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United Nations Executive Office of the Secretary-General (EOSG) (1946-present) Series
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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.

Personnel administration - 500 series - numbered subject files

Series documents a variety of personnel matters such as recruitment, staffing, appointments, promotion, standards of conduct; acceptance of honours, decorations, favours and gifts, staff welfare and benefits, education benefits - United Nations International School, UNIS, staff relations, and appeals. Records consist of correspondence, memoranda, reports, United Nations official documents, commercial publications, newspaper clippings, and press releases. Correspondents include Secretaries-U Thant and Kurt Waldheim, Deputy Chef de Cabinet and later Under-Secretary-for Special Political Affairs Jose Rolz-Bennett, Assistant Secretary-and Director of Services D. B. Vaughan, and Under-Secretary-for Department of Economic and Social Affairs Philippe de Seynes. Arranged in numbered subject categories.

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

Area and Country files

UN. Chef de Cabinet (1961-1973: Narasimhan)
Under-Secretary-General for General Assembly Affairs (1962-1967: Narasimhan)
Under-Secretary-General for Special Political Affairs (1959-1961: Narasimhan)

Series consists of correspondence, memoranda, clear and code cables (numbered and unnumbered), trip reports, press releases, Secretary-General's statements, and United Nations documents relating to countries and areas in Africa, Europe, Asia and the Far East, the Middle East, North America and Middle America. Subjects include conferences and meetings, political situations, catastrophes and requests for relief, border violations, independence, United Nations observation groups, and communications between permament missions and representatives of the United Nations including diplomats and high ranking officials of countries. Correspondents include Secretaries-General U Thant and Kurt Waldheim, Director-General of the United Nations Office at Geneva V. Winspeare Guicciardi, Deputy Chef de Cabinet and later Under-Secretary for Special Political Affairs Jose Rolz-Bennett, Under-Secretary-General for Economic and Social Affairs Philippe de Seynes, and Legal Counsel C.A. Stavropoulos.

Accession numbers: A/538, 67/184, 73/192, 74/19, 74/74, 74/105.

Secretary-General's Personal files

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

Series consists of correspondence, memoranda, clear and code cables (numbered), invitations, working papers, meeting notes, newspaper clippings and United Nations documents relating to the office of the Secretary-General. Subjects include Annual Reports of the Work of the Organization (draft and final copy), records of meetings of Under-Secretaries and Assistant-Secretaries General, personalities, trips and travels, speaking engagements, and events. Correspondents include Secretaries-General U Thant and Kurt Waldheim, Under-Secretary for Conference Services Jiri Nosek and Under- Secretary for Political and Security Council Affairs A.E. Nesterenko.

Accession numbers: A/538, A/560, 65/219, 67/184, 73/176, 74/19, 74/74.

Former series location: DAG-1/1.2.9, boxes 1-19 (box 17 is missing); 1.2.10, boxes 1-4.

Organizational Matters - Subject files

Series documents departmental reorganizations, security arrangements, travel of United Nations officials, functions of the Secretary-General and Chef de Cabinet, conferences and meetings, cooperation and liaison, and protocol. Files are all numbered in the 400 series. Records consist of correspondence, memoranda, clear cables, United Nations official documents, reports, newspaper clippings, brochures, itineraries, and speeches. Correspondents include Secretaries-General U Thant and Kurt Waldheim, Deputy Chef de Cabinet then Under-Secretary-General for Special Political Affairs Jose Rolz-Bennett, and Under-Secretary-General for Department of Economic and Social Affairs Philippe de Seynes. Arranged alphabetically in numbered subject categories.

Public interest and information - 700 series - numbered subject files

Series relates to public interest in issues such as peacekeeping operations - in the Middle East, in Namibia, and in Vietnam, educational services, photograph and film projects, Secretary-General's speaking engagements and appearances, the United Nations Bookshop and publications Records consist of correspondence - including with the public, newsletters, newspaper clippings, invitations, schedules, and United Nations official documents relating to the administration of the public relations function. Correspondents include Secretaries-General U Thant and Kurt Waldheim, and Deputy Chef de Cabinet and later Under-Secretary-General for Special Political Affairs Jose Rolz-Bennett, . Arranged in numbered subject categories.

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