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South Asia: Libraries & Archives Catalogs

Libraries & Archives
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"Primary Sources & Texts"

South Asia Union Catalogue
University of Chicago
Online Union Catalogue of Indian Universities
India Office Records and Private Papers
British Library
National Library
Ministry of Culture, Government of India
National Archives of India 
New Delhi
National Archives of India
Easy Archive Tip
(Downloadable Word document)
Asiatic Society
Asiatic Society
Easy Archive Tip
(Downloadable Word document)
Royal Asiatic Society of Great Britain and Ireland Tamil Nadu Archives
(Formerly, "Madras Record Office")
Tamil Nadu State Archives
Easy Archive Tip
(Downloadable Word document)
West Bengal State Archives West Bengal State Archives
Easy Archive Tip
(Downloadable Word document)
Archives Made Easy
A2A Access to Archives
> 2,500 institutions
Mundus: Gateway to missionary collections in the United Kingdom
Private Papers: India Office Select Materials
The British Library
Search across all of the bibliographic databases
Digital South Asia Library (DSAL)
UKIRA: UK Information Resources on Asia
National Art Library
Victoria and Albert Museum (V&A)
Wellcome Library
Wellcome Library for the History of Medicine
Published catalogues of major oriental manuscript collections Wellcome Library
Institute of Commonwealth Studies
South Asia through Official Eyes
South Asian Official Publications Bodleian Library, Oxford (UK)
National Bibliography of Indian Literature 1901-1953
International union list of South Asian newspapers and gazettes National Register of Archives
Manuscripts & historical records
National, Academic, & Specialist Library Catalogue
Inventory of the South Asian Pamphlets Collection, 1920-2005
South Asia: Primary Sources & Texts
"In India, History Literally Rots Away"
4-part series on appalling condition of India’s archives
New York Times
"Repairing the Damage at India’s National Archives"
Part 2
New York Times
"India’s Archives: How Did Things Get This Bad?"
Part 3
New York Times
"The Parsis, Once India’s Curators, Now Shrug as History Rots"
Part 4
New York Times
Archives Made Easy
Verenigde Oost-Indische Compagnie (VOC)
Dutch East India Company Archives
Archives Hub
> 300 institutions
The Archives of Economic Life in South Asia
Joint Centre for History and Economics
University of Cambridge (UK)
South Asia Open Archives (SAOA)
"With an initial emphasis on colonial-era materials from South Asia, a carefully curated collection of resources will fill gaps in available online collections."

Librarian for South
Southeast Asia

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Holly Ackerman
Room 228 Bostock
Box 90195
Duke University Libraries
Durham, NC 27708


Last updated:

April 3, 2020

Next update:

May 4, 2020