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United Nations Operation in the Congo (ONUC) (1960-1964) Series
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Office of the Special Representative of the Secretary-General - Registry - Organization

Series consists of correspondence, incoming and outgoing cables, code cables, rosters, drafts, reports, meeting minutes, survey results, bulletins, note-verbales, administrative circulars, agreements, and memoranda. Subjects include but are not limited to the following: transportation of UN staff and family members; housing of UN staff; assassinations; propaganda campaign by Katanga authorities; refugee camps; traffic and highway code regulations; personnel; rabies prevention; Red Cross; trips for personnel; civilian arrests; public works programs; evacuation of UN personnel; mercenaries; mining natural resources; black market traffic; living conditions in the Congo; budget planning; animal husbandry training centre; and education in the Congo. Correspondents include J.D.R. Kelly, Assistant to the Special Representative; F. Tickner, Chief, ONUC, Civilian Officer; V. Fabry, Legal Advisor; F.W. Tooby, Deputy Chief, Refugee Relief Coordinator; J. Rolz-Bennett, Chief, ONUC Civilian Officer; B. Grunsweig, Deputy Chief, Administrative Officer; R.K.A. Gardiner, Officer-in-Charge, Leopoldville; Ralph Bunche, Under-Secretary of the United Nations; Naomi Osborne, Chief of Civilian Personnel; Max Dorsinville, Officer-in Charge; A.C. Gilpin, Deputy Chief, Civilian Operations; James R. Brooks, Adjunct Chief, Civil Operations; Carey Seward, Chief Administrative Officer, ONUC, Leopoldville; and S. Linner, Chief of Civilian Operations, ONUC. Arranged in filing number order, and therein chronologically.

Office of the Special Representative of the Secretary-General - Katanga Government Security Administration - Investigations

Series consists of correspondence, handwritten notes, bulletins, newspaper clippings, lists, reports, photographs and interviews. Subjects relate to previous arrest information for a group of two thousand four hundred and sixty-eight individuals. Each folder holds the information for ten individuals in numerical order. Correspondents include G. Munongo, Minister of the Interior; J. Disase; J. Bomboko, Minister of Foreign Affairs; and many of the individuals listed on each folder. Arranged in filing number order.

Albertville Branch Office - Cables

Series consists of incoming and outgoing cables, and code cables. Subjects include but are not limited to the following: withdrawal of troops from Baudoinville; personnel issues; procurement; accomodations; logistics; claims of damaged property; interrogation report of ex-Gendarme, who confessed to having been present at the murder of a Belgian national; imposition of the prohibition of public assemblies and curfews; negotiations for fresh vegetables in Bukavu; repatriation of refugees; movement control; elimination of Black Market frauds and business malpractice; installation of provincial government in Lualaburg; U.S. C-rations determined as unfit for consumption for ONUC personnel; civilian operations; finance; summary of events occurring in region; and filming of refugee camp at Bihwe. Correspondents include J.M. Marek; B. Twigt; B. Bernander; V. Jerkovic; Sture Linner; G. Ghaleb; S. Habib Ahmed; Carey Seward; Mr. Grindall; Mr. Fitzgerald and Mr. Bronsema. Arranged alphabetically by subject.

Force Commander - Cables

Series consists of incoming/Outgoing cables, code cables, memoranda, correspondence, handwritten notes, newspaper clippings, diagrams, and maps. Subjects include airlifting equipment; airlifing personnel; airfield security; death of tribal chiefs; entertainment of troops; high level talks involving UN officials; troop transportation; road blocks; theft of vehicles; deployment of troops; looting; destruction of civilian property; propaganda leaflets; evacuation of civilians; traffic accidents; mercenaries; repatriation via air; striking workers; destruction of UN property; escalation of violence; smuggling activities; Kalonjist movement; court of inquiry; departure of UN staff; itineraries; riots; capture of arms and munitions; death of troops; prisoners of war; Katangese gendarmes; cease-fire; illegal diamond trade; destruction of bridges; refugees; refugee camps; relief supplies; flooding; problems with paracommandos; violent incidents; stores of meats and vegetables; killing of civilians by UN soldiers; refugee trains; and bombings by Katangese. Correspondents include W.F. Wiltshire, Chief, Air Transport Operations; Max Dorsinville; Carey Seward; S. Linner; J. Aguiyi-Ironsi, Force Commander; Ralph Bunche; Lt. Col. J. Cooney, Air Commander; R. Gardiner, Chief of Staff; Lt. Col. Mattimore, Force Commander; Col. O'Brien; President Tshombe; J. Rolz-Bennett, ONUC Representative; and Major B.P. Bhalla, Chief, Military Operations. Arranged by town of operations in two alphabetical sequences.

Force Commander - Headquarters Commander - Registry

Series consists of memoranda, correspondence, reports, handwritten notes, reports, information circulars, receipts, vouchers, administrative orders, administrative circulars, and cables. Subjects include but are not limited to the following: civilian complaints; personnel; company strength; reduction of staff; civilian employees; loss of merchandise; ration system; black market; UN medal; Camp Martini; court of inquiry; operating procedures; accomodations; furnishings; and detainees. Correspondents include S.P. Jamieson, Deputy Provost Marshall; M.O. Bissonnette, Headquarters Commandant; P.J. O'Reilly, Supervisor, Civilian Staff; Major Chawdry, Logisitics Coordinator; Major Puri, Logistics Planning; Major Chopra, Logistics Statistics; Major Mark Strom, Transit Camp Martini; Major R.W. Parker, Force Provost Marshal; and D. Manson, Chief of Maintenance and Furnishing Branch. Arranged in filing number order.

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.

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 - 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.

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.

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