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Secretary-General U Thant (1961-1971) Series
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Photographs

Series documents the Secretary-General's appearances with heads-of-state and other representatives of member nations and at special events of various types, photographs of the Department of Public Information, with captions on verso, which are currently filed by month (February 1969 through December 1971, boxes 1 to 23). Additional photographs in this series are: by journalists and journals documenting events at the United Nations; by journalists documenting Visits to a wide variety of countries and regions; a set of miscellaneous photographs of smaller sizes, undated, some with captions, some without; a set of family photographs (dated 1951); a set of studio portraits (1961-1966, with box 48 containing the oversize portraits). Photographs are various sizes. Some copyright restrictions may apply; please consult the archivist. Arranged in the order described above.

Locations: Boxes 1 to 47 are shelved at FF123-R002-SU13 and 14; box 48 (oversize) is shelved at FF123-R020-SU08

Sound Recordings

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.

Specialized Agencies

Series contains correspondence (with heads of the organizations), reports, speeches, press releases, etc., relating to the Secretary-General's involvement with the specialized agencies of the United Nations. Arranged alphabetically by name.

General Assembly

Series consists of the Secretary-General's General Assembly supporting files, containing correspondence, handwritten notes, minutes of meetings, transcripts of press conferences, a seating chart, etc. Correspondents include the presidents of the General Assembly. Arranged in General Assembly session number order (16th Session through 26th Session), followed by a set of misscellaneous files (e.g., presentation of credentials by Permanent Representatives), and therein chronologically.

Speeches, Messages, Statements, and Addresses

Series consists of handwritten notes, speeches, messages of condolence, offprints, periodicals, newspaper clippings, cables, General Assembly documents, General Assembly resolutions, aide-memoires, budgets, information circulars, drafts, statements, programs, press releases, letters, translations, press statements, and transcripts of press conferences. Subjects include but are not limited to the following: disarmament; United Nations budget; flag-raising ceremonies for new countries admitted to the United Nations; Non-Governmental Organizations (NGOs); trusteeship and decolonization; environment; development; appeals for assistance for East Pakistan and Jordan; United Nations organs; political situation in the Congo and in Vietnam; United Nations Staff Day; United Nations committees; anniversaries of organs, NGOs and other entities; memorial ceremonies; and congratulatory messages to heads of state. Correspondents include U Thant, Secretary-General; Jose Rolz-Bennett, Under Secretary-General for Special Political Affairs; C.V. Narasimhan, Under Secretary-General for General Assembly Affairs and Chef de Cabinet; Ramses Nassif, Senior Information Officer; Lucien Lemieux, Secretary to the Secretary-General; and Robert Muller. Files are arranged alphabetically by title of speech or institution given to. U Thant was Secretary-General from 1961 to 1971.

Related records: See also the press releases, which contain additional statements, etc.

Statements

Series consists of press statements, interview transcriptions, transcriptions of press conferences, and lists. Subjects include but are not limited to the following: United Nations' budget; development; human rights; United Nations Development Decade; political situation in Vietnam; decolonization; World Food Conference; Trust Fund for South Africa; UNIPOM and India/Pakistan dispute; political situation in Cyprus, UNFICYP, and paying for UNFICYP; Secretary-General's trips; nuclear test ban treaty; purchase of UN bonds by member states; flag-raising ceremonies; political situation in the Congo and ONUC; disarmament; appointment of UN personnel; messages of condolence; emergency relief and assistance to member states; pledging conferences; natural disasters; and voluntary monetary contributions by member states. Arranged chronologically.

Press Briefings and Press Conferences

Series consists of cables, newspaper clippings, press statements, handwritten notes and letters, translations, drafts, lists, press releases, summaries of press briefings, transcripts of press conferences.
Subjects include but are not limited to the following: situation in Vietnam; Cyprus; apartheid; situation in Middle East including the Six Day War, Palestinian refugees and special representatives of the Secretary-General; Committee of 24; South West Africa and the situation in South Rhodesia; Martin Luther King's assassination; situation in Czechoslovakia; peaceful uses of outer space; 20th anniversary of the declaration of human rights; humanitarian assistance for Biafra; assistance for Equatorial Guinea; civil war in Nigeria; Korean situation; U Thant's comments on the removal of Nikita Khruschev from power; Chinese representation in the UN; disarmament; Indonesia/Malaysia dispute; World Youth Assembly; UN Correspondents Association. Correspondents include U Thant, Secretary-General; William Powell, UN Office of Public Information; Ramses Nassif, Senior Information Officer; C.V. Narasimhan, Under-Secretary for General Assembly Affairs and Chef de Cabinet of the Executive Office of the Secretary-General; Arthur J. Goldberg, Permanent Representative from the US; Kurt Waldheim, Chairman, the UN Committee on the Peaceful Uses of Outer Space; Yosef Tekoah, Permanent Represenative from Israel; Pierre Trudeau, Prime Minister, Canada; Constantin A. Stavropoulos, Legal Counsel; A. Nesterenko, Under-Secretary for Political and Security Council Affairs. U Thant was Secretary-General from 1961 to 1971.

Peacekeeping - Dominican Republic

Series consists of cables, code cables, letters, press releases, minutes of meetings, newspaper clippings, Security Council documents, Security Council draft resolutions, and Security Council resolutions. Subjects include but are not limited to the following political upheaval in the Dominican Republic United States troops sent to the Dominican Republic in 1965 Organization of American States (OAS) response to crisis United States-supported regime Imbert junta and fighting by Imbert's forces human rights violations credentials of Dominican Republic's representatives to the United Nations border disputes between the Dominican Republic and Haiti and relations between the Dominican Republic and other Caribbean countries. Correspondents include C.V. Narasimhan, Under Secretary-General for General Assembly Affairs and Chef de Cabinet Jose Rolz-Bennett, Deputy Chef de Cabinet Jose Rolz-Bennett, Under Secretary-General for Special Political Affairs Jose A. Mora, Secretary-General, Organization of American States Rene Chalmers, Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs, Republic of Haiti U Thant, Secretary-General Guaroa Velazquez, Permanent Representative of the Dominican Republic to the United Nations Jose Antonio Mayobre, Special Representative of the Secretary General in the Dominican Republic and Dr. Jottin Cury, Minister of Foreign Affairs, Constitutional Government, Dominican Republic. Files are arranged in a loose reverse chronological order. U Thant was Secretary-General from 1961 to 1971.
DAG 1 / 5.2.2.4

Peacekeeping - India and Pakistan

Series consists of business cards, cables, memoranda, newspapers clippings, handwritten notes, letters, reports, cartoons, summary records of meetings. Subjects include but are not limited to the following Indo-Pakistani war US support of UN Security Council mandated cease fire attack on US Embassy in Karachi by Pakistanis crisis in East Pakistan request for release of Pakistani civilians being held by India repatriation of East Pakistani refugees from India treatment of Bengali-speaking peoples in East Pakistan humanitarian relief for population in East Pakistan Graham Report and the Summary of the Kashmir Dispute. Correspondents include U Thant, Secretary-General Karlfritz Wolff, Deputy Resident Representative for East Pakistan, UN Development Programme Sir Alec Douglas-Home, Foreign Secretary, UK General Agha Muhammed Yahya Khan, President, Pakistan A. Shahi, Permanent Representative from Pakistan Tunku Abdul Rahman Putra, Secretary-General of the Islamic Conference of Foreign Ministers Dr. Frank P. Graham, UN Representative. U Thant was Secretary-General from 1961 to 1971.
DAG 1 and 5.2.2.2.2

Peacekeeping - Cyprus

Series consists of aide-memoires, background papers, cables, code cables, handwritten notes, press releases, press statements, translations, letters, maps, minutes of meetings, memoranda, newspaper clippings, reports, speeches, tables, resumes, regulations, strength reports, Security Council documents, Security Council draft resolutions, and Security Council resolutions. Subjects include but are not limited to the following organization of United Nations Force in Cyprus (UNFICYP) appeals for troops for UNFICYP appeals for money for UNFICYP green line or buffer zone financial status of UNFICYP extension of mandate for UNFICYP appointment of personnel negotiations with the Greek and Turkish governments alleged Turkish violations of Cypriot airspace incidents of violence between Greek Cypriots and Turkish Cypriots and arms smuggling. Correspondents include Carlos A. Bernardes, Special Representative of the Secretary-General in Cyprus Dr. Ralph Bunche, Under Secretary-General for Special Political Affairs General Prem Singh Gyani, Force Commander, UNFICYP General I.A.E. Martola, Force Commander, UNFICYP C.V. Narasimhan, Under Secretary-General for General Assembly Affairs and Chef de Cabinet Galo Plaza, Special Representative of the Secretary-General in Cyprus Galo Plaza, United Nations Mediator on Cyprus Constantin A. Stavropoulos, Legal Counsel U Thant, Secretary-General General K.S. Thimayya, Force Commander, UNFICYP Jose Rolz-Bennett, Deputy Chef de Cabinet Jose Rolz-Bennett, Under Secretary-General for Special Political Affairs Jose Rolz-Bennett, Personal Representative of the Secretary-General in Cyprus General I.J. Rikhye, Military Advisor to the Secretary-General Bruce R. Turner, Controller of the United Nations Ralph Enckell, Permanent Representative of Finland to the United Nations Pier P. Spinelli, Director-General of United Nations Office in Geneva Pier P. Spinelli, Special Representative of the Secretary-General in Cyprus Major General Diwan Prem Chand, Force Commander, UNFICYP Alejandro Flores, Senior Political Officer, Cyprus Zenon Rossides, Permanent Representative of Cyprus to the United Nations Dmitri S. Bitsios, Permanent Representative of Greece to the United Nations and Orhan Eralp, Permanent Representative of Turkey to the United Nations. Files are arranged by subject. U Thant was Secretary-General from 1961 to 1971.
DAG 1 / 5.2.2.5.1

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