- 1935 - 1958 (Creation)
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The task of the Mediator was to negotiate armistice agreements with Israel, Egypt, Jordan, Lebanon, and Syria. Ralph J. Bunche was appointed as Acting Mediator after the assassination of the Mediator, Count Folke Bernadotte, in September 1948.
Headquarters officials whose files are represented include Colonel Thor Bonde, General Aage Lundstrom, General William E. Riley, the Central Truce Supervision Board, Special Truce Investigation Team, the Deputy Chief of Staff, Political Advisor to the Chief of Staff, Legal Advisor to the Chief of Staff H. Courtney Kingstone, and senior United Nations Military Observers.
Also included are the same types of documents from the files of Henry Vigier, who was Personal Deputy of the Acting Mediator and Principal Secretary; representatives in Tel Aviv; J.J. Cebe-Habersky, who was Representative of the Mediator in Syria and Lebanon in Beirut; Pable de Azcarate, who was Representative of the Mediator in Cairo; and the Disaster Relief Project in Beirut, Lebanon, and Amman, Jordan. Of note are some reports of Count Folke Bernadotte in the files of Pable de Azcarate.
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Records consist of cables, correspondence, reports, agreements, photographs, and miscellaneous other documents primarily from the files of Ralph J. Bunche (Acting Mediator) and of the Headquarters-Advance Command Post in Haifa.
These concern armistice negotiations, complaints and investigations, and other matters relating to the Mediator's work in Palestine.
Fonds consists of the following Series:
S-0636 Subject Files - Senior United Nations Military Observers - by area
S-0635 Subject Files - Chief Administrative Officers
S-0634 Subject Files - Legal Adviser to the Chief of Staff - H. Courtney Kingstone
S-0633 Subject Files - Political Adviser to the Chief of Staff
S-0632 Cables - Deputy Chief of Staff
S-0631 Subject Files - Special Truce Investigation Team (SIT)
S-0630 Subject Files - Central Truce Supervision Board (CTSB)
S-0629 Subject Files - Office of the Chief of Staff
S-0627 Subject Files - Disaster Relief Project - Beirut and Amman
S-0626 Subject Files - Disaster Relief Project - Beirut and Amman
S-0625 Cable Files - Disaster Relief Project - Beirut
S-0622 Subject Files - Representative of the Mediator at Cairo - Pablo de Azcarate
S-0621 Correspondence - Representative of the Mediator at Cairo - Pablo de Azcarate
S-0620 Correspondence - Representative of the Mediator in Syria and Lebanon at Beirut - J. Cebe-Habersky
S-0619 Subject Files - Representatives - Tel Aviv
S-0618 Armistice Negotiations - Dr. Ralph Bunche
S-0617 Paris Conference - Dr. Ralph Bunche
S-0616 Subject Files - Dr. Ralph Bunche
S-0615 Cables - Dr. Ralph Bunche
S-0455 Subject Files - Personal Deputy of the Acting Mediator and Principal Secretary - Henry Vigier