- 1954 - 2001 (Creation)
Level of description
Extent and medium
Name of creator
The NATO Information Service was established by Council resolution in 1950, and was most recently restructured into the Public Diplomacy Division in 2003. The NATO Information Service and later the Public Diplomacy Division created hundreds of informational publications, some on one-off topics, such as an anniversary of NATO, and longer serials, such as the “Aspect of NATO” series.
Immediate source of acquisition or transfer
Content and structure area
Scope and content
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.
Appraisal, destruction and scheduling
System of arrangement
The documents are generally organized into groups, like the “Aspects of NATO.”
Conditions of access and use area
Conditions governing access
All content taken from NATO and republished must be clearly credited or sourced to NATO. For material that was not produced by NATO’s own information service (the Information Division, the Office of Information and Press, etc) or that contains copyrighted material from third parties, requests must be addressed directly to the originator.
Conditions governing reproduction
Language of material
Script of material
Language and script notes
There are 176 English documents, 124 French, 12 bilingual (ENG-FRE) and 1 Trilingual (ENG-FRE-RUS) documents in the Fonds.
Physical characteristics and technical requirements
Allied materials area
Existence and location of originals
Existence and location of copies
Related units of description
Paper versions of these publications exist at PDD and the NATO Archives.