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The National Archives & The National Library have inherited and collected a vast amount of documents, records and books within a short span of only thirty (30) years. So that it has now become one of the largest resource centers on South Asian Studies in particular and World Studies in general. The subcontinent countries can also be greatly benefited by the resources of Bangladesh Studies with the aid of the collections.
Several thousands of district records dating from 1760s are available at the National Archives of Bangladesh. The district records are the correspondences from and to the district. The district records assumed the character of local diary with the development of the East India Company?s administration in general and the establishment of the Collectorship in particular. They consisted of letters both received and sent, memoranda, reports, petitions and official documents prepared by the District Collectors, his subordinate officials and the local people on various aspects of district administration and local condition. The District Records are mainly in manuscript with the exception of some circular letters, which are in print. We are pleased to report that these valuable documents are now being digitized for permanent preservation and putting on the web-site. We also plan to digitize the rest of our important documents in the long run.
The National Archives of Bangladesh has collected a considerable number of proceedings volumes from the Bangladesh Secretariat Record Room dating from 1859 to 1964. The proceedings volumes mainly contain letters, orders, resolutions, rules, reports etc. of the Government of the East India Company and Government of Bengal.
The National Archives has also a good number of valuable historical records, which have been collected from the Dhaka Divisional Commissioner?s Office. These records cover the period from 1898 to 1971 and deal with the events occurred in the rural Bangladesh.