64130
National Archives Holds 3m Files
National Archives Holds 3m Files

Iran's National Archives Holds 3m Files

Iran's National Archives Holds 3m Files

There are about 3 million files in the national archives, said Shahram Yousefipour, deputy for document affairs at the National Library and Archives Organization of Iran on Tuesday, on the occasion of the Written Heritage National Day (May 9). Ashraf Boroujerdi, head of the NLAOI attended a ceremony at the premises of the national archives in Tehran, where a group of officials, codicologists and other researchers in written heritage were present, Mehr News Agency reported. Boroujerdi referred to the Cyrus Charter of Human Rights (a declaration by the Achaemenid king Cyrus the Great from 6th century BC) as the first written document existing on the administration of ancient Iran. She regretted that there are still some organizations and institutions that hold national documents at their own premises and refuse to submit it to the NLAOI. As per law, Boroujerdi said, “The national library is the sole authority responsible and eligible to hold and preserve national documents, and make them accessible to researchers. This does not mean that we will conceal the documents or lock them away.” All organizations in the country are obliged to transfer their documents to the national archives, she stressed.

“There are documents in other countries that surely are of significance to Iran because of our cultural affinity. We need to make arrangements to make them accessible.” At the ceremony, Yousefipour noted that the documentation system of the national archives is 47 years old, and now holds about 3 million files. Yousefipour referred to a special section at the archives dedicated to documents provided by senior officials in Iran. “I’m happy to say that the first batch of documents sent to this section was delivered to the archives by Es’haq Jahangiri,” the first vice president. “In the last calendar year that ended in March, 1.5 million pages of documents from the Presidential Office were catalogued. One million pages transferred from the library to the archives are to be catalogued.”

Short URL : https://goo.gl/m8Tnn5
  1. https://goo.gl/Llw5R5
  • https://goo.gl/bT1Izn
  • https://goo.gl/gDnQu4
  • https://goo.gl/hdksJM
  • https://goo.gl/sRQt8k

You can also read ...

Kiarostami’s ‘Report’ at Raj
The 1977 drama “The Report,” first feature film by the late...
Murder Motive: Insurance Claim
Raj Gallery is set for a single screening of the 1944 noir...
Documentary on  Sohrab Shahid-Saless
The documentary “Sohrab, A Journey”, on the life of one of the...
A screenshot from “Life and Nothing More”
Photos of the abandoned village of Koker in Rudbar County,...
National Orchestra Will Perform in Azeri Republic
As a part of Iran cultural week in Azerbaijan, Iran’s National...
3-Month Photo Exhibition in Tehran and Isfahan
An exhibition of 101 black and white photographs is planned in...
Short Films Competing in Kashmir World Film Festival
Iranian short films are participating in the third edition of...
Jahanbakhsh Concert in Isfahan
Celebrated pop singer and songwriter Babak Jahanbakhsh will...

Add new comment

Read our comment policy before posting your viewpoints

Trending

Googleplus