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United Nations Operation in the Congo (ONUC) (1960-1964) Series
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Coquilhatville Branch Office - Registry

Series consists of correspondence, incoming and outgoing cables, code cables, telegrams, reports, handwritten documents, blue prints, and resolutions. Subjects include but are not limited to the following: World Food Programme, Public Works Projects; pilot literacy program; provincal agriculture advice; vehicle allocation under American Aid Program; vehicle distribution; accidents; and missionaries. Correspondents include Max Dorsinville, Officer-in-Charge, ONUC, Leopoldville; O. Jackman, Civilian Affairs Officer; James R. Brooks, Deputy-Chief, Civilian Operations; B.F. Osario-Tafall, Chief, Civilian Operations; G. Kahale, Chief Civilian Officer, ONUC; J.H. Amonoo, Deputy Special Assistant to the Officer-in-Charge; A.C. Gilpin, Special Assitant to the Officer-in-Charge; R.K.A. Gardiner, Officer-in-Charge; S. Habib Ahmed, Chief of Civilian Operations, ONUC; and Dr. S. Linner, Officer-in-Charge, ONUC, Leopoldville. Arranged alphabetically by subject.

Elizabethville Branch Office - Registry

Series consists of correspondence, cables, itineraries, programs, audits, reports, administrative circulars, personnel rosters, periodic reports, information circulars, situation reports, aide memoires, newspapers clippings, diagrams, id cards, and pamphlets. Subjects include but are not limited to the following: relocation plans; military actions between ANC, UN Troops, and Katanga Gendarmes; evacuations; reintegration of Katanga; implemetation of curfew; mercenary payrolls; investigation of violent incidents; train derailment; closing of Jadotville base; Red Cross operations; refugee property; personnel; staff changes; security; families of staff members in the Congo; deaths; montly health reports; looting; death of Madame Dister; sabotage; and cease fire. Correspondents include Mr. Tshombe, President of Katanga; R.K. Gardiner, Officer-in-Charge; U. Thant, Secretary-General; G. Gregeriou, Finance Officer; M. Gauvreau, Senior Administrative Officer; and C. Taff, Special Legal Advisor. Arranged alphabetically by subject.

Elizabethville Branch Office - Non-Registry

Series consists of correspondence, drafts, note verbales, lists, translations, reports, incoming and outgoing cables, and a flyer with photographs. Subjects include but are not limited to the following: missing ONUC personnel; organization of mission office in Elisabethville; information on leaflets regarding mercenaries; defensive postures in response to the possibility of molestation of ONUC personnel; investigations involving military personnel; claims issues; Katangese Gendarmerie paratroopers seeking the protection of the ONUC; evacuation plan for Elisabethville; emergency communications; repatriation of refugees; radio free Katanga; censure of mail; political affairs; disciplinary issues and actions; personnel; security; anti-UN propaganda; diplomatic issues; travel and accomodations; families of political prisoners and press releases. Correspondents include Conor Cruise O'Brien; Brian Urquhart; Dr. Sture Linner; George Ivan Smith; Robert Grindall; Gamil Ghaleb; Robert Gardiner; Jose Rolz Bennett; E.W. Mathu; Gualtiero Fulcheri; V. Jerkovic; Maurice Gauvreau; and B. Halbert. Arranged alphabetically by subject.

Goma Branch Office - Non-Registry

Series consists of correspondence, cables, handwritten documents, telegrammes, aide-memiores, and airbills. Subjects include but are not limited to the following: visits to the Congo; allocation of vehicles; display of arms during travel; personnel; movement of personnel; troop withdrawal; WHO doctors in North Kivu; electricity supplies at Goma airport; delivery of medicines; Red Cross; refugees from Uganda in North Kivu; murder; burglary; robberies; transportation of supplies; arrests of politicians; incidents; and implimentation of curfew. Correspondents include S. Habib Ahmed, Chief of Civilian Operations; John Wood, Administrative Officer, ONUC, Goma; C.A. Gaviola, Chief of Civil Mission, Bukavu; R.K.A. Gardiner, Officer-in-Charge, ONUC, Leopoldville; Max H. Dorsinville, Officer-in-Charge; Roger Khazoom, Administrative Officer, Bukavu; W. Rose; and Nancy Gray, Chief of Personnel, ONUC, Leopoldville. Arranged alphabetically by subject.

Goma Branch Office - Cables

Series consists of incoming and outgoing cables, handwritten cables, copies of cables, minutes of meetings, cable log sheets, and veterinary certificates. Subjects include but are not limited to the following: food supplies; UN personnel, arrival, departure, leave, and movement of; accomodations; UN vehicles; travel authorization; finances for project; evacuation of Goma airport; px supplies; dysentery epidemic; medical supplies; Red Cross; refugees; arrests of UN staff by Nigerian police; illegal sale and export of tusks of ivory; found cadavers; and cold storage facilites. Correspondents include William Rose; Mr. Khazoom; John Wood, Administrative Officer, ONUC, Goma; G.A. Dunn, Chief, Supply Office and Purchase Control, Leopoldville; Alan Cooper, Chief, Procurement Officer, Leopoldville; and Albert Marx, Deputy Chief Administrative Officer. Arranged alphabetically by subject.

Goma Branch Office - Chronological Reference

Series consists of correspondence, administrative reports, and maps. Subjects include but are not limited to the following: food supplies; UN personnel; Congolese workers; use of vehicles; housing of ONUC personnel; procurement and movement of supplies; finances for project; Ruandese refugees in North Kivu; and theft of px supplies. Correspondents include William E. Rose, ONUC Representative; A. Nachaat, Administrative Officer, Bukavu; P. de Gaigneron, Finance Officer, Kamina; Mr. Mancini, Civilian Operations, ONUC Leopoldville; Mr. Nuglozeh, Finance Officer; Mr. Bronsema, Chief Finance Officer, ONUC, Leopoldville; and R. Khazoom, ONUC, Bukavu. Arranged chronologically.

Kamina Branch Office - Registry

Series consists of correspondence, cables, charts, diagrams, reports, memoranda, information circulars, bulletins, lists, minutes of meetings, telegrammes, certificates, agreements, translations, pamphlets, situation reports, base orders, maps, and forms. Subjects include but are not limited to the following: refugees; UN withdrawal; education programs for Congolese workers; ONUC personnel; repatriation; food supplies; efforts to increase power supplies; traffic rules; water supply; milk powder and vitamin supplements distribution; and schools. Correspondents include S. Habib Ahmed, Chief Administrative Officer, ONUC, Leopoldville; C.C. Von Horn, Supreme Commander, UN Organization in the Congo, Leopoldville; Col. J.J. Quinn, Deputy Chief of Staff; Robert Gardiner, Officer-in-Charge, ONUC, Leopoldville; Ralph J. Bunche, Under-Secretary for Special Political Affairs; C. Brackenbury, Chief, Field Administrative Unit; Carey Seward, Chief Administrative Officer; Carl Major Wright, Base Administrator, Kamina; A.C. Gilpin, Deputy Chief of Civilian Operations; and S. Linner, Chief of Civilian Operations. Arranged alphabetically by subject.

Elizabethville Branch Office - Cables

Series consists of correspondence, incoming and outgoing cables, telegrams, air transport manifest lists, handwritten cables, and newspapers clippings. Subjects include but are not limited to the following: visits of UN personnel; burning of villege in Kamina; transport of food supplies; attacks on Katanga villeges; evacuation from Kitona; requests for additional UN staff; Red Cross; movement of refugees; use of Red Cross emblem and vehicles by mercenaries; accidents with UN vehicles; reconstruction of bridges; accomodations for UN personnel; directions and maintenance of law and order in Elizabethville; accusations regarding UN military actions; incidents involving ANC soldiers; re-integration of Congo into Africa; Ethiopian troops raping women and children in communes; death threats to UN personnel; smuggeling; burglaries; and robberies. Correspondents include General Von Horn; Mr. Gauvreau, Senior Administrative Officer; General Gheysen; E.W. Mathu; I.E. Berendsen; A. Gilpin; S. Linner; Dag Hammarskjold, Secretary-General; S. Habib Ahmed; J. Rolz Bennett; Robert Gardiner; G. Ghaleb, Acting UN Representative; and Ralph Bunche. Arranged generally by correspondent, and therein by incoming/outgoing and chronologically.

Kamina Branch Office - Non-Registry

Series consists of base orders, memoranda, cables, correspondence, programs, maps, administrative reports, information circulars, personnel record cards, and administrative circulars. Subjects include but are not limited to the following: vehicle regulations; war booty; leave permits; construction of housing; recreation facilities; electrical installation; prevention of diseases; matters related to vehicles; military incidents; health incidents; and local personnel. Correspondents include Major Axel Friman, Chief of Staff; J. Postma, Base Administrator; Van Lierde, Kamina Base Commander; R. Polgar, Deputy Chief Administrative Officer; A.D. Vieira, Base Administrator; C. Blom, Base Administrator; S.A. Chakra, Director Du Service, MOC; Lieutenant Colonel Bengt Fredman, Acting Commander, Section C; and W. Poirier, Personnel Director. Arranged alphabetically by subject.

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.

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