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UN. Executive Assistant to the Secretary-General - 1946-1961: Cordier

Series consists of minutes of meetings, membership lists, resolutions and reports of the General Assembly relating to the United Nations Committee on United Nations Relief and Rehabilitation Administration - UNRRA, memoranda, letters and cablegrams on contributions to UNRRA and UN-UNRRA relations. The Committee was created in spring of 1946, to facilitate the final stages of UNRRA work and the generation of additional contributions. Also included are Nos. 52 and 58 of The Journal of The United Nations. Correspondents include Chairman of the Committee Sol Bloom, Special Assistant to the Assistant Secretary-General on Economic Affairs A. E. Ritchie, diplomatic officials of the contributing countries.

Headquarters Site Committee

Series consists of reports and proposals, correspondence and memoranda, architectural surveys and plans, and questionnaires relating to the planning of the interim and permanent site headquarters of the United Nations. Records relate to the meetings held with the United States to negotiate the placement of the seat of the United Nations; the move from Hunter College in New York City to the Sperry Gyroscope Company; and the New York City's Board of Estimate's Calendar Number 261 land conveyance for the United Nations site. Correspondents include Secretary-General Trygve Lie; Brian Urquhart, Personal Assistant to the Secretary-General; New York City Mayor William O'Dwyer; and A. Pelt, Assistant Secretary-General of Conference and General Services. Arranged alphabetically by subject.

Accession numbers: A/212, 62/1106, A/399, 63/431

UN. Executive Assistant to the Secretary-General - 1946-1961: Cordier

Series consists of general memoranda and letters relating to the establishment and functions of the Library Advisory Committee, minutes of Committee Meetings 1946-1951. Series also contains documents on the donation of the J. H. Ralston Library Collection to the U.N. Library in 1953, including the transfer agreement and inventory of books.
Correspondents include Director of Library Services Karl Milam and Assistant S-G in Department of Security Council Affairs C. E. Zinchenko.

Accession Numbers are A/359 - Ralston Library Donation and A/122 - Committee Documents

UN. Executive Assistant to the Secretary-General - 1946:1961

Series consists of papers, interoffice memoranda and reports of the Publications Board for the period of 1947-1954. Documented are requests for publication, budget and distribution issues, policy decisions, administrative instructions and survey of documentation. Also included are 2 bound volumes of 1950-1951 publication programmes - oversized and reports of the Supervisory Commission of the League of Nations - 1935-1945, containing information on publications.

Accession number is 62/1130 - A/397

UN. Executive Assistant to the Secretary-General - 1946-1961:Cordier

Series consists of documents created by various officials of the S-G's Executive office. The files of Raoul Aglion contain the UN documents, notes, reports and correspondence documenting the expert assistance to Europe in 1946, - reflecting Aglion's involvement in Economic Reconstruction and Special Studies Division of Department of Economic Affairs and organizational issues, such as the allocation of top-ranking posts, secretariat organization etc created during Aglion's tenure in S-G Executive Office in 1946-1948.
The files of William Stoneman, Special Advisor to S-G contain the clear cables and other correspondence related to trips of S-G Trygve Lie. Also included is correspondence from Gunnar Myrdal, the Executive Secretary of Economic Commission for Europe to Secretaries-General Trygve Lie and Dag Hammarskjold.

Series consists of correspondence and memoranda, incoming and outgoing clear cables and telegrams, press releases, newspaper clippings, and printed materials, such as, programmes and brochures, and speeches and photographs relating to the planning and coordination of United Nations events. Events recorded include Staff Day for 1955 and 1956; and the second, fifth, sixth and tenth anniversaries of the United Nations. The bulk of the material relates to the Tenth Anniversary of the Signing of the United Nations Charter held in San Francisco in 1955 including the activities planned in celebration of the day, such as, art exhibitions and banquets. Other subjects areas cover itineraries, protocol, programme committee plans, and congratulatory messages from governments and the public. Correspondents include Secretary General Dag Hammarskjold; D.B. Vaughan, Assistant Secretary-General and Director of General Services; R. Chestnutt, R. Gros, H. Freeman, E. van Kleffens and top echelon officials and diplomats from governments and missions offering congratulatory messages.

Accession numbers: A/399, 63/431, A/384, 62/1104, A/392, 62/1123, A/85, A/286, 63/133, A/211, 62/1107

Series consists of correspondence and memoranda, formal invitations, programmes, guest lists and seating plans relating to parties, receptions, luncheons, dinners, interviews, presentations and speaking engagements of the Secretary-General and other top echelon officials. Includes invitations accepted and declined, confirmations and letters of thanks. Correspondents include Secretaries-General Trygve Lie and Dag Hammarskjold; A. Sweetser, Director of the Washington D.C. United Nations Information Centre; and J. de Noue, Chief of Protocol and Liaison Section. Arranged alphabetically by subject.

Executive Assistant to the Secretary-General - 1946-1961:Cordier

Series consists of working papers, notes, minutes of meetings, reports, organizational charts, and correspondence relating to the activity of Secretary-General's Working Group on the Secretariat Survey in 1953-1955. Documented are functions and organizational structure of various departments and commissions within the Secretariat and proposals for their reorganization. Included are the surveys of the UN. organizations in New York, Geneva, London, Mexico etc. Correspondents are assistant to S-G on Conference and General Services David Vaughan, Principal Director of Department of Economic Affairs Roy Blough, and other top officials within departments and commissions.

Accession numbers are unknown.

UN. Executive Assistant to the Secretary-General - 1946-1961

Series consists of one folder, containing minutes of the first and second meetings of the Advisory Committee on the establishment and permanent maintenance of the United Nations Memorial Cemetery in Korea, and the agenda of the third meeting. The folder is a part of working files of Leo Malania, Special Assistant to the Executive Assistant Cordier.
Series formerly was a part of DAG1/ 1.3.3.1, - the rest of the series pertained to UN Committee on UNRRA.

Accession number is 65/179 - A/559

Reports and surveys

Series consists of correspondence and memoranda, notes and working papers, situation reports on countries, and statements and news clippings. Reports and surveys include Daily Reports to the Secretary-General, Nos. 1-968 for the years 1949-1955; Daily General Assembly Reports-GA VIII, Nos. 1-95, prepared by the General Political Division of the Department of Security Council Affairs for the use of the Secretary-General and immediate assistants, 1953; Selective Survey of International Political Events arranged numerically by items, Nos. 1-159, 1949-1955; and Political and Security Council Reports on countries, also known as 'Protitch Reports', dating from 1947-1958, consisting of notes for the Secretary- General on political affairs. Correspondents include Secretaries-General Trygve Lie and Dag Hammarskjold; D. Protitch, Under Secretary-General for Political and Security Council Affairs; and Leo Malania, Executive Assistant to the Executive Assistant to the Secretary-General.

Accession numbers: A/384, 62/1104, A/285, A/286, 63/133