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United Nations Operation in the Congo (ONUC) (1960-1964) Series
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Force Commander - Logistics Branch, Engineering Section - Registry

Series consists of cables, forms, inventories, handwritten notes, lists, minutes of meetings, reports, memoranda, and tables. Subjects include but are not limited to the following: vehicle inspection; vehicle evacuation; vehicle repair; petrol rations; and allotment of vehicles to bases. Correspondents include Lieutenant Colonel Mohammed Yaqub, Chief Ordnance Officer; Colonel V.S. Kapoor, Chief Logistics Officer; Lieutenant Colonel M.M. Shafi, Senior Ordnance Officer; Lieutenant Colonel Naseer Ahmed Shah, Chief Ordnance Officer; Major F.S. Partoft, Senior Staff Officer, EME; Lieutenant Colonel J.P.B. Thu, Senior Staff Officer, EME; Lieutenant Colonel E. Lund, Senior Staff Officer, EME; and Major I. Bering-Jensen, Senior Staff Officer, EME. Date of establishment occurred on 14/07/1960 by Security Resolution 143 (1960). The date of dissolution was 30/06/1964.
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Force Commander - Medical Branch - Registry

Series consists of administrative circulars, blueprints, cables, code cables, diagrams, handwritten notes, drafts, forms, memoranda, monthly reports, letters, job descriptions, lists, medical reports, minutes of conferences, minutes of meetings, movement orders, reports, translations, rosters, situation reports, tables, standing orders, personnel appraisals, and audits. Subjects include but are not limited to the following: organisation of medical headquarters; posting of medical officers; uniforms; refugees; infectious diseases; deaths; Operation Sun Flower; staffing of hospitals; medical supplies; lists of patients; admissions reports; transfers of patients; medical inspections; training officers; repatriation on medical grounds; medical care for civilians; and sanitary inspections. Correspondents include Major General J.T.U. Aguiyi-Ironsi, Force Commander; S. Habib Ahmed, Chief Administrative Officer; Dr. Ralph Bunche, Under Secretary for Special Political Affairs; General Kebbede Guebre, Force Commander; Colonel B.L. Kapoor, Senior Medical Staff Officer; Colonel L. Nandkeolyar, Chief Medical Officer; Ben T. Twigt, Chief Administrative Officer; General Carl Carlson Van Horn, Supreme Force Commander; Colonel R.D. Kamat, Chief Medical Officer; Colonel H. Hajeebhoy, Chief of Military Personnel; Colonel T.R. Bargotra, Chief Medical Officer; Lieutenant Colonel B.V.S. Rao, Officiating Chief Medical Officer; Lieutenant Colonel R.R. Rao, Officiating Chief Medical Officer; Nancy A. Gray, Chief of Civilian Personnel; Lieutenant Colonel M.B. Singh, Commanding Officer, ONUC Hospital, Leopoldville; and Lieutenant Colonel U.P. Mukherjee, Commanding Officer, ONUC Hospital, Leopoldville. Date of establishment occurred on 14/07/1960 by Security Resolution 143 (1960). The date of dissolution was 30/06/1964.

Office of the Special Representative of the Secretary-General - Cables

Series consists of cables, code cables, handwritten notes, lists, letters, memoranda, and translations. Subjects include but are not limited to the following: purpose of ONUC; ANC; Prime Minister Adoula; anti-UN propaganda; airlifts; Katangese gendarmerie; financing of civilian operations; staff structure; ceasefire; negotiated withdrawal of UN troops; and military coup d'etat by ANC Commander-in-Chief Joseph Mobutu. Correspondents include S. Habib Ahmed, Chief Administrative Officer; Dr. Ralph Bunche, Under Secretary for Special Political Affairs; General Chr. R. Kaldager, Force Commander; U Thant, Secretary-General; Max H. Dorsinville, Officer-in-Charge; Bibiano F. Osorio-Tafall, Officer-in-Charge; Brian Urquhart; General Sean MacEoin, Force Commander; and Sture Linner, Officer-in-Charge. Files are arranged by subject, and are roughly alphabetical thereunder. This series was formerly boxes S-0463-0961, S-0463-0962, and S-0462-0963. Date of establishment occurred on 14/07/1960 by Security Resolution 143 (1960). The date of dissolution was 30/06/1964.

Office of the Chief Administrative Officer - Registry

Series consists of correspondence, memoranda, reports, incoming and outgoing cables, code cables, drafts, minutes, blueprints, spreadsheets, vouchers, purchase orders, bulletins, information circulars, statements, balance sheets, ration scales, shipping manifests, personnel contracts, sworn affidavits, insurance policies, ID cards, invitations, Congo medal with ribbon and newspaper clippings. Subjects include but are not limited to the following: personnel issues; administration; logistics, procurement, movement and transportation; investigations into accidents and incidents, security concerns, refugee camps, repatriation, and communications - Canadian and Indian signals groups; economic analysis; regulations for UN force; audit and inspection; closure of field stations; ordinances; Congo Fund - administration and disbursement; memorial ceremony for Dag Hammarskjold; protocol; violent crimes and actions taken against perpetrators; constitutional commission meeting; blackmarket concerns; smallpox epidemic; USAF airlift schedules; accomodations; Court of Inquiry regarding overpayment of travel claims; translations of propaganda; asylum policies for political refugees; Italian Airmen massacre at Kindu and ANC training mission. Correspondents include S.Habib Ahmed, Chief Administrative Officer; Carey Seward, Chief Administrative Officer, ONUC Leopoldville; M. Khiary, Chief of Civilian Operations; Ben Twigt, Chief Administrative Officer, ONUC; George Lansky, Acting Chief FOS, Office of General Services; Naomi Osborne, Chief of Personnel; Peter J. Hazou, Chief of General Services; Ralph J. Bunche, Under Secretary for Special Political Affairs; and Clayton C. Timbrell, Deputy Chief Administrative Officer. Arranged in filing number order.

Office of the Chief Administrative Officer - Non-Registry

Series consists of correspondence, circulars, newpapers, periodicals, bulletins, administrative instructions, memoranda, handwritten notes, maps, government publications, contracts, meeting minutes, logistics circulars, cables, code cables, lists, reports, aide-memoires, vouchers, and receipts. Subjects include but are not limited to the following: food and ration programs; vehicle scales; ancillary services; stationary; personal cables; PX services; ONUC accomodations; travel by ONUC aircraft; auto accidents; statements to the press; staff appointments; traffic regulations; curfew; ID cards; leases; gas situation; personnel; and repostings of personnel. Correspondents include S. Habib Ahmed, Chief Administrative Officer; N.N. Madan, Chief Logistics Officer; Ben T. Twigt, Chief Administrative Officer; Carey Seward, Chief Administrative Officer; Rajeshwar Dayal, Special Representative to the Secretary-General; John Olver, Chief Administrative Officer; B. Osario-Tafall, Acting Officer-in-Charge; Max Dorsinville, Officer-in-Charge; Naomi Osborne, Chief of Civilian Personnel; C. Taff, Special Legal Advisor; C. Brakenbury, Chief, Field Administrative Unit; and John McDiarmid, Executive Assistant to the Special Representative. Arranged alphabetically by subject.

Elizabethville Branch Office - Non-Registry

Series consists of correspondence, drafts, note verbales, lists, translations, reports, incoming and outgoing cables, and a flyer with photographs. Subjects include but are not limited to the following: missing ONUC personnel; organization of mission office in Elisabethville; information on leaflets regarding mercenaries; defensive postures in response to the possibility of molestation of ONUC personnel; investigations involving military personnel; claims issues; Katangese Gendarmerie paratroopers seeking the protection of the ONUC; evacuation plan for Elisabethville; emergency communications; repatriation of refugees; radio free Katanga; censure of mail; political affairs; disciplinary issues and actions; personnel; security; anti-UN propaganda; diplomatic issues; travel and accomodations; families of political prisoners and press releases. Correspondents include Conor Cruise O'Brien; Brian Urquhart; Dr. Sture Linner; George Ivan Smith; Robert Grindall; Gamil Ghaleb; Robert Gardiner; Jose Rolz Bennett; E.W. Mathu; Gualtiero Fulcheri; V. Jerkovic; Maurice Gauvreau; and B. Halbert. Arranged alphabetically by subject.

Albertville Branch Office - Registry

Series consists of correspondence, field administrative reports, cables, memoranda, diagrams, circulars, truck registrations, handwritten documents, telegrams, airway bills, pay slips, disbursement vouchers, travel authorizations, movement orders, and press releases. Subjects include but are not limited to the following: accidents; railway; destruction of rail property; small pox; rationing of food; refugees; evacuation requests; provisions and accommodations for refugees; transit camp; reunion of families; dismissal of workers; attack on nun; Iranian earthquakes; auto thefts; air evacuations; local employees; air travel; reimbursements; hospitality allowances; sports equipment; films; food supplies and Red Cross. Correspondents include R. Polgar, Deputy Chief Administrative Officer; B.E. Beitsma, Administrative Officer; A. Marx, Deputy Chief Administrative Officer; J.M. Marek, Chief Administrative Affairs; G. Chaleb, Civilian Affairs Officer; Jose Rolz-Bennett, Chief UN Representative; Nils Gussing, Chief Co-Ordinator for Refugee Camp, Elizabethville; M. Pasquet Esq., Chief Finance Officer; and Iftikhar Shiekh, Personnel Officer. Arranged in filing number order.

Albertville Branch Office - Non-Registry

Series consists of correspondence, administrative reports, administrative circulars, cables, memorandas, vouchers, invoices, handwritten notes, reports, bulletins, passenger manifests, freight manifests, and inventories. Subjects include but are not limited to the following: transportation; rationing; personnel; surplus vehicles; entertainment; theft and burglary; housing - rentals, private, furnished, unfurnished; petrol situation; local law enforcement; cotton industry; sugar airlift; flour shortages; air patrols; small pox; automobile accidents; leave; refugees; and flooding of Lake Tanganyika. Correspondents include Carey Seward, Chief Administrative Officer; Charles Brackenbury, Chief, Field Administrative Unit; Willy De Bruyn, Chief Court Justice; L. Weisenberg, Chief PX Officer; R.E. Grinaall, Chief Accomodations Officer; G. Oberweiss, Senior Purchase and Supply Officer; P.C. Tersenzio, UNESCO Mission Chief, Congo; and A. Bronsema, Chief Finance Officer. Arranged alphabetically by subject.

Elizabethville Branch Office - Registry

Series consists of correspondence, cables, itineraries, programs, audits, reports, administrative circulars, personnel rosters, periodic reports, information circulars, situation reports, aide memoires, newspapers clippings, diagrams, id cards, and pamphlets. Subjects include but are not limited to the following: relocation plans; military actions between ANC, UN Troops, and Katanga Gendarmes; evacuations; reintegration of Katanga; implemetation of curfew; mercenary payrolls; investigation of violent incidents; train derailment; closing of Jadotville base; Red Cross operations; refugee property; personnel; staff changes; security; families of staff members in the Congo; deaths; montly health reports; looting; death of Madame Dister; sabotage; and cease fire. Correspondents include Mr. Tshombe, President of Katanga; R.K. Gardiner, Officer-in-Charge; U. Thant, Secretary-General; G. Gregeriou, Finance Officer; M. Gauvreau, Senior Administrative Officer; and C. Taff, Special Legal Advisor. Arranged alphabetically by subject.

Bukavu Branch Office - Non-Registry

Series consists of incoming and outgoing cables, and code cables, correspondence, memoranda, maps, outlines, reports, bulletins, newspaper clippings, statutes, curriculum vitae, passenger manifest, freight manifest, business cards, catalogs and contracts. Subjects include but are not limited to the following: Goma - Kisemy Convention; political matters; observations of situations; movement of ONUC personnel; personnel matters; National Parks authorities held prisoner by ANC; requests for rabies vaccinations; agricultural development; customs arrangement; trade regulations with Uganda; monetary council shipment of gold; mining issues; evacuation of ONUC staff; incidents, abductions and murders; rumors of coupd'etat against Bashi; security conditions; runway repair and contracting; problems connected with independence of Ruanda; telecommunications; ICAO mission; UNICEF; ill treatment of Red Cross personnel; police/student clash at Athenee; party politics in the Congo; budgetary policy and procedures, and conduct of ONUC personnel. Correspondents include C.A. Gaviola; Dr. Sture Linner; F.N. Fitzgerald; Klaas W. Cuperus; S. Habib Ahmed; F.W. Tooby; John Wood; Roger Polgar; Robin Miller; M. Khiary and Naomi Osbourne. Arranged alphabetically by subject.

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