May 18, 2022

Just Released: 23,000 New Documents Uploaded to NATO Archives Online

From the North Atlantic Treaty Organization:

The NATO Archives is excited to announce a second wave of declassified and publicly disclosed NATO documents for its popular web-based research tool NATO Archives Online. Over 23000 new documents have been uploaded to NATO Archives Online covering three major areas previously unavailable on the web.

What’s New

Rhe Records of the International Military Staff (1949-1959): 19100 documents from NATO’s earliest meetings, including the Defence Committee, the Military Committee and the Standing Group are now available.  Strategic Planning, Command Organization and the establishment of the NATO liaison between Washington and Paris are covered in these series.

Press Releases (1961-present): 3200 historical Press Releases from the early 60s up to today, this collection can be searched for NATO’s official positions related to different historical events.  Since the mid-2000s, paper copies of Press Releases were discontinued though all modern Press Releases can still be found on the main NATO webpage.

Publications (1952-2001): 372 historical publications from NATO’s founding until the early 2000s are organized into Reference and Non-Periodical series.  The reference publications were detailed works explaining every aspect of NATO: its structure, history, purpose, and daily functioning.  The non-periodicals varied in their subjects, with works focusing on different audiences or on specific topics.  Their goal was to inform the wider public, from children to civil leaders, about NATO’s purpose and its many facets.

Read the Complete NATO Announcement

Direct to NATO Archives Online

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