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United Nations Executive Office of the Secretary-General (EOSG) (1946-present) Series
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Secretary-General's Personal files

UN. Chef de Cabinet (1961-1973: Narasimhan)
Under-Secretary-General for General Assembly Affairs (1962-1973: Narasimhan)

Series consists of correspondence, memoranda, clear and code cables (numbered), invitations, working papers, meeting notes, newspaper clippings and United Nations documents relating to the office of the Secretary-General. Subjects include Annual Reports of the Work of the Organization (draft and final copy), records of meetings of Under-Secretaries and Assistant-Secretaries General, personalities, trips and travels, speaking engagements, and events. Correspondents include Secretaries-General U Thant and Kurt Waldheim, Under-Secretary for Conference Services Jiri Nosek and Under- Secretary for Political and Security Council Affairs A.E. Nesterenko.

Accession numbers: A/538, A/560, 65/219, 67/184, 73/176, 74/19, 74/74.

Former series location: DAG-1/1.2.9, boxes 1-19 (box 17 is missing); 1.2.10, boxes 1-4.

Secretary-General meetings with top echelon officials

UN.EOSG/ OSG/Executive Assistant to the Secretary-General - 1946-1961: Cordier; 1974: Kittani and Ismat; 1975: Ahmed and Kittani; 1976: Ahmed
UN. EOSG/OSG/Chef de Cabinet - 1961: Narasimhan; 1979-1981: Ahmed; 1982-1993: Dayal

Series consists of meeting agendas and notices, lists of participants, notes for the Secretary-General, and summary of conclusions relating to meetings with Under-Secretaries- and Assistant-Secretaries General - 1973-1982 and the Secretary-General's private meetings - 1948-1957. Correspondents include Secretaries-General Trygve Lie, Dag Hammarskjold, Kurt Waldheim and Javier Perez de Cuellar; and Chief of Staff Jean Claude Aime.

Accession number: 1994/190, box 2.

Actual series size: 2 boxes.


Secretary-General Kurt Waldheim - speeches and addresses

UN. Chef de Cabinet - 1961-1973
UN. Executive Assistant to Secretary-General - 1974-1982

Series consists of texts and drafts of speeches and addresses by the Secretary-General Kurt Waldheim, along with briefs, reports and background information, handwritten notes and related correspondence. Also included are materials, drafts and a master copy of Building the Future Order, a book of speeches by Kurt Waldheim. Files were accumulated by principal officer of Executive Office Robert Rhodes James.
Correspondents include Under-Secretary-General for Political Affairs and Decolonization Tang Ming-Chao, Personal Assistant to the Secretary-General Anton Prohaska, Assistant Secretary-General of Office of Public Information Genichi Akatani, Chef de Cabinet of Office of Director-General in Geneva Eric Jensen.

Accession numbers are unknown

Secretary-General - personal files

Series consists of correspondence and memoranda, registers, newspaper clippings, clear and code cables, photographs, speeches, 1200 feet of radio broadcast tape documenting the Commemorative Service in Tog-Lome - 29 September 1961 and United Nations documents. Subjects cover public relations including speeches, press conferences and letters from the public attached to responses. Approximately 1.5 linear feet of records pertain to the death of Secretary-General Dag Hammarskjold including condolence registers sent from United Nations missions - 1961-1962. Correspondents include Secretaries-General Trygve Lie and Dag Hammarskjold; Leo Malania, Assistant to the Executive Assistant to the Secretary-General; Ralph Bunche, Under-Secretary-General - without a department; and W. Stoneman, Special Advisor to the Secretary-General.

Accession numbers: A/384, 62/1104, A/399, 63/431, A/498

Secretariat departments and offices - subject files

Series consists of correspondence, memoranda, reports, clear cables and United Nations documents relating to the administration of departments and offices at headquarters and overseas including Administrative and Financial Services, Appeals Board, Conferences and General Services, Economic Affairs, Field Service, Geneva Office, Legal Department, Public Information, Protocol and Liaison, Shanghai Office, Washington D.C. Office, Social Affairs, Press, and Trusteeship Council. Subject areas cover organization and responsibilities of departments and offices, progress reports to the Secretary-General, facilities management, budget matters and communications. Correspondents include Secretary-General Trygve Lie; A. Sweetser, Director of Washington D.C. United Nations Information Centre; W. Stoneman, Special Advisor to the Secretary-General; Brian Urquhart, Personal Assistant to the Secretary-General and later Senior Officer to Ralph Bunche who was an Under-Secretary-General without a department; D.B. Vaughan, Under-Secretary and Director of General Services; M.H. Hill, Special Advisor to the Secretary-General; and A.H. Feller, General Counsel and Principal Director of the Legal Department.

Accession numbers: A/212, 62/1106, A/399, 63/431, A/211, 62/1107, A/399, A/384, 62/1104

Reports and surveys

Series consists of correspondence and memoranda, notes and working papers, situation reports on countries, and statements and news clippings. Reports and surveys include Daily Reports to the Secretary-General, Nos. 1-968 for the years 1949-1955; Daily General Assembly Reports-GA VIII, Nos. 1-95, prepared by the General Political Division of the Department of Security Council Affairs for the use of the Secretary-General and immediate assistants, 1953; Selective Survey of International Political Events arranged numerically by items, Nos. 1-159, 1949-1955; and Political and Security Council Reports on countries, also known as 'Protitch Reports', dating from 1947-1958, consisting of notes for the Secretary- General on political affairs. Correspondents include Secretaries-General Trygve Lie and Dag Hammarskjold; D. Protitch, Under Secretary-General for Political and Security Council Affairs; and Leo Malania, Executive Assistant to the Executive Assistant to the Secretary-General.

Accession numbers: A/384, 62/1104, A/285, A/286, 63/133

Publications Board - subject files

Series documents the activities of the Publications Board. Records consist of correspondence, memoranda, meeting minutes, and annual reports. Correspondents include Secretary-General U Thant, Under-Secretary for Conference Services Jiri Nosek, and Chief Editor and Executive Assistant of the Office of the Secretary-General Leo Malania. Arranged alphabetically by subject.
Please note that box 7 is oversize folder, title Publications programs.

Publications Board - papers, reports and memoranda

UN. Executive Assistant to the Secretary-General - 1946:1961

Series consists of papers, interoffice memoranda and reports of the Publications Board for the period of 1947-1954. Documented are requests for publication, budget and distribution issues, policy decisions, administrative instructions and survey of documentation. Also included are 2 bound volumes of 1950-1951 publication programmes - oversized and reports of the Supervisory Commission of the League of Nations - 1935-1945, containing information on publications.

Accession number is 62/1130 - A/397

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