Series consists of correspondence, cables, laws, routing slips, memoranda, declarations, forms, mandates, agreements, drafts, press statements, handwritten documents, translations, invitations, receipts, statements, lists, postcards, annexes, monthly reports, administrative circulars, press clippings, programs, situation reports, maps, and speeches. Subjects include but are not limited to the following: maintaining peace and security; Liaisons with countries that are a part of the UN; work with local goverments; death of Mr. Lumumba; requests for UN Asylum; evacuation of refugees; arrests; military armed attacks; assassinations; activities of fact-finding commission; hydro-electricity; labour issues; relief projects; sabotage; tribal clashes; and constitution of Congo. Correspondents include C. Adoula, Prime Minister, Republic of the Congo; Constantin A. Stavropoulos, Legal Counsel; Ramon Prieto, Legal Advisor; D.B.H. Vickers, Special Legal Counsel; U. Thant, Secretary-General; Jacques Poujoulat, Chief, Civilian Affairs; Z. Marcella, Legal Advisor, ONUC; S. Linner, Chief, Civilian Operations; and A.C. Gilpin, Deputy-Chief, Civilian Operations, ONUC. Arranged in filing number order.
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.
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.
Series consists of correspondence, cables, memoranda, lists, routing slips, minutes of meetings, job descriptions, handwritten documents, resumes, tables, travel authorization forms, accident reports, registers of death, standing orders, information circulars, terms of reference, press statements, diagrams, map overlays, translations, certificates, and forms. Subjects include but are not limited to the following: administration; accidents; incidents; manning tables; duties; privileges; translation services; treatment of ONUC personnel by military police; taxation; thefts; appointments; missing personnel; salaries; local recruitment of staff; insurance; and medical issues. Correspondents include Carey Seward, Acting Director, Office of General Services; S. Habib Ahmed, Chief Administrative Officer, ONUC; Nancy A. Gray, Chief of Civilian Operations; Remy Gorge, Principle Legal Advisor and Political Advisor; U. Thant, Secretary-General; Maurice Gauvreau, Chief of Personnel; H. Pichler, Administrative Officer, Congo Fund; A.C. Gilpin, Deputy-Chief, Civilian Operations; and Jacques Schoellkopf, Chief of Civilian Personnel. Arranged in filing number order.
Series consists of correspondence, cables, memoranda, tables, routing slips, progress reports, statements, drafts, translations, handwritten documents, bulletins, provisional summaries of meetings, job descriptions, and audit inspector reports. Subjects include but are not limited to the following: financial control of the Congo; Congo Fund; salaries; allowances; military staff; local staff; cost of living; and per diem. Correspondents include Ralph J. Bunche, Under-Secretary-in-Charge of Special Political Affairs; Helen Seymour, Deputy Director, Office of the Controller; B.F. Osorio-Tafall, Resident Representative, Director of Special Fund Programs; H. Pichler, Administrative Officer, Congo Fund; S. Habib Ahmed, Chief of Civilian Operations; Louis F. Thompson, Executive Officer, Congo Fund; A.C. Gilpin, Deputy Chief of Civilian Operations; and James R. Brooks, Deputy-Chief, Civilian Operations. Arranged in filing number order.
Series consists of audio recorded speeches and statements given by U Thant at United Nations meetings and while visiting countries universities ceremonies and other official functions (and by other speakers as noted). Also included are recordings produced by broadcasters and private individuals. Extent is 93 audio reels (ca. 112 hr.). Most are 7 reels recorded at 3-3-4 ips (inches per second). Copyright restrictions may apply please consult the archivist. Arranged chronologically.
Series consists of a variety of tributes and gifts from sources worldwide to Secretary-General U Thant. Items include honorary certificates, drawings, scrolls, photographs, a wood relief, books, sound recordings, special boxes, and a flag, among others. Certificates are arranged chronologically; the remainder by record or object type.
Locations - Boxes 1 to 2 are at Q323-R011-SU5 boxes 3 to 9 (oversize) are shelved at Q323-R011-SU1
Series consists of United Nations Operation in the Congo records of both Secretaries-General Hammarskjold (1953-1961) and U Thant. U Thant became Acting Secretary-General on 3 November 1961 he was appointed Secretary-General on 30 November 1962. The records were created in the course of political military and support activities relating to peacekeeping operations in the Congo during this period. In addition to subject files there is a set of Secretary-General Hammarskjold's correspondence with member states pertaining to the problems in the Congo. After his accidental airplane death in the Congo on 18 September 1961 interim officials including Acting Secretary-General U Thant kept subsequent Congo records files with Hammarskjold's. Included is Secretary-General U Thant's correspondence with member states pertaining to the problems in the Congo. In addition there is a set of U Thant's clear cables. Boxes 1 to 6 of this series are Hammarkskjold records while boxes 7 to 12 are U Thant records. Arranged in various sets of files as follows - correspondence and cables (to September 1961) correspondence with member states (to September 1961) then a set of 10 files on unrest, incidents etc. (14 July 1960 to 19 June 1961) Secretary-General U Thant's country files (predominantly to 1963) some of U Thant's subject files and his clear cables (November 1961 to June 1964).
Administrative history The United Nations Advisory Committee on the Congo held its first meeting on 24 August 1960 it was dissolved after 23 April 1963. Chaired by the Secretary-General, with members from Canada, Ceylon, Ethiopia, Federation of Malaya, Ghana, Guinea, India, Indonesia, Ireland, Liberia, Mali, Morocco, Nigeria, Pakistan, Senegal, Sudan, Sweden, Tunisia, and the United Arab Republic. Immediately after Secretary-General Dag Hammarskjold's death of 18 September 1961 Mr. Barnes of Liberia served as the chair. Acting Secretary-General U Thant began serving on the 17 November 1961.
Series consists of bound volumes of photostats of the minutes of the Advisory Committee on the Congo, originally the copies of Mr. Labouisse. Arranged in two sets, one in English, one in French, and within each set chronologically.
Conditions of access Series was originally classified confidential now declassified.
Series consists of the personnel case files of top echelon staff the responsibility of the Secretary-General. The files served as biographical files as well as administrative files. Records vary widely including correspondence and code cables handwritten notes programs press statements newspaper clippings etc. Arranged alphabetically by case file.