Series Personal files - S-1078

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S-1078

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Personal files

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  • 1920 - 1988 (Creation)

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No. of Boxes: 100

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Series consists of the personal office files of Brian Urquhart. Many files contain correspondence with public figures, including senior United Nations and government officials and personal friends. Correspondence includes invitations to speak at universities and private organizations, requests for employment, holiday greetings and congratulatory notes and letters related to Mr. Urquhart's promotion to Under-Secretary-General. Also included are records documenting the negative press about the United Nations generated by United States journalists and private think tanks. Included in the series are lists of speaking engagements and copies of speeches and lectures that Mr. Urquhart presented to national and international institutions and organizations such as the Aspen Institute for Humanistic Studies, the International Peace Academy and Princeton University, and the full texts of and documents related to Brian Urquhart's published writing from 1949 to 1985. These writing files include the background papers and manuscript of Brian Urquhart's book "Hammarskjold" (1972) and his autobiography "A Life in Peace and War" (1987), newspaper and journal articles, editorials, obituaries and statements. Also documenting his role as a public figure are interviews with leading news organizations such as the British Broadcasting Corporation and The New York Times. The series also includes bound volumes of United Nations periodicals; books and other printed material collected by Brian Urquhart; photographs of Brian Urquhart; video cassettes; and audio recordings. Additionally, files related to Ralph J. Bunche, containing biographical data, photographs and writing of Ralph J. Bunche are included in the series. Subject files concern Ralph J. Bunche's retirement from the United Nations; the Ralph J. Bunche memorial at the Rogosin Kidney Center in New York; the Daniel Larue Johnson sculpture dedicated to Ralph J. Bunche, "Peace Form One"; the Dag Hammarskjold Memorial "Single Form", created by sculptress Barbara Hepworth; and the deposit of the Ralph J. Bunche papers.

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DAG-1/2.3.18

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