Series United Nations Operations in the Congo (ONUC) - Provinces - S-0213

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S-0213

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United Nations Operations in the Congo (ONUC) - Provinces

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  • 1952 - 1965 (Creation)

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No. of Boxes: 7

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UN. Executive Assistant to the Secretary-General (1946-1961: Cordier) Office for Special Political Affairs (1958-1972: Bunche)

Series consists of incoming and outgoing clear cables, correspondence, reports, press releases and photographs relating to the six provinces of the Congo: Equateur, Katanga, Kasai, Kivu, Leopoldville, and Orientale. Katanga province makes up the bulk of the records which detail the conditions at Elisabethville Refugee Camp, general ONUC military operations, and incidents regarding the United Nations Peace-Keeping Troops.
Files include information on air missions; famine (Kasai); refugees (Kivu); military operations (Leopoldville); Prime Minister Patrice Lumumba (Orientale); and maps of all the provinces. Correspondents include Under-Secretary for Special Political Affairs Ralph Bunche, Officer-in-Charge R. K. Gardiner, and Officer-in-Charge B. F. Osorio-Tafall.

Actual series size: 3.5 feet
Accession Numbers: 75/7, 72/88

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Alphabetical by Province

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Related to: 1975/0007: Working and Administrative Files of the OUSGSPA
Related to: 1972/0088: Files of the Office of the Under-Secretary-General for Special Political Affairs

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DAG - 1/2.2.1, boxes 48-54

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