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United Nations Executive Office of the Secretary-General (EOSG) (1946-present) Series
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Committee of Experts on the Secretariat Review

UN. Executive Assistant to the Secretary-General - 1946-1961:Cordier

Series consists of correspondence, minutes of meetings and reports, relating to the activity of the Committee of Experts on the Review of the Activities and Organization of the Secretariat - 'Committee of 8', created in order to facilitate maximum efficiency of the Secretariat. Documented are the selection of committee members, administrative matters, committee investigation of various departments and offices, meetings of the committee and its subcommittees. Also included are press releases, newspaper clippings on revamping the United Nations Secretariat, and the Secretary-General's Working Papers Nos. 1-129. Correspondents include Committee members, Director of Personnel W. A. B. Hamilton and the heads of various departments and offices.

Library Advisory Committee - correspondence

UN. Executive Assistant to the Secretary-General - 1946-1961: Cordier

Series consists of general memoranda and letters relating to the establishment and functions of the Library Advisory Committee, minutes of Committee Meetings 1946-1951. Series also contains documents on the donation of the J. H. Ralston Library Collection to the U.N. Library in 1953, including the transfer agreement and inventory of books.
Correspondents include Director of Library Services Karl Milam and Assistant S-G in Department of Security Council Affairs C. E. Zinchenko.

Accession Numbers are A/359 - Ralston Library Donation and A/122 - Committee Documents

James F. Engers working files

UN. Executive Assistant to the Secretary-General - 1946-1961
Under-Secretary-General for Special Political Affairs - 1959-1961
UN. Chef de Cabinet - 1961-1973

Series consists of personal working files created by James F. Engers as senior Political Affairs Officer, Department of Political and Security Council Affairs - 1946-1962, Senior Political Affairs Officer on loan to the Executive Office of the Secretary-General - 1960-1962, and Executive Officer of The Executive Office of the Secretary-General - 1963-1967. Series contains chronological files, incoming and outgoing correspondence, notes and working papers for the Department of Political and Security Council Affairs, personal documents, such as drafts of speeches, curriculum vitae, travel arrangements and immigration papers. Also documented are the activities relating to the International Cooperation Year - ICY, such as meetings of the ICY Preparatory Committee, statements by various UN and diplomatic officials, participant information, news clippings and brochures.
Correspondents include Under-Secretary for Economic and Social affairs Philippe de Seynes, Assistant Secretary-General and Director of General Services David Vaughan, Chief of NGO Section Curtis Roosevelt, Director of Personnel Sir Alexander McFarquhar, and Secretaries-General Dag Hammarskjöld and U Thant.

Secretary-General Kurt Waldheim - speeches and addresses

UN. Chef de Cabinet - 1961-1973
UN. Executive Assistant to Secretary-General - 1974-1982

Series consists of texts and drafts of speeches and addresses by the Secretary-General Kurt Waldheim, along with briefs, reports and background information, handwritten notes and related correspondence. Also included are materials, drafts and a master copy of Building the Future Order, a book of speeches by Kurt Waldheim. Files were accumulated by principal officer of Executive Office Robert Rhodes James.
Correspondents include Under-Secretary-General for Political Affairs and Decolonization Tang Ming-Chao, Personal Assistant to the Secretary-General Anton Prohaska, Assistant Secretary-General of Office of Public Information Genichi Akatani, Chef de Cabinet of Office of Director-General in Geneva Eric Jensen.

Accession numbers are unknown

Secretary-General's invitations - records

Series consists of correspondence and memoranda, formal invitations, programmes, guest lists and seating plans relating to parties, receptions, luncheons, dinners, interviews, presentations and speaking engagements of the Secretary-General and other top echelon officials. Includes invitations accepted and declined, confirmations and letters of thanks. Correspondents include Secretaries-General Trygve Lie and Dag Hammarskjold; A. Sweetser, Director of the Washington D.C. United Nations Information Centre; and J. de Noue, Chief of Protocol and Liaison Section. Arranged alphabetically by subject.

Legal Affairs - subject files

UN. Chef de Cabinet - 1961-1973: Narasimhan
Under-Secretary-General for General Assembly Affairs - 1962-1967: Narasimhan

Series consists of correspondence, memoranda, reports, telegrams, code cables - numbered and unnumbered and United Nations documents relating to the office of Legal Affairs. Consists of reports from committees, commissions and conferences including the Definition of Aggression, International Law Commission, United Nations War Crimes Commission, Ocean Resources Investigations, and the Niger River Conference; and opinions relating to the Independence Movement of Puerto Rico, diplomatic immunity, incidents of violence to United Nations offices away from headquarters, fisheries jurisdiction, and fundraising activities in support of the United Nations. Correspondents include Secretary-General U Thant, Special Representative of the Secretary-General to the Conference of the 18 Nation Committee of Disarmament D. Protitch, Under-Secretary for Economic and Social Affairs Philippe de Seynes, Legal Counsel C.A. Stavropoulos, Under-Secretaries for Political and Security Council Affairs A.E. Nesterenko and L.N. Kutakov.

Accession numbers: A/538, 67/184, 74/19, 74/74.

See also records series # S-0181.

Subject files - CdC

UN. Chef de Cabinet - 1961-1973: Narasimhan
Under-Secretary-General for General Assembly Affairs - 1962-1967: Narasimhan

Series consists of correspondence, memoranda, incoming and outgoing numbered code cables, annual budget reports, plans relating to the extension of the Palais des Nations, and the maintenance of the League of Nations' archives. Correspondents include Secretaries-General U Thant and Kurt Waldheim, Director-Generals of the United Nations Office at Geneva P.P. Spinelli and V. Winspeare Guicciardi, and Under-Secretary-General for Special Political Affairs Jose Rolz-Bennet.

Accession Number: 74/74

Disaster Relief Coordinator - subject files

UN. Chef de Cabinet - 1961-1973: Narasimhan

Series consists of correspondence, memoranda, clear and code - numbered cables relating to the office of the Disaster Relief Coordinator. Subjects relate to administrative matters including the updating of the procedures manual, staffing the office, and plans of work; and correspondence and cables relating to the cyclone and torrential rains affecting the northeast region of Somalia. Correspondents include Secretary-General Kurt Waldheim, Under-Seretary-General of the United Nations Office at Geneva Vittorio Winspeare Guicciardi, Under-Secretary-General and Coordinator for Disaster Relief in Geneva Faruk N. Berkal - Ambassador of Turkey.

Accession number: 74/74.

See also records series #S-0198.

Organizational matters - subject files

UN. Chef de Cabinet - 1961-1973: Narasimhan
Under-Secretary-General for General Assembly Affairs - 1962-1967: Narasimhan

Series consists of correspondence, memoranda, telegrams, committee reports and proposals, newspaper clippings, and United Nations documents relating to the organizational matters of the Secretariat. Subjects relate to the review of the activities and organization of the Secretariat and reports from committees, such as, the Committee of Experts and Committee of Seven, proposing Secretariat reorganization strategies. Correspondents include Secretary-General U Thant, Assistant-Secretary-General for Inter-Agency Affairs I. Kittani, Under-Secretary for Economic and Social Affairs Philippe de Seynes, Legal Counsel C.A. Stavropoulos, and Under-Secretary-General for Administration and Management H. Keith Matthews.

Accession numbers: 67/184, 74/74.

See also records series # S-0176.

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