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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.

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

Series consists of a wide variety of non-registry files, including political matters, reports and correspondences, political situation files, telex conversations and cables, personal papers, Civilian and Technical Operations files, Technical Assistance files, Congo Fund files, Conferences and meetings, visits and inspections by UN officials, military matters (extensive), structure and functioning of the Congolese Government files, Armee Nationale Congolaise files, weekly situation reports, mercenaries files, foreign nationals and undesirable persons files, refugees, prisoners, and requests for UN protection files. Types of records are correspondence, cables, code cables, newspaper clippings, progress reports, speeches, minutes of meetings, handwritten documents, aides-memoires, forms, press releases, memorandas, summary records, telegrams, maps, and notes verbale. Correspondents include: Carey Seward, Chief Administrative Officer; R. Gorge, Principal Legal Advisor and Political Advisor; Dag Hammarskold, Secretary-General; Mr. Gardiner; Philippe de Seynes, Under-Secretary for Economics and Social Affairs; Andrew Cordier, Special Representative of the Secretary-General; E.W. Mathu, Chief, UN Representative in Elisabethville; B.F. Osorio-Tafall, Chief of Civilian Operations; Ralph Bunch, Under-Secretary; Max Dorsinville, Officer-in-Charge; and S. Linner, Acting Special Representative, ONUC, Leopoldville. Arranged alphabetically by subject.

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

Bukavu Branch Office - Non-Registry

Series consists of incoming and outgoing cables, and code cables, correspondence, memoranda, maps, outlines, reports, bulletins, newspaper clippings, statutes, curriculum vitae, passenger manifest, freight manifest, business cards, catalogs and contracts. Subjects include but are not limited to the following: Goma - Kisemy Convention; political matters; observations of situations; movement of ONUC personnel; personnel matters; National Parks authorities held prisoner by ANC; requests for rabies vaccinations; agricultural development; customs arrangement; trade regulations with Uganda; monetary council shipment of gold; mining issues; evacuation of ONUC staff; incidents, abductions and murders; rumors of coupd'etat against Bashi; security conditions; runway repair and contracting; problems connected with independence of Ruanda; telecommunications; ICAO mission; UNICEF; ill treatment of Red Cross personnel; police/student clash at Athenee; party politics in the Congo; budgetary policy and procedures, and conduct of ONUC personnel. Correspondents include C.A. Gaviola; Dr. Sture Linner; F.N. Fitzgerald; Klaas W. Cuperus; S. Habib Ahmed; F.W. Tooby; John Wood; Roger Polgar; Robin Miller; M. Khiary and Naomi Osbourne. Arranged alphabetically by subject.

Albertville Branch Office - Chronological Reference

Series consists of correspondence, memoranda, cables, and circulars. Subjects include but are not limited to the following: termination of contracts; housing; stolen furniture; construction of latrines; office space; accidents; officers mess; problems with Indian Brigade; utilities; PX; salaries; theft; refrigerators; ancillary services; and missing persons. Correspondents include R. Magloire, Finance Officer; David Renwick, Accomodations Officer; Captain K.K. Puri, Indian Brigade; G.R. Tomalin, Chief Security Officer; R. Bonner, Administrative Officer; R.E. Grindall, Chief Accomodations Officer; Samuel Last, Labour Supervisor; Nils Gussing, Chief Coordinator, Refugee Camp; G. Reinle, Inventory Controller; L. Weisberg, Chief PX Officer; and J.H. Amonoo, Acting Deputy Civilian Officer. Arranged chronologically.

Bukavu Branch Office - Registry

Series consists of correspondence, cables, maps, reports, budgets, memoranda, charts, handwritten documents, curriculum vitea, and bulletins. Subjects include but are not limited to the following: personnel; travel of UN personnel; missing medicine for Ruandan refugees; theft; food supplies; tea plantations; refugees; and hospital supplies. Correspondents include C.A. Gaviola, Chief of the Civil Mission; S. Habib Ahmed, Chief Administrative Officer; M. Khiary, Officer-in-Charge; A. Gilpin, Deputy Chief of Civilian Operations; J. Azzam, Chief, Administrative Services; F. Sanz Sancho, Chief Engineer of Public Works; A.N. Nachaat, Chief, Administrative Services; and A.E. Larcher, Chief of Public Works Section. Arranged alphabetically by subject.

Elizabethville Branch Office - Registry

Series consists of correspondence, cables, itineraries, programs, audits, reports, administrative circulars, personnel rosters, periodic reports, information circulars, situation reports, aide memoires, newspapers clippings, diagrams, id cards, and pamphlets. Subjects include but are not limited to the following: relocation plans; military actions between ANC, UN Troops, and Katanga Gendarmes; evacuations; reintegration of Katanga; implemetation of curfew; mercenary payrolls; investigation of violent incidents; train derailment; closing of Jadotville base; Red Cross operations; refugee property; personnel; staff changes; security; families of staff members in the Congo; deaths; montly health reports; looting; death of Madame Dister; sabotage; and cease fire. Correspondents include Mr. Tshombe, President of Katanga; R.K. Gardiner, Officer-in-Charge; U. Thant, Secretary-General; G. Gregeriou, Finance Officer; M. Gauvreau, Senior Administrative Officer; and C. Taff, Special Legal Advisor. Arranged alphabetically by subject.

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.

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.

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