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United Nations Operation in the Congo (ONUC) (1960-1964) Series
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Albertville Branch Office - Cables

Series consists of incoming and outgoing cables, and code cables. Subjects include but are not limited to the following: withdrawal of troops from Baudoinville; personnel issues; procurement; accomodations; logistics; claims of damaged property; interrogation report of ex-Gendarme, who confessed to having been present at the murder of a Belgian national; imposition of the prohibition of public assemblies and curfews; negotiations for fresh vegetables in Bukavu; repatriation of refugees; movement control; elimination of Black Market frauds and business malpractice; installation of provincial government in Lualaburg; U.S. C-rations determined as unfit for consumption for ONUC personnel; civilian operations; finance; summary of events occurring in region; and filming of refugee camp at Bihwe. Correspondents include J.M. Marek; B. Twigt; B. Bernander; V. Jerkovic; Sture Linner; G. Ghaleb; S. Habib Ahmed; Carey Seward; Mr. Grindall; Mr. Fitzgerald and Mr. Bronsema. Arranged alphabetically by subject.

Albertville Branch Office - Chronological Reference

Series consists of correspondence, memoranda, cables, and circulars. Subjects include but are not limited to the following: termination of contracts; housing; stolen furniture; construction of latrines; office space; accidents; officers mess; problems with Indian Brigade; utilities; PX; salaries; theft; refrigerators; ancillary services; and missing persons. Correspondents include R. Magloire, Finance Officer; David Renwick, Accomodations Officer; Captain K.K. Puri, Indian Brigade; G.R. Tomalin, Chief Security Officer; R. Bonner, Administrative Officer; R.E. Grindall, Chief Accomodations Officer; Samuel Last, Labour Supervisor; Nils Gussing, Chief Coordinator, Refugee Camp; G. Reinle, Inventory Controller; L. Weisberg, Chief PX Officer; and J.H. Amonoo, Acting Deputy Civilian Officer. Arranged chronologically.

Albertville Branch Office - Non-Registry

Series consists of correspondence, administrative reports, administrative circulars, cables, memorandas, vouchers, invoices, handwritten notes, reports, bulletins, passenger manifests, freight manifests, and inventories. Subjects include but are not limited to the following: transportation; rationing; personnel; surplus vehicles; entertainment; theft and burglary; housing - rentals, private, furnished, unfurnished; petrol situation; local law enforcement; cotton industry; sugar airlift; flour shortages; air patrols; small pox; automobile accidents; leave; refugees; and flooding of Lake Tanganyika. Correspondents include Carey Seward, Chief Administrative Officer; Charles Brackenbury, Chief, Field Administrative Unit; Willy De Bruyn, Chief Court Justice; L. Weisenberg, Chief PX Officer; R.E. Grinaall, Chief Accomodations Officer; G. Oberweiss, Senior Purchase and Supply Officer; P.C. Tersenzio, UNESCO Mission Chief, Congo; and A. Bronsema, Chief Finance Officer. Arranged alphabetically by subject.

Albertville Branch Office - Registry

Series consists of correspondence, field administrative reports, cables, memoranda, diagrams, circulars, truck registrations, handwritten documents, telegrams, airway bills, pay slips, disbursement vouchers, travel authorizations, movement orders, and press releases. Subjects include but are not limited to the following: accidents; railway; destruction of rail property; small pox; rationing of food; refugees; evacuation requests; provisions and accommodations for refugees; transit camp; reunion of families; dismissal of workers; attack on nun; Iranian earthquakes; auto thefts; air evacuations; local employees; air travel; reimbursements; hospitality allowances; sports equipment; films; food supplies and Red Cross. Correspondents include R. Polgar, Deputy Chief Administrative Officer; B.E. Beitsma, Administrative Officer; A. Marx, Deputy Chief Administrative Officer; J.M. Marek, Chief Administrative Affairs; G. Chaleb, Civilian Affairs Officer; Jose Rolz-Bennett, Chief UN Representative; Nils Gussing, Chief Co-Ordinator for Refugee Camp, Elizabethville; M. Pasquet Esq., Chief Finance Officer; and Iftikhar Shiekh, Personnel Officer. Arranged in filing number order.

Bukavu Branch Office - Cables

Series consists of incoming and outgoing cables, and code cables, administrative circulars, reports, correspondence, memoranda and message forms. Subjects include but are not limited to the following: logistics; situations reports; accommodations; flour file; movement control; air-ops; finance; political affairs; security issues; welfare issues; personnel issues; public works projects; evacuation plans; rabies epidemic; North Kivu refugee camp; violations of Rwanda's sovereignty; increase in illicit arms traffic; arbitrary arrest of ONUC personnel; provincial assembly activities; sale and purchase of UN bonds by U.S. and Swiss governments; strict control imposed on roads leaving Bukavu to prevent escape of people sought by Surete; suspension of Congo Advisory Meeting due to events of Cuban Missile Crisis; studies in an effort to integrate 40,000 Katangese Gendarmie into ANC or civilian life; employment of refugees; economic mission; and political and tribal differences in Kindu. Correspondents include F.W. Fitzgerald; Charles Brackenbury; John Grun; Sture Linner; B. Bernander; Klaas Cuperus; J. Podesta; C.A. Gaviola; Robert Gardiner; M. Khiary, S.H. Ahmed; V. Jerkovic; Robert Grindall; Nancy Gray; and Carey Seward. Arranged alphabetically by subject.

Bukavu Branch Office - Chronological Reference

Series consists of correspondence, memoranda, reports, incoming and outgoing cables. Subjects include but are not limited to the following: procurement; personnel issues; political issues; repatriation issues; travel and movement; welfare supplies and activities; communications; ONUC public information policies in the province; tensions between the ANC and Gendarmes; logistics; air-ops; public works programs; and evacuation of ONUC camp at Bukavu. Correspondents include Robin T.Miller; Fergus Fitzgerald; R. Rossborough; John Grun; Klaas Cuperus; and C.A. Gaviola. Arranged chronologically.

Bukavu Branch Office - Non-Registry

Series consists of incoming and outgoing cables, and code cables, correspondence, memoranda, maps, outlines, reports, bulletins, newspaper clippings, statutes, curriculum vitae, passenger manifest, freight manifest, business cards, catalogs and contracts. Subjects include but are not limited to the following: Goma - Kisemy Convention; political matters; observations of situations; movement of ONUC personnel; personnel matters; National Parks authorities held prisoner by ANC; requests for rabies vaccinations; agricultural development; customs arrangement; trade regulations with Uganda; monetary council shipment of gold; mining issues; evacuation of ONUC staff; incidents, abductions and murders; rumors of coupd'etat against Bashi; security conditions; runway repair and contracting; problems connected with independence of Ruanda; telecommunications; ICAO mission; UNICEF; ill treatment of Red Cross personnel; police/student clash at Athenee; party politics in the Congo; budgetary policy and procedures, and conduct of ONUC personnel. Correspondents include C.A. Gaviola; Dr. Sture Linner; F.N. Fitzgerald; Klaas W. Cuperus; S. Habib Ahmed; F.W. Tooby; John Wood; Roger Polgar; Robin Miller; M. Khiary and Naomi Osbourne. Arranged alphabetically by subject.

Bukavu Branch Office - Registry

Series consists of correspondence, cables, maps, reports, budgets, memoranda, charts, handwritten documents, curriculum vitea, and bulletins. Subjects include but are not limited to the following: personnel; travel of UN personnel; missing medicine for Ruandan refugees; theft; food supplies; tea plantations; refugees; and hospital supplies. Correspondents include C.A. Gaviola, Chief of the Civil Mission; S. Habib Ahmed, Chief Administrative Officer; M. Khiary, Officer-in-Charge; A. Gilpin, Deputy Chief of Civilian Operations; J. Azzam, Chief, Administrative Services; F. Sanz Sancho, Chief Engineer of Public Works; A.N. Nachaat, Chief, Administrative Services; and A.E. Larcher, Chief of Public Works Section. Arranged alphabetically by subject.

Coquilhatville Branch Office - Registry

Series consists of correspondence, incoming and outgoing cables, code cables, telegrams, reports, handwritten documents, blue prints, and resolutions. Subjects include but are not limited to the following: World Food Programme, Public Works Projects; pilot literacy program; provincal agriculture advice; vehicle allocation under American Aid Program; vehicle distribution; accidents; and missionaries. Correspondents include Max Dorsinville, Officer-in-Charge, ONUC, Leopoldville; O. Jackman, Civilian Affairs Officer; James R. Brooks, Deputy-Chief, Civilian Operations; B.F. Osario-Tafall, Chief, Civilian Operations; G. Kahale, Chief Civilian Officer, ONUC; J.H. Amonoo, Deputy Special Assistant to the Officer-in-Charge; A.C. Gilpin, Special Assitant to the Officer-in-Charge; R.K.A. Gardiner, Officer-in-Charge; S. Habib Ahmed, Chief of Civilian Operations, ONUC; and Dr. S. Linner, Officer-in-Charge, ONUC, Leopoldville. Arranged alphabetically by subject.

Elizabethville Branch Office - Cables

Series consists of correspondence, incoming and outgoing cables, telegrams, air transport manifest lists, handwritten cables, and newspapers clippings. Subjects include but are not limited to the following: visits of UN personnel; burning of villege in Kamina; transport of food supplies; attacks on Katanga villeges; evacuation from Kitona; requests for additional UN staff; Red Cross; movement of refugees; use of Red Cross emblem and vehicles by mercenaries; accidents with UN vehicles; reconstruction of bridges; accomodations for UN personnel; directions and maintenance of law and order in Elizabethville; accusations regarding UN military actions; incidents involving ANC soldiers; re-integration of Congo into Africa; Ethiopian troops raping women and children in communes; death threats to UN personnel; smuggeling; burglaries; and robberies. Correspondents include General Von Horn; Mr. Gauvreau, Senior Administrative Officer; General Gheysen; E.W. Mathu; I.E. Berendsen; A. Gilpin; S. Linner; Dag Hammarskjold, Secretary-General; S. Habib Ahmed; J. Rolz Bennett; Robert Gardiner; G. Ghaleb, Acting UN Representative; and Ralph Bunche. Arranged generally by correspondent, and therein by incoming/outgoing and chronologically.

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