- 1949 - 1959 (Creation)
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The meetings of the MC/CS were held in various places in Europe and also in Washington, D.C. The meeting records have been incorporated into the ongoing series of RECORD MC documents. Starting in 1958 the Military Representatives Committee (MRC) documents were incorporated into the RECORD MC series.
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This series includes meeting records by the Military Committee Chiefs of Staff (MC/CS) and the Military Committee in Permanent Session (MC/PS) between 1949 and 1959.
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The Chief of Staff Documents are organized by meeting number starting with the first meeting and continuing sequentially. Each file name begins with RECORD-MC/CS followed by a meeting number. The first file is organized as RECORD-MC/CS-001.
The MC/PS records are organized by meeting number starting with the first meeting, continuing sequentially, and ending with the year in two-digit format. RECORD-MC-001-58 is an example with PERM as qualifier signifying Permanent Session.
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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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Overall there are 22 English Chief of Staff documents corresponding to 22 French documents. There are 42 MC/PS records in English and 41 in French.
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See also the Defence Committee (DC) Fonds, the Standing Group (SG) Subfonds, the Military Representatives Committee (MRC) Subfonds and the Military Committee (MC) Fonds