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United Nations Operation in the Congo (ONUC) (1960-1964) Series
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Stanleyville Branch Office - Cables

Series consists of incoming and outgoing cables, telegrams, handwritten cables, lists of telegrams, memoranda, business cards, correspondence, passenger manifests, and situation reports. Subjects include but are not limited to the following: flooding of Congolese River; food transport and requests; burning of villages; UN personnel; visits by UN personnel; transport and storage of medicine; civil servants strike; rabies outbreak; repatriated refugees; finances; attacks on planters on plantations; agriculture project; attacks on UN staff; Red Cross; USSR states that it will not contribute funds to UN peace keeping operation in the Congo; air operations; beatings and arrests of three WHO doctors; and meteorological stations. Correspondents include R. Gardiner; S. Habib Ahmed, Chief Administrative Officer; S. Linner; Ben Twigt; A.C. Gilpin; Mr. Gauvreau, Chief, Personnel Office; Nancy Gray; S. Tselentis, Administrative Officer, ONUC; Thomas de Candia, Chief Finance Officer, Leopoldville; M.V. Beraud, Administrative Officer; E. Pokorny, Finance Officer; F.J. Tickner; John B. Saccheri, Engineer, Public Works Program, Stanleyville; W. Micuta; E. Esteban, Officer-in-Charge, ICAO, Stanleyville; and K.H. Englund, Chief Civilian Affairs Officer, Stanleyville. Arranged in general topical sequence, and therein chronologically.

Elizabethville Branch Office - Non-Registry

Series consists of several loosely defined sub-series: correspondence, Joint Enquiry Commission on Mercenaries official UN documents, Mercenaries and Political Advisors case files, subject files of various officials (Special Assistant to Chief UN Representative, Civilian Affairs Officer, etc.), and others. Records include correspondence, incoming and outgoing cables, code cables, memoranda, telegrams, reports, minutes of meetings, interview transcriptions, photographs, maps, diagrams, instructions, estimates, personal items, budgets, press clippings, press releases, and lists. Subjects include but are not limited to the following: US food aid; evacuation plan for Katanga; protests against alleged violations by UN of cease fire agreement; arrivals and departures in Katanga; food shortages; National Reconciliation Plan; UN posistion in the event of ANC entry into Katanga; military and civilian relations; reopening of trade between Katanga, Kasai, and Kivu; military operations; cease fire agreement; reactivation of CFL Railway; damage to railway installation; looting of Tunisian Camp; misuse of water supplies by ONUC personnel; Belgian mercenaries travelling disguised as priests; mercenary case files; refugees; British Nationals as mercenaries; instructions for the mixed commission of UN, ANC and Civilian Police representatives; civil aviation issues and practices; Public Works Projects; accounts of torture at the hands of the Katanges; education; finance; production and income in the Congo; promotions of ONUC personnel; measures to secure public order; and theft of ONUC vehicles. Correspondents include Sture Linner; Roger Polgar; M. Rolz-Bennett; E.W. Mathu; Robert Gardiner; George Ivan Smith; M. Khiary; S. Ahmed-Habib; Ben T. Twight; J.H. Amonoo; G. Ghaleb; and Michael Tomblain. Arranged in sub-series sequence.

Kamina Branch Office - Chronological

Series consists of correspondence, reports, cables, lists, translations, quarterly census returns, certificates, travel authoriztion forms, and information circulars. Subjects include personnel; visits by UN personnel; day trips for UN personnel; evacuation and replacement of UN personnel; theft from Officer's Mess; recruitment of personnel; purchase of second hand cars; custodial maintenance of Kamina base; rations for personnel; purchases from PX; procurement of coffins and gas masks; transport of food supplies; cold storage facilities and rooms; and meteorological station. Correspondents include S. Habib Ahmed, Base Administrator; C. Brackenbury, Chief, Field Administration Unit, Leopoldville; L. Bloch, Chief Administrative Officer; Maurice Gauvreau, Acting Base Administrator, Kamina Base; N. Lanser, Chief Administrative Officer; B. Kaplan, Chief of General Services, Leopoldville; C. Blom, Deputy Base Administrator; Nancy Gray, Chief of Civilian Personnel; and C.C. Von Horn, Supreme Commander, UNO in the Congo. Arranged alphabetically by subject.

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

Series consists of correspondence, cables, memoranda, lists, routing slips, minutes of meetings, job descriptions, handwritten documents, resumes, tables, travel authorization forms, accident reports, registers of death, standing orders, information circulars, terms of reference, press statements, diagrams, map overlays, translations, certificates, and forms. Subjects include but are not limited to the following: administration; accidents; incidents; manning tables; duties; privileges; translation services; treatment of ONUC personnel by military police; taxation; thefts; appointments; missing personnel; salaries; local recruitment of staff; insurance; and medical issues. Correspondents include Carey Seward, Acting Director, Office of General Services; S. Habib Ahmed, Chief Administrative Officer, ONUC; Nancy A. Gray, Chief of Civilian Operations; Remy Gorge, Principle Legal Advisor and Political Advisor; U. Thant, Secretary-General; Maurice Gauvreau, Chief of Personnel; H. Pichler, Administrative Officer, Congo Fund; A.C. Gilpin, Deputy-Chief, Civilian Operations; and Jacques Schoellkopf, Chief of Civilian Personnel. Arranged in filing number order.

Office of the Special Representative of the Secretary-General - Registry - Political and Security

Series consists of correspondence, cables, laws, routing slips, memoranda, declarations, forms, mandates, agreements, drafts, press statements, handwritten documents, translations, invitations, receipts, statements, lists, postcards, annexes, monthly reports, administrative circulars, press clippings, programs, situation reports, maps, and speeches. Subjects include but are not limited to the following: maintaining peace and security; Liaisons with countries that are a part of the UN; work with local goverments; death of Mr. Lumumba; requests for UN Asylum; evacuation of refugees; arrests; military armed attacks; assassinations; activities of fact-finding commission; hydro-electricity; labour issues; relief projects; sabotage; tribal clashes; and constitution of Congo. Correspondents include C. Adoula, Prime Minister, Republic of the Congo; Constantin A. Stavropoulos, Legal Counsel; Ramon Prieto, Legal Advisor; D.B.H. Vickers, Special Legal Counsel; U. Thant, Secretary-General; Jacques Poujoulat, Chief, Civilian Affairs; Z. Marcella, Legal Advisor, ONUC; S. Linner, Chief, Civilian Operations; and A.C. Gilpin, Deputy-Chief, Civilian Operations, ONUC. Arranged in filing number order.

Office of the Special Representative of the Secretary-General - Registry - Public Information

Series consists of correspondence, statements, reports, minutes of meetings, cables, code cables, draft reports, contracts, translations, surveys, handwritten notes, aide-memoires, press releases, press conference materials, press clipplings, publications, speeches, interviews, radio programmes, and maps. Subjects include but are not limited to the following: radio equipment problems; dissemination of information to the public; visual matarials generated for release to the public; relations with radio network stations and organizations; UN Day; and public relations activities. Correspondents include: Ralphe J. Bunche, Under-Secretary for Special Political Affairs; M.P. Chevalier, Chef de l'OPI; Max Dorsinville, Officer-in-Charge, ONUC, Leopoldville; Subhash C. Rashi, Acting Administrative Officer; and Konstantine Smirnov, Deputy-Director, Exernal Relations Division, Office of Public Relations. Arranged in filing number order.

Bukavu Branch Office - Cables

Series consists of incoming and outgoing cables, and code cables, administrative circulars, reports, correspondence, memoranda and message forms. Subjects include but are not limited to the following: logistics; situations reports; accommodations; flour file; movement control; air-ops; finance; political affairs; security issues; welfare issues; personnel issues; public works projects; evacuation plans; rabies epidemic; North Kivu refugee camp; violations of Rwanda's sovereignty; increase in illicit arms traffic; arbitrary arrest of ONUC personnel; provincial assembly activities; sale and purchase of UN bonds by U.S. and Swiss governments; strict control imposed on roads leaving Bukavu to prevent escape of people sought by Surete; suspension of Congo Advisory Meeting due to events of Cuban Missile Crisis; studies in an effort to integrate 40,000 Katangese Gendarmie into ANC or civilian life; employment of refugees; economic mission; and political and tribal differences in Kindu. Correspondents include F.W. Fitzgerald; Charles Brackenbury; John Grun; Sture Linner; B. Bernander; Klaas Cuperus; J. Podesta; C.A. Gaviola; Robert Gardiner; M. Khiary, S.H. Ahmed; V. Jerkovic; Robert Grindall; Nancy Gray; and Carey Seward. Arranged alphabetically by subject.

Office of the Special Representative of the Secretary-General - Technical Assistance Project Files

Series consists of correspondence, monthly reports, tables, telegrams, incoming and outgoing cables, code cables, memoranda, minutes, reports, journals, press clippings, maps, business cards, itineraries, and blueprints. Subjects include but are not limited to the following: agricultural advisory service; meteorology services; postal operations; telecommunications; educational services; monetary council; public finances; economic analysis; health services and training; mining and natural resources; police; public administration; public works programs; and social affairs. Correspondents include S. Habib Ahmed, Chief of Civilian Operations; A.C. Gilpin, Deputy Chief, Civilian Operations; M.D. Chaturvedi, Chief, FAO Mission; James R. Brooks, Deputy Chief, Civilian Operations; Godfrey K. J. Amachree, Under-Secretary in Charge of Civilian Affairs in the Congo; Carey Seward, Chief Administrative Officer; J.M. Correa, Chief, ICAO Mission; J.W. O'Bryne, Chief, WHO Mission; Cyrille Adoula, Prime Minister of the Republic of the Congo; Dr. Ralph Bunche, Under-Secretary in Charge of Congo Civilian Affairs; B.F. Osorio-Tafall, Chief of Civilian Operations; and Gustav Cederwall, Controller of Public Finance. Arranged in filing number order.

Force Commander - Logistics Branch - Chief Logistics Officer - Registry

Series consists of administrative circulars, base orders, code cables, diagrams, cables, handwritten notes, letters, maps, minutes of conferences, lists, minutes of meetings, memoranda, receipts, reports, translations, and routine orders. Subjects include but are not limited to the following: accommodation of troops; troop hygiene and sanitation; storage of supplies; troop movement control; claims for damages of equipment and lodgings; detainees; ordnance inspection; telecommunications; transportation; police; ANC; rations; armaments; repatriation; withdrawal of troops; situation in North Katanga; ammunition supply; and ordnance activity reports. Correspondents include S. Habib Ahmed, Chief Administrative Officer; Dr. Ralph Bunche, Under Secretary for Special Political Affairs; General Kebbede Guebre, Force Commander; General Chr. R. Kaldager, Force Commander; Colonel B.L. Kapoor, Senior Medical Staff Officer; Colonel Lasmar, Commander of the Tunisian Brigade; General Sean MacEoin, Force Commander; Lieutenant Colonel N. N. Madan, Chief Logistics Officer; Brian Urquhart; General Carl Carlson Van Horn, Supreme Force Commander; R.C. Lai, Chief Accommodations Officer; Colonel J. Guha, Chief of Staff; Lieutenant Colonel J.A. August, Chief Signal Officer; Colonel V.S. Kapoor, Chief Logistics Officer; Lieutenant Colonel G. Nyby, Chief Logistics Officer; Lieutenant Colonel T. Helgesen, Chief Logistics Officer; Lieutenant Colonel P.B.O. Reuterswaerd, Chief of Military Information; Captain Balthazar, Chief of Military Personnel; Lieutenant Colonel Niles Borchgrevink, Chief of Military Information; Major General Joseph D. Mobutu, Commander in Chief, ANC; and Lieutenant Colonel Mohammed Yaqub, Chief Ordnance Officer. Date of establishment occurred on 14/07/1960 by Security Resolution 143 (1960). The date of dissolution was 30/06/1964.
DAG 13 / 1.6.5.5.0.0

Force Commander - Logistics Branch, Ordnance Section - Registry

Series consists of cables, forms, handwritten notes, letters, maps, lists, minutes of meetings, vouchers, packing lists, reports, routine orders, translations, tables, receipts, memoranda, certificates, issue orders, and survey board proceedings. Subjects include but are not limited to the following: distribution of ordnance; patrol boats; disposal of ammunition; rotation of troops; clothing; troop movement; transportation; return of ONUC ammunition; inserviceable ammunition; and captured equipment. Correspondents include Major J.M. Berthiaume, Senior Equipment Officer; Lieutenant Colonel N. N. Madan, Chief Logistics Officer; S. Habib Ahmed, Chief Administrative Officer; General Sean MacEoin, Force Commander; Dr. Ralph Bunche, Under Secretary for Special Political Affairs; General Kebbede Guebre, Force Commander; Major J.B. Hue, Senior Ordnance Officer; Lieutenant Colonel M.M. Shafi, Senior Ordnance Officer; Lieutenant Colonel M. Shankat Ali, Senior Ordnance Officer; Brigadier E.T. Tedman, Commander, Ghana Brigade; Lieutenant Colonel Mohammed Yaqub, Chief Ordnance Officer; Lieutenant Colonel Safdar Ali Malik, Chief Ordnance Officer; and Lieutenant Colonel Naseer Ahmed Shah, Chief Ordnance Officer. Date of establishment occurred on 14/07/1960 by Security Resolution 143 (1960). The date of dissolution was 30/06/1964.
DAG 13 / 1.6.5.5.2.0

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