Series S-0318 - Spinelli Mission

Identity area

Reference code



Spinelli Mission


  • 1958 - 1970 (Creation)

Level of description


Extent and medium

No. of Boxes: 2

Context area

Archival history

Immediate source of acquisition or transfer

Content and structure area

Scope and content

UN. Under-Secretary General without Department (1955-1957 : Bunche)
UN. Under-Secretary General for Special Political Affairs (1958-1972 : Bunche)

Series consists of letters, memoranda, code and clear cables (carbon copies), reports, aide-memoire, notes, publications, newspaper clippings and selected United Nations documents relating to political and administrative matters, including incidents, meetings of Pier Spinelli with King Hussein and Prime Minister Samir Rifai on the Secretary-General's peace initiative, the border closing between Jordan and Syria, allegations against the United Arab Repubic of interference into Jordan's domestic affairs, the resumption of diplomatic relations between the United Arab Republic and Jordan, the withdrawal of British troops, media coverage of the local political situation and the United Nations activities, the establishment of United Nations offices in Amman and Beirut, communications facilities, transport and personnel. Primary correspondents include George Lansky, Chakvarathi Narasimhan, Taylor Shore, Ivar Syberg and Robert Vaughan.

Appraisal, destruction and scheduling


System of arrangement

By record type

Conditions of access and use area

Conditions governing access

Conditions governing reproduction

Language of material

Script of material

Language and script notes

Physical characteristics and technical requirements

Finding aids

Allied materials area

Existence and location of originals

Existence and location of copies

Related units of description

Related descriptions

Notes area

Alternative identifier(s)

Previous number(s)


Access points

Subject access points

Place access points

Name access points

Genre access points

Description control area

Description identifier

Institution identifier

Rules and/or conventions used

Disclosure policy

Level of detail

Dates of creation revision deletion




Accession area

Related subjects

Related people and organizations

Related genres

Related places