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United Nations Operation in the Congo (ONUC) (1960-1964) Series
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Albertville Branch Office - Registry

Series consists of correspondence, field administrative reports, cables, memoranda, diagrams, circulars, truck registrations, handwritten documents, telegrams, airway bills, pay slips, disbursement vouchers, travel authorizations, movement orders, and press releases. Subjects include but are not limited to the following: accidents; railway; destruction of rail property; small pox; rationing of food; refugees; evacuation requests; provisions and accommodations for refugees; transit camp; reunion of families; dismissal of workers; attack on nun; Iranian earthquakes; auto thefts; air evacuations; local employees; air travel; reimbursements; hospitality allowances; sports equipment; films; food supplies and Red Cross. Correspondents include R. Polgar, Deputy Chief Administrative Officer; B.E. Beitsma, Administrative Officer; A. Marx, Deputy Chief Administrative Officer; J.M. Marek, Chief Administrative Affairs; G. Chaleb, Civilian Affairs Officer; Jose Rolz-Bennett, Chief UN Representative; Nils Gussing, Chief Co-Ordinator for Refugee Camp, Elizabethville; M. Pasquet Esq., Chief Finance Officer; and Iftikhar Shiekh, Personnel Officer. Arranged in filing number order.

Albertville Branch Office - Non-Registry

Series consists of correspondence, administrative reports, administrative circulars, cables, memorandas, vouchers, invoices, handwritten notes, reports, bulletins, passenger manifests, freight manifests, and inventories. Subjects include but are not limited to the following: transportation; rationing; personnel; surplus vehicles; entertainment; theft and burglary; housing - rentals, private, furnished, unfurnished; petrol situation; local law enforcement; cotton industry; sugar airlift; flour shortages; air patrols; small pox; automobile accidents; leave; refugees; and flooding of Lake Tanganyika. Correspondents include Carey Seward, Chief Administrative Officer; Charles Brackenbury, Chief, Field Administrative Unit; Willy De Bruyn, Chief Court Justice; L. Weisenberg, Chief PX Officer; R.E. Grinaall, Chief Accomodations Officer; G. Oberweiss, Senior Purchase and Supply Officer; P.C. Tersenzio, UNESCO Mission Chief, Congo; and A. Bronsema, Chief Finance Officer. Arranged alphabetically by subject.

Office of the Special Representative of the Secretary-General - Registry - Technical Assistance

Series consists of correspondence, memoranda, notes, lists, handwritten documents, drafts, statements, tables, information circulars, business cards, programs, translations, drawings, diagrams, seminar discussions, reports, brochures, contracts, application forms, job descriptions, itineraries, speeches, resolutions, questionnaires, maps, blueprints, appendices, laws, telephone directories, and field manuals. Subjects include but are not limited to the following: training programs to assist the government of the Congo; economic development plan; visits to various areas by civilian operations officials; import licences; food and agricultural assistance; fisheries; animal diseases; mineral resources; public works program; Tanganyika Lake; road, rail and river transportation systems; finance and trade institutions; investments; flood relief; budgets; economic survey; judicial system organizsation; organization of police; education system; social welfare; health needs; and bilateral programs. Correspondents include U. Thant, Secretary-General; S. Habib Ahmed, Chief, Civilian Operations; Max Dorsinville, Officer-in-Charge, ONUC, Leopoldville; S. Linner, Chief, Civilian Operations; James R. Brooks, Deputy Chief, Civilian Operations; A.C. Gilpin, Deputy Chief, Civilian Operations; Carey Seward; M.E. Larcher, Head, Public Works Program; Godfrey K.J. Amachree, Under-Secretary in Charge of Civilian Operations in the Congo; and G. Cedarwall, Public Finance Controller. Arranged in filing number order.

Office of the Special Representative of the Secretary-General - Registry files - Administrative Services

Series consists of correspondence, incoming and outgoing cables, memoranda, administration circulars, diagrams, instructions, airlift demand sheets, flight plans, minutes of meetings, weekly reports, cross reference sheets, reports, routing slips, summaries, annexes, aides memoires, procedures, tables, agreements, contracts, job descriptions, request forms, press clippings, leases, drafts, insurance plans, claims, and handwritten notes. Subjects include but are not limited to the following: travel and transportation; arrivals and departures; local transportation; bridges; airlifts; aircraft traffic control; diplomatic clearance; emergency evacuation; accomodations; equipment and supplies; property accountability; contracts; food supplies; postal services; library services; plane crashes; mine clearance; ONUC hospital; and ONUC local claims board. Correspondents include B.E. Urquart, Assitant to the Special Representative of the Secretary-General; Carey Seward, Acting Director, Office of General Services; Andrew Cordier; S. Habib Ahmed, Chief Administrative Officer, ONUC; Ralph J. Bunche, Special Representative of the Secretary-General; Frank Norman, Acting Chief, ITU Mission; Stephan Landau, Chief, Special Claims Unit; Jacques Schoellkopt, Chief, Civilian Personnel; and C. Taff, Special Legal Advisor. Arranged in filing number order.

Office of the Special Representative of the Secretary-General - Registry - Legal

Series consists of correspondence, laws, cables, memoranda, routing slips, declarations, complaint forms, mandates, agreements, notes, drafts, contracts, press statements, and handwritten documents. Subjects include but are not limited to the following: customs duties; visas; treatment of mercenaries; priviledges and immunities of ONUC personnel; searches of UN residences by Congolese police; and removal of deceased. Correspondents include C. Adoula, Prime Minister, Republic of the Congo; Constantin A. Stavropoulos, Legal Counsel; D.B.H. Vickers, Special Legal Counsel; and A.C. Gilpin, Chief of Civilian Operations, ONUC. Arranged in filing number order.

Force Commander - Military Personnel Branch - Non-Registry

Series consists of adminstrative circulars, cables, handwritten notes, interview transcriptions, letters, maps, lists, memoranda, minutes of meetings, monthly reports, minutes of conferences, reports, and standing orders. Subjects include but are not limited to the following: boards of inquiry; losses sustained to Nigerian contingent by the ANC; UN personnel killed at Port Francqui in April 1961; incident at Kalanda; air personnel; UN air transport base at N'djili; military police; and policies relating to deaths. Correspondents include: S. Habib Ahmed, Chief Administrative Officer; Dr. Ralph Bunche, Under Secretary for Special Political Affairs; General Sean MacEoin, Force Commander; General Carl Carlson Van Horn, Supreme Force Commander; Captain Balthazar, Chief of Military Personnel; Lieutenant Colonel T.A.B. Oki, Military Legal Advisor; D. Harrison, Chief Air Operations Officer; and G. C. Munter, Danish Contingent Commander. Date of establishment occurred on 14/07/1960 by Security Resolution 143 (1960). The date of dissolution was 30/06/1964.
DAG 13 / 1.6.5.3.1

Force Commander - Non-Registry

Series consists of correspondence, memoranda, reports, code cables, incoming and outgoing cables, situation reports, illustrations, maps, minutes of meetings, photographs, press releases, information circulars, and administrative circulars. Subjects include but are not limited to the following: ANC; movement of troops; Congolese Army; violence between UN personnel and Congolese; fighting between ANC and UN troops; theft and recovery of UN vehicles; labor strikes; debate in UN over Kruschev and Hammarskjold; Coud d'Etat in Congo; violence against Europeans in Congo; military operations; military build up; withdrawal of troops from provinces; provisions of foodstuffs and equipment; sacking, looting, and rapes committed by ANC troops; murder of Europeans; bread poisening in Goma; road blocks; destruction of bridges; cease-fire in Katanga; refugee camps; unlawful importation of arms, ammunition, and military equipment; operation 'Rum Punch'; explosion in Kindu; curfews; customs issues at ports; ex-gendarmes; and entrances into Ruandan territory. Correspondents include Lg. Normandin, Liason Officer to ANC; Wf. Wiltshire, Chief Air Transport Officer; General M. Eoin, Force Commander, Leopoldville; General Mobutu, Commander in Chief, ANC; Major Ce. Davidsson; A.C. Gilpin, Special Assitant to the Officer-in-Charge; O. Jackman, OPI; Ambassador R. Dayal, Special Representative of the Secretary-General; J.G. Poulin, Chief of Military Operations; Ben Twigt, Chief Logistics Officer; N. Boskovic, Senior Consultant; K. Gordon, Chief OPI; and Major General A. F. Klintberg, Deputy Force Commander. Arranged alphabetically by subject.

Force Commander - Chronological Reference

Series consists of letters, force routine orders, memoranda, situation reports, military police reports, minutes of meetings, invoices, contracts, price lists, equipment lists, copies of incoming and outgoing cables, copies of news reports, and administrative circulars. Subjects include but are not limited to the following: accounts of accidents; organization of a Congo military college; history of the Congolese National Army; Congolese legal structure; views of the UNIMO youth organisation; Congolese National Air Force; notes on the atmosphere for pilots; reports of ballistics experts; use of the Congo Force Publique; health and medical care of troops; telephone service; incidents at the refugee camp; foreign brigades, especially Tunisian Brigade; rations; reports of the WHO advisory team; Operation Bee-Hive; Congolese complaints about UN personnel; and a copy of the Congo New Highway Code. Correspondents include General Sean MacEoin, Force Commander; Major General J.T.U. Aguiyi-Ironsi, Force Commander; Colonel B.L. Kapoor, Senior Medical Staff Doctor; Major Nielsen, Chief of Movement Control; Colonel Lasmar, Commander of the Tunisian Brigade; Lieutenant Colonel N. N. Madan, Chief Logistics Officer; Moise Tshombe, President of Katanga; General Kebbede Guebre, Force Commander; General Chr. R. Kaldager, Force Commander; Major General G.L. Yacob, Deputy Force Commander; S.H. Ahmed, Chief Administrative Officer; Mr. Khiary, Chief of Civilian Operations; General Carl Carlson Van Horn, Supreme Force Commander; General H. Kettani, Officiating Supreme Force Commander; and General Iyassu Mengasha, Force Commander. Date of establishment occurred on 14/07/1960 by Security Resolution 143 (1960). The date of dissolution was 30/06/1964.
DAG 13 / 1.6.5.0.2.1

Office of the Special Representative of the Secretary-General - Cables

Series consists of cables, code cables, handwritten notes, lists, letters, memoranda, and translations. Subjects include but are not limited to the following: purpose of ONUC; ANC; Prime Minister Adoula; anti-UN propaganda; airlifts; Katangese gendarmerie; financing of civilian operations; staff structure; ceasefire; negotiated withdrawal of UN troops; and military coup d'etat by ANC Commander-in-Chief Joseph Mobutu. Correspondents include S. Habib Ahmed, Chief Administrative Officer; Dr. Ralph Bunche, Under Secretary for Special Political Affairs; General Chr. R. Kaldager, Force Commander; U Thant, Secretary-General; Max H. Dorsinville, Officer-in-Charge; Bibiano F. Osorio-Tafall, Officer-in-Charge; Brian Urquhart; General Sean MacEoin, Force Commander; and Sture Linner, Officer-in-Charge. Files are arranged by subject, and are roughly alphabetical thereunder. This series was formerly boxes S-0463-0961, S-0463-0962, and S-0462-0963. Date of establishment occurred on 14/07/1960 by Security Resolution 143 (1960). The date of dissolution was 30/06/1964.

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