- 1950 - 1957 (Creation)
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Memoranda were originally created for the Military Representative’s Committee between 1950 and 1957 on a variety of subjects. The reorganization of the Military Committee in 1958 resulted in the discontinuance of the separately maintained series of Military Representatives Committee Memoranda (MRM). Memoranda representing the ongoing business of the new entity, the Military Committee in Permanent Session (MC/PS), were incorporated into the ongoing series of Military Committee Memoranda (MCM). The consequence was that the number of MCM leaped from just 14 MCM in 1957 to 177 in 1958.
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Scope and content
The Memoranda Series includes MRC Memoranda created between 1953 and 1957. Many of the documents are reports on military programs, strategy plans or major issues and were sent to or sent from the Military Committee and the North Atlantic Council.
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System of arrangement
The Memoranda Series are organized thematically. Titles begin with MRM, followed by a subject number and then the year (ie. MRM-58-53).
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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).
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Language and script notes
Although all documents produced should have an official French and English version, not all of the documents were recovered and some documents may only be available in English. 4 documents are in French and 26 are in English.
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See also the Defence Committee (DC) Fonds and the Standing Group (SG) Subfonds.