Series S-0185 - Secretariat departments and offices - subject files

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Secretariat departments and offices - subject files


  • 1946 - 1959 (Creation)

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No. of Boxes: 3

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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

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Related to: 1962/1104: 1)Working Files of A)L Finmark B)SG T. Lie and Mr.Malania C) Mr. Cordier 2)Daily GA Rprts 3)Repre.ofParties in Former Italian Colonies 4)Interim Docs
Related to: 1962/1106: Subject Files of Mr. Cordier
Related to: 1962/1107: Files of General Assembly Committee and GA 4th, 5th,6th and 7th Session
Related to: 1963/0431: Administrative files of the Secretary-General

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DAG-1/ (b.3-5)

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