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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)

North Atlantic Council, 1st to 9th sessions

The documents in the series C1 to C9 contain the Council's production during the first 29 months of its existence, prior to the establishment of the International Staff. After the ninth session, the Council continued its document production with a new referencing system, i.e. C-M(52)1, C-R(52)1, etc.Document series C1 contains all the documents produced for the Council's first session, C2 for the second and so forth. For each session...

North Atlantic Studies Committee

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.

North Atlantic Studies Committee

Nuclear Defence Affairs Committee

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...

Nuclear Defence Affairs Committee

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

Petroleum Planning Committee

Documents in the AC/12 chronological series report on the work of the PPC and its relations with its subgroups. These include administrative and technical documents.The former are mainly terms of reference and meeting records of PPC subcommittees, programmes of work and annual activity reports from the PPC to the SCEPC, PPC meeting records for the SCEPC, and documents on the selection and appointment of staff in bodies affiliated wit...

Petroleum Planning Committee

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

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

Planning Board for Ocean Shipping

The records in this series consist of agendas, minutes, reports, and other correspondence tabled at the plenary meetings of AC/271. The reports include technical and statistical studies on shipping capacity, financial arrangements, war risk insurance and other matters relating to merchant shipping.

Planning Board for Ocean Shipping

Political Committee

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 ...

Political Committee

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

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

Record Military Committee Series

This series includes meeting records by the Military Committee Chiefs of Staff (MC/CS) and the Military Committee in Permanent Session (MC/PS) between 1949 and 1959.

RECORD - Military Committee

Record of Meetings of the Standing Group

The issues dealt with were of a military and organizational nature, in particular: the review of defence planning and force requirements, the preparation of military exercises, the organization of regional area commands, the establishment of new SG working groups or agencies, the management and protection of informationFor all these issues, the SG published its decisions (approval, revision, request for further study) through d...

RECORD - Standing Group

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

Relocation Group

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 ...

Relocation Group

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))

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

Science Committee

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...

Science Committee

Science Committee Ad Hoc Working Group on the Defence Aspects of Psychology

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 ...

Science Committee Ad Hoc Working Group on the Defence Aspects of Psychology

Science Committee Advisory Group on Space Research

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...

Science Committee Advisory Group on Space Research

Science Committee Defence Research Directors

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...

Science Committee Defence Research Directors

Science Committee Study Group on the Von Karman Institute

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.

Science Committee Study Group on the Von Karman Institute

Science Committee Working Group on Scholarships

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.

Science Committee Working Group on Scholarships

Security Committee

The records in the AC/35 series contain drafts and opinions from the members of the Security Committee. They trace the discussions and results of the meetings of the Committee with regard to the security system at NATO. The records in the AC/35 series deal with security arrangements within NATO, the proposed review and implementation thereof, and the plans and inspection reports of the security arrangements put in place in the variou...

Security 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

Senior Communications-Electronics Group

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.

Senior Communications-Electronics Group

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

Special Working Group on International Technological Co-operation

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...

Special Working Group on International Technological Co-operation

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

Standing Group Documents

The SGs are Documents. They deal with 265 topics related to unified defence in the North Atlantic region (see ISGP-2-52). Each topic was first defined in a basic document. Information was then requested in revised versions of the basic document, and finally actions were proposed in the final version.Major issues included the creation of an integrated European defence force, the creation of SHAPE, regional defence planning, informatio...

Standing Group Series

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

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)

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

Standing Group Memorandum by the Director

The SG Director worked closely with the representative of the Liaison Office in London or Paris (especially during the annual review). They communicated via memoranda known as DSGM from Washington or LOM from London or Paris.In the DSGMs, they discussed the issues being dealt with, or which could be dealt with, at Standing Group meetings.The DSGMs also covered matters under the Director's responsibility, i.e. (for each SG body) premi...

DSGM - Standing Group

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

Study Group on Financial Problems Arising from the Stationing of Forces on the Territory of Other NATO Countries

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.

Study Group on Financial Problems Arising from the Stationing of Forces on the Territory of Other NATO Countries

Study Group on the Alliance and the Problem of Oil Supplies

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...

Study Group on the Alliance and the Problem of Oil Supplies

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

Summary Record of the Military Committee in Chiefs of Staff Session

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...

EXCOCELL

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

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 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

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

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