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United Nations Office for Special Political Affairs (1955-1991) Series
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United Nations Operations in the Congo (ONUC) - Code, Clear Cables and Telexes - Civilian Operations

UN. Office of the Under-Secretary-General for Special Political Affairs (1960-1962: MacFarquhar; 1963-1964: Duran)

Series consists of incoming and outgoing code and clear cables. These files originated from the offices of Special Assistant for Congo Civilian Operations Gustavo Duran and Special Advisor for Civilian Affairs in the Congo Sir Alexander MacFarquhar. Code cables discuss food deliveries, the Commission of Investigation on Lumumba, positions and appointments, issues regarding the United States Aid Program, blockage of land routes by Kantangese, construction of the Lubilash bridge, and public works program. Clear cables pertain to the investigation into plane crashes, meeting of the Dag Hammarskjold Foundation Board, situations regarding the United Nations roadblocks, training in professions such as banking, information on the United Nations Security Council Chamber meetings, information on the Congo Fund and situation reports. Correspondents include Under-Secretary in Charge of Civilian Affairs in the Congo Godfrey Amachree, Officer-in-Charge Robert Gardiner and Major-General C. C. Von Horn.

Accession Numbers: A/225, A/431

United Nations Operations in the Congo (ONUC) - Congo Government

UN. Executive Assistant to the Secretary - General (1946-1961: Cordier)
UN. Under-Secretary-General for Special Political Affairs (1958-1972: Bunche)

Series consists of incoming and outgoing clear cables, correspondence, reports, newspaper clippings, press releases, and public statements relating to all aspects of the Congo Government. The files include information on the convening of parliament; visits to New York, London, and Italy by Congolese Premier Mr. Cyrille Adoula; correspondence regarding various government issues by Adoula; records relating to Prime Minister Moise Tshombe; draft laws designing the court system; a Christmas address to the Congolese people by Mobutu Sese Seko (1966); general information on new provinces; agreements between the United Nations and the Congo; drafts and copies of the constitution; and a speech by President Kasavubu.

Accession Number: 75/7

United Nations Operations in the Congo (ONUC) - Congolese National Army (ANC)

UN. Executive Assistant to the Secretary-General (1946-1961: Cordier) Office for Special Political Affairs (1958-1972: Bunche)

Series consists of incoming and outgoing code cables, reports, correspondence, newsclippings, etc. and includes an organizational chart for ANC training and modernization under the United Nations umbrella, resolutions regarding ANC training, issues surrounding ONUC's role and the ANC in Katanga -- specifically the relationship between the Katanga gendarmerie, ANC, and ONUC. Correspondents include Under-Secretary for Special Political Affairs Ralph Bunche, Officer-in-Charge B. F. Osorio-Tafall, and Major-General Christian R. Kaldager.

Accession Number: 75/7

United Nations Operations in the Congo (ONUC) - Correspondence - Civilian Operations

UN. Office of the Under-Secretary-General for Special Political Affairs (1960-1962: MacFarquhar; 1963-1964: Duran)

Series consists of correspondence relating to civilian operations and civilian affairs in the Congo. These files originated from the offices of Special Assistant for Congo Civilian Operations Gustavo Duran and Special Advisor for Civilian Affairs in the Congo Sir Alexander MacFarquhar. Records are divided into CUNCO (Chief, United Nations Civilian Operations) and COCA (Civilian Affairs in the Congo) sections. Cables provide information on the Congolese budget, siutations of personnel, project submissions in various fields such as communications, financial issues, appointments, food production, public works program, proposed tour of youth leaders to Romania and France, fellowships, budget analysis, and a quarterly report by World Health Organization Administrative Advisors. Correspondents include Chief of the United Nations Civilian Operations Sture Linner, Chief of Civilian Operations in the Congo M. Khiary, Executive Officer for the Congo Fund J. McLean, Deputy Chief of Civilian Operations A. C. Gilpin, and Senior Consultant, Bureau of Social Affairs Alvin Rose.

Accession Numbers: A/521, A/225, A/431

United Nations Operations in the Congo (ONUC) - Incident Reports

UN. Executive Assistant to the Secretary-General (1946-1961: Cordier) Office for Special Political Affairs (1958-1972: Bunche)

Series consists of incoming and outgoing clear cables, correspondence, investigative reports, press releases, maps, and photographs regarding massacres, accidents, arrests, evacuations, and other incidents investigated or recorded by the United Nations. Incidents include aircraft accidents such as a Rhodesian aircraft making a forced landing after being hit by small arms fire in Manono; an ONUC Commission report and other documentation regarding the Kindu Incident when thirteen Italian contingent air crew lost their lives due to an invasion of the Congolese National Army Soldiers in Kindu; and investigations into the death of Mme. Felicienne Dister who was killed at her home in Elisabethville. The series also includes incidents involving the Congolese National Army in Katanga and Elisabethville. Correspondents include Under-Secretary for Special Political Affairs Ralph Bunche, Legal Counsel C.A. Stavropoulos, Officer-in-Charge B. F. Osorio-Tafall, and Officer-in-Charge Robert Gardiner.

Accession Numbers: 75/7, 72/88

United Nations Operations in the Congo (ONUC) - Mercenaries in the Congo - Index Cards

UN. Executive Asistant to the Secretary-General (1946-1961: Cordier) Under-Secretary-General for Special Political Affairs (1958-1972: Bunche)

Series consists of two card files containing index cards with the names of mercenaries, countries of origin, birthdate, information on position or service, or status. The card file also includes sections of mercenaries entitled "List by County," "No Nationality Mentioned," "Personnel involved in Arms Traffic," and "Stateless."

ATTN: SERIES HAS NO BOXES; ONLY TWO CARD FILES CONTAINING INDEX CARDS.

Accession Number: 72/88

United Nations Operations in the Congo (ONUC) - Military Operations

UN. Executive Assistant to the Secretary-General (1946-1961: Cordier) Office for Special Political Affairs (1958-1972: Bunche)

Series consists of correspondence, reports, certificates, and incoming and outgoing clear cables. and provides information on ONUC's military involvement in the Congo including military history, policies, information on aircraft, reinforcements and withdrawal of troops, and regulations for the United Nations force. Military reports provide details on military conditions, health situations, military progress, and air missions. (Some reports contain civilian operation information, as well.) Files also contain information on and correspondence from military staff and high ranking officers such as General Sean Maceoin, Major-General Christian R. Kaldager, and Major-General C.C. Von Horn. This series also includes material, both military and civilian, on the Kamina, Kitona and Banana bases.

The "Summary of Events for 1963" contains information on the role of the United Nations on the training and reorganization of the Congolese National Army (A.N.C.).

Accession Numbers: 75/7, 72/88

Actual series size: 4.5 feet

United Nations Operations in the Congo (ONUC) - Personnel - Civilian Operations

UN. Office of the Under-Secretary-General for Special Political Affairs (1960-1962: MacFarquhar; 1963-1964: Duran)

Series consists of correspondence, incoming and outgoing clear cables, lists, and reports. These files originated from Special Assistant for Congo Civilian Operations Gustavo Duran and Special Advisor for Civilian Affairs in the Congo Sir Alexander MacFarquhar. Files include personnel administration records, information on hiring and candidates, levels of positions, status of recruitment, positions needed under the police training project, salaries, categories of positions, approval of posts, staff lists, information on titles and contracts, and extensions on contracts. Correspondents include Chief Administrative Officer Ben T. Twigt, Administrative Officer Joseph El Haj, Field Operations Service Administrator Carey Seward, and Special Assistant for Burundi and Rwanda Affairs Jan G. Schumacher.

Accession Numbers: A/431, A/433, A/521

United Nations Operations in the Congo (ONUC) - Provinces

UN. Executive Assistant to the Secretary-General (1946-1961: Cordier) Office for Special Political Affairs (1958-1972: Bunche)

Series consists of incoming and outgoing clear cables, correspondence, reports, press releases and photographs relating to the six provinces of the Congo: Equateur, Katanga, Kasai, Kivu, Leopoldville, and Orientale. Katanga province makes up the bulk of the records which detail the conditions at Elisabethville Refugee Camp, general ONUC military operations, and incidents regarding the United Nations Peace-Keeping Troops.

Files include information on air missions; famine (Kasai); refugees (Kivu); military operations (Leopoldville); Prime Minister Patrice Lumumba (Orientale); and maps of all the provinces. Correspondents include Under-Secretary for Special Political Affairs Ralph Bunche, Officer-in-Charge R. K. Gardiner, and Officer-in-Charge B. F. Osorio-Tafall.

Actual series size: 3.5 feet
Accession Numbers: 75/7, 72/88

United Nations Operations in the Congo (ONUC) - Ralph Bunche's Trips

UN. Executive Assistant to the Secretary-General (1946-1961: Cordier) Under-Secretary-General for Special Political Affairs (1958-1972: Bunche)

Series consists of reports, incoming and outgoing clear cables, correspondence, briefing papers, press conference transcripts, press releases, itineraries, and notes from meetings relating to Ralph Bunche's trips to the Congo during the spring/summer of 1960, fall 1962, and winter 1963. During these trips, Bunche represented the Secretary-General or acted as a consultant during the decolonization process. Correspondents include Under-Secretary for Special Political Affairs Ralph Bunche, Secretary-General Dag Hammarskjold, and Congolese Prime Minister Patrice Lumumba.

Accession Number: 75/7

Actual Linear Feet: 1/2

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