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.
Documents in the AC/297 chronological series report on Committee's work and its relations with the Council and the five working groups."Documents" (D) are reports (provisional or final) to the Committee from the working groups, or to the Council from the Committee.Notes (N) are organizational in nature. They prepare forthcoming meetings (planning, list of participants, agenda).Records (R) are reports on the regular meetings...
Comité ad hoc sur l’interopérabilité des matériels
The Study Group collated relevant background data and set out the possible options whereby other members of the Alliance might relieve the US burden, and more specifically bilateral negotiations between the US and Germany.
Groupe d’étude sur les problèmes financiers créés par le stationnement de forces sur le territoire d'autres pays OTAN
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.
The AC/288 series comprises principally a questionnaire, reports by the two sub-groups, the draft Study Group interim report, various corrigenda and amendments, and the terms of reference, programme of work, discussions and results of meetings of the Study Group.The documents concern the effects of an interruption or reductions in normal supplies on NATO's overall defence capabilities, the militaryand civil requirements for oil neces...
Groupe d’étude sur l’Alliance et le problème des approvisionnements en produits pétroliers
The main subject matters of this series concern the work at NATO Headquarters for the MBFR consultations in Vienna and the multilateral preparatory talks in Helsinki on the CSCE. Other topics such as a Swiss proposal on peaceful settlement of disputes, internal development in the Soviet Union, Sino-Soviet relations, Libyan passport policy and successive drafts of the Atlantic Relations Declaration are also included in the series. Thi...
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.
This series is comprised of memoranda addressed to Secretaries of Delegation, i.e. Council, and relate to questions examined in Council as well as administrative matters, including appointments of Permanent Representatives and high officials of the Organization, and administrative arrangements for Ministerial Meetings. These memoranda also serve as cover notes for forwarding reports or letters from other political or military bodies ...
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...
Groupe de travail exécutif sur l’étude des problèmes de défense de l’Alliance pour les années 1970
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...
Groupe de travail sur les réductions mutuelles et équilibrées de forces
Documents in the AC/267 series address the measures taken by the Relocation Group regarding the Conversion of Evere into a Permanent Headquarters, based on the instructions of the Council. The series contains: Documents which discuss building requirements (with respect to additional buildings, modifications and supplementary facilities, and embellishments) including visual representation of proposed works, Decision Sheets noting the ...
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...
A draft document was covered by an IMSWM and issued to the MlLREPs by the IMS. The covering memorandum explained the background and specified clearly what action the MlLREPs were asked to take. A target date for replies was quoted and, to give adequate time for consultation with National Authorities, this was not normally less than six weeks from the date on which MlLREPs received the document. If the normal period of six weeks for r...
Toutes les divisions de l'EMI mais principalement l'EXCOCELL
This was the normal means of communication between the IMS Communication Electronics Division and MODS, MILREPS, Commands, Staffs, Agencies, Offices, Groups, Boards, Committees outside the IMS. They transmitted taskings or information.
This was the normal means of communication between the IMS Logistics and MODS, MILREPS, Commands, Staffs, Agencies, Offices, Groups, Boards, Committees outside the IMS. They transmitted taskings or information.
This was the normal means of communication between the IMS Operations, Training, and Organization Division and MODS, MILREPS, Commands, Staffs, Agencies, Offices, Groups, Boards, Committees outside the IMS. They transmitted taskings or information.
Documents in the AC/262 series address the creation and scope of the Special Working Group on International Technological Co-operation. The series contains Notes which outline the first meeting and a list of the possible participants and Working Papers which either served as a basis for discussion on the Terms of Reference agreed upon March 1st, 1967 (C-R(67)10, Item I, paragraph 49) or as Draft reports intended to be presented to th...
Groupe spécial de travail sur la coopération technologique internationale
This was the normal means of communication between the IMS Intelligence Division and MODS, MILREPS, Commands, Staffs, Agencies, Offices, Groups, Boards, Committees outside the IMS. They transmitted taskings or information.
This was the normal means of communication between the IMS Policy and Planning Division and MODS, MILREPS, Commands, Staffs, Agencies, Offices, Groups, Boards, Committees outside the IMS. They transmitted taskings or information.
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...
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...
The documents in this series reflect the participation of the DRC in the various defence planning activities of the Alliance. They include questionnaires on forces, reports on the examination of force proposals and force goals for NATO countries, country chapters, analysis of defence expenditure and resource matters. They should be examined in conjunction with the DPC and DPQ (Defence Planning Questionnaire) series.The DRC was princi...
This was the normal means of communication between the IMS Secretariat and MODS, MILREPS, Commands, Staffs, Agencies, Offices, Groups, Boards, Committees outside the IMS. They transmitted taskings or information.
Secrétariat de l'EMI (actuellement Coordonnateur exécufif - EXCO)
The normal form of written communication at staff level within the IMS from the Logistics Division to staff members outside the IMS. The views in these documents are those of the originator and do not carry the authority nor reflect the official view of the Director of any IMS division/office. Used to convey summary staff reports of meetings, conferences, working groups, etc., to interested staff agencies.
These were temporarily used during 1966-1967. They included topics such as France’s continued participation in NATO, appointment of directors and other general officers, infrastructure reports, military planning factors, various studies, meeting schedules and summaries, and other topics and reports.
Documents in the AC/260 series address the creation and scope of the Senior Communications-Electronics Group. The series contains Documents, Decision Sheets, Notes, Records and Working Papers detailing the legal, financial and technical aspects of a NATO Satellite Programme.
Groupe principal pour les télécommunications et l'électronique
The NDAC series records contain information about all aspects of nuclear issues that were of concern to NATO. Many of the records comment on or directly reflect the work of the NPG. This includes discussions about issues related to strategic and tactical nuclear forces, anti-ballistic missiles, atomic demolition munitions, the deployment of nuclear weapons and forces in Europe, and arrangements with host countries. The NDAC records a...
Documents in the AC/137(VKI) chronological series address the working method for assessing the Institute and the minutes of the meeting on 5-7 August 1965. At that meeting, the Institute’s services to the NATO community and the direction to give its work were discussed.
Comité scientifique - Groupe d’étude sur l’Institut von Karman
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 ...
The AC/202 series records contain information on measures involving civil aviation, the total embargo, partial economic counter-measures, assistance and co-operation between member states and the impact of these economic measures on the member states.
Groupe de travail sur les contre-mesures économiques
The normal form of written communication at staff level within the IMS or from IMS members to staff members outside the IMS. The views in these documents are those of the originator and do not carry the authority nor reflect the official view of the Director of any IMS division/office. Used to convey summary staff reports of meetings, conferences, working groups, etc., to interested staff agencies.
Toutes les division de l'EMI et du Groupe permanent
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...
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.
Documents in the AC/137(SR) chronological series contain the list of participants at the group’s first meeting and the minutes of that meeting.Several topics were discussed: the status of national space research activities, ways of intensifying international co-operation on space research, the possibility of co-operative research between Western European countries under the science programme, and the training programme for space scie...
Comité scientifique - Groupe consultatif sur la recherche spatiale
TYP series consist of 36 records mainly containing memoranda from the Secretary General and national contributions from Delegations with recommendations and comments on the four main items of the Long-Term Planning Report for the 1960’s: Political Consultation, The Competence and Objectives of NATO in the Economic Field, Psychological Action and Emergency Planning.
Rapport sur les plans à long terme pour les années soixante
The AC/137(RG) chronological series contains two records of meetings held on 15 February and 3 November 1960.These documents concern the NATO science research grant programme, how the grants were awarded and funded, and the choiceof programmes to support.
Comité scientifique - Commission consultative d’octroi des subventions OTAN pour la recherche scientifique
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.
Comité économique - Groupe d’étude ad hoc sur la politique soviétique en matière de produits pétroliers
The records in the AC/159 series contain the draft report of the Steering Group on Reform of the Annual Review and the comments made by the Standing Group and by delegations on the preliminary draft report.
Groupe directeur sur la réforme de l’examen annuel
Summary records of Military Committee Chiefs of Staff formal and informal sessions. In addition to the members of Military Committee (the chairman or selected representative of each nation's Chiefs of Staff Organization), the meetings were attended by the Chairman and the Director of the Standing Group (and sometimes other sitting Standing Group members), the Standing Group Liaison Officer Representative at NATO Headquarters, the Sup...
AC/151 series records mainly consist of documents and working papers containing proposals for studies of interest to NATO made by professors, progress reports on NATO fellows and minutes of conferences of teachers of public international law.
Documents in the AC/137(DP) chronological series focus on the defence aspects of psychology. The group circulated just one document under the reference AC/137(DP), the minutes of a meeting held in Paris on 2-3 November 1959 (see AC/137(DP)R/1). This document reports on the working group’s terms of reference and research projects, and on the organization of a conference. Also mentioned are the International Congress of Psychology and ...
Comité scientifique - Groupe de travail sur les aspects psychologiques de la défense
The documents in the AC/146 series consist of draft reports by the Committee on Africa. They contain information on events occurring on the African continent, information on the communist penetration of Africa, and data on damaging repercussions for the Alliance countries.
The AC/52(CE) chronological series consists of a draft report and notes from the member country delegations. It also includes a draft questionnaire to all member countries designed to gather information on Soviet propaganda. The records in this series also contain data on problems related to East-West relations, and suggestions for a possible change in direction in the work of experts aimed at countering Soviet propaganda.
Groupe de travail sur la proposition de la délégation grecque
The AC/137(DR) chronological series contains documents on defence research and ways of enhancing the effectiveness of the solutions available.These documents have two references, AC/137(DR) and AC/74(DR), to indicate the twofold commitment to defence and to research.At the first meeting, the following research topics were suggested: ground- and sea-based equipment, hydrodynamics, applied research, fundamental research and operational...
Comité scientifique - Directeurs de la recherche pour la défense
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.
Equipe de planning ‘logistique et matériel’ du Groupe permanent
The AC/137(S) chronological series contains one note and one meeting record.These documents concern student exchanges in NATO countries and the funding for those exchanges. The Working Group also discussed the programme of scholarships granted to students and for summer courses.
Comité scientifique - Groupe de travail sur les bourses d’étude
Documents in the AC/137 chronological series address the various fields of scientific research. The series includes documents on research training opportunities (research grants being awarded, student exchanges within NATO) and scientific cooperation among NATO nations,in particular through the exchange of scientific intelligence and the coordination of civil and military research. The fields studied are oceanography, meteorology, de...
AC/119 series records contain information on East-West relations and reports on the evolution of each satellite country and its relations with the Soviet Union. The series also contains documents on the relations of NATO countries with Poland, Hungary and Czechoslovakia (e.g.: economic aid in 1957-1958, the emigration of Hungarian refugees following the events of 1956 in Hungary; the events in Czechoslovakia in 1968 and in Poland in ...
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...
Comité économique - Les echanges commerciaux entre l'est et l'ouest
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...
Conférence des chefs des services nationaux d'information
Documents in the AC/123 series report on the preparation of the Working Group's report to the Manpower Planning Committee.
They contain the terms of reference of the Working Group, the presentation by the expert of the US and a second note by the US on the tasks of the Working Group.
Groupe de travail chargé d’examiner les mesures nouvelles que pourrait prendre l’OTAN dans le domaine de la coopération scientifique et technique.
The documents in the AC/100 series are primarily the records of meetings on topics relating to the military defence of NATO’s territory.Several topics were discussed:A- air defenceB- the organization, dispersal and readiness of air force unitsC- the divisional organization of the land forcesD- the duties and organization of the naval forcesE- new weapons and equipmentF- problems caused by ageing equipment
Élaboration des plans de défense - discussions multilatérales
The records in the AC/111 series deal with subjects concerning the review of the organization of the NATO Pipeline System in the Central European area. They also contain, among other things, comments by SHAPE on France's proposals, a plan to divide up the central European area into divisions and information on the structure and functioning of the Central Europe Operating Agency.
The AC/101 chronological series deals with the work (investigations, discussions, etc) carried out and the tools used to propose:
to AC/98: draft terms of reference for a CSA
to the Council: a draft resolution on the creation of a CSA
a summary of the role of bodies responsible for supplies and merchant navies in wartime
discussions between the delegations represented on AC/101 on the proposals made by France (body ex...
Groupe de travail pour l’étude de la coordination internationale des approvisionnements en temps de guerre
The TSP series documents contain notes communicated by the Member Nation Delegations. They contain information on the process of destalinization in the satellite countries, the evolution of employment in the Soviet Union during the period 1949-1956, the reactions to Khrushchev' speech in Italy, and information on the probable effects of the reduction in the Armed Forces in the Soviet Union and on relationships between Yugoslavia and ...
Groupe de travail sur les tendances de la politique soviétique
The documents in the AC/110 series contain information on the problem of economic development in the underdeveloped countries and data on the various economic and technical aspects of the Pineau plan (e.g.: proposal to set up an agency for world economic development), as well as information on the position taken by each NATO member nation vis-à-vis the Pineau plan.
The records in the AC/112 series deal with the following subjects: general organization of the NATO Pipeline System; financial responsibility for its operation and maintenance; matters involving taxes and customs duties; linefills; pipeline safety; transportation and distribution of POL products in wartime; requests for civilian use of pipeline segments; terms and conditions of service; status of personnel, etc. Also contained in the...
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...
Comité de l’information et des relations culturelles. Réunion ad hoc de hauts fonctionnaires des pays de l’OTAN chargés des activités culturelles patronnées par les gouvernements
The documents of the chronological series with the reference CT deal with the situation of NATO and the Organization's past achievementsin the political, economic and military fields. A questionnaire was circulated among the member nations. Consultations were then heldwith the nations to clarify the written responses. Records of these consultations are available (see CT-R/3 to CT-R/14). At the same timeas the questionnaire, explanato...
The documents of the AC/108 chronological series contain notes and memoranda that review, correct and amend document C-M(56)45. These amendments concern political and economic co-operation between the countries, the public’s knowledge of NATO, and NATO’s cultural activities.
Groupe de travail sur la révision de l’étude des activités relatives à l’article 2
The chronological series is divided into two categories.The SGREPs contain information relating to:
administrative issues (organization of meetings, the Liaison Office's annual report, personnel management, budget management and management of classified documentation)
military issues (defence planning, exercises, yearly force and infrastructure review)The SGREP-MISCs report on:
negotiations with the USSR regarding nuclear tests
SGREP - Bureau de liaison du Groupe permanent (SGLO / 1952-1956) et Bureau du représentant du Groupe permanent (SGREP / 1956-1967)
The records in the AC/120 series deal with issues pertaining to the operation and maintenance of the Central Europe Pipeline System. In it can be found the charter of the Central Europe Pipeline Office (CEPO) and the Central Europe Operating Agency (CEOA), the terms and conditions of employment and the status of personnel in the national pipeline offices and divisions, information on linefills, budgetary issues and transportation cos...
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.
Groupe de travail chargé d’examiner la proposition des États-Unis pour la réorganisation de la structure en comités de l’étude des plans d’urgence dans le domaine civil
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...
Haut Comité pour l'étude des plans d'urgence dans le domaine civil
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...
The documents in the AC/36(M) chronological series contain activity reports, annual reviews and reports on the issue of manpower. Various questionnaires were sent to the member countries. The replies to the questionnaire on manpower mobilization in the armed forces and civil defence services (see AC/36-D/32) have been kept. Another questionnaire on the same topic was issued to supplement the first (see AC/36(M)D/5). There are also qu...
The two remaining RMD documents are of an administrative nature. They were produced in 1954 in the name of Vice-Admiral Dick, who was SGLO representative at that time. They deal with the annual review and the NATO Defence College.
Bureau de liaison du représentant du SG à Paris - vice amiral R.M. Dick
The records in the AC/76 series deal with various subjects involving the organization of the NATO pipeline system (status of the bodies in charge of operations; financial aspects related to operating and maintaining the system; the composition, functions and primary duties of the supervising agencies; proposals concerning initial linefills and warehouses, etc).
Groupe de travail chargé d’étudier le contrôle, l’exploitation et l’entretien du système des pipelines de l’OTAN
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 ...
Secrétariat du Groupe permanent (SG) et du Comité militaire (MC)
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.
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...
Sous-comité sur la politique économique soviétique
The records in the AC/87 series deal with the subjects discussed at the Conference. They contain reports from the delegations on information activities on behalf of NATO (journalists' tours; distribution of publications and films on NATO, etc), analyses by the governments of member nations of anti-NATO Communist propaganda; a project to set up a "NATO Award", and another project in the area of civil defence.Also included in...
Conférence de l'OTAN sur la politique ďinformation
The AC/12(PS) chronological series document reports on the sole meeting of the Team held at the Palais de Chaillot on 7 September 1953.
During the first part of the meeting, the PPC Chairman reminded participants of the circumstances which had led to the creation of the Team and presented its unofficial terms of reference.In the second part of the meeting, the Chairman of the Team was appointed and the SHAPE representative presented ...
Sous-groupe d’experts du Comité d'étude des produits pétroliers en matière de pipelines et d’entreposage
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...
Comité de l’information et des relations culturelles
The SGLPs contain the following kinds of information:
administrative (personnel changes, security procedures, budget proposals)
military (annual review of forces and infrastructure, military exercises).
Bureau de liaison du représentant du Groupe permanent à Paris
The AC/27 chronological series includes a report on meetings of the Working Party. During the meeting the Working Party discusses the apprehension of the MAAG and how they will attempt to help the countries involved prepare the information and assist in supplying the information. Furthermore, the Working Party deliberated on the urgency of the information and the specific requirements each country had to present to the Council and th...
Groupe d'études sur la production et les acquisitions off shore de munitions
The AC/13 chronological series includes two documents with notes from the Executive Secretary about the Working Group and draft directives produced by the latter. During the meetings the Working Group produced draft directives.
Groupe de travail sur l’utilisation de firmes ou compagnies de pays membres de l’Organisation du Traité de l’Atlantique Nord pour l’exécution de contrats impliquant la communication de renseignements secrets.