Zuckerman Archive: Mutual Aid Committee Sub-committee on Scientific Co-operation

  • This material is held at
  • Reference
      GB 1187 SZ/MAC
  • Dates of Creation
  • Language of Material
  • Physical Description
      1 box; two files; 1.5 linear feet

Scope and Content

Most of the documents relate to the activities of the NATO Science Committee and to OEEC programmes and studies, with the emphasis on scientific and technical education, training and manpower.

Administrative / Biographical History

The Mutual Aid Committee was a Cabinet committee. Its Sub-Committee on Scientific Co-operation was established in 1957 with a membership of departmental officials. The Treasury representative chaired the Sub-committee, the terms of reference of which were To deal with general issues (as opposed to specific projects) requiring interdepartmental consideration in connection with international scientific and technical co-operation (except in the field of atomic energy) in N.A.T.O. and O.E.E.C.

The establishment of the Sub-committee coincided with the setting up by NATO of a Science Committee and the foundation of the Organisation for European Economic Co-operation (OEEC). It would appear that Solly Zuckerman was sent copies of the Sub-committee's papers in his capacities as the British representative on the NATO Science Committee and Chairman of the Advisory Council on Scientific Policy's Scientific Manpower Committee.


  • SZ/MAC/1 Agenda and Minutes, 1957-59
  • SZ/MAC/2 Documents, 1957-1960 [in four sub-files]

Access Information

Please refer to the fonds-level description for GB 1187 SZ.



Other Finding Aids

This series is described to series level in the online catalogue of the Zuckerman Archive, and in the general guide to the Zuckerman Archive, Deirdre Sharp: The Zuckerman Archive: a General Guide, University of East Anglia, 2000, which is available in print and online on the Internet.

A typescript list of the contents of File SZ/MAC/2 is available for consultation in the Archives Department.

Conditions Governing Use

Please refer to the fonds-level description for GB 1187 SZ.