- 1949 - 1959 (Creation)
Level of description
Extent and medium
Name of creator
A Military Committee document contains longer-term policy that has been approved/agreed/endorsed by the Military Committee (and the NAC, where necessary). It remains in force until superseded or cancelled.
Immediate source of acquisition or transfer
Content and structure area
Scope and content
The series includes directives, memoranda, notes, reports, corrigenda, resolutions and decisions by the Military Committee.
Appraisal, destruction and scheduling
System of arrangement
The documents are numbered in series by subject area and year of publication. If there was a revision the document would be followed by a slash and the number of the revision. For example, MC-0036 would be one document, and MC-0036/1 would be its first revision.
Conditions of access and use area
Conditions governing access
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).
Conditions governing reproduction
Language of material
Script of material
Language and script notes
Although all documents produced should have an official French and English version, not all of the translations were recovered and some documents may only be available in one language. Overall there are 468 English documents and 434 French documents.
Physical characteristics and technical requirements
Allied materials area
Existence and location of originals
Existence and location of copies
Related units of description
888 out of 902 of the MC documents dated prior to 1959 were downgraded NATO UNCLASSIFIED and have been publicly disclosed.