Welcome to Official website of the Directorate of State Archives, Kolkata, West Bengal

The Directorate of State Archives, the official custodian of all non-current records of the government is a specialized wing of the Higher Education Department, Government of West Bengal. It is the oldest repository of pre-colonial, colonial and post-colonial records and its collection grows in bulk as well as in richness with time. The holdings of State Archives are now dispersed in three different wings in two buildings. The Historical and Current Sections located at 6 Bhawani Dutta Lane, Kolkata-700073, deal with the records from 1758 till post 1947. The New Functional Building at 43 Shakespeare Sarani, Kolkata-700017, has in its custody, the Intelligence Branch, Public Works Department and Chancellors' Secretariat records. Apart from the general record series, State Archives possesses special type of records which include old maps, Glass and Film negatives and Photographic prints of intercepted letters, articles and photographs of the freedom fighters.

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