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Standing Group Working Memorandum

The documents contain mainly routine information on personnel changes, military exercises and information security. They were produced from 1954 to 1966.On the cover page, the SG/MC secretariat indicated: the recipient of the SGWM (usually the SG, sometimes the Steering Committee (SG/SC)) the reference of the document in which the SG or SG/SC had given its initial instructions the reference of the document submitted to the SG or ...

Standing Group Military Committee

NATO Press Releases

The Series includes a large collection of NATO Press Releases from 1961 to the Present, including official meeting notices, advisories, decisions, speeches, background information, comments, and statements made by press officers, the secretary general and ministers from NATO nations. The series also includes communiqués from the Defence Planning Group, the Eurogroup, NATO Ministerial meetings, the Special Consultative Group, the Nucl...

PR - Public Diplomacy Division (PDD)

Military Representatives Committee Memoranda

The Memoranda Series includes MRC Memoranda created between 1953 and 1957. Many of the documents are reports on military programs, strategy plans or major issues and were sent to or sent from the Military Committee and the North Atlantic Council.

MRM - Military Committee

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 mattersFrom what can be gathered from the two preserved documents, the LOM(W)s consist of: a personal communication between the...

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

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 Committe...

CSGM - Standing Group

Communications-Electronics Board

The CEB documents consist of Notes, Memoranda, Meeting Records, Decision Sheets, Working Papers and others concerned with Communications and Electronics.

Consultation, Command and Control System

Working Group of Production and Logistics Experts on the Conversion of American Drawings

The AC/28 chronological series includes reports on the meetings of the Working Group, in which the challenges of converting the technical drawings, including measurement and projection systems, different testing standards and symbols used to represent surface finish, were discussed. The series also includes summaries of recommendations made by the Working Group, in addition to memorandums on imperial to metric conversion scales. Thou...

Working Group of Production and Logistics Experts on the Conversion of American Drawings

Working Group on Taxation of Certain International Employees

The AC/30 chronological series contains records of meetings of the Working Group as well as documents issued by the group. Documents in this series consist of proposals submitted by delegations for a taxation system, a report on how other international organizations handle taxation and the final report to the Council. During the meetings the group debated the merits of the proposals, with items of particular interest being whether in...

Working Group on Taxation of Certain International Employees

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

Working Group on Aircraft Production Planning

The AC/16 chronological series includes records on meetings of the Working Group, which contain considerations, points of disagreement and possible rectifications from the French Government regarding the stimulation of aircraft production The series also includes suggested corrections and changes to be made to the report, such as responses from the Italian government, the United States’ position, and comments from the United Kingdom.

Working Group on Aircraft Production Planning

Working Group on Information Policy

The records in the AC/24 series deal with subjects discussed by the Working Group on Information Policy, namely: the objectives of NATO information policy and discussions and coordination in the area of propaganda and counter-propaganda. NATO Information Service projects were also discussed, such as the creation of a NATO stamp, the adoption of a NATO emblem and flag, tours by NATO journalists, exhibitions, etc.Also in the series are...

Working Group on Information Policy

Committee on Information and Cultural Relations - Ad Hoc Meeting of Senior Officers in NATO Countries concerned with Government-Sponsored Cultural Activities

The AC/52(CE) chronological series contains notes communicated by the member states' delegations, and a draft report containing recommendations on the impetus to be given to the Atlantic Alliance's cultural activities at the level of the nations and NATO. It contains information on the NATO research and study fellowship programme, the NATO youth festival which took place in the summer of 1957, the NATO cultural programme and a propos...

Committee on Information and Cultural Relations - Ad Hoc Meeting of Senior Officers in NATO Countries concerned with Government-Sponsored Cultural Activities

Working Group on Social and Cultural Co-operation

The records in the AC/31 series deal with the subjects studied by the Working Group on Social and Cultural Co-operation. They contain draft recommendations on cultural exchanges between the NATO countries, information on internships and scholarships from the Atlantic Community, as well as memoranda from the delegations on bilateral and multilateral cultural agreements.Also contained in the series is a NATO inventory of scientific res...

Working Group on Social and Cultural Co-operation

Conference of National Information Officers

The AC/124 chronological series contains the records of the fourth, fifth and sixth conferences plus the records of the conferences that took place after 1968.The documents deal firstly with NATO’s information policy and provide information about the Alliance’s information programme, the growth of the NATO Information Service and the relations with Member countries. Information distribution is also addressed, as are the guidelines on...

Conference of National Information Officers

Armaments Committee

The AC/74 series comprises chiefly studies, projects, reports, notes and corrigenda issued by Committee members and delegations, and records the outcome of Committee meetings.It deals with upholding the European production potential, industrial mobilization, standardization, armaments equipment, the creation of groups of experts or working groups and their activities.

Armaments Committee

Senior Civil Emergency Planning Committee

The records in the AC/98 chronological series report on the work of the SCEPC and its relations with the working groups and planning boards and committees which came under it.It contains mainly the reports of these Working Groups and the summaries thereof prepared by the SCEPC. These reports were discussed at SCEPC meetings. The series also contains the replies by NATO member nations to questions raised by the SCEPC with respect to c...

Senior Civil Emergency Planning Committee

Committee on Information and Cultural Relations

Records in the AC/52 series include notes from Member country delegations on their exchanges with the satellite countries, intelligence on the fight against Communist propaganda in the Member countries, and information about NATO’s overall information policy and the cultural links between Member countries. The series also includes information about the structure and operation of various countries’ information services and about UNESC...

Committee on Information and Cultural Relations

POLADS

This series includes draft papers for submission to the Political Committee, draft reports of the various expert working groups and more generally preparatory work for the Political Committee as well as contributions by delegations.For the period 1973-1974, the documents include the Mutual and Balanced Force Reductions discussions in Vienna, national contributions on Soviet relations with the West, Sino-Soviet relations, a Swiss prop...

Chairman and the Secretary of the Political Committee

Planning Board for European Inland Surface Transport

Documents in the AC/15 chronological series report on the work of the PBEIST on the one hand, its relations with its subordinate sub-committees and with the SCEPC on the other hand. These include administrative and technical documents. The work of the PBEIST dealt mainly with PBEIST programmes of work and annual activity reports to the SCEPC, programmes of work and activity reports or memoranda of PBEIST sub-committees, (excerpts of)...

Planning Board for European Inland Surface Transport

Restricted Committee of the Planning Board for Inland Surface Transport (1952-1958); Steering Group of the Planning Board for Inland Surface Transport (1958-1965)

The documents in the AC/15(SG) chronological series report on the work of the Restricted Committee, the point of view of SHAPE on decisions to be taken, and relations between the Restricted Committee and bodies subordinate to the PBEIST, in particular the three regional committees (North, Centre and South Europe) and the seven working groups. These are administrative documents. In its (D) and meeting records (R), the Restricted Commi...

Restricted Committee of the Planning Board for Inland Surface Transport (AC/15(SG))

Committee on Civil Organization in Time of War

Documents (D) present: National reports on the arrangements already made for the protection of refugees; AC/23 studies on creating a new sub-committee, and their terms of reference; AC/23 sub-committees' activity reports; AC/23 activity reports to the Council.Notices (N) present: The composition of AC/23 and of its sub-committees; The agenda of AC/23 meetings.Meeting records (R) include: The selection process and nomination of exper...

Committee on Civil Organization in Time of War

Working Group to Examine the United States Proposal for Reorganization of the Civil Emergency Planning Structure

The AC/95 chronological series mainly addresses the terms of reference and composition of the committee that the Working Group was planning to set up. That committee’s responsibilities are therefore detailed, as are the amendments made over time.

Working Group to Examine the United States Proposal for Reorganization of the Civil Emergency Planning Structure

Atlantic Policy Advisory Group

The records of this series consist of suggestions for topics and themes to be discussed, draft agendas, contributions and background papers prepared by nations, draft reports prepared by the Chairman and various administrative matters.

Atlantic Policy Advisory Group

Annual Review

The documents produced over the 15 years under consideration constitute a complete documentary history. They contain the material necessary to carry out a comprehensive study of the defence effort by the Alliance nations.The Annual Review series contains questionnaires and replies by member nations, as well as analyses of the nations' replies. Also included are documents by the Committee in charge of reviewing questionnaire replies, ...

Annual Review Committee

Special Committee of Ministers on Infrastructure

The AC/38 chronological series contains the records of the Special Committee of Ministers on Infrastructure. The documents mainly address the funding method for projects in the fourth infrastructure slice and the cost-sharing between the host countries and the countries providing funding.

Special Committee of Ministers on Infrastructure

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

Defence Planning Working Group

The records in the DPWG chronological series contain information on defence plans. This includes information on the defence plans (up to 1970) of member nations as regards their forces and defence budget, as well as assumptions concerning the relationship between economic development and their future defence effort. The DPWG series documents cover the structure of land, naval and air forces, as well as nuclear forces. They deal with ...

Defence Planning Working Group

Defence Planning Review Questionnaire

The documents produced over these eight years constitute full documentation which clearly highlights the various difficulties encountered by the nations as they strove to collectively satisfy the requirements expressed by the NATO military authorities in their efforts to meet the problems of shared defence together. As a consequence, the DPQ series represents a primary source for historical research, providing matter for a general st...

Defence Review Committee

Executive Working Group on the Study of Alliance Defence Problems for the 1970s

The documents of the AC/281 series are chiefly reports, studies and questionnaires produced, in the course of drafting the AD 70 report,by the Executive Working Group and its subordinate bodies, various committees and working groups, the divisions of the International Staff, the International Military Staff, member nations and commands, as well as programmes of work, discussions and results of meetingsof the Working Group.The documen...

Executive Working Group on the Study of Alliance Defence Problems for the 1970s

Committee on the Implementation of the NATO Alert System

The documents of the AC/290 chronological series mainly address the working methods of the Committee on the Implementation of the NATO Alert System. However, the options of the various alert systems and how to optimize their use are also covered extensively, as is emergency planning.

Committee on the Implementation of the NATO Alert System

Committee on the Challenges of Modern Society (CCMS)

The archives of the AC/274 chronological series report on the work of the CCMS, in particular follow-up of the various programmes supported by the Committee. Various types of administrative documents can be found there. Records (R) are reports on the regular or plenary meetings of the CCMS. They address either general policy matters or the review of the pilot study programme over a given period. They are the committee’s reference doc...

Committee on the Challenges of Modern Society (CCMS)

Mutual and Balanced Force Reductions Working Group

While the Council, the Senior Political Committee, the Military Committee and other Military Authorities were involved in setting out NATO's position in the negotiations, most of the detailed work on MBFR was carried out by the Working Group and its sub groups. It developed models of reduction and provided technical analysis and evaluation to the North Atlantic Council on matters related to MBFR. It also supervised the work of the va...

Mutual and Balanced Force Reductions Working Group

Private Office of the Secretary General

Originally this series covered various types of correspondence, from private letters to memoranda addressed to delegations or to other NATO bodies. In the early 1970's a new series (SG) was created to cover personal communications by the Secretary General, and it was decided that PO memoranda would be used for formal documents addressed to Permanent Representatives for information or decision regarding the work of the Council. PO mem...

Private Office of the Secretary General

Economic Committee - Ad Hoc Study Group on Soviet Oil Policy

The AC/127(O) chronological series consists of draft reports to the Economic Committee. They include information on oil exports bythe Sino-Soviet bloc, the impact on world markets of Soviet oil and its consequences for the NATO nations, as well as information on the considerations providing a basis for member nations to frame their policy.

Economic Committee - Ad Hoc Study Group on Soviet Oil Policy

Sub-Committee on Soviet Economic Policy

The AC/89 chronological series consists of records on the economic development of the Soviet bloc and China. Also included are comparative studies on the long-term economic trends in the NATO countries and Communist bloc nations, and their impact on the Atlantic Alliance. This series of records also contains studies of the economic situation and trade policy of the satellite countries (Poland, Hungary, Czechoslovakia, Romania, Bulgar...

Sub-Committee on Soviet Economic Policy

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

MBFR Ad Hoc Group in Vienna

The AGV series consists of reports prepared by the Chairman of the MBFR Ad Hoc Group in Vienna which were then circulatedby the Secretary General to the members of the NATO Council. The reports were issued on a weekly basis and summarized the various discussions taking place in Vienna.

MBFR Ad Hoc Group in Vienna

NATO Publications

The PDD Series contains NATO’s official publications from the organisation’s founding until the present.The largest section of the Series includes regularly updated and published Handbooks, which were used to describe the history, goals and functions of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization. The Fonds also includes speeches, articles, documents, brochures, pamphlets and informational guides that were collected and published by PDD.

Publications - Public Diplomacy Division (PDD)

Military Representatives Committee Subject Files

The Military Representatives Committee issued documents including Decisions, Reports, Proposals and Memoranda on a variety of topics, such as the establishment of the Military Representatives Committee, activities of the Standing Group, Medium Term Military Planning and Goals, Naval Control of Commercial Shipping, NATO Military restructuring, NATO Exercise costs, Logistics and Command Organisation.

MRC - Military Committee

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

Logistics and Materials Planning Team of the Standing Group Memoranda

The D/SECY(LMPT) documents were the memoranda sent by Mr J.B. Oldfield, a British colonel and LMPT Deputy Secretary.They are a record of a meeting between General Foulkes and the SG about Canada's decision to reduce its contribution to the SG budget.

Logistics and Materials Planning Team of the Standing Group

Standing Group Memorandum

Most of the SGMs give instructions for greater effectiveness of actions, reports, studies, inspections and surveys conducted, as well as of participation in meetings, organization of travel and conferences, etc.Some SGMs submit documents received to the service responsible, for approval, revision or further study.Others are memoranda of the International Planning Team (IPT) of the Standing Group or the Logistics and Materials Plannin...

Standing Group Memoranda

Defence Committee Meeting Records

This Series contains a list of attendees, decisions made and a verbatim transcript for each of the four meetings held by the Defence Committee between 1949 and 1950.

RECORD - Defence Committee

Civil Protection Committee

Documents in the AC/23(CD) chronological series report on the work of the CPC and its relations with the CEPC, AC/23 and the sub-committees subordinate to it.From the administrative point of view, the work involved mainly: reports on nations' state of preparedness examination of the questionnaire for the annual review issued by the CEP Coordinating Committee selection of candidates for the bodies subordinate to the CPC and NRA organ...

Civil Protection Committee

Working Group on Trends of Soviet Policy

The documents in the AC/34 series comprise draft Working Group reports, and information and views that were communicated to the International Staff Political Affairs Division by the delegations from 1952 to 1956 and served as a basis for those drafts.They concern the part played by China in Soviet policy up till 1953, the most recent events in the internal politics of the USSR (happenings after the death of Stalin, the fall of Malenk...

Working Group on Trends in Soviet Foreign Policy

Economic Committee

The documents in the AC/127 series include reports and studies on economic problems specific to the NATO nations (eg: Greece, Turkey, Iceland), as well as economic studies and critical analyses of the Warsaw Pact nations. They contain information on the oil policy of the USSR, oil and oil product exports by the Soviet Union (1966), the construction of pipelines, the transport of petroleum in the USSR (1974), and data on Soviet energy...

Economic Committee - East West Trade

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