Reminiscences of Andrew Wellington Cordier : oral history and lectures, 1963-1964.


Reminiscences of Andrew Wellington Cordier : oral history and lectures, 1963-1964.

Executive assistant to United Nations Secretary-General, 1946; comprehensive discussion of United Nations; as a propaganda arena, role of small nations, administration and duties of officers, rules of procedure, staffing, effect of press, General Assembly, Security Council, early development of Secretariat; impression of Russian leaders: Nikita Khrushchev, Andrei Gomyko, and deputies; comparison of Trygve Lie, Dag Hammarskjöld and U Thant; discussion of Hammarskjöld's personality with anecdotal illustrations; plane crash in Ndola. Detailed description of United Nations handling of Korean prisoner problem, Congo, Suez, Hungary, and Lebanon crises. Mr. Cordier's interview for the Dag Hammarskjöld Project was submitted as the introductory pages to this record.

Transcript: 510 leaves.Tape: 5 reels.

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