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Scope and content
The records of this series consist of reports and recommendations, known as Council Memoranda (C-M), prepared by the various subordinate bodies, committees and working groups of the Council; the summary record of discussions taking place in Council (C-R); and the verbatim records of the Council in Ministerial Session (C-VR). It should be noted that many of the fundamental policy documents of NATO are issued as Council Memoranda. Council records cover all aspects of the Organization's activities at the highest level.
Appraisal, destruction and scheduling
System of arrangement
From 1949 to April 1952 the series was numbered C1 to C9 and arranged by document type, - generally, Document (D), Note (N), Summary Record (R) and verbatim record (VR). After April 1952 the series is arranged by document type, - generally, Memorandum (M), Summary Record (R), Verbatim Record (VR) - and then by year and sequential number.
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).
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Language and script notes
This chronological document series has been issued in each of the two official languages of NATO, English and French