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Series consists of correspondence, memoranda, clear cables, periodic progress reports, some commission and committee minutes, and speeches and surveys relating to the general administration of the Secretariat. Subjects relate to facilities management and headquarters, personnel matters, departmental and organizational restructuring including organization charts - 1947-1948, 1948 budget issues, advisory committee recommendations, flag protocol, meeting agendas, communication policies including the establishment of a radio network in India, speeches by delegates in connection with their United Nations work, and the development of the United Nations International School. Correspondents include Secretaries-General Trygve Lie and Dag Hammarskjold; Leo Malania, Assistant to the Executive Assistant to the Secretary-General; D.B. Vaughan, Assistant Secretary-General and Director of General Services; C.V. Narasimhan, Under-Secretary-General for Special Political Affairs; Ralph Bunche, Under-Secretary-General - without a department; Brian Urquhart, Senior Officer to Ralph Bunche; and A. Sobolev, Assistant Secretary-General for Department of Security Council Affairs.

Accession numbers: A/399, 63/431, A/211, 62/1107, A/212, 62/1109, 62/1106, A/498, A/391, 62/1120, A/384, 62/1104, A/656

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

Series consists of reports, United Nations documents, and annotated and draft agendas and minutes of meetings including the Secretary-General's private meetings and morning meetings; meetings of Assistant Secretaries-General, Principal Directors and Committee Secretaries; the Secretary-General's private meetings with General Assembly Committee Secretaries; Mission Coordinating Committee Meetings; Secretariat Working Groups on the Study of the Charter; and Personnel Staff Committee. Correspondents include Secretary-General Trygve Lie; Leo Malania, Executive Assistant to the Executive Assistant to the Secretary-General; Ralph Bunche, Under-Secretary-General - without a department, and A. Sweetser, Director of the Washington D.C. United Nations Office.

Accession numbers: A/212, 62/1106, A/286, 63/133, A/498, A/939, A/575

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.

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.

Series consists of correspondence and memoranda, registers, newspaper clippings, clear and code cables, photographs, speeches, 1200 feet of radio broadcast tape documenting the Commemorative Service in Tog-Lome - 29 September 1961 and United Nations documents. Subjects cover public relations including speeches, press conferences and letters from the public attached to responses. Approximately 1.5 linear feet of records pertain to the death of Secretary-General Dag Hammarskjold including condolence registers sent from United Nations missions - 1961-1962. Correspondents include Secretaries-General Trygve Lie and Dag Hammarskjold; Leo Malania, Assistant to the Executive Assistant to the Secretary-General; Ralph Bunche, Under-Secretary-General - without a department; and W. Stoneman, Special Advisor to the Secretary-General.

Accession numbers: A/384, 62/1104, A/399, 63/431, A/498

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, memoranda, reports and United Nations documents relating to personnel and staff matters at headquarters and overseas. Subject categories relate to employment applications and appointments, employee terminations with special circumstances leading to departmental investigations, staff housing, intern programs, staff missing in action, pension plan, Personnel Selection Committee reports, and salaries and contracts. Correspondents include Secretary-General Dag Hammarskjold; Leo Malania, Executive Assistant to the Executive Assistant to the Secretary-General; D.B. Vaughan, Under-Secretary and Director of General Services; and W. Stoneman, Special Advisor to the Secretary-Genera.

Accession numbers: A/384, 62/1104, A/399, 63/431, A/212, 62/1106, A/211, 62/1107, A/85, A/498, 74/19.

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

Series documents the activities of the Publications Board. Records consist of correspondence, memoranda, meeting minutes, and annual reports. Correspondents include Secretary-General U Thant, Under-Secretary for Conference Services Jiri Nosek, and Chief Editor and Executive Assistant of the Office of the Secretary-General Leo Malania. Arranged alphabetically by subject.
Please note that box 7 is oversize folder, title Publications programs.