Series S-0891 - Press Releases

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Press Releases


  • 1950 - 1974 (Creation)

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Size/Number of Items/Parts: 7.5 linear ft. of textual records, No. of Boxes: 15

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Series relates to matters addressed by U Thant in various press release formats including: notes from correspondents, text from SG, and announcements from SG. Issues such as peacekeeping forces in Cyprus, UNFICYP, assistance to Costa Rica, statement on situation in Vietnam, Twentieth Anniversary of UN, congratulations to US astronauts, disarmament conference in Geneva, WNAR landing by LUNA 9, Scientific Committee on effects of Atomic Radiation, signing of outer space treaty, refugees/aid to Middle East, and disarmament are covered. Records consist of clippings, draft press releases, and press statements used to create press releases. Correspondents include U Thant, Secretary-General; C.V. Narasimhan, Associate Managing Director of the Special Fund; Manuel Prado, President of Peru; and Adlai Stevenson, Permanent Representative of teh US to th UN. U Thant was Secretary-General from 1961-1971. Series arrangement: alphanumeric.

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