Fonds Secretary-General Dag Hammarskjold (1953-1961) - AG-001

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AG-001

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Secretary-General Dag Hammarskjold (1953-1961)

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  • 1946 - 1964 (Production)

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Size/Number of Items/Parts: 4.5 linear ft. of textual records, No. of Boxes: 9

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Secretary-General - Dag Hammarskjold

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Dag Hammarskjold (1905-1961), of Sweden, was elected Secretary-General of the United Nations by the General assembly on 7 April 1953, taking the oath of office on 10 April 1953. He was re-elected for a second five-year term in September 1957. On 18 September 1961, Secretary-General Hammarskjold was killed in an airplane accident during a tour in Congo.

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Fonds consists of a very small portion of the records of Secretary-General Dag Hammarskjold those which were left at the Secretariat after selected records were transferred to Andrew Cordier and/or Sweden. Arranged in the following record series.

UN. SECRETARY-GENERAL (1953-1961 HAMMARSKJOLD)
S-0847: Minutes of the Secretary-General's private meetings with the Under-Secretaries-General 1946-1958
S-0844: Miscellaneous administrative records 1948-1964
S-0846: Miscellaneous operational records 1953-1961
S-0928: Press releases 1953-1961

Related records: For Congo Mission records (ONUC) which were created by Hammarskjold and subsequent Secretary-General U Thant see S-0845 and S-0849 (part of the Secretary-General U Thant fonds AG-005). Most of Secretary-General Hammarksjold's records are held by the Department of Manuscripts at the National Library of Sweden in Stockholm (approx. 61 linear ft.) and by Columbia University Library in New York (approx. 38 linear ft.). At the National Library of Sweden, the following Secretary-General's records are held within the Dag Hammarskjold collection: Correspondence and memorabilia 1953-1961; Country files 1953-1961; Photographs 1953-1961; Records related to the Middle East conflict 1956-1961; Records related to the Congo crisis 1960-1961; Trip files 1953-1961. At the Columbia University Library Rare Book and Manuscript Division the following Secretary-General Hammarskjold records are held within the Andrew Cordier Papers: Trips and trip files 1953-1961; Miscellaneous 1953-1961; Subject files 1946-1961; Peacekeeping and crisis files 1953-1961.

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