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

Series consists of incoming/Outgoing cables, code cables, memoranda, circulars, handwritten notes, and message forms. Subjects include but are not limited to the following: movements at airport; troop incidents; inspections; payment of troops; requests for supplies, Canadian Cream of Wheat, coffins, cigarettes, fresh fruit and vegetables, meat, flour, construction materials, and jet fuel; need for French to English translators; compensation for local workers; repatriation of civilians; theft of goods; anniversary of Hammarskjold's death; PX inventory; transfer of personnel; police brutality; meetings between Tshombe and Adoula; refugee camps; shortage of supplies; smallpox outbreak; ANC activities; poison sold as whiskey; deaths of Congolese from consumption; and mercenary activities. Correspondents include Nancy Grey; R. Gardiner; Mr. Tshombe; Mr. Adoula; Carey Seward; Max Dorsinville; Mr. Dayal; Mr. Gauvreau; Mr. Ahmed; Mr. Heckmann; Stuare Linner; and Mr. Rolz-Bennett. Arranged alphabetically by subject.

Kindu Branch Office - Non-Registry

Series consists of correspondence, cables, memoranda, field administrative reports, contracts, purchase orders, and handwritten notes. Subjects include but are not limited to the following: travel of authorities; conditions in Kindu; procurement; transportation; mail operations; receipt of supplies; pre-fab buildings; car rentals; unpaid rent claims; damage to rental properties; furniture rentals; general contracting work; supplies of petrol; political situation in Kindu; vaccinations; outbreak of smallpox; and inadequate facilities for storage of foodstuffs. Correspondents include Aly A. Samy, Administrative Officer, Kindu; Max Dorsinville, Officer-in-Charge; M. Schoellkopf, Chief of Civilian Personnel; Bill Begley, Administrative Assistant; R. Polgar, Acting Deputy Chief Administrative Officer; B. Twigt, Chief Administrative Officer; A.E. Hayward, Executive Engineer, Leopoldville; C. Taff, Legal Advisor; E.F. Espinar, Claims Section; and R. Magloire, Finance Officer. Arranged alphabetically by subject.

Kindu Branch Office - Cables - Incoming

Series consists of incoming and outgoing cables, handwritten cables, and telegrams. Subjects include but are not limited to the following: food transportation; personnel; movement of UN personnel; ANC attack on Kongolo; refugee camps; accounting of PX supplies; procurement of gas and oil; transport of medical supplies; entertainment for patients in hospitals; visits of UN personnel; barge service on Lake Tanganyika; and evacuations of Ethiopians to Stanleyville. Correspondents include R. Gardiner, Chief of Mission, UN in Congo; S. Habib Ahmed; Mr. Gaviola; B. Twigt; Captain Correa, Deputy Air Operations Officer; and Lieut. Bengtsson, Deputy Air Operations Officer. Arranged in several chronological sequences.

Kitona Branch Office - Non-Registry

Series consists of correspondence, incoming and outgoing cables, reports, administrative circulars, freight cargo manifests, blue prints, memoranda, field administrative reports, lists, agreements, charts, inventories, and speeches. Subjects include but are not limited to the following: organization and staffing of Kitona Base; permanent personnel needs at Kitona Base; local personnel; UN personnel; technical assistance in the Congo; handing over of Kitona and Banana bases; munitions stored at Kitona Base; food supplies; medical supplies provided to UN personnel and locally recruited staff; road works projects; audit and inspection report of Kitona base; and water and electric consumption on Kitona base. Correspondents include B. Twigt, Chief Administrative Officer, Leopoldville; C. Bloom, Civilian Affairs Officer; James R. Brooks; S. Habib Ahmed, Chief Administrative Officer; G. Mollet, Base Administrator, Kitona; Amal Nachaat, Administrative Officer, Kitona; Dr. S. Linner; and R. Polgar, Deputy Chief Administrative Officer. Arranged alphabetically by subject.

Kitona Branch Office - Cables

Series consists of incoming and outgoing cables, handwritten cables, telegrams, and water consumption quarterly reports. Subjects include but are not limited to the following: food supplies and transporation of food supplies; personnel; movement of personnel; staffing assignments; requests for Christmas trees; procurement of films; payment of personnel; medical and dental staffing; Congolese Public Works Program; allocation of UN vehicles; and seizure of vehicles. Correspondents include Nancy Gray; Mr. Blom; Dr. S. Linner; Amal Nachaat, Administrative Officer; S. Habib Ahmed; B. Twigt; Mr. Kaplan; Max Dorsinville; Mr. Mumford; and G. Mollet. Arranged within incoming and outgoing categories, and therein chronologically.

Kitona Branch Office - Chronological Reference

Series consists of correspondence, lists, memoranda, translations, and reports. Subjects include but are not limited to the following: transport of UN personnel; accidents; power supplies for Kitona base; recruitment of local civilians; gasoline supplies; seizure of vehicles by ANC; improvement of laundry complex; road maintenance; personnel attendence and leave information; visits to Kitona base by dignitaries; thefts of personal materials and stolen vehicles; security procedures for UN personnel; and water supply and maintenance. Correspondents include R. Polgar, Deputy Chief Administrative Officer; W. Schmid, Acting Base Administrator, Kitona; William E. Rose, Administrative Assistant, ONUC; Amal Nachaat, Administrative Officer; Mr. Leckie, Chief Finance Officer, ONUC, Leopoldville; Col. Solihim, Base Commander, Kitona; Mr. Patti, Finance Officer; Mr. Abbas, Acting Special Representative of the Secretary General; G. Mollet, Base Administrator, Kitona; C. Brackenbury, Chief, Field Administration Unit; S. Habib Ahmed, Chief Administrative Officer; and C. Blom, Base Administrator, Kitona. Arranged alphabetically by subject.

Luluabourg Branch Office - Non-Registry

Series consists of cables, memoranda, correspondence, aide-memoires, reports, invoices, diagrams, handwritten notes, newspaper clippings, maps, and itineraries. Subjects include but are not limited to the following: transport of pigs; delivery of medicine; air mission in Kassai; awarding of construction contracts; recommendation for ANC liason; petrol situation; rail problems; loss and damage of supplies during transport; closing of Lubilash bridge; tribal fighting; refugee situation; taxes; political prisioners; belongings of refugees; repatriation; incidents between Jeunesse and ANC soldiers; clergy; missionaries; troop activities; police activities; beatings, burlary, and raping of Europeans by Lumumba youth; looting; requests for air transport; illegal arrest of civilians by soldiers; road blocks; military patrols; complaints against ONUC troops; political refugees; repatriation of refugees; water supplies; electrical plants; and formation of new provinces. Correspondents include A. Succar, Deputy Chief Civilian Affairs Officer, Luluabourg; A.C. Gilpin, Special Assistant to the Officer-in-Charge; John Wood, Administrative Officer, Luluabourg; John Grun, Chief Refugee Relief Coordinator; R. Bossut, Regional Director; Ben Twigt, Chief Administrative Officer, Leopoldville; W. A. Duncan Smith, Director of Refugee Movement; M. Khiary, Chief of Civilian Operations; F.J. Tickner, Chief Civilian Affairs Officer; Ralph Bunch, Under-Secretary; C. Blom, Chief Civilian Affairs Officer; and M.E. Larcher, Chief of Public Works Program. Arranged alphabetically by subject.

Luluabourg Branch Office - Cables

Series consists of incoming/Outgoing cables, situation reports, reports, and telegrams. Subjects include but are not limited to the following: reports of actitivies occuring in the provinces; movement of UN personnel; withdrawel of ONUC troops guarding the Regideso Power house; UN personnel; bands of pillagers; arrests; escapes from refugee camp; shooting incidents in refugee camp; outbreak of smallpox; Red Cross; stolen vehicles; college students strike; arrival of medical specialists; transport of refugees from camps to be resettled in South Kasai; diamonds found on prisoners; and curfew. Correspondents include A.C. Gilpin, ONUC Civilian Officer; S. Linner, UN Civilian Operations in the Congo; I. Berendsen, Chief ONUC Civilian Officer, Elizabethville; E.S. Packham; R. Gardiner; Mr. Khiary; Mr. Gaviola; S. Habib Ahmed; Mr. Osario-Tafall; and C. Blom. Arranged in general topical sequence, and therein chronologically.

Luluabourg Branch Office - Chronological Reference

Series consists of correspondence, reports, handwritten documents, and proces-verbals. Subjects include but are not limited to the following: transport of UN personnel; deaths of UN personnel; violence in Kasai; buring of villages; repatriation; control of postal services in provinces; visits by members of the press; food supplies; accidents; requests for and allocation of vehicles; transport of medical supplies; and Red Cross efforts. Correspondents include E. Mathu, Chief Civilian Affairs Officer, Elizabethville; E.S. Packham, Chief of Civil Mission, ONUC; Major Neils Karlsson, Chief of Air Operations; Robert K. Gardiner, Officer-in-Charge, Leopoldville; Nancy Gray, Chief of Personnel, Leopoldville; V. Jercovic, Special Assistant to the Chief of Civilian Operations; A.C. Gilpin, Acting Chief of Civil Operations, Leopoldville; and S. Habib Ahmed, Chief of Civil Operations, Leopoldville. Arranged in general chronological sequence.

Stanleyville Branch Office - Non-Registry

Series consists of correspondence, cables, memoranda, movement orders, travel authorizations, reports, maps, referrals, airline tickets, administrative reports, Security Council resolution minutes, press releases, and press conference materials. Subjects include but are not limited to the following: travel of government officials; assault by gendarmes; Public Works Flood Relief; refugees; reconstruction/construction of infrastructure; agriculture; petrol supplies; renewal of visas; teachers; training of judges; transfer of vehicles; travel of family dependents; vaccinations; dental clinic; Red Cross programs in the Congo; distribution of milk; Austrian medical team; dental exams; dental bills; DDT stock for pest control; malaria; stolen equipment; police training; accomodations; air missions; political detainees; and language proficiency exams. Correspondents include S. Habib Ahmed, Chief Administrative Officer; J. M. Marek, Administrative Officer; A.F. Akangay, Provincal Minister of Economic Affairs; S. Brzak, ONUC Civilian Affairs; J. Kelly, Assistant to Special Representative; S. Linner, Chief of Civilian Operations; A. Bronsema, Chief Finance Officer; M. Ledkie, Chief Finance Officer; H. Kaufmann, Chief of Mission, ONUC; J. Hobisch, Administrative Assistant; and C. Terenzio, Chief, UNESCO. Arranged alphabetically by subject.

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