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Records of meetings of the Director of the Standing Group

RECORD-DSG documents were records of working meetings chaired by the SG Director. They dealt with the day-to-day management of the SG and its subordinate groups (meeting agendas, secretariat...) and were signed by the Director.

RECORD - Director of the Standing Group

Index of Standing Group documents

The SG dealt with 265 topics related to unified defence in the North Atlantic region (see ISGP-2-52). Each topic was defined, then information was requested and actions proposed. Major issues included the creation of an integrated European defence force, the creation of SHAPE, regional defence planning, information security and infrastructure.

ISGP - Standing Group

Special Working Group on the Establishment of Financial and Economic Board

AC/3 series contain the five records of the five meetings of the Special Working Group (from AC/3-R/1 to AC/3-R/5) in which the Group discussed the Draft Resolution on the Terms of Reference of the FEB. During these meeting the following topics were discussed: Modification of the Economic and Financial Working Group in Paris’ Terms of Reference, location of the Financial and Economic Board in Paris, relations between the Council Depu...

Special Working Group on the Establishment of Financial and Economic Board

Joint Working Group on Production, Finance and Military Requirements Problems

The AC/8 chronological series includes reports on meetings of the Joint Working Group. During these meetings the Joint Working Group discussed the problems surrounding defence production, such as military requirements and defence expenditure.The series also includes reports on the production, finance and military requirements problems, and the terms of reference for the Statistical Coordinating and Screening Committee.

Joint Working Group on Production, Finance and Military Requirements Problems

Defence Production Board

DPB series records mainly contain DPB Secretariat Memoranda including documents to be circulated from national delegations, Meeting Summary Minutes and Documents as Reports by Divisions (i.e. Production and Programs Division) and outstanding replies to questionnaires.

Defence Production Board

Executive Board of the Temporary Council Committee

The records in the EB chronological series contain analyses of the responses by the nations to the questionnaire circulated by the Temporary Council Committee. In addition, the series contains draft Council resolutions and analyses of the organization of NATO and the Temporary Committee. The Executive Board deals with the military and economic problems of the member nations and the military and economic conditions necessary to carry ...

Executive Board of the Temporary Council Committee

Working Group on Security in NATO

The AC/6 series consists of records related to the revision of the security system at NATO. It includes drafts and opinions from the members of the Working Group on Security in NATO. It also traces the discussions and results of the meetings of this group devoted to the security system at NATO.

Working Group on Security in NATO

Working Group on Shipping Needs in Times of War

The AC/7 chronological series includes the report on the meeting of the Working Group. During the meeting the Working Group discussed the particularities of war time shipping, including the distinction between civil and military requirements as well as which organization would be coordinating or in charge of the effort.The series also includes the notice of the meeting.

Working Group on Shipping Needs in Times of War

Standing Group Liaison Office Paris Memoranda

The LOMs consist of: presentation of a policy proposed by the Council, NATO committees or the IS a personal communication between the SG representative in Europe and an SG member in Washington (e.g. the Director) a request for instructions, sent by the Liaison Office staff to the SG secretariat routine matters From what can be gathered from the two preserved documents, the LOM(W)s consist of: a personal communication between the SG r...

Standing Group Liaison Office (SGLO / 1952-1956) and Office of the Standing Group Representative (SGREP / 1956-1967)

SHAPE Historical Office

The documents of the SHAPE historical office center around the production of an Annual History, known as the SHAPE History. Documents from this series include the history itself and the background material (footnotes) used in its production.

SHAPE Historical Office

Chairman Standing Group Memorandum

The Chairman of the Standing Group produced a limited number of memoranda each year. These bore the acronym CSGM. Only memoranda dealing with an important issue or referring to an important document were kept. Some CSGM documents were reports sent twice a week by the SG Chairman to the Chairman of the Military Committee (MC). The latter was thus kept informed of the work accomplished by the SG and the Military Representatives Committ...

CSGM - Standing Group

Temporary Council Committee - Screening and Costing Staff

The records in the SCS chronological series contain reports, memoranda and proposals made to the Temporary Council Committee by the Screening and Costing Staff. The series also contains suggestions by the member nations to the Executive Board.The reports by the Screening and Costing Staff deal with the cost of the armed forces in general and the situation in West Germany in particular, equipment requirements, defence costs in general...

Temporary Council Committee - Screening and Costing Staff

Infrastructure Committee - Infrastructure Payments and Progress Subcommittee

The records of the AC/4(PP) chronological series supplement the documents of the Infrastructure Committee (AC/4). Although the same topics are addressed, the documents of the Infrastructure Committee’s Infrastructure Payments and Progress Subcommittee focus more on the practical aspects of projects.• Financial aspects: To start with, this includes requests for authorization to commit funds to projects, plus the authorizations themsel...

Infrastructure Committee - Infrastructure Payments and Progress Subcommittee

Financial and Economic Board

FEB series mainly contain records from the meetings of the Board; documents and memoranda on national defence burdens, seaborne import requirements, armament production in Europe, aircraft production, raw and scarce materials; and notes on national defence programmes and FEB meetings.

Financial and Economic Board

Political Working Group

AC/2 series records mainly address the political, military and economic situation in the USSR and the satellite countries (GDR, Hungary, Romania, Bulgaria, Albania, Poland and Czechoslovakia). The military situation in the Balkans is also mentioned. The series also contains considerations regarding Swiss neutrality during periods of East-West tension. Finally, NATO’s reorganization is discussed, and a comparison of NATO and the USSR ...

Political Working Group

Working Group on Sharing Costs of SACLANT Headquarters

The AC/26 chronological series includes reports on meetings of the Working Group. During these meetings the Working Group discussed how to divide the costs of SACLANT Headquarters. This includes issues such as the method of dividing the costs, whether grouping the nations by size is best, or if the share should be derived from the capacity-to-pay principle. The formula used to share costs for SHAPE is also frequently mentioned.The se...

Working Group on Sharing Costs of SACLANT Headquarters

London Branch Standing Group Secretariat Memoranda

The LBSG sent around one hundred memoranda (bearing the same acronym) to the Standing Group in Washington, to several regional planning groups and various services and managers in London. These memoranda were mainly of an administrative and organizational nature. They were produced in 1951 and 1952 and dealt with the organization of the LBSG, the management of correspondence and documents, security procedures and the move to Paris. T...

London Branch Standing Group

Informal Staff Planners Memoranda

Used for the exchange of views on a strictly planning level and never used for seeking or giving official guidance.

Standing Group and Commanders of the Standing Group Liaison Offices

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