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Secretary-General U Thant (1961-1971) Series
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United Nations Operation in the Congo (ONUC)

Series consists of cables, code cables, reports, telex conversations, drafts, aide-memoires, working papers, notes for meetings, press releases, memoranda, lists, laws, General Assembly documents, minutes of meetings, newspaper clippings, letters, speeches, Security Council documents, press statements, translations, interview transcriptions, handwritten notes, and corrigenda. Subjects include but are not limited to the following: United Nations Advisory Committee on the Congo; Adoula-Tshombe talks; succession of Katanga; terms of United Nations Operations in the Congo (ONUC); ANC; Plan of National Reconciliation; appointment of Secretary-General's Personal Representative in Brussels; ONUC withdrawal; Katangese gendarmerie; mercenaries; refugees; personnel issues; Kindu massacre incident; and political situation in Rwanda and Burundi and resulting refugees. 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; Constantin A. Stavropoulos, Legal Counsel; U Thant, Secretary-General; Moise Tshombe, President of Katanga; Sture Linner, Officer-in-Charge; Sture Linner, Secretary-General's Personal Representative in Brussels; Mr. Khiary, Chief of Civilian Operations, ONUC; Cyrille Adoula, Foreign Minister of the Republic of Congo; Robert K. A. Gardiner, Officer in Charge, ONUC; Bibiano F. Osorio-Tafall, Officer-in-Charge, ONUC; Bibiano F. Osorio-Tafall, Chief, Civilian Operations, ONUC; Brigadier I.J. Rikhye, Military Advisor to the Secretary-General; Max H. Dorsinville, Officer-in-Charge, ONUC; and S. Habib Ahmed, Chief Administrative Officer, ONUC. Files are arranged by subject. U Thant was Secretary-General from 1961 to 1971.
DAG 1 / 5.2.2.7.1

Peacekeeping - Cyprus

Series consists of aide-memoires, memoranda, letters, drafts, reports, minutes of meetings, handwritten notes, and working papers. Subjects include but are not limited to the following peace-keeping role of United Nations Force in Cyprus (UNFICYP) military role of UNFICYP security of Turkish Cypriots role of United Nations Mediator talks between Turkish and Greek governments possibility of a NATO peace-keeping force question of physical division of Cyprus and arms smuggling. Correspondents include Carlos A. Bernardes, Special Representative of the Secretary-General in Cyprus Dr. Ralph Bunche, Under Secretary-General for Special Political Affairs Roberto E. Guyer, 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 Pier P. Spinelli, Special Representative of the Secretary-General in Cyprus Zenon Rossides, Permanent Representative of Cyprus to the United Nations Sakari Tuomioja, United Nations Mediator in Cyprus and Sir Patrick Dean, Permanent Representative of the United Kingdom to the United Nations. Files are arranged by subject. U Thant was Secretary-General from 1961 to 1971.
DAG 1 / 5.2.2.5.2

Peacekeeping - Other Countries

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 / 5.2.2.10

Manuscript - A View from the United Nations

Series consists of drafts, handwritten notes and notebooks which constitute the manuscript for U Thant's book, View from the UN. Subjects include but are not limited to the following: the Middle East situation; the situation in Vietnam; ONUC, the Congo peace-keeping mission; the Cuban Missile Crisis; the role of the Secretary-General; and the United Nations financial crisis. Arranged by record type.

Peacekeeping - India and Pakistan

Series consists of background papers, cables, handwritten notes, drafts, aide-memoires, statistics, General Assembly resolutions, General Assembly documents, letters, maps, memoranda, lists, press releases, newspaper clippings, photographs, press statements, translations, speeches, reports, Security Council documents, Security Council draft resolutions, and Security Council resolutions. Subjects include but are not limited to the following border dispute in Kashmir demilitarization of the state of Jammu and Kashmir Kashmiri cease-fire negotiation Tashkent Declaration United Nations Military Observer Group in India and Pakistan (UNMOGIP) death of General Nimmo of UNMOGIP Rann of Kutch dispute United Nations India and Pakistan Observer Mission (UNIPOM) appeals to member states for observers for UNIPOM independence of East Pakistan and Bangladesh refugees in East Pakistan Indian and Pakistani fighting in East Pakistan United Nations East Pakistan Relief Operation (UNEPRO) appeals to member states for monetary donations to UNEPRO WHO and UNICEF aid to UNEPRO and evacuation of United Nations and international personnel from Dacca. Correspondents include C.V. Narasimhan, Under Secretary-General for General Assembly Affairs and Chef de Cabinet C.V. Narasimhan, Deputy Administrator, United Nations Development Programme Dr. Ralph Bunche, Under Secretary-General for Special Political Affairs Constantin A. Stavropoulos, Legal Counsel U Thant, Secretary-General Brian Urquhart, Under Secretary-General for Special Political Affairs General Robert H. Nimmo, Chief Military Observer, UNMOGIP David B. Vaughan, Under Secretary-General for General Services Samar Sen, Permanent Representative of India to the United Nations Sadruddhin Aga Khan, High Commissioner of Refugees Indira Ghandi, Prime Minister of India Agha Shahi, Permanent Representative of Pakistan to the United Nations Paul Marc Henry, Assistant Secretary-General in charge, UNEPRO Roberto E. Guyer, Under Secretary-General for Special Political Affairs Ismat T. Kittani, Assistant Secretary-General for Inter-Agency Affairs Vittorio Winspeare-Guicciardi, Under Secretary-General and Director-General of UN Office, Geneva Bahgat El Tawil, Representative of the Secretary-General in Dacca Muhammed Zafrulla Khan, Permanent Representative of Pakistan to the United Nations and Gopalaswami Partasarathi, Permanent Representative of India to the United Nations. Files are arranged in a loose reverse chronological order. U Thant was Secretary-General from 1961-1971.
DAG 1 and 5.2.2.2.1

Secretariat - Administration and Organization

Series consists of records relating to the position of the Secretary-General, and to a variety of administrative matters such reporting and budgeting, oversight of departments and units, reorganization of the Secretariat, staff matters, building matters, and related. Arranged in two broad categories, the Secretary-General position, then all others, and within these alphabetically by file title.

Personnel

Series consists of the personnel case files of top echelon staff the responsibility of the Secretary-General. The files served as biographical files as well as administrative files. Records vary widely including correspondence and code cables handwritten notes programs press statements newspaper clippings etc. Arranged alphabetically by case file.

Acting as Burmese Representative

Series relates to matters addressed by U Thant as the Permanent Representative of Burma to the UN. Issues such as peace-keeping missions, appointment as Secretary-General, critical situations in Cyprus, Hungary, South West Africa and the Korean Peninsula, UN administrative matters, representation within the UN, and disarmament are covered. The series also consists of speeches, interviews and memorabilia relating to U Nu, Prime Minister of Burma. Records consist of letters, memoranda, speeches, transcripts of interviews, reports, and briefs. Correspondents include U Thant, Secretary-General; C.V. Narasimhan, Associate Managing Director of the UN Special Fund; Henry Cabot Lodge, Permanent Representative from the US; Frank N. Trager, Professor of International Affairs, New York University; U Nu, Prime Minister, Burma; Adlai Stevenson, Permanent Representative from the US. U Thant was Secretary-General from 1961 to 1971. Series arrangement: alphabetical.

Public Relations

Series documents the ceremonial public events of particular importance to the United Nations which the Secretary-General attended. These include receptions, special days, visits of dignitaries, the United Nations 25th Anniversary celebrations, and the like. Records include correspondence, handwritten notes, speeches, photographs, news clippings, code cables, invitations, menus, etc.

Private Records - 1961-1971

Series consists of code cables, cables, forms, handwritten notes, photographs, translations, letters, minutes of meetings, newspaper clippings, reports, speeches, drafts, invitations and resumes. Subjects include but are not limited to the following: the death of U Thant's son - condolences; heath issues, especially reoccurring ulcer - 'get well' wishes and concern; personal finances - housing, transportation, salary and accounts; birth of grandchildren; personal information on U Thant's family; birthday congratulations; Chinese representation in the UN; the situation in Vietnam; and daily reports from regional. Correspondents include U Thant, Secretary-General; C.V. Narasimhan, Chef de Cabinet; Jose Rolz-Bennett, Under Secretary-General for Special Political Affairs; C.A. Stavropoulos, Legal Counsel; Charles W. Yost, Permanent Representative, US; Y.A. Malik, Permanent Representative, USSR; Adlai E. Stevenson, Permanent Representative, US; Lord Caradon, Permanent Representative, UK; Dean Rusk, Secretary of State, US. U Thant was Secretary-General from 1961 to 1971.

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