- 1957 - 1959 (Creation)
Level of description
Extent and medium
Size/Number of Items/Parts: 28 linear ft. of textual records, 54 boxes
Name of creator
The UN Observation Group in Lebanon (UNOGIL) was created in 1958 and ended in December 1958. Its purpose was to prevent troops and weapons entering Lebanon during the Lebanese political crisis caused by political and religious tensions in the country.
Immediate source of acquisition or transfer
Content and structure area
Scope and content
The bulk of the collection consists of correspondence, cables, lists of military observers, personnel lists, reports, summaries of events, photographs, clippings, press releases, statistics, and charts of the United Nations Observation Group in Lebanon (UNOGIL) Military Personnel Section, Military Evaluation and Information Unit, Air Operations Section, and Logistics Section.
Also included are registry files containing correspondence, reports, press releases, clippings, and miscellaneous other documents concerning personnel, finances, and other administrative matters of UNOGIL, including reports of Observation Groups and Military Observers, and official correspondence with the Lebanese government.
Fonds consists of the following Series:
S-0666 Subject Files - Military
S-0665 Subject Files - Logistics
S-0664 Subject Files - Air Operations
S-0650 Subject Files