COVID-19 Update for NATO Archives Visitors and Researchers

  • 23 Oct. 2020 -
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  • Last updated: 23 Oct. 2020 16:22

In compliance with regulations issued by the NATO Office of Security in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, NATO Archives events and services at NATO HQ that are open to the public have been suspended until January 2021. Unfortunately, onsite research visits are included in this category so the NATO Archives is regretfully not accepting visitors to its Reading Room until further notice.

NATO Multimedia Library.

While onsite research visits are on hold, the NATO Archives staff continues to provide remote reference services to the public by responding to research inquiries via email at:

Please note that the NATO Archives has adjusted its normal operations to balance the need of completing its mission-critical work while also adhering to the recommended social distancing for the safety of our staff. As a result, there may be a short delay in receiving an initial acknowledgment as well as a substantive response to a reference request. We apologize for this inconvenience and appreciate your understanding and patience.

The NATO Archives also invites the public to explore the following online resources for additional information related to NATO’s history and archival records.

NATO Archives Online: our web-based research portal to over 60,000 publicly disclosed NATO documents that includes information detailing the early development of NATO’s civil and military structures, as well as a complete collection of NATO’s publications.

NATO Multimedia Library: offers a collection of bibliographic resources and thematic publications focusing on NATO’s current activities and recent history.

Newsroom Archive: a collection of video, audio, press releases, speeches and transcripts dating from the mid-1990s to the end of 2007. A selection of historical photos spanning 1949-2007 is also included.

NATO Declassified: the section of the NATO website that is dedicated to presenting NATO’s history using a storytelling framework that employs archival photos, video and documents.