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Collectorate Records

The National Archives has also collected various District Collectorate Records like Dhaka Collectorate Records dating from 1889 to 1960, Jessore Collectorate Records 1786 to 1868, Bogra Collectorate Records 1846 to 1876 etc.


Sylhet Proceedings / Files

There are records of the Sylhet District when it was a part of the Assam Province covering the period from 1874 to 1947. These are very valuable records and provide an insight into the life and society of Sylhet during the colonial period.

Old Maps

Numbers of Old Maps of Bengal and the Sub-continent of the period ranging from 1854 to 1967 have been collected by the National Archives from the office of the Dhaka Divisional Commissioner and various other District Collectorate Records Rooms.

Government Publication (1800 - 1972)

Important and rare Administrative Reports, Rules, Parliamentary Papers etc. called government publications form major items in the collection of the National Archives.


The National Archives of Bangladesh has collected Calcutta Gazettes and Pakistan Gazettes from 1833 to 1990. The Bangladesh Gazettes are also being regularly collected from the Controller of Printing and Stationary since 1973.

Estate Records

Estate Records are another valuable collections of the National Archives. These are mainly old land records of two leading Zamindar families of East Bengal. These are:

  • Bhawal Raj Estate Records (1884 1946)
  • Dhaka Nawab Estate Records (1820 1947)