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United Nations Office for Special Political Affairs (1955-1991) Series
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Gussing Mission

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.

First United Nations Emergency Force I (UNEF I) - Participating States Files

Series consists of letters, cables, aide memoire, itineraries, name lists, resumes and medical certificates relating to the administration of military assistance, including consultations on agreements between participating states and the United Nations, rotation and repatriation of military personnel, logistics and miscellaneous financial arrangements. Primary correspondents include Andrew Cordier, Dag Hammarskjold, U Thant, Brian Urquhart, UNEF I Force Commanders and liaison staff of participating states, including Brazil, Canada, Colombia, Denmark, Finland, India, Indonesia, Italy, Norway, Pakistan, Sweden, the United States of America and Yugoslavia.

First United Nations Emergency Force I (UNEF I) - Participating States Files - Laos Missions

Series consists of letters, cables, aide memoire, itineraries, name lists, resumes and medical certificates relating to the administration of military assistance, including consultations on agreements between participating states and the United Nations, rotation and repatriation of military personnel, logistics and miscellaneous financial arrangements. Primary correspondents include Andrew Cordier, Dag Hammarskjold, U Thant, Brian Urquhart, UNEF I Force Commanders and liaison staff of participating states, including Brazil, Canada, Colombia, Denmark, Finland, India, Indonesia, Italy, Norway, Pakistan, Sweden, the United States of America and Yugoslavia..

Mount Scopus general records

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

Series consists of letters, memeranda and numbered code cables and reports relating to military and political matters, including proposals on implementing the Mount Scopus agreement, the Urrutia mission, Syrian complaints of Israeli infiltration, access to the British war cermetery, incidents, casualties and Colonel George Flint's visits to Mount Scopus. Primary correspondents are Ralph Bunche, Colonel Flint, Colonel Byron Leary, Constantin Stavropoulos, Henri Vigier, Major-General Carl von Horn and Francisco Urrutia

Boxes 1-3

Mount Scopus

UN. Under-Secretary-General for Special Political Affairs (1958-1972 : Bunche)

Series consists of letters, memoranda, code and clear cables, reports and selected UN documents relating to negotiations between the Secretary-General's representatives and representatives of Israel and Jordan, inspection of the Mount Scopus area, convoy problems, shooting incident in the Huleh area, investigation on the death of Lt. Col. George Alfred Flint, the Urrutia mission and the Spinelli/Rikye mission. Primary correspondents are Andrew Cordier, Dag Hammarskjold, Lt. Col. Byron Leary, Francisco Urrutia and Major General Carl von Horn.

3 boxes

United Nations Observation Mission (UNYOM) - Advisor's Records

UN. Military Advisor to the Secretary-General (1963-1965 : Rikye)

Series consists of letters, memoranda, cables and draft reports relating to violations of the disengagement agreement signed by Egypt, the United Arab Republic and Yemen, military operations, deployment of foreign troops into Yemen and miscellaneous administrative matters. Primary correspondents are Lt. General Prem Singh Gyani, Colonel Branko Pavlovic and Lt. General Carl Von Horn.

2 boxes

United Nations Yemen Observation Mission (UNYOM) code cables

UN. Executive Office of the Secretary-General

Series consists of incoming and outgoing numbered code cables (signed original) relating to military, political and administrative matters, including operations, deployment, rotation and withdrawal of military observers, incidents, disengagement negotiations, the formation and functioning of the mission, the suspension of Saudi Arabia's aid to Yemen, instructions on press statements, finance, personnel and miscellaneous general services. Correspondence is between top echelelon officials in Headquarters and UNYOM military commanders.

1 box

Ralph J. Bunche - Subject Files

UN. Office for the Under-Secretary-General for Special Political Affairs (OUSGSPA)

Note: These papers pre-date the establishment of the Office of the Under-Secretary-General for Special Political Affairs. Bunche served as the USG from 1958-1972

Series consists of the papers retained by Ralph J. Bunche throughout his employment with the UN. Subjects include the 1949 Israel-TransJordan General Armistice Agreement (annexes contain maps); the 1949 Israel-Syrian General Armistice Agreement; the Convention d'Armistice; the 1949 Israel-Lebanese General Armistice agreement (with map); armistice negotiations; and congratulatory messages conferred upon Bunche for his receipt of various awards and honors. Files contain the original armistice agreements with signatures.

Accession number: 95/008

Actual series size: 1 box

Novak

Ralph Bunche - work at the United Nations and elsewhere - 1945-1972

Trusteeship Division, Department of Trusteeship and Information from Non-Self Governing Territories (1945: Bunche); Under-Secretary (without department) (1955-1957: Bunche); USG for SPA (1958-1967: Bunche); OUSCCA (1963: Bunche); USG for SPA (1968-1971: Bunche)
Series consists of numbered, unnumbered and only code cables (incoming and outgoing), clear cables, correspondence (correspondents include Richard Nixon), memoranda, United Nations documents, meeting minutes and verbatim reports, handwritten notes, drafts of correspondence and reports, speeches, maps, and photographs documenting Ralph Bunche's tenure at the United Nations. Of special note are personal papers of Ralph Bunche, which include publications; drafts; and handwritten notes on meetings and social events, childhood and family reminiscences, commentaries on racial incidents in the U.S. and notes exchanged with the Secretaries-General. Also included in the series are some original papers of Dag Hammarskjold. Bulk of the materials date from 1947-1971. Subjects include peace-keeping efforts in the Congo; Bahrain; India and Pakistan; Yemen; Cyprus; and the Middle East, including the Palestine Mediator's Mission (1948-1949), the Suez crisis, the United Nations Truce Supervision Organization (UNTSO), and the United Nations Emergency Force (UNEF). Other subjects include the International Employees Loyalty Board hearing on Ralph Bunche (1954), the International Atomic Energy Agency and conferences on the Peaceful Uses of Atomic Energy, Secretary-General meetings, Vietnam, the Survey Group on Overseas Offices, travel, and personnel cases. Correspondents include Secretaries-General Dag Hammarskjold and U Thant.
File list available; for box 1 file 3 through box 7 file 3 see the end of the file list.
Contains film documenting the take-off of Dag Hammarskjold's trip for N'dola, 1961 (prior to plane crash). 16mm black & white film.
Actual series size: 49 boxes
Accession number: 96/120, boxes 1-25

Preparatory Commission of the United Nations

Series contains records pertaining to the Preparatory Commission of the United Nations, which was established on 26 June 1945 and phased out by the General Assembly decision of 11 January 1946 that the Executive Secretary of the commission would act as the Secretary-General of the United Nations. The commission was established to make provisional arrangements for the first sessions of the General Assembly, the Security Council, the Economic and Social Council, and the Trusteeship Council; to establish the Secretariat; to convene the International Court of Justice. The series consists of records collected by Brian Urquhart which pertain to the commission and some records created during the course of the commission's activities. The series also contains records pertaining to Gladwyn Jebb, who served as Executive Secretary of the Commission. Records consist of correspondence, reports, minutes and cables.

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