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Document Details


Title: Reminiscences of Andrew Wellington Cordier
RLIN number: NXCP87-A63
Document type: Oral history
Accessibility: Free Only
Repository: Columbia University. Oral History Research Office
Collection: Individual Interview List Oral History Project
Description: 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 Hammarskjold and U Thant; discussion of Hammarskjold'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 Hammarskjold Project was submitted as the introductory pages to this record.
Extent: Transcript: 510 leaves, Tape: 5 reels
Restrictions: Access: Open. Copyright by The Trustees of Columbia University in the City of New York, 1980. Permission required to cite, quote, and reproduce. Contact repository for information. Microfiche copy available for purchase. (Columbia University oral history collection, part IV, published by Meckler Publishing, Westport, CT).
Original Language: English
Speaker: Cordier, Andrew Wellington, 1901-1975
Speaker gender: Male
Speaker date of birth: 1901
Speaker occupation: Educator; United Nations official
Document date: Undated
Interviewer: Rovine, Arthur
Organizations discussed: United Nations
Topics discussed - ASP terms: Educators; International officials and employees; International organization; United Nations
Topics discussed - Other terms: Cordier, Andrew Wellington, 1901-1975; Hammarskjold, Dag, 1905-1961; Lie, Trygve; Thant, U, 1909-; United Nations--General Assembly; United Nations--Secretariat; United Nations--Security Council
ASP release: 2005-06
Document code: OHI0018417-13860