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Fonds Secretary-General U Thant (1961-1971) - AG-005

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AG-005

Title

Secretary-General U Thant (1961-1971)

Date(s)

  • 1935 - 1979 (Creation)

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Fonds

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Size/Number of Items/Parts: 129.5 linear ft. of textual records + ca. 15 ft. of memorabilia, No. of Boxes: 377

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Secretary-General - U Thant

Administrative history

U Thant of Burma (1909-1974) was elected Acting Secretary-General of the United Nations by the General Assembly on 3 November 1961. On 30 November 1962 he was further elected as the Secretary-General. His second term of office expired 31 December 1971.

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Fonds consists of the records of Secretary-General U Thant, relating to his responsibilities as chief administrative officer of the Secretariat and as chief coordinator of the legislative, political, socio-economic, and military bodies of the United Nations. Also included are records from an earlier period, when he was Burmese Representative to the United Nations, and private records from his post-retirement years. Fonds is arranged in the following record series.

BURMA. PERMANENT REPRESENTATIVE TO THE UNITED NATIONS
Briefs, correspondence, speeches (1935-1974) S-0890

UN. SECRETARY-GENERAL (1961-1971 : U THANT)
Administrative and management matters - administration of the Secretariat (1953-1972) S-0855
Administrative and management matters - top echelon personnel (1957-1974) S-0852
Memorabilia - gifts - moving images (1961-1971) S-1001
Memorabilia - gifts - photograph albums (1961-1971) S-1002
Memorabilia - photographs (1962-1972 ) S-0975
Memorabilia - sound recordings (1961-1971) S-0512
Memorabilia - tributes and gifts (1962-1972) S-0551
Peacekeeping - code cables (1961-1971) S-0862
Peacekeeping - Congo (ONUC) (1961-1964) S-0874
Peacekeeping - Congo (ONUC) 1960-1965 S-0875
Peacekeeping - Congo (ONUC) - subject files and correspondence with member states 1959-1964 S-0845
Peacekeeping - Congo (ONUC) - United Nations Advisory Committee on the Congo verbatim minutes 1960-1963 S-0849
Peacekeeping - Cuba 1962-1971 S-0872
Peacekeeping - Cuba 1962-1964 S-0873
Peacekeeping - Cyprus 1960-1971 S-0869
Peacekeeping - Cyprus 1964-1971 S-0870
Peacekeeping - Dominican Republic 1961-1971 S-0867
Peacekeeping - general 1960-1971 S-0879
Peacekeeping - India/Pakistan 1962-1973 S-0863
Peacekeeping - India/Pakistan 1964-1971 S-0868
Peacekeeping - Middle East 1957-1973 S-0861
Peacekeeping - other countries 1961-1971 S-0878
Peacekeeping (official documents) 1960-1971 S-0888
Peacekeeping - other countries 1961-1971 S-0878
Peacekeeping - Political and Social Security Council Affairs analysis 1962-1971 S-0881
Peacekeeping - Vietnam 1961-1972 S-0871
Peacekeeping - Vietnam 1962-1972 S-0866
Peacekeeping - West Irian (UNTEA) 1950-1963 S-0876
Peacekeeping - Yemen (UNYOM) 1963-1967 S-0877
Political matters - country files 1960-1971 S-0884
Political matters - disarmament 1961-1971 S-0880
Press clippings 1958-1975 S-0860
Press conferences 1961-1971 S-0889
Press releases 1950-1974 S-0891
Public relations 1951-1972 S-0864
Secretary-General's correspondence with heads-of-state, governments, and representatives to the United Nations 1961-1972 S-0882
Secretary-General's correspondence with individuals and organizations 1960-1974 S-0887
Secretary-General's correspondence with outside organizations (international conferences, expositions, meetings, etc.) 1961-1979 S-0859
Secretary-General's speeches 1961-1971 S-0885
Secretary-General's statements 1961-1967 S-0886
Secretary-General's trips and engagements 1961-1971 S-0883
United Nations commissions, committees and conferences 1962-1972 S-0858
United Nations General Assembly 1953-1971 S-0856
United Nations Security Council and other organs 1962-1971 S-0853
United Nations specialized agencies 1962-1972 S-0854
United Nations subsidiary bodies 1960-1972 S-0857

U THANT, 1909-1974
Private records - 1961-1971 period 1953-1972 S-0892
Private records - manuscript "View from the UN" 1962-1974 S-0894
Private records - post-retirement 1971-1974 1963-1975 S-0893
Private records - Season's greetings cards 1961-1974 S-0895

Languages: Some French, Spanish, and numerous others

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DAG-1/5.2 primarily, also DAG-1/5.0

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1 MiB

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May 4, 2015 2:13 PM

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