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United Nations Operation in the Congo (ONUC) (1960-1964) Series
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Office of the Special Representative of the Secretary-General - Non-Registry - Correspondence with the Congolese Government

Series non-registry files are comprised of the section relating to the Office of the Chief of Civilian Operations (previously the Special Representative of the Secretary-General). For the remainder of the non-registry files see S-0752. Record types include correspondence, handwritten documents, newspaper clippings, translations, notes verbale, statements, telegrams, lists, diagrams, booklets, and forms. Subjects include but are not limited to the following: arms and ammunition at Kitona; UN personnel; ONUC personnel; movements of personnel; incidents at Port Franqui; military personnel; incidents in Goma and Kindu; food supplies; mercenaries; and refugees. Correspondents include Andrew Cordier, Special Representative of the Secretary-General; Ralph Bunche, Special Representative of the Secretary-General; Dag Hammarskold, Secretary-General; Patrice Lumumba, Prime Minister of the Republic of the Congo; Dr. S. Linner, Chief of UN Civlian Operations; I.J. Rikhye, Acting Special Representative of the Secretary-General; Cyrille Adoula, Prime Minister; R.K. Gardiner; and Carl C. Von Horn, Supreme Commander. Arranged alphabetically by subject.

Restrictions: Series includes sensitive personal information. Please consult an archivist for access details.

Office of the Special Representative of the Secretary-General - Non-Registry

Series consists of a wide variety of non-registry files, including political matters, reports and correspondences, political situation files, telex conversations and cables, personal papers, Civilian and Technical Operations files, Technical Assistance files, Congo Fund files, Conferences and meetings, visits and inspections by UN officials, military matters (extensive), structure and functioning of the Congolese Government files, Armee Nationale Congolaise files, weekly situation reports, mercenaries files, foreign nationals and undesirable persons files, refugees, prisoners, and requests for UN protection files. Types of records are correspondence, cables, code cables, newspaper clippings, progress reports, speeches, minutes of meetings, handwritten documents, aides-memoires, forms, press releases, memorandas, summary records, telegrams, maps, and notes verbale. Correspondents include: Carey Seward, Chief Administrative Officer; R. Gorge, Principal Legal Advisor and Political Advisor; Dag Hammarskold, Secretary-General; Mr. Gardiner; Philippe de Seynes, Under-Secretary for Economics and Social Affairs; Andrew Cordier, Special Representative of the Secretary-General; E.W. Mathu, Chief, UN Representative in Elisabethville; B.F. Osorio-Tafall, Chief of Civilian Operations; Ralph Bunch, Under-Secretary; Max Dorsinville, Officer-in-Charge; and S. Linner, Acting Special Representative, ONUC, Leopoldville. Arranged alphabetically by subject.

Restrictions: Series contains sensitive personal information. Please consult the archivist for access details.

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 Special Representative of the Secretary-General - Correspondence

Series consists of charts, code cables, cables, aide-memoires, lists, news summaries, operation orders, minutes of meetings, reports, letters, memoranda, and newspaper clippings. Subjects include but are not limited to the following: ANC; propaganda; Antoine Gizenga; plans for withdrawal of UN troops; US military aid to the Congo; Prime Minister Adoula; the return of Tshombe; financial situation in the Congo; civilian officers; personnel matters; mercenaries; situation in Kindu; relations between ONUC and ANC; and the security of documents. Correspondents include General Chr. R. Kaldager, Force Commander; Dr. Ralph Bunche, Under Secretary for Special Political Affairs; Max H. Dorsinville, Officer-in-Charge; Bibiano F. Osorio-Tafall, Officer-in-Charge; Brian Urquhart; U Thant, Secretary-General; and Carey Seward, Chief Administrative Officer. Files are arranged by subject and are roughly alphabetical thereunder. This series was formerly boxes S-0463-0963 and S-0463-0964. Date of establishment occurred on 14/07/1960 by Security Resolution 143 (1960). The date of dissolution was 30/06/1964.

Resident Representative and Deputy Resident Representative - Administrative

Series consists of agreements, cables, interview transcripts, Security Council documents, General Assembly documents, charts, contracts, drafts, lists, handwritten notes, inventories, job descriptions, packing lists, letters, newspaper clippings, speeches, and reports. Subjects include but are not limited to the following: accommodations; airline tickets and refunds; personnel; theft of vehicles; famine relief; budget and finance; claims; equipment; UNTAB; UNDP Local Survey Board; experts; and Congo ethnic groups and tribes. Correspondents include S. Habib Ahmed, Chief Administrative Officer; Bibiano F. Osorio-Tafall, Officer-in-Charge; G. Wildman, Adminstrative Officer, Bukavu; Irene Lorenzo, Head, ONUC Claims Unit; Irene Lorenzo, Assistant Resident Representative; A.E. Saenger, Resident Representative; G.A. Beliard, Chief Budget Officer; George Lansky, Acting Chief, Field Operations Service, Office of General Services; C. Heinsius, Chief Communications Officer, TAB; James R. Brooks, Deputy Resident Representative; and J. Woods, Chief Transport Officer. Files are arranged alphabetically by subject. This series was formerly boxes S-0463-0949, S-0463-0950, S-0463-0951, and S-0463-0952. Date of establishment occurred on 14/07/1960 by Security Resolution 143 (1960). The date of dissolution was 30/06/1964.

Listing of Civilian and Military Records

Series consists of handwritten notes, indices, lists, memoranda, letters, tables, and packing lists, Subjects include but are not limited to the following - lists of records; history of ONUC; summary of ONUC records; accession of records; transfer of records from ONUC to archives; shipment of ONUC files; and disposal of files. Correspondents include Bibiano F. Osorio-Tafall, Officer-in-Charge; Irene Lorenzo, Head, ONUC Claims Unit; George Lansky, Acting Chief, Field Operations Service, Office of General Services; John M. Saunders, Deputy Resident Representative; Bruce D. Shields, Assistant Archivist; Robert Claus, Chief, Registry Section; and Vincent G. Hyland, Accessions and Disposal, Archives. This series was formerly boxes S-0463-0953 and S-0463-0954. 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 - Registry - Administrative Services Division

Series consists of correspondence, memoranda, reports, minutes, incoming and outgoing cables, code cables, one book, drafts, minutes of meetings, personnel lists, directives and maps. Subjects include but are not limited to the following: personnel; administration; logistics; procurement; transportation and movement; book on regulations for UN Security Force; claims for loss and damage of personal property; guidelines for role of Field Administration Officer; interview results for administrative candidates; management of PX; promotions and recruitment; currency devaluation of Congolese Franc; morale, welfare and recreation for UN personnel; civilian and military leave policies; salaries and compensation; medical and dental issues; employment of Congolese individuals; accomodations for UNESCO and WHO personnel; general services; records of military deaths; investigations into food poisoning and theft; evacuation of Elizabethville; and motor vehicle issues. Correspondents include S. Habib Ahmed, Chief Administrative Officer; M. Khiary, Chief of Civilian Operatives; Naomi Osborne, Chief of Personnel; Nancy Gray, Chief of Civilian Personnel; Peter J. Hazou, Chief of General Services; Ben Twigt, Chief Administrative Officer, ONUC; George Lansky, Deputy Chief, Field Operatives; John A. Olver, Chief Administrative Officer; Albert Marx, Deputy Chief Administrative Officer; and Lt. General Sean Mac Eoin, Force Commander. 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.

Office of the Chief Administrative Officer - Chronological

Series consists of correspondence, memoranda, cables, code cables, administrative circulars, weekly reports, notes verbale, itineraries, information circulars, and minutes of meetings. Subjects include but are not limited to the following: supplies; leave; travel; medical supplies; procurement of cigarettes and alcohol; refugees; Kitona base; Kamina hospital; security; medical supplies and equipment; housing; air transports; movements of troops; personnel; prefab housing; reduction of staff; black-market; radio equipment; px issues; deceased personnel; insurance; civilian operations; liaison issues; staff shortages; vermin; public health; audits; ancillary services; surplus food and supplies; importation of vehicles; resale of private vehicles; and fuel shortages. Correspondents include David Vaughan, Director of General Services; R. Bernard, Chief Procurement Officer; Colonel J. Guha, Chief of Staff; B. Grunzweig, Deputy-Chief Administrative Officer; Carey Seward, Chief Administrative Officer; B. Kaplan, Chief of General Services; G.V. Igum, Chief of Commerce and Transport; and D.T. Manson, Chief of General Services. Arranged alphabetically by subject.

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