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S-0312 · Series · 1948 - 1974
Part of United Nations Office for Special Political Affairs (1955-1991)

Series consists of letters, memoranda, clear and code cables, reports, minutes, name lists, notes, newspaper clippings, selected United Nations published documents and photographs of border posts and demilitarized zones (b & w, 220 3x5, 199 6x8, 9 8x12) relating to political, military and administrative matters, including ceasefire negotiations, breaches of ceasefire agreements, incidents at observation posts and demilitarized zones, meetings of various armistice commissions, the Suez Canal navigation, the demilitarization of Mount Scopus, the exchange of prisoners of war, the Secretary-General's statements and reports to the Security Council and the General Assembly, visits of Ralph Bunche to the Middle East, David Susskind's interviews with Abba Eban from 1967 to 1969, property claims, communications and transport, equipment and supplies, personnel and miscellaneous general services. Primary correspondents include Lieutenant-General Edson Burns, Ralph Bunche, Andrew Cordier, Dag Hammarskjold, Colonel Byron Leary, Lieutenant-General Odd Bull and Major-General Carl von Horn.

Existence and location of copies: The archives has a complete copy of the series in triplicate (PDF, TIFF, and GIF formats) on 35 CD-Rs, in box S-0312-0033.

S-0156 · Series · 1948 - 1964
Part of United Nations Office for Special Political Affairs (1955-1991)

Series was created, in large part, by Andrew Cordier, who served as Executive Assistant to the Secretary-General 1946-1961. Subsequently a couple of files were added by Ralph Bunche in his capacity as Under-Secretary-General for Special Political Affairs (1958-1972). Records include correspondence, incoming and outgoing code cables, incoming and outgoing clear cables, administrative files, reports, photographs, and maps related to the activities of the UN Truce Supervision Organization (UNTSO) in the Middle East. Documented are administrative matters, incidents, political matters, the status of UNTSO within the area, activities of the Mixed Armistice Commissions (MAC's), the establishment of Government House, truce negotiations, and regional conflicts in 1948, 1956, and 1967. Correspondents include Acting UN Mediator for Palestine Ralph J. Bunche, Assistant to the Executive Assistant Leo Malania, and UNTSO Chiefs of Staff William Riley, Vagn Bennike, E.L.M. Burns, and Carl C. von Horn. Arranged in approximate alphabetical sequence.

S-0311 · Series · 1955 - 1979
Part of United Nations Office for Special Political Affairs (1955-1991)

UN. Office of the Under-Secretary-General for Special Political Affairs (OUSGSPA) (1958-1959: Trevelyn; 1958-1972: Bunche; 1959-1961: Narasimhan; 1962-1963: Loufti; 1963-1964: Protitch; 1965-1970: Rolz- Bennett; 1970-1978: Guyer; 1979-1981: Perez de Cuellar)

Series consists of clear cables, military staff lists, situation reports, SOPs, lists of military officers (South Lebanon), correspondence of the Secretary General, requests for purchases, service efficiency reports, incident reports and country files documenting the progress of the United Nations Truce Supervision Organization (UNTSO). Subjects include the Bedouin buffer zone; the Egyptian surveillance station; incidents in South Lebanon; scheduled flights; the armistice demarcation line; ILMAC (Israel-Lebanese Mixed Armistice Commission; the Suez sector; Operation Mike (OPMIKE); Operation Charlie (OPCHARLIE); and the papal visit of 1963. Correspondence includes exchanges between Secretary-General Kurt Waldheim and then president of the Security Council Mansur Rashid Kikhin. Other correspondents include Military Liason Officer L. Koho; Under-Secretary-General for Special Political Affairs R. J. Bunche; and UNTSO Chief of Staff O. Bull.
Subjects of photographs found in this series include Egyptian prisoners and guards, shell damage and ruined UN vehicles.

Accession number: 1987/005, boxes 18-19, 1989/028, 1985/074

Actual series size: 9 boxes

Existence and location of copies: The archives has a complete copy of the series in triplicate (PDF, TIFF, and GIF formats) on 6 CD-Rs, located at FF123-R020-SU08 in 1 box.

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S-0375 · Series · 1923 - 1993
Part of United Nations Registry Section (1946-1979)

Administrative history: The Registry Section was established ca. 1954; the system was discontinued in 1979, after the decision to move to a decentralized records management system. Function was the centralization of Secretariat recordkeeping in one large classification system. Predecessor was Central Registry Section. Succeeded by decentralized recordkeeping by departments in consultation with the Archives Section's records management programme.

Series consists of the Registry Section's files relating to political and security matters as the TE series, which are specifically concerned with UNTSO only: the political affairs records. Arranged numerically by file number, and therein chronologically.

S-0374 · Series · 1948 - 1974
Part of United Nations Registry Section (1946-1979)

Administrative history: The Registry Section was established ca. 1954; the system was discontinued in 1979, after the decision to move to a decentralized records management system. Function was the centralization of Secretariat recordkeeping in one large classification system. Predecessor was Central Registry Section. Succeeded by decentralized recordkeeping by departments in consultation with the Archives Section's records management programme.

Series consists of the Registry Section's files relating to political and security matters as the TE series, which are specifically concerned with UNTSO only: the personnel records. Arranged numerically by file number, and therein chronologically.

S-0373 · Series · 1948 - 1977
Part of United Nations Registry Section (1946-1979)

Administrative history: The Registry Section was established ca. 1954; the system was discontinued in 1979, after the decision to move to a decentralized records management system. Function was the centralization of Secretariat recordkeeping in one large classification system. Predecessor was Central Registry Section. Succeeded by decentralized recordkeeping by departments in consultation with the Archives Section's records management programme.

Series consists of the Registry Section's files relating to political and security matters as the TE series, which are specifically concerned with UNTSO only: the administrative records pertaining to UNTSO. Records include letters, memoranda, cables, minutes of meetings, copies of notes verbale, notes for the record and drafts, which document the mission's structure, responsibilities and functions, its relationship with offices at Headquarters New York, with UN Liaison Offices, agencies and other field missions, with governments, diplomatic and consular corps. Arranged in file number order, and therein chronologically.

S-0163 · Series · 1948 - 1967
Part of United Nations Office for Special Political Affairs (1955-1991)

Series created and maintained until 1961 by Andrew Cordier, Executive Assistant to the Secretary-General, and subsequently by Ralph Bunche, the Under-Secretary-General for Special Political Affairs who also served as Acting Mediator for Palestine. Records include correspondence, statistics, photographs, incoming and outgoing clear cables, and reports relating to the activities of the Mixed Armistice Commissions (MAC's): Israel-Syria MAC (ISMAC), Israel-Lebanon MAC (ILMAC), Egypt-Israel MAC (EIMAC), and Hashemite Jordan Kingdom-Israel MAC (HJK-I-MAC). Correspondents include Secretaries-General Trygve Lie, Dag Hammarskjold, and U Thant, as well as Israeli ambassador Abba Eban, UNTSO Chiefs-of-Staff William Riley, Vagn Bennike, E.L.M. Burns, Carl C. von Horn, and Odd Bull. Arranged by commission, and therein by subject.

S-0168 · Series · 1949 - 1969
Part of United Nations Office for Special Political Affairs (1955-1991)

Series was created until 1961 by Andrew Cordier, Executive Assistant to the Secretary-General, and by Ralph Bunche, Under-Secretary-General for Special Political Affairs. Documented are administrative matters as well as incidents, patrols, the local political situation, armistice negotiations, and the operations of the Mixed Armistice Commissions, Correspondents include Secretaries-General Trygve Lie, Dag Hammarskjold, U Thant, Chef de Cabinet C.V. Narasimhan, UNTSO Chiefs of Staff William Riley, E.L.M. Burns, Carl C. von Horn, Vagn Bennike, and Odd Bull. Arranged chronologically.

S-0171 · Series · 1973 - 1977
Part of United Nations Office for Special Political Affairs (1955-1991)

UN. Under Secretary-General for Special Political Affairs (1956-1992)

Series consists of clear cables from the UN Truce Supervision Organization (UNTSO) which was staffed by UN Military Observers (UNMO's) and responsible for maintaining peace between Israel and Syria, Egypt, Lebanon, and Jordan. Subjects include administration, staff changes, requests for instructions, updates on the local situation, incident reports, updates on the 1973 Middle East war, and situation reports. Subjects also include the UNCC. Correspondents include Secretary-General Kurt Waldheim, Under-Secretaries-General for Special Political Affairs Roberto Guyer and Brian Urquhart, and UNTSO Chief of Staff Ensio Siilasvuo.

Accession numbers unknown

keyword: MIddle East

S-0167 · Series · 1949 - 1967
Part of United Nations Office for Special Political Affairs (1955-1991)

Series maintained by the Executive Assistant to the Secretary-General, Andrew Cordier, until 1961, then by the Under-Secretary-General for Special Political Affairs, Ralph Bunche, who also served as Acting Mediator for Palestine. Records consist of weekly summary reports from the Chief of Staff of the United Nations Truce Supervision Organization (UNTSO) related to events under his command. Correspondents include Secretaries-General Trygve Lie, Dag Hammarskjold, and U Thant, as well as UNTSO Chiefs-of-Staff William Riley, Vagn Bennike, E.L.M. Burns, Carl C. von Horn, and Odd Bull. Arranged chronologically.