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NATO Information Products

The NATO info products collection contains NATO’s official reference publications, which are used to describe the history, goals and functions of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization.An assortment of posters of different origins in the sign of NATO has also been added.

IP - Public Diplomacy Division

International Staff Documents

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...

ISD - International Staff

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

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

Economic Committee - Working Group on the Ex Post Facto Notification of Officially-backed Export Credits of over Five Years to Communist Countries

The documents in the AC/127(NEC) series consist of ex post facto notifications of credits of more than five years made by the member nations.

Economic Committee - Working Group on the Ex Post Facto Notification of Officially-backed Export Credits of over Five Years to Communist Countries

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

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

Steering Group on Reform of the Annual Review

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.

Steering Group on Reform of the Annual Review

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 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

Committee on Information and Cultural Relations - Working Group on the Greek Delegation's proposal

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.

Committee on Information and Cultural Relations - Working Group on the Greek Delegation's proposal

Annual Review Committee - Ad Hoc Working Group

The AC/19(WG) sub-series consists of four documents issued by the Ad Hoc Working Group. These documents deal with co-operation with the Western European Union and the implementation of resolution C-M(54)85.

Annual Review Committee - Ad Hoc Working Group

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

International Planning Team of Standing Group - Memorandum by Mr H.V. Fraser, Deputy Secretary

D/SECY(IPT) documents are the memoranda sent by Mr H.V. Fraser, a British Colonel and IPT Deputy Secretary. They are addressed to the SG.The information provided is of a military nature: assessments of minimum force requirements for the period 1958-1963 and, more specifically, follow-up to MC/70 on this subject.

Deputy Secretary of the International Planning Team of Standing Group

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

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

Working Group to Examine International Coordination of Supply in Wartime

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 It contains: 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...

Working Group to Examine International Coordination of Supply in Wartime

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

Central Europe Pipeline Policy Committee

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...

Central Europe Pipeline Policy Committee

NATO Non-Periodical

The Series contains collections of published articles, official speeches, posters, brochures, pamphlets, and document facsimiles.The Series topics range from general overviews of NATO, to specific topics, such as the NATO AWACS.

NP - Public Diplomacy Division (PDD)

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

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

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

Records of meetings of the International Planning Team of the Standing Group

The IPT met at national representative level approximately once a week, generally at the SG HQ. IPT meetings were attended by the chairman (French, British and American, on a rotational basis), three representatives (one per IPT nation), military representatives invited according to topics discussed (often from the MRC) and the IPT secretary.The RECORD(IPT)s are the records of these meetings. They are a verbatim record of the contrib...

RECORD - International Planning Team of the Standing Group

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

Committee of the Annual Review - Working Group on the Annual Review Procedure

The records in the AC/39 series deal with issues involved in preparing the annual review questionnaire (questionnaire plan, proposed modifications, instructions on drafting memoranda, etc). They also include documents on the defence expenditure of member nations (summary tables of forces and defence expenditure).

Committee of the Annual Review - Working Group on the Annual Review Procedure

Messages from the Standing Group Liaison Office Paris

The PARMIs that have been preserved present:• the Secretary General's biennial activity reports• proposals relating to: defence planning military requirements (training, equipment and staff) protection and classification of NATO documents France's role following its withdrawal from the integrated command in 1966

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

Messages from the Standing Group Liaison Office Paris

The PARSEC messages deal with purely administrative matters: preparations for visits, personnel management, equipment, revision and distribution of documents (in particular, the Annual Review of NATO's military requirements). These messages were not usually approved by the SG or the Steering Committee.

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

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

Planning Board for European Inland Surface Transport (PBEIST)

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

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

Committee of the Annual Review

The records in the AC/19 chronological series contain information concerning the annual review. 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 AC/19 series documents cover the structure of land, naval and air forces, as well as nuclear forces. T...

Committee of the Annual Review

Infrastructure Committee - Infrastructure Payments and Progress Subcommittee

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

Infrastructure Committee - Infrastructure Payments and Progress Subcommittee

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

Messages of the Standing Group

The preserved STANLOs address the following issues: organization and budget of the NATO high commands and SG agencies staff changes and appointments of senior managers (in the SG structure or NATO commands) yearly force and infrastructure review and objectives high level and routine policies of the SG On the cover page, the SG secretariat gave (in variable order) the originator, the addressee, the double reference (DEF-STANLO)...

STANLO - Standing Group

Standing Group Liaison Office Messages

LOSTAN messages gave an overview of the issues dealt with by the North Atlantic Council (NAC), the civil committees and the International Staff (IS) which the SG representative considered should be passed on and explained to the military authorities based in Washington.They provided details on the work performed by the Liaison Office representative for that purpose: reports on meetings attended by the SG representative in Europe (i...

London Branch Standing Group Secretariat (LBSG), Standing Group Liaison Office (SGLO) Paris

Formal documents of the International Planning Team of the Standing Group (IPT)

The IPT documents (notes and reports) were produced as part of a study requested by the SG. They were sent by the IPT secretariat to the SG, for information purposes or for approval.These documents contained: the references of NATO civilian and military documents already published on the topic (and often attached as an annex); a reminder of the objectives of the study and the discussions held; an action submitted for approval by ...

International Planning Team of the Standing Group

International Planning Team of Standing Group Meeting Memorandum

The IPT met at the level of national representatives about once a week, usually at the SG headquarters. IPT meetings were attended by the Chairman (French, British or American by turns), three representatives (one for each IPT nation), military personnel invited for the specific subject under discussion (often from the MRC) and the IPT Secretary. The MEMO(IPT) documents are the decision sheets of these meetings. More specifically, t...

International Planning Team of Standing Group

Messages of the Standing Group Secretariat

The TOSHAPs concern high-level military policies.The preserved TOSHAPs consist of: national defence policies in NATO member nations and these countries' contributions to NATO forces military exercises and training organization of the NATO high commands and SG agencies yearly force and infrastructure review and objectives appointments of senior management (in the SG or NATO command structures) referencing, classification and di...

TOSHAP - Standing Group

Records of meetings of the Director of the Standing Group Steering Committee

RECORD-SG/SC documents were records of meetings organized by the SG/SC Director. They presented discussions and decisions relating to the following topics:• supervision of the organization and work of the IWTs and updates to the SG about the results,• suggestions - if and when necessary - for a new SG, MRC or Military Committee (MC) meeting, drafting of agendas and their despatch to the SG secretariat,• proposals to improve the...

Standing Group Steering Committee

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

Messages of the Standing Group

The preserved STASECs addressed the following topics: organization of NATO high commands, registries in the SG structure and SG agencies staff changes and appointments of senior managers (in the SG structure or NATO commands) referencing, classification and distribution of SG documents On the cover page, the SG secretariat gave (in variable order) the originator, the addressee, the double reference (DEF-STASEC) and the date of ...

STASEC - Standing Group

Standing Group Messages

STAND documents are mainly of an administrative nature and were produced from 1950 to 1966. STAND messages dealt with policy. Their purpose was to communicate: SG decisions SG directives SG instructions SG requests for informationto the following recipients: NATO Commands SG Liaison Office SG agencies national Defence Ministries.

STAND - Standing Group

Financial and Economic Committee - Permanent Working Staff

Financial and Economic Committee - Permanent Working Staff series contains records for the meetings and documents by the PWS. Most of the documents originated by the PWS of the DFEC have not survived (i.e. from FEC(STAFF)D(49)1 to FEC(STAFF)D(49)3) and the first 12 meetings of the PWS). Defence expenditures, custom duties on import of armaments, financing high priority defence productions, commitment of funds and arms production in E...

Financial and Economic Committee - Permanent Working Staff

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