Particulars of District Records available in the National Archives of Bangladesh are as follows:-


Name of District

Period

Total volume

Barisal
Bogra
Chittagong
Comilla
Dhaka
Dinajpur
Faridpur
Jessore
Mymensingh
Noakhali
Pabna
Rajshahi
Rangpur
Sylhet

1790-1887
1783-1893
1760-1900
1782-1868
1783-1859
1786-1900
1799-1868
1786-1868
1787-1869
1840-1879
1820-1886
1782-1878
1777-1879
1777-1878

371
38
538
465
189
1116
93
506
37
91
267
192
513
423

Total

4839

6. Collectorate Records
The National Archives has also collected various District Collectorate Records like Dhaka Collectorate Records 1889-1960; Jessore Collectorate Records 1786-1868; Mymenshingh Collectorate Records 1880-1963; Faridpur Collectorate Records 1880-1947, Bogra Collectorate Records 1846-1876, Rajbari Collectorate Records 1872-1990, Rangpur Collectorate Records 1778-1964, Khulna Collectorate Records 1884-1972, Pabna Collectorate Records 1845-1920, Sunamganj Collectorate Records 1818-1970, Sylhet Collectorate Records 1793-1972, Rangamati Collectorate Records 1900-1970, and Barisal Collectorate Records 1899-1986.

7. Government Bengal, East Bengal and East Pakistan proceedings/files
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 records originated during the time of the East India Company in course of their business transaction and later on for administrative activities created by the central Government. The proceedings volumes mainly contain letters, orders, resolutions, rules, reports etc. of the Government.

8. Dhaka City Corporation Records
The National Archives has collected a large number of valuable records from the Dhaka City Corporation Record Room at Laxmibazar (Old Dhaka City Corporation Office; now it is a Women’s College). The records are dating from 1826 to 1995.

9. Zilla Parishad (District Board) Records
The National Archives of Bangladesh has collected various Zilla Parishad Records like Dhaka Zilla Parishad Records 1940-1990 and Rangpur Zilla Parishad Records 1885-1990.

10. Narayanganj Municipality Records
The National Archives of Bangladesh has also collected valuable Records of Narayangonj Municipality dating from 1880-1980.

11. Sylhet Proceedings/Files
There are records of the Sylhet District when it was a part of the Assam Province. These are generally known as Sylhet Proceedings Records and cover the period from 1874-1947. These are most valuable records and provide an insight into the life and society of Sylhet during the colonial period.

12. Chittagong Port Records:
The National Archives has collected some valuable records of the Chittagong Port Trust Authority(CPTA). These records cover the period from 1907-1990.