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Code and clear cables

Series dates primarily from 1961-1973 - there are a few items dated 1980. Documented are office operations including personnel administration, contract and purchasing, facilities management, travel arrangements and visits, humanitarian activity, political events, and the activities of peacekeeping and observer missions. Records are incoming and outgoing code and clear cables, as well as numbered and unnumbered cables. Correspondence is between top echelon United Nations officials in New York and missions located in Europe, Asia, Africa, the Middle East, and the Dominican Republic, including Secretaries-General U Thant and Kurt Waldheim, Deputy Chef de Cabinet and later Under-Secretary-General for Special Political Affairs Jose Rolz-Bennett, Under Secretary General for Special Political Affairs Ralph Bunche, Under-Secretary-General for Economic and Social Affairs Philippe de Seynes, Controller Bruce Turner, Senior Officer for the Office of Special Political Affairs Brian Urquhart, Under-Secretary-General for Special Political Affairs J. Peres de Cuellar, Deputy Executive Officer for Department of Public Information R. Eriksen, and Chief of Section of the Executive Office of the Secretary-General D. Blickenstaff. Arranged alphabetically by location and therein chronologically.

League of Nations - 1927-1946: Hill;

UN. EOSG/OSG - 1946: Hill;
UN. EOSG/OSG/Office of Special Advisors - 1947-1948: Hill;

UN. EOSG/OSG/Deputy Executive Assistant and Coordinator of Specialized Agencies and Economic and Social Matters - 1949: Hill;
UN. EOSG/OSG/Coordinator of Specialized Agencies and Economic and Social Matters - 1950-1954: Hill;

UN. OSG/Deputy Under-Secretary of Department of Economic and Social Affairs - DESA - 1955-1957: Hill;

UN. OSG/Deputy Under-Secretary and Personal Representative of Secretary-General to Specialized Agencies - 1958-1966: Hill;

UN. OSG/Under-Secretary and Personal Representative of Secretary-General to Specialized Agencies - 1967: Hill;

UN. OSG/Assistant-Secretary-General of Inter-Agency Affairs - IAA/DESA - 1968-1969;

UN. OSG/Assistant- Secretary-General/IAA/DESA - 1970: Hill;

UN. EOSG/OSG - 1971:Hill;

UN. Special Fellow/UNITAR - 1972-1976: Hill

Series consists of correspondence, memoranda, code cables, committee notices, minutes and agendas, reports, news clippings, press briefings, books, pamphlets, handbooks, United Nations documents, organization charts, speeches and invitations of files created and maintained by Martin W. Hill during his various positions at the United Nations. There are some background documents relating to the League of Nations ranging in date from 1930 to 1946, but the bulk of the material is from 1944 to 1976.

Subject areas include the Department of Economic and Social Affairs consisting of reports of working groups, regional commissions, and conference and administrative questions; draft studies, proposals and recommendations for implementation of the structural and organization of the Secretariat and affiliates, such as UNICEF, UNESCO and UNITAR; technical assistance; correspondence with non-government organizations; repatriation; tourism and travel; budget; natural disasters; political, economical and social matters; peaceful uses of atomic energy;and Economic Commission for Europe. Correspondents include Secretaries-General Trygve Lie, Dag Hammarskjöld, U Thant, and Kurt Waldheim; Controller Bruce Turner; Executive Assistant to the Secretary-General Andrew Cordier; Chef de Cabinet C.V. Narasimhan; Under-Secretary of DESA Philippe de Seynes; W.R. Malinowski, Chief Regional Commission Section/ECA; and Dr. H.L. Keenleyside, Director-General/ Technical Assistance Administration. Accession number: 1992/003, boxes 1-54 - boxes 14 through 18, numbered files #187-242 are missing.

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

Series consists of papers, interoffice memoranda and reports of the Publications Board for the period of 1947-1954. Documented are requests for publication, budget and distribution issues, policy decisions, administrative instructions and survey of documentation. Also included are 2 bound volumes of 1950-1951 publication programmes - oversized and reports of the Supervisory Commission of the League of Nations - 1935-1945, containing information on publications.

Accession number is 62/1130 - A/397

Series documents the activities of the Publications Board. Records consist of correspondence, memoranda, meeting minutes, and annual reports. Correspondents include Secretary-General U Thant, Under-Secretary for Conference Services Jiri Nosek, and Chief Editor and Executive Assistant of the Office of the Secretary-General Leo Malania. Arranged alphabetically by subject.
Please note that box 7 is oversize folder, title Publications programs.

Series consists of correspondence, memoranda, reports and United Nations documents relating to personnel and staff matters at headquarters and overseas. Subject categories relate to employment applications and appointments, employee terminations with special circumstances leading to departmental investigations, staff housing, intern programs, staff missing in action, pension plan, Personnel Selection Committee reports, and salaries and contracts. Correspondents include Secretary-General Dag Hammarskjold; Leo Malania, Executive Assistant to the Executive Assistant to the Secretary-General; D.B. Vaughan, Under-Secretary and Director of General Services; and W. Stoneman, Special Advisor to the Secretary-Genera.

Accession numbers: A/384, 62/1104, A/399, 63/431, A/212, 62/1106, A/211, 62/1107, A/85, A/498, 74/19.

Series consists of correspondence and memoranda, incoming and outgoing clear cables and telegrams, press releases, newspaper clippings, and printed materials, such as, programmes and brochures, and speeches and photographs relating to the planning and coordination of United Nations events. Events recorded include Staff Day for 1955 and 1956; and the second, fifth, sixth and tenth anniversaries of the United Nations. The bulk of the material relates to the Tenth Anniversary of the Signing of the United Nations Charter held in San Francisco in 1955 including the activities planned in celebration of the day, such as, art exhibitions and banquets. Other subjects areas cover itineraries, protocol, programme committee plans, and congratulatory messages from governments and the public. Correspondents include Secretary General Dag Hammarskjold; D.B. Vaughan, Assistant Secretary-General and Director of General Services; R. Chestnutt, R. Gros, H. Freeman, E. van Kleffens and top echelon officials and diplomats from governments and missions offering congratulatory messages.

Accession numbers: A/399, 63/431, A/384, 62/1104, A/392, 62/1123, A/85, A/286, 63/133, A/211, 62/1107

Series consists of records created and maintained by the Protocol and Liaison Section of the Executive Office of the Secretary-General not filed in the Secretariat's Central Registry filing system. The Protocol and Liaison Section was responsible to assist delegates with protocol, functions, and with respect to diplomatic Privileges and immunities. Records document Social events and Official functions, flag and emblem issues, General Assembly protocol details, Official visits to the United Nations, the funeral of count Bernadotte, and related. Arrangement is in two sets, the subject files of an earlier period, 1946-1953, and the chronological files of 1958-1969. - the subject files are organized by year.

Related records: Central Registry files created by the Protocol and Liaison Section during this period - see series S-0472.

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

Series consists of documents created by various officials of the S-G's Executive office. The files of Raoul Aglion contain the UN documents, notes, reports and correspondence documenting the expert assistance to Europe in 1946, - reflecting Aglion's involvement in Economic Reconstruction and Special Studies Division of Department of Economic Affairs and organizational issues, such as the allocation of top-ranking posts, secretariat organization etc created during Aglion's tenure in S-G Executive Office in 1946-1948.
The files of William Stoneman, Special Advisor to S-G contain the clear cables and other correspondence related to trips of S-G Trygve Lie. Also included is correspondence from Gunnar Myrdal, the Executive Secretary of Economic Commission for Europe to Secretaries-General Trygve Lie and Dag Hammarskjold.

Series consists of correspondence, memoranda, reports, clear cables and United Nations documents relating to the administration of departments and offices at headquarters and overseas including Administrative and Financial Services, Appeals Board, Conferences and General Services, Economic Affairs, Field Service, Geneva Office, Legal Department, Public Information, Protocol and Liaison, Shanghai Office, Washington D.C. Office, Social Affairs, Press, and Trusteeship Council. Subject areas cover organization and responsibilities of departments and offices, progress reports to the Secretary-General, facilities management, budget matters and communications. Correspondents include Secretary-General Trygve Lie; A. Sweetser, Director of Washington D.C. United Nations Information Centre; W. Stoneman, Special Advisor to the Secretary-General; Brian Urquhart, Personal Assistant to the Secretary-General and later Senior Officer to Ralph Bunche who was an Under-Secretary-General without a department; D.B. Vaughan, Under-Secretary and Director of General Services; M.H. Hill, Special Advisor to the Secretary-General; and A.H. Feller, General Counsel and Principal Director of the Legal Department.

Accession numbers: A/212, 62/1106, A/399, 63/431, A/211, 62/1107, A/399, A/384, 62/1104

Series consists of correspondence and memoranda, incoming and outgoing code cables, newspaper clippings and UN documents on various political issues and events. Subjects include the detention of United States flyers in China, dispute between Cuba and the Dominican Republic, the sentencing of Czechoslovakian leaders, Persian oil crisis, Spanish question, Sudan-Egyptian border dispute, question of Tibet, and Yemeni and United Kingdom dispute. Correspondents include Secretaries-General Trygve Lie and Dag Hammarskjold; Leo Malania, Executive Assistant to the Executive Assistant to the Secretary-General; D. Protitch, Under-Secretary-General for Political and Security Council Affair; Ralph Bunche, Under-Secretary-General - without a department; and A. Sobolev, Assistant Secretary -General for Department of Security Council Affairs. Arranged alphabetically by subject.

Accession numbers: A/399, 63/431, A/588, A/85, A/212, 62/1106, A/498, A/384, 62/1104, 72/88