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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

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 Labour Mobility

Documents in the AC/36 chronological series address the issue of labour, mainly in times of crisis. The discussions focus in particular on the need to prevent a manpower shortage in the Member countries.The series contains the Working Group’s interim and final reports as well as the discussions of the national governments of the members of the Group on the issues raised by the latter.In addition to migration and manpower shortages, t...

Working Group on Labour Mobility

Working Group to consider further action by NATO in the field of scientific and technical cooperation.

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.

Working Group to consider further action by NATO in the field of scientific and technical cooperation.

Working Group in charge of studying the Supervision, Operation and Maintenance of the NATO Pipeline System

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).

Working Group in charge of studying the Supervision, Operation and Maintenance of the NATO Pipeline System

Defence Planning - Multilateral Discussions

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

Defence Planning - Multilateral Discussions

Ad Hoc Working Group on Pipelines

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.

Ad Hoc Working Group on Pipelines

Memoranda of the Working Group on Trends of Soviet policy

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 ...

Working Group on Trends in Soviet Foreign 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

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

Working Group on Article 2 Survey

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.

Working Group on Article 2 Survey

Working Group on the Ministerial Meeting of the Council

The AC/26 chronological series includes reports on meetings of the Working Group. During the meetings the Working Group discusses which issues are to be included on the agenda of the ministerial meeting. These issues are quite varied, and include the Soviet Union, NATO policies, military strength and political matters of common concern. The series also includes reports to the Council as well as proposed agendas for the Ministerial me...

Working Group on the Ministerial Meeting of the Council

Standing Group Liaison Office Memoranda

The SGLO series is divided into three categories.The SGLO documents contain mainly administrative information (personnel management and classified documents).The SGLO-AR-MEMO documents deal mainly with military issues (yearly review of forces and infrastructure).The SGLO-MISC documents deal with administrative issues (the annual report of the Liaison Office among others)

Standing Group Liaison Office

Committee of Three

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...

Committee of Three

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

NATO Conference on Information Policy

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...

NATO Conference on Information Policy

Memoranda of Vice-Admiral R.M. Dick

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.

Standing Group Liaison Office - Vice-Admiral R.M. Dick

Petroleum Planning Committee team of pipeline and storage experts

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 ...

Petroleum Planning Committee team of pipeline and storage experts

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

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

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

Working Group on Definition of Common Infrastructure

The AC/29 chronological series includes reports on meetings of the Working Group. During the meetings the Working Group discusses which criteria was previously used by the Joint Meeting of the Infrastructure Committee and Military Budget Committee to deliberate infrastructure. The Working Group was also given the task of determining a clear definition of infrastructure. The Infrastructure Committee and the Military Budget Committee a...

Working Group on Definition of Common Infrastructure

Atlantic Community Committee

AC/10 series documents address the topics discussed by the Committee on the North Atlantic Community, i.e. foreign policy co-ordination and discussions, closer economic, financial and social ties and co-operation on culture and information. The movement of labour is also addressed, a topic discussed during the 1952-57 period by the Working Group on Labour Mobility (AC/36).In addition, the series contains many reports presented by the...

Atlantic Community Committee

Working Group on the Employment of Firms and Companies in NATO Countries on Contracts Involving the Disclosure of Classified Information

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.

Working Group on the Employment of Firms and Companies in NATO Countries on Contracts Involving the Disclosure of Classified Information

Legal Working Group on Reciprocal Engagements between members of NATO and members of EDC

The AC/14 chronological series reports on the work of the Legal Working Group and its relations with the Council Deputies. It contains copies of the draft texts produced by the Delegations of the United Kingdom, France and the United States that were discussed by the Council Deputies, who requested a revision. Special attention is paid to Articles 3, 4 and especially 5 and 6 of the North Atlantic Treaty (see D-D(52)35-FINAL and AC/14...

Legal Working Group on Reciprocal Engagements between members of NATO and members of EDC

Committee to Reduce Deficiencies

The AC/20 chronological series includes a Note by the Office of the Secretary General. Included in the series are responses from the delegations of the United States, the United Kingdom, Italy and the Netherlands. The final documents of the AC/20 series are records and summaries of the meetings.

Committee to Reduce Deficiencies

Working Party on Ammunition Production and Off-shore Procurement

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...

Working Party on Ammunition Production and Off-shore Procurement

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 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

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

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

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

Working Group on the Provisional Agenda for the Meeting of the Council and the Standing Group

The AC/33 chronological series includes the report on the meeting of the Working Group. The report consists of bullet point lists of the potential topics for the agenda, as well as brief discussions, all of which concern NATO strategic policy.

Working Group on the Provisional Agenda for the Meeting of the Council and the Standing Group

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

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

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

International Staff Team on Additional Aircraft Production

The AC/22 series includes the report on the meeting of the Staff Team, a copy of the statement made by the United States representative in the Council and an information notice for delegates. The series also contains a report on the funding requested by individual nations, as well as the number of aircraft recommended by NATO staff, compared against deficiencies and costing.

International Staff Team on Additional Aircraft Production

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

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.The...

London Branch Standing Group

Defence Committee Subject Files

The Subject Series includes Directives, Proposals, Notes, Memoranda, Resolutions and Decisions by the Defence Committee created between 1949 and 1951. The Defence Committee primarily drafted these items and sent them to the North Atlantic Council, the Military Committee and the Standing Group.

DC - Subject Files Defence Committee

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

Temporary Council Committee

The documents in the TCC chronological series deal with the resources required to maintain the Armed Forces and how to reduce them. Within this framework, the subjects addressed are troops, equipment, production, defence programmes and costs. The questionnaire sent to the member nations covers land, air and maritime forces. The issue of Germany's possible contribution to defence is also discussed, as are NATO's defence organizational...

Temporary Council Committee

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