- 1928 - 1950 (Creation)
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Admiral Chester W. Nimitz was the Plebiscite Administrator.
Included is correspondence and memoranda, 1948-1950, concerning plans for the plebiscite, the government of Kashmir, minorities in India and Pakistan, refugees in Kashmir, and other matters concerning the situation in Jammu and Kashmir, and the operation - plebiscite. Principal correspondents include Eric Colban, Principal Secretary - United Nations Commission for India and Pakistan (UNCIP), and Chester W. Nimitz.
Also included are correspondence, clippings, reports, maps, photographs, press releases, and printed material concerning the India/Pakistan canal water problem, the United Nations Radio Communications Network, background information on India and Pakistan, and personnel matters - plebiscite.
Series consists of correspondence, cables, telegrams, memoranda, handwritten documents, draft reports, incident reports, reports of conversations, background notes and papers, working papers, ordinances, referenda, referandum instructions, appendices, addenda, circulation sheets, press releases, press clippings, extracts, catalogues, diaries, routing slips, maps, photographs, and statistical charts.
Subjects include but are not limited to the following: administration; staff appointments; ID schemes; economic and political missions and activities; India/Pakistan truce possibilities; India/Pakistan canal water problem; International Red Cross; refugees; minorities; repatriation; elections; living conditions in Kashmir; United Nations Military Observers policy; geography and demographics.
Correspondents include Trygvie Lie, UN Secretary-General; Andrew Cordier, Executive Assistant to UN Secretary-General; Erik Colban, Principal Secretary; C.W. Nimitz, Fleet Admiral, U.S. Navy, Administrator Designate, UN Plebiscite Mission for Jammu and Pakistan; and C.A. Leguizamon, Chairman, Economic and Political Mission.