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United Nations collection of Kofi Annan papers

 Collection
Call Number: MS 1925

Scope and Contents

The collection consists of copies of select Annan papers from the United Nations, including interviews, correspondence, briefings, reports and speeches from Annan’s tenure as United Nations Secretary-General from 1997 to 2007. The majority of the papers in this collection are published and indexed in the Collected Papers of Kofi Annan, UN Secretary-General, 1997-2006, edited by Jean E. Krasno.

Dates

  • 1997-2007

Creator

Conditions Governing Access

The materials are open for research.

Conditions Governing Use

Copyright is retained by the United Nations for materials it has authored or otherwise produced. Copyright status for other collection materials is unknown. Transmission or reproduction of materials protected by U.S. Copyright Law (Title 17, U.S.C.) beyond that allowed by fair use requires the written permission of the copyright owners. Works not in the public domain cannot be commercially exploited without permission of the copyright owners. Responsibility for any use rests exclusively with the user.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift of the United Nations, 2012.

Arrangement

The collection is arranged by type of material.

Existence and Location of Originals

Originals are in the United Nations, Archives and Records Management Section.

Extent

10.5 Linear Feet (21 boxes)

Language of Materials

English

Catalog Record

A record for this collection is available in Orbis, the Yale University Library catalog

Persistent URL

http://hdl.handle.net/10079/fa/mssa.ms.1925

Overview

The collection consists of copies of select Annan papers from the United Nations, including interviews, correspondence, briefings, reports and speeches from Annan’s tenure as United Nations Secretary-General from 1997 to 2007. The majority of the papers in this collection are published and indexed in the Collected Papers of Kofi Annan, UN Secretary-General, 1997-2006, edited by Jean E. Krasno.

Biographical / Historical

Kofi Atta Annan was born in Kumasi, Ghana, on April 8, 1938. He earned degrees from Macalester College in St. Paul, Minnesota (1961); the Graduate Institute of International Studies (Geneva); and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in Cambridge, Massachusetts (1971-1972). Annan began his career with the United Nations in 1962 and held various posts, including Deputy Director to the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (1980-1983) and Under-Secretary-General for Peacekeeping (1995-1996). Annan was the first Secretary-General chosen from the ranks of the United Nations staff, serving in that post from 1997 to 2006. In 2001 Annan and the United Nations were awarded the Nobel Peace Prize for their ongoing work in global peace and cooperation.
Title
United Nations Collection of Kofi Annan Papers
Status
Under Revision
Author
compiled by Michael Lotstein
Date
February 2012
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description note
Finding aid written in English.

Part of the Manuscripts and Archives Repository

Contact:
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