- 1951 - 1954 (Creation)
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The STANLO chronological sub-series contains a type of message sent by the SG secretariat. STANLOs gave details about SG decisions or recommendations sent to: -the director of the SG Liaison Office in Paris, for action-the French ministry of Defence, SACEUR, SHAPE or the Council (NAC), for information purposes
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Scope and content
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) and the date of the document, the reference of (the) previous document(s) mentioned.
The (very short) messages explained what the SG had decided.
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STANLO documents are arranged in numerical order. The message is given a registration number (e.g. DEF-945300) and a reference (the acronym followed by the publication number: e.g. STANLO-322)
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NATO publicly disclosed information is available for research and education purposes. Any commercial use requires the written permission of NATO. Please credit the NATO Archives should any documents be used for publication. Guidelines for the proper citation of NATO publicly disclosed information can be found on the NATO Archives website (http://www.nato.int/archives).
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The STANLO chronological series was issued in English.
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Approximately one quarter of the STANLOs have been preserved and digitized. The remaining documents were destroyed during the successive moves and at the time of the final transfer to the International Military Staff (IMS) Registry.
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