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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 - 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 - 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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Elizabethville Branch Office - Non-Registry

Series consists of correspondence, drafts, note verbales, lists, translations, reports, incoming and outgoing cables, and a flyer with photographs. Subjects include but are not limited to the following: missing ONUC personnel; organization of mission office in Elisabethville; information on leaflets regarding mercenaries; defensive postures in response to the possibility of molestation of ONUC personnel; investigations involving military personnel; claims issues; Katangese Gendarmerie paratroopers seeking the protection of the ONUC; evacuation plan for Elisabethville; emergency communications; repatriation of refugees; radio free Katanga; censure of mail; political affairs; disciplinary issues and actions; personnel; security; anti-UN propaganda; diplomatic issues; travel and accomodations; families of political prisoners and press releases. Correspondents include Conor Cruise O'Brien; Brian Urquhart; Dr. Sture Linner; George Ivan Smith; Robert Grindall; Gamil Ghaleb; Robert Gardiner; Jose Rolz Bennett; E.W. Mathu; Gualtiero Fulcheri; V. Jerkovic; Maurice Gauvreau; and B. Halbert. Arranged alphabetically by subject.

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.

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