the following: personnel issues; administration; logistics, procurement, movement and transportation; investigations into accidents and incidents, security concerns, refugee camps, repatriation, and communications - Canadian and Indian signals groups; economic analysis; regulations for UN force; audit and inspection; closure of field stations; ordinances; Congo Fund - administration and disbursement; memorial ceremony for Dag Hammarskjold; protocol; violent crimes and actions taken against perpetrators; constitutional commission meeting; blackmarket concerns; smallpox epidemic; USAF airlift schedules; accomodations; Court of Inquiry regarding overpayment of travel claims; translations of propaganda; asylum policies for political refugees; Italian Airmen massacre at Kindu and ANC training mission. Correspondents include S.Habib Ahmed, Chief Administrative Officer; Carey Seward, Chief Administrative Officer, ONUC Leopoldville; M. Khiary, Chief of Civilian Operations; Ben Twigt, Chief Administrative Officer, ONUC; George Lansky, Acting Chief FOS, Office of General Services; Naomi Osborne, Chief of Personnel; Peter J. Hazou, Chief of General Services; Ralph J. Bunche, Under Secretary for Special Political Affairs; and Clayton C. Timbrell, Deputy Chief Administrative Officer. Arranged in filing number order.

Office of the Special Representative of the Secretary-General - Registry - Technical Assistance

Series consists of correspondence, memoranda, notes, lists, handwritten documents, drafts, statements, tables, information circulars, business cards, programs, translations, drawings, diagrams, seminar discussions, reports, brochures, contracts, application forms, job descriptions, itineraries, speeches, resolutions, questionnaires, maps, blueprints, appendices, laws, telephone directories, and field manuals. Subjects include but are not limited to the following: training programs to assist the government of the Congo; economic development plan; visits to various areas by civilian operations officials; import licences; food and agricultural assistance; fisheries; animal diseases; mineral resources; public works program; Tanganyika Lake; road, rail and river transportation systems; finance and trade institutions; investments; flood relief; budgets; economic survey; judicial system organizsation; organization of police; education system; social welfare; health needs; and bilateral programs. Correspondents include U. Thant, Secretary-General; S. Habib Ahmed, Chief, Civilian Operations; Max Dorsinville, Officer-in-Charge, ONUC, Leopoldville; S. Linner, Chief, Civilian Operations; James R. Brooks, Deputy Chief, Civilian Operations; A.C. Gilpin, Deputy Chief, Civilian Operations; Carey Seward; M.E. Larcher, Head, Public Works Program; Godfrey K.J. Amachree, Under-Secretary in Charge of Civilian Operations in the Congo; and G. Cedarwall, Public Finance Controller. Arranged in filing number order.

Elizabethville Branch Office - Registry

Series consists of correspondence, cables, itineraries, programs, audits, reports, administrative circulars, personnel rosters, periodic reports, information circulars, situation reports, aide memoires, newspapers clippings, diagrams, id cards, and pamphlets. Subjects include but are not limited to the following: relocation plans; military actions between ANC, UN Troops, and Katanga Gendarmes; evacuations; reintegration of Katanga; implemetation of curfew; mercenary payrolls; investigation of violent incidents; train derailment; closing of Jadotville base; Red Cross operations; refugee property; personnel; staff changes; security; families of staff members in the Congo; deaths; montly health reports; looting; death of Madame Dister; sabotage; and cease fire. Correspondents include Mr. Tshombe, President of Katanga; R.K. Gardiner, Officer-in-Charge; U. Thant, Secretary-General; G. Gregeriou, Finance Officer; M. Gauvreau, Senior Administrative Officer; and C. Taff, Special Legal Advisor. Arranged alphabetically by subject.

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