The Assam State Archives has a valuable collection of the official records/files. The Directorate has done the cataloguing the files in AIMS Software. The collections include the Board of Revenue files (1774-1824); Bengal Government files (1788- 1874); Dacca Commissioner files (1867-1874); Manuscript Volumes (1823-1874); Chief Minister Secretariat(1943-1992); Chief Commissioners files (1874-1921); Proceedings(1874-1939); Assam Commissioners files (1833-1907); Home Confidential files (1888-1971); Departmental files (1874-1957) etc.

Details about the holdings:

  • Manuscripts and Files (1774-1874)

1.a) Manuscripts Volumes (1826-1874) [8 series records from 1823 to 1874 relating to correspondence between Agent to the Governor General and Govt. of Bengal/ District officers, etc.]

1.b) Transferred files of Bengal-Manuscripts and files (1774-1874)

2. Records of Chief Commissioner of Assam (1874-1905)
3. Records of Eastern Bengal & Assam (1905-1912)
4. Records of Chief Commissioner of Assam (1912-1920)
5. Records of Governor's Province (1921-1947)
6. Records of Provincial Governments (1937-1947)

  • Proceedings (1874-1939)-(Printed files)
  • Proceedings (Chief Commissioner of Assam, Eastern Bengal and Assam, Commissioner, Assam Valley).
  • Other Records (1826-1957)
  • Governor Secretariat files (1942- 1945).
  • Governor Secretariat (confidential) files (1921-1950).
  • Chief Minister's Secretariat (1947-1957).
  • Political History of Assam's files (1826-1947).
  • Confidential and Home (Conf) files (1888-1971).
  • Police (SB) (1935-1947).
  • Commissioner, Assam Valley (1874-1933).
  • Gazetteers- Imperial, India, Assam, Provincial and Districts.
  • Gazette:
    • Assam (1874-1992)
    • India (1860-1969)
    • Calcutta (1843-1958)
  • Reports - Administrative, Census, Journals of Asiatic Society, etc
  • Assam Secretariat Records (1874-1957)
  • 1874-1905: General Department including native records, Judicial, and Revenue files.
  • 1905-1912: General Department (including PWD, Medical, LSG, etc.), Political & Judicial Department, Revenue Department, Finance & Municipal Department, etc.
  • 1912-1921: General Department (including Public Service, Education, PWD, etc); Appointment & Political Department, Education Department, Passport Department, etc.
  • 1921-1937: Transferred Department, Finance Deptt, Revenue Department, Judicial Department, Forest Department, Industries Department, Agriculture Department, etc.
  • 1937-47: Home Department, Judicial & General Department, Finance Department, Appointment Department, LSG Deptt, Legislative, etc.
  • 1920-32 and 1936-41: List of Passport File.
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  • Department wise Illustrative List updated

Stack Area, Assam State Archives