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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 - 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 - 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 - 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 Chief Administrative Officer - Non-Registry

Series consists of correspondence, circulars, newpapers, periodicals, bulletins, administrative instructions, memoranda, handwritten notes, maps, government publications, contracts, meeting minutes, logistics circulars, cables, code cables, lists, reports, aide-memoires, vouchers, and receipts. Subjects include but are not limited to the following: food and ration programs; vehicle scales; ancillary services; stationary; personal cables; PX services; ONUC accomodations; travel by ONUC aircraft; auto accidents; statements to the press; staff appointments; traffic regulations; curfew; ID cards; leases; gas situation; personnel; and repostings of personnel. Correspondents include S. Habib Ahmed, Chief Administrative Officer; N.N. Madan, Chief Logistics Officer; Ben T. Twigt, Chief Administrative Officer; Carey Seward, Chief Administrative Officer; Rajeshwar Dayal, Special Representative to the Secretary-General; John Olver, Chief Administrative Officer; B. Osario-Tafall, Acting Officer-in-Charge; Max Dorsinville, Officer-in-Charge; Naomi Osborne, Chief of Civilian Personnel; C. Taff, Special Legal Advisor; C. Brakenbury, Chief, Field Administrative Unit; and John McDiarmid, Executive Assistant to the Special Representative. Arranged alphabetically by subject.

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.

Force Commander - Non-Registry

Series consists of correspondence, memoranda, reports, code cables, incoming and outgoing cables, situation reports, illustrations, maps, minutes of meetings, photographs, press releases, information circulars, and administrative circulars. Subjects include but are not limited to the following: ANC; movement of troops; Congolese Army; violence between UN personnel and Congolese; fighting between ANC and UN troops; theft and recovery of UN vehicles; labor strikes; debate in UN over Kruschev and Hammarskjold; Coud d'Etat in Congo; violence against Europeans in Congo; military operations; military build up; withdrawal of troops from provinces; provisions of foodstuffs and equipment; sacking, looting, and rapes committed by ANC troops; murder of Europeans; bread poisening in Goma; road blocks; destruction of bridges; cease-fire in Katanga; refugee camps; unlawful importation of arms, ammunition, and military equipment; operation 'Rum Punch'; explosion in Kindu; curfews; customs issues at ports; ex-gendarmes; and entrances into Ruandan territory. Correspondents include Lg. Normandin, Liason Officer to ANC; Wf. Wiltshire, Chief Air Transport Officer; General M. Eoin, Force Commander, Leopoldville; General Mobutu, Commander in Chief, ANC; Major Ce. Davidsson; A.C. Gilpin, Special Assitant to the Officer-in-Charge; O. Jackman, OPI; Ambassador R. Dayal, Special Representative of the Secretary-General; J.G. Poulin, Chief of Military Operations; Ben Twigt, Chief Logistics Officer; N. Boskovic, Senior Consultant; K. Gordon, Chief OPI; and Major General A. F. Klintberg, Deputy Force Commander. Arranged alphabetically by subject.

Force Commander - Chronological Reference

Series consists of letters, force routine orders, memoranda, situation reports, military police reports, minutes of meetings, invoices, contracts, price lists, equipment lists, copies of incoming and outgoing cables, copies of news reports, and administrative circulars. Subjects include but are not limited to the following: accounts of accidents; organization of a Congo military college; history of the Congolese National Army; Congolese legal structure; views of the UNIMO youth organisation; Congolese National Air Force; notes on the atmosphere for pilots; reports of ballistics experts; use of the Congo Force Publique; health and medical care of troops; telephone service; incidents at the refugee camp; foreign brigades, especially Tunisian Brigade; rations; reports of the WHO advisory team; Operation Bee-Hive; Congolese complaints about UN personnel; and a copy of the Congo New Highway Code. Correspondents include General Sean MacEoin, Force Commander; Major General J.T.U. Aguiyi-Ironsi, Force Commander; Colonel B.L. Kapoor, Senior Medical Staff Doctor; Major Nielsen, Chief of Movement Control; Colonel Lasmar, Commander of the Tunisian Brigade; Lieutenant Colonel N. N. Madan, Chief Logistics Officer; Moise Tshombe, President of Katanga; General Kebbede Guebre, Force Commander; General Chr. R. Kaldager, Force Commander; Major General G.L. Yacob, Deputy Force Commander; S.H. Ahmed, Chief Administrative Officer; Mr. Khiary, Chief of Civilian Operations; General Carl Carlson Van Horn, Supreme Force Commander; General H. Kettani, Officiating Supreme Force Commander; and General Iyassu Mengasha, Force Commander. Date of establishment occurred on 14/07/1960 by Security Resolution 143 (1960). The date of dissolution was 30/06/1964.
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