Series consists of correspondence, press coverage, pamphlets, publications, speech extracts, reports, testimonies, treaties, incident reports, photographs, and maps.
Subjects include but are not limited to the following: partition; Zionism; Arab rights;displaced persons; crime issues; demographics; industry; natural resources of Palestine; new constitution for Palestine; political organizations; Treaty of Alliance (UK and Jordan); King-Crane Commission (UK); parliamentary debates (UK); and Anglo-American Committee of Inquiry.
These files are divided about equally between those of the Special Assistant to the Personal Representative of the Secretary-General, and general departmental (non-registry) files, 1947.
Files contain correspondence, memos, reports, working papers, minutes of the United Nations Special Committee on Palestine (UNSCOP) and its sub-committees, press releases, clippings, accounts, maps, and photographs.
These concern UNSCOP's work in helping to resolve conflicting claims concerning the Holy Places, the partition of Palestine, and other matters that arose following the end of the British Mandate, as well as the administrative matters of UNSCOP.
Correspondents include the Arab Higher Committee; Jewish Agency for Palestine; the British government; various Arab governments; the government of Palestine; and many other Jewish and Arab individuals and political, religious, educational, and other organizations in the Middle East, America, and Europe. Of note are ca. 4 cubic ft. (3.3 linear ft.) of memoranda, and written statements and testimonies submitted to UNSCOP by governments and organizations; and a notebook containing Personal Representative of the Secretary- General Ralph Bunche's notes on meetings.
Also included are reference materials, in the form of books, pamphlets, and maps.
Fonds consists of the following Series:
S-0613 Subject Files
S-0610 Correspondence Files of the Office of the Special Assistant to the Personal Representative of the Secretary-General, Dr. Ralph Bunche
S-0609 Subject Files of the Office of the Special Assistant to the Personal Representative of the Secretary-General, Dr. Ralph Bunche
S-0608 Special Committee Files of the Office of the Special Assistant to the Personal Representative of the Secretary-General, Dr. Ralph Bunche
S-0607 Reference Files of the Office of the Special Assistant to the Personal Representative of the Secretary-General, Dr. Ralph Bunche
S-0606 General Assembly Files of the Office of the Special Assistant to the Personal Representative of the Secretary-General, Dr. Ralph Bunche
S-0605 Administrative Files of the Office of the Special Assistant to the Personal Representative of the Secretary-General, Dr. Ralph Bunche
The sub-fonds are arranged by predecessor departments/offices.
- Department of Economic Affairs (1946-1954)
- Department of Social Affairs (1946-1954)
- Technical Assistance Administration (1950-1958)
- Department of Economic and Social Affairs (1955-1977)
- United Nations Office of Interagency Affairs and Coordination (1969-1977)
- Department of Technical Cooperation for Development (1978-1991)
- Department of International Economic and Social Affairs (1978-1991)
- Development and International Cooperation (1978-1991)
- Department of Economic and Social Development (1992-1992)
- Department for Policy Coordination and Sustainable Development (1992-1996)
- Department for Economic and Social Information and Policy Analysis (1993-1996)
- Department for Development Support and Management Services (1993-1996)
- Department of Economic and Social Affairs (1997-present)
Trusteeship Division, Department of Trusteeship and Information from Non-Self Governing Territories (1945: Bunche); Under-Secretary (without department) (1955-1957: Bunche); USG for SPA (1958-1967: Bunche); OUSCCA (1963: Bunche); USG for SPA (1968-1971: Bunche)
Series consists of numbered, unnumbered and only code cables (incoming and outgoing), clear cables, correspondence (correspondents include Richard Nixon), memoranda, United Nations documents, meeting minutes and verbatim reports, handwritten notes, drafts of correspondence and reports, speeches, maps, and photographs documenting Ralph Bunche's tenure at the United Nations. Of special note are personal papers of Ralph Bunche, which include publications; drafts; and handwritten notes on meetings and social events, childhood and family reminiscences, commentaries on racial incidents in the U.S. and notes exchanged with the Secretaries-General. Also included in the series are some original papers of Dag Hammarskjold. Bulk of the materials date from 1947-1971. Subjects include peace-keeping efforts in the Congo; Bahrain; India and Pakistan; Yemen; Cyprus; and the Middle East, including the Palestine Mediator's Mission (1948-1949), the Suez crisis, the United Nations Truce Supervision Organization (UNTSO), and the United Nations Emergency Force (UNEF). Other subjects include the International Employees Loyalty Board hearing on Ralph Bunche (1954), the International Atomic Energy Agency and conferences on the Peaceful Uses of Atomic Energy, Secretary-General meetings, Vietnam, the Survey Group on Overseas Offices, travel, and personnel cases. Correspondents include Secretaries-General Dag Hammarskjold and U Thant.
File list available; for box 1 file 3 through box 7 file 3 see the end of the file list.
Contains film documenting the take-off of Dag Hammarskjold's trip for N'dola, 1961 (prior to plane crash). 16mm black & white film.
Actual series size: 49 boxes
Accession number: 96/120, boxes 1-25