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Military Memoranda (MM) Series

The subject series includes memoranda as an outcome of the first meeting of the Military Committee in 1949. The documents consist of proposals, one directive, and meeting minutia generally regarding the establishment of procedures for the committee.

MM - Military Committee

Defence Committee Agendas

The Agenda Series represents a partial collection of the agendas for the four meetings of the Defence Committee.

Agenda - Defence Committee

Defence Committee Memorandum

The Memoranda Series is made up of Defence Committee Memoranda 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.

DCM - Defence Committee

Defence Financial and Economic Committee

The Defence Financial and Economic Committee series consist of just one record: a verbatim record of the second meeting held in London on 29th March 1950. The verbatim record contains the discussion around the four high priority work projects undertaken by DFEC.

Defence Financial and Economic Committee

Records of meetings of the Director of the Standing Group

RECORD-DSG documents were records of working meetings chaired by the SG Director. They dealt with the day-to-day management of the SG and its subordinate groups (meeting agendas, secretariat...) and were signed by the Director.

RECORD - Director of the Standing Group

Defence Committee Meeting Records

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

RECORD - Defence Committee

Military Production and Supply Board

The MPSB series comprises directives, notes, reports by members of the Military Production and Supply Board (Chairman, Secretary, representatives of Treaty signatories), members of the Permanent Working Staff and delegations. They trace the discussions and decisions of Board meetings.They show how the Board was set up and make clear its workings and activities and its links with the military entities and the Financial and Economic Co...

Military Production and Supply Board

Working Group on Shipping Needs in Times of War

The AC/7 chronological series includes the report on the meeting of the Working Group. During the meeting the Working Group discussed the particularities of war time shipping, including the distinction between civil and military requirements as well as which organization would be coordinating or in charge of the effort.The series also includes the notice of the meeting.

Working Group on Shipping Needs in Times of War

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

NATO International Information Conference

The AC/1 series consists of the Conference agenda, statements and speeches given on that occasion, resolutions which were discussed and a press release.The records deal with the role of the NATO Information Service and of the various national Information Services, the information technologies and resources used to raise awareness of NATO, the nature and scope of Soviet propaganda, counter-propaganda and elements impacting on the mora...

NATO International Information Conference

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

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

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

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

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

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