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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 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.

Elizabethville Branch Office - Non-Registry

Series consists of correspondence, drafts, note verbales, lists, translations, reports, incoming and outgoing cables, and a flyer with photographs. Subjects include but are not limited to the following: missing ONUC personnel; organization of mission office in Elisabethville; information on leaflets regarding mercenaries; defensive postures in response to the possibility of molestation of ONUC personnel; investigations involving military personnel; claims issues; Katangese Gendarmerie paratroopers seeking the protection of the ONUC; evacuation plan for Elisabethville; emergency communications; repatriation of refugees; radio free Katanga; censure of mail; political affairs; disciplinary issues and actions; personnel; security; anti-UN propaganda; diplomatic issues; travel and accomodations; families of political prisoners and press releases. Correspondents include Conor Cruise O'Brien; Brian Urquhart; Dr. Sture Linner; George Ivan Smith; Robert Grindall; Gamil Ghaleb; Robert Gardiner; Jose Rolz Bennett; E.W. Mathu; Gualtiero Fulcheri; V. Jerkovic; Maurice Gauvreau; and B. Halbert. Arranged alphabetically by subject.

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 Chief Administrative Officer - Non-Registry

Series consists of correspondence, circulars, newpapers, periodicals, bulletins, administrative instructions, memoranda, handwritten notes, maps, government publications, contracts, meeting minutes, logistics circulars, cables, code cables, lists, reports, aide-memoires, vouchers, and receipts. Subjects include but are not limited to the following: food and ration programs; vehicle scales; ancillary services; stationary; personal cables; PX services; ONUC accomodations; travel by ONUC aircraft; auto accidents; statements to the press; staff appointments; traffic regulations; curfew; ID cards; leases; gas situation; personnel; and repostings of personnel. Correspondents include S. Habib Ahmed, Chief Administrative Officer; N.N. Madan, Chief Logistics Officer; Ben T. Twigt, Chief Administrative Officer; Carey Seward, Chief Administrative Officer; Rajeshwar Dayal, Special Representative to the Secretary-General; John Olver, Chief Administrative Officer; B. Osario-Tafall, Acting Officer-in-Charge; Max Dorsinville, Officer-in-Charge; Naomi Osborne, Chief of Civilian Personnel; C. Taff, Special Legal Advisor; C. Brakenbury, Chief, Field Administrative Unit; and John McDiarmid, Executive Assistant to the Special Representative. Arranged alphabetically by subject.

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

Series consists of index cards with information regarding individuals, both nationals and foreign nationals. Arranged alphabetically by name.

Restrictions: Series contains sensitive personal information. Please consult an archivist for access details.

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

Series consists of correspondence, memoranda, reports, bulletins, photographs, newsclippings, handwritten notes, administrative circulars, maps, magazines, brochures, contracts, messages, personal identification materials, date books, business cards, receipts, lists, transcripts, questionaires, and unopened mail. Subjects include but are not limited to the following: instructions to maintain or establish public order; tribal conflicts; military movements; propaganda; information on various political parties; individuals suspected of communist activities; prisioners; investigations; UN personnel; mercenaries; and amateur radio. Correspondents include Mr. Rosio, Consul de Suede; A. de Ryckman de Batz, Vice-Consul de Suede; U. Thant, Secretary-General; Paul Kazembe, Le Commissaire Principal; Dr. Sture Linner, Officer-in-Charge; N. Kanakaratne, Legal Advisor; G. Munongo, Minister of the Interior. Arranged alphabetically by subject.

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