Series early records are those of Andrew Cordier, Executive Assistant to the Secretary-General, and later records those of Ralph Bunche, Under-Secretary-General for Special Political Affairs. Records types include letters and a wide variety of attachments, including numbered code cables, new clippings, 15 photographs, and United Nations documents, (including some 1958 "Summaries of developments", mimeographed), relating to UNCURK. Documented are political and economic developments in Korea, including civilian problems, and proceedings of the Committee of UNCURK. The photographs, various sizes, include group portraits of UNCURK members, UNCURK sites, and United Nations Day ceremonies. Correspondents include C.V. Narasimhan, Secretary General Trygve Lie, and the UNCURK Principal Secretary. Arranged chronologically.
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.
UN. Executive Assistant to the Secretary-General (1946-1961: Cordier) Office for Special Political Affairs (1958-1972: Bunche)
Series consists of correspondence, press releases, and incoming and outgoing clear cables regarding the cooperation of various foreign governments with the United Nations efforts in the Congo. This support involved both military and civilian operations and included both the reinforcement of United Nations troops and airlifts of relief supplies. The files also contain information on investigations into missing aircraft (Italy); the need for English and French speaking officers (Ireland); information regarding the Nigeria/Mali airlift; issues surrounding the transfer of military forces to civilian status (Pakistan); the Congo's embargo on exports from South Katanga (Portugal); expulsion of Sudanese refugees from the Stanleyville area; and expulsion of the Soviet embassy staff (U.S.S.R.). This series also includes files on the cities of Gaza and Jerusalem. Correspondents include Under Secretary for Special Political Affairs Ralph Bunche, Executive Assistant Andrew Cordier, and General Sean Maceoin.
Accession Numbers: 75/7, 72/88
Actual series size: 9.25 feet
Under-Secretary-General for Special Political Affairs (1968-1972: Bunche)
Series consists of cables, letters, press releases, and reports relating to the political crisis in the Dominican republic. Documented are the activities of the U.N. advanced party in Dominican Republic headed by General Rykhye, and of the U. N. representative at Dominican Republic Jose Antonio Mayobre.
Correspondents include Under-Secretary-General for Special Political Affairs Jose Rolz-Bennett, Military adviser to the Secretary-General Mayor-General Indar J. Rikhye, Political Adviser George Howard, U.N. Representative an Dominican Republic, Executive Secretary of the Economic Comission for Latin America Jose Antonio Mayobre, and Secretary-General U Thant.
Accession number is unknown
UN. Office of the Secretary-General. Office of the Military Advisor to the Secretary-General (1963-1977)
Series consists of letters, memoranda, reports and incoming and outgoing clear and code cables (copies) relating to military activities and administration, including operations, logistics, troop deployment, rotations, repatriation and miscellaneous personnel matters. Primary correspondents are UNEF I force commanders and permanent missions to the United Nations.
Series consists of Jose Rolz-Bennett's set of numbered and unnumbered code cables, some marked "only", regarding the 1965 conflicts in India and Pakistan and the two observer missions in the area, the UN Military Observer Group in India and Pakistan (UNMOGIP) dating from 1948 and the UN India-Pakistan Observer Mission (UNIPOM) newly established in response to the crisis. Documented are Mission operations such as daily "incident" updates, and weekly "situation reports" and some administration such as staff assignments and budget concerns. Correspondents include Under-Secretary-General Ralph Bunche, Jose Rolz-Bennett, various United Nations officials including Secretary-General U Thant (while in New Delhi), Major-General B. MacDonald (Chief Officer of UNIPOM), and Lieutenant-General R. Nimmo (Chief Military Observer of UNMOGIP). Arranged chronologically.
Executive Assistant to SG (1946-1961: Cordier)
Series contains cables, correspondence, reports, photographs, and maps related to activities of Hashemite Jordan Kingdom-Israel Mixed Armistice Commission (HJK-I-MAC). Commission set up to resolve minor incidents between Jordan and Israel over border crossings, overflights by aircraft, illegal cultivation, etc. Much of the correspondence is between UNTSO (responsible for control of the various MAC's) and UN headquarters, but some is also between Jordan or Israel and UNTSO or UN headquarters. Also contains investigation files undertaken by UN military observers (UNMO) which include photographs and written reports of the incidents. Series also contains files on Mt. Scopus in Jerusalem, which was under the authority of the HJK-I-MAC chairman.
Accession numbers: A/418; A/85.
Executive Assistant to SG (1946-1961: Cordier) Series contains cables, correspondence, reports related to activities of Israel-Syria Mixed Armistice Commission (ISMAC). Commission set up to resolve minor incidents between Syria and Israel over border crossings, overflights by aircraft, illegal cultivation, etc. Subjects include incidents, the demilitarized zone, and meetings.
Actual series size: 4.5 feet.
Accession numbers: A/85; A/418; A/559; RR 65/179; A/588.
UN. Executive Assistant to the Secretary - General (1946-1961: Cordier)
UN. Under-Secretary-General for Special Political Affairs (1958-1972: Bunche)
Series consists of incoming and outgoing clear cables, correspondence, reports, newspaper clippings, press releases, and public statements relating to all aspects of the Congo Government. The files include information on the convening of parliament; visits to New York, London, and Italy by Congolese Premier Mr. Cyrille Adoula; correspondence regarding various government issues by Adoula; records relating to Prime Minister Moise Tshombe; draft laws designing the court system; a Christmas address to the Congolese people by Mobutu Sese Seko (1966); general information on new provinces; agreements between the United Nations and the Congo; drafts and copies of the constitution; and a speech by President Kasavubu.
Accession Number: 75/7
UN. Special Representative of the Secretary-General to the Middle East (1966-1967 : Gussing)
Series consists of letters, memoranda, reports, notes for the files, newspaper clippings, selected United Nations documents and photographs (b&w, 4 6x7, 14 4x6) relating to the treatment of prisoners of war and civilians in the Israeli occupied territories, including meetings with representatives of Egypt, Israel, Jordan and Syria, visits and interviews conducted by the Secretary-General's Special Representative Nils Goran Gussing, incidents reported to the United Nations Relief Works Administration (UNRWA) amd activities of volunteer agencies. Primary correspondents include Bunche, Red Cross and UNRWA officials.