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.
Administrative history The United Nations Advisory Committee on the Congo held its first meeting on 24 August 1960 it was dissolved after 23 April 1963. Chaired by the Secretary-General, with members from Canada, Ceylon, Ethiopia, Federation of Malaya, Ghana, Guinea, India, Indonesia, Ireland, Liberia, Mali, Morocco, Nigeria, Pakistan, Senegal, Sudan, Sweden, Tunisia, and the United Arab Republic. Immediately after Secretary-General Dag Hammarskjold's death of 18 September 1961 Mr. Barnes of Liberia served as the chair. Acting Secretary-General U Thant began serving on the 17 November 1961.
Series consists of bound volumes of photostats of the minutes of the Advisory Committee on the Congo, originally the copies of Mr. Labouisse. Arranged in two sets, one in English, one in French, and within each set chronologically.
Conditions of access Series was originally classified confidential now declassified.
Series consists of cables, handwritten notes, interview transcriptions, reel-to-reel tapes, minutes of conferences, photographs, letters, newspaper clippings, reports, speeches, drafts, memoranda, press releases and resumes. Subjects include but are not limited to the following: the culmination of U Thant's career as Secretary-General; the Cuban missile crisis; apartheid; the situation in Vietnam; the Six Day War; world population; peace-keeping; disarmament; U Thant's medical condition and treatment; U Thant's death and condolences; post-retirement correspondence with the UN, various organizations, associations, colleges and universities; Dag Hammarskjold Memorial Scholarship; papers of Adlai E. Stevenson and the Adlai E. Stevenson Institute; memoirs; tributes to U Thant by the General Assembly. Correspondents include U Thant, Secretary-General; George H.W. Bush, Permanent Representative from the US; Kurt Waldheim, Secretary-General; Prince Sadruddin Aga Khan, UN High Commissioner for Refugees; Glenn A. Olds, President, Kent State University; Lord Caradon, Permanent Representative from the UK; John D. Rockefeller, 3rd; Nelson A. Rockefeller, Governor, State of New York; Charles W. Yost, Permanent Representative from the US; John V. Lindsay, Mayor, City of New York; Indar Jit Rikhye, President, International Peace Academy. U Thant was Secretary-General from 1961 to 1971. Series arrangement: alphabetical.
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 / 18.104.22.168
Series consists of aide-memoires, handwritten notes, cables, drafts, lists, General Assembly draft resolutions, press releases, letters, minutes of meetings, newspaper clippings, reports, interview transcriptions, itineraries, and translations. Subjects include but are not limited to the following U Thant's efforts to mediate Vietnam conflict cessation of bombing by United States United States withdrawal from Vietnam USSR's relationship with Vietnam Ralph Bunche's meetings with Adlai Stevenson possibility of United Nations observers in Saigon U Thant's meetings with Arthur Goldberg, United States Representative to the United Nations negotiations leading up to the Paris Peace talks and the Pope's potential visit to Vietnam. Correspondents include Dr. Ralph Bunche, Under Secretary-General for Special Political Affairs C.V. Narasimhan, Under Secretary-General for General Assembly Affairs and Chef de Cabinet U Thant, Secretary-General Jose Rolz-Bennett, Acting Chef de Cabinet Lord Caradon, Permanent Representative of the United Kingdom to the United Nations Alain L. Dangeard Norman Ho, Chief, Overseas Briefing Unit, External Relations Division, Office of Public Information Pope Paul VI and Ho Chi Minh, President, Democratic Republic of Vietnam. Files are arranged by subject. U Thant was Secretary-General from 1961 to 1971.
DAG 1 / 22.214.171.124.2
Series consists of aide-memoires, cables, drafts, handwritten notes, minutes of meetings, newspaper clippings, reports, letters, and press statements. Subjects include but are not limited to the following: Secretary-General's lectures, meetings, and trips; political situation in Algeria, Laos, Morocco, Tunisia, and Cambodia; Soviet invasion of Czechoslovakia; civil war in Nigeria; Chinese Premier Chao En Lai's visit to Africa; withdrawal of United Nations Emergency Force (UNEF); 2nd Afro-Asian Summit; representation of People's Republic of China at the United Nations; German Democratic Republic application for United Nations membership; USSR; and South Africa's relationship with the United Nations. Correspondents include Dr. Ralph Bunche, Under Secretary-General for Special Political Affairs; C.V. Narasimhan, Under Secretary-General for General Assembly Affairs and Chef de Cabinet; U Thant, Secretary-General; Jose Rolz-Bennett, Under Secretary-General for Special Political Affairs; and Alexei E. Nesterenko, Under-Secretary, Department of Political and Security Council Affairs. Files are arranged by subject. U Thant was Secretary-General from 1961 to 1971.
DAG 1 / 126.96.36.199
Series consists of cables, business cards, handwritten notes, letters, speeches, translations, drafts, press releases, notes on meetings, declarations, transcript of a radio address, resolution of a UN organization. Subjects include but are not limited to the following: Cuban missile crisis; UN inspections of Cuban missile sites; 'interception area' - Cuban blockade; draft proposal for the creation of UN Observation Group to normalize the situation in the Caribbean; proposals to resolve crisis from USA and USSR; Kennedy-McMillan talks; reaction to the crisis from various heads of state; return of the body of Major Anderson from Cuba to the U.S.; draft protocol written by the USSR and Cuba; request made by U Thant of Castro to allow observers from Latin American countries to verify removal of offensive weapons from Cuba. Correspondents include U Thant, Secretary-General; Nikita Khrushchev, Chairman, USSR; John F. Kennedy, President, U.S.A.; Adlai Stevenson, Permanent Representative from U.S.; Jawaharlal Nehru, Prime Minister, India; Haile Selassie, Emperor, Ethiopia; Agda Rossel, Permanent Representative, Sweden; V.A. Zorin, Permanent Representative, USSR; Harold McMillan, Prime Minister, United Kingdom; Bertrand Russell, 3rd Earl Russell of Kingston. U Thant was Secretary-General from 1961 to 1971.
DAG 1 / 188.8.131.52.2
Series consists of appendices, business cards, interview transcriptions, leaflets, memoranda, newspaper clippings, photographs, tables, cables, code cables, handwritten notes, letters, maps, reports, speeches, translations, cartoons, drafts, press releases, transcripts of press conferences, pamphlets, summary reports of meetings, foreign press extracts. Subjects include but are not limited to the following: war crimes committed by North and South Vietnamese forces; negotiations in Paris; request for UN observers for South Vietnamese elections; legality of American action in Vietnam; bombing of North Vietnam by the U.S.; Security Council discussion of situation in Vietnam; '17 Nation Appeal' non-aligned countries appeal to halt conflict in Vietnam; Commonwealth Mission for Peace in Vietnam; U.S. prisoners of war and missing in action; health situation of Vietnamese civilians; cease-fire; proposals to resolve conflict; excerpts from the General Assembly with references to U Thant and the situation in Vietnam; relations between U Thant and U.S. administrations regarding Vietnam; situation in Laos and Cambodia; violations of human rights in South Vietnam; reaction and involvement of the Soviet Union; the National Liberation Front's relationship to the North Vietnamese government; reaction of the general public, organizations, governments and heads of state to statements made by U Thant on Vietnam; special mission to investigate alleged persecution of Buddhists by Diem Administration. Correspondents include U Thant, Secretary-General; Tran-Chanh-Thanh, Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Vietnam; Ho Chi Minh, President of the Democratic Republic of Vietnam; Lyndon B. Johnson, President, U.S.; Arthur J. Goldberg, Permanent Representative, U.S.; George McGovern, Senator, U.S.; Charles W. Yost, Permanent Representative, U.S.; Nguken Huu Chi, Permanent Observer to the UN from the Republic of Vietnam; Tran Van Lam, Minister of Foreign Affairs, Republic of Vietnam; Akira Matsui, President, Security Council; Abdul Rahman Pahwak, President of General Assembly; Constantin Stavropoulos, Legal Counsel; Dr. Benjamin Spock, Co-Chairman, National Committee for A Sane Nuclear Policy, Inc.; Martin Luther King, Jr., Spring Mobilization Committee to End the War in Vietnam; H. Ross Perot; Jose Rolz-Bennett, Under-Secretary-General for Special Political Affairs; C.V. Narasimhan, Chef de Cabinet; Joan M. Vinson, National Coordinator, National League of Families of American Prisoners and Missing in Southeast Asia. U Thant was Secretary-General from 1961 to 1971.
DAG 1 / 184.108.40.206.1
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
Series consists of greeting cards, photographs, receipts, newspaper clippings, letters, postcards, business cards, brochures and invitations. Subjects include but are not limited to the following: holiday greeting cards from permanent representatives, heads of state, members of governments, organizations, government officials, personal friends and the general public; U Thant's birthday, retirement and health; the UN Annual Ball; Robert F. Kennedy's requiem mass at St. Patrick's Cathedral; and the Vietnam conflict. Correspondents include John Lindsay, Mayor, City of New York; Richard M. Nixon, President, USA; Anwar El Sadat, President, United Arab Republic; the Dalai Lama; Ted Kennedy, US Senator; Golda Meir, Prime Minister, Israel; Nelson A. Rockefeller, Governor, State of New York; John D. Rockefeller, 3rd; Haile Selassie I, Emperor of Ethiopia. U Thant was Secretary-General from 1961 to 1971. Series arrangement: chronological.