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A REPORT OF THE MANIPUR STATE ARCHIVES 1993-94

   

Highlights: - The significant events of the year, 1993 were the workshop of the Meitei/ Meetei Mayek (5 days) on 26 November to 30th November, 1993 and the 5 days Exhibition on Archaic Manipuri manuscripts (26 to 39 Nov.,’93) at the State Museum. Shri H.V. Goswami, Chief Secretary (Advisor to the Governor) was the Chief Guest of the Inauguration and Shri P. Sharatchandra (Secretary, Art & Culture) was the President on this occasion. The Chief Guest released the following two remarkable books. 

(i) A History of Manipur police, 1892-1972.

(ii) Manipur during World war-II (1941-45) Socio-Economic change and Local Responses.

Another noteworthy event of the year was the mounting of an exhibition, “The archaic Manuscripts of Manipur” under the custody of Manipur State Archives.

1.Staff: - The existing staff strength of the Archives is as under:

Sl. No.

Name of Post 

No. Of Post

  1.  

Deputy Director

1(one)

  1.  

Archivist

1(one)

  1.  

Asstt. Microphotographist

1(one)

  1.  

Accountant

1(one)

  1.  

U.D.C

1(one)

  1.  

L.D.C

2(one)

  1.  

Preservation Asstt.

1(one)

  1.  

Record Attendant Grade-I

1(one)

  1.  

Record Attendant Grade-II

2(one)

  1.  

Binder

2(one)

  1.  

Mender

2(one)

  1.  

Dusting Bearer

1(one)

  1.  

Peon

2(one)

  1.  

Chowkidar

1(one)

 

 

Total=19 posts

 

The post of the Assistant Archivist Smt. K. Sushila Devi upgraded to the post of Archivist w.e.f 16th Nov., 1993 vide Manipur Government order No.4/4/85- SE (Art & Culture) Pt. II.

2. Records Accessions:

Record holdings of the State Archives were further enriched by the acquisitions:

(a) Public Records:

The following public records were accessioned during the year, 1993 and 1994.

Records accessioned in 1993:

Sl.No.

Name of Department.

Date/year

Total no. of files/volumes accessioned

1.

Finance Department.

1950-1978

140 Files

  1.  

Forest Department.

1950-1976

100 Files

  1.  

Education Department.

1960-1978

160 Files

  1.  

Law Department

1960-1977

230 Files

  1.  

Jail Department

1962-1977

250 Files

  1.  

Agriculture Department.

1960-1978

180 Files

  1.  

Revenue Deptt.

1950-1980

270 Files 


Records accessioned in 1994

Sl.No.

Name of Department.

Date/Year

Total no. of files/volumes accessioned

1.

Agriculture Deptt.

1978-1884

136 Files

2.

Industry Deptt.

1965-1970

86 Files

3.

Home Deptt.

1961-1966

150 Files

4.

Finance Deptt.

1960-1965

136 Files

5.

Transport Deptt.

1967-1971

85 Files

6.

Medical Deptt.

1964-1970

122 Files

7.

Electricity Deptt.

1955-1960

48 Files

8.

Fishery Deptt.

1965-1970

96 Files

      9.

Revenue Deptt.

1960-1972

20 Files

(b) Private Records:

(i) Manuscripts:

Sl.No.

Title of the Manuscript

Custodian

  1.  

Ahong Pung Lalupan

B. Kullachandra Sharma, Thangapat Mapal, Imphal.

  1.  

Chada Laihui

Khulem Chandrashekhar Singh, Uripok, Naoremthong

  1.  

Chakpa Khundarol

M. Gourachandra Singh, Peoples’ Museum, Kakching, Thoubal District.

  1.  

Chakpa Chairenlon

M. Gourachandra Singh, Peoples’ Museum Kakching, Thoubal District.

  1.  

Chakparol

M. Gourachandra Singh, Peoples’ Museum Kakching, Thoubal District.

  1.  

Chingtam Mayek, Salai Kangleipak, Kee Laining.

Dr. Suresh Singh, Kwakeithel, Imphal.

  1.  

Haklon

Shri Kondumba, Salungpham,Thoubal District.

  1.  

Khamoi Yangmoi

Shri Manijao, Palace Compound, Imphal.

  1.  

Khamoi Yangmoi

Shri Chadrashekhar Singh, Uripok, Naoremthong,Imphal.

  1.  

Kakching Lamitlon

M. Gourachandra Singh, Peoples’ Museum, Kakching, Thoubal District.

  1.  

Khamlangba Wari, Ahuirol

M. Gourachandra Singh, Peoples’ Museum, Kakching, Thoubal District.

  1.  

Kakching Bamon wathok

M. Gourachandra Singh, Peoples’ Museum, Kakching, Thoubal District.

  1.  

Koubru Chingoiba

M. Gourachandra Singh, Peoples’ Museum, Kakching, Thoubal District.

  1.  

Khunung Paotak

M. Gourachandra Singh, Peoples’ Museum, Kakching, Thoubal District.

  1.  

Keikoi

M. Gourachandra Singh. Peoples’ Museum,  Kakching, Thoubal Dist.

  1.  

Loigi Potna

Nameirakpam Ibochouba Singh, Haobam Marak, Imphal.

  1.  

Langdai Puya

Shri M. Gourachandra Singh, Peoples’ Museum, Kakching, Thoubal Dist.

  1.  

Lakshmi Charit

Shri M. Gourachandra Singh, Peoples’ Museum, Kakching, Thoubal Dist.

  1.  

Lishamgi Meihoubarol

N.Khelchandra Singh, Uripok, imphal.

  1.  

Langbum

M.Gourachandra Singh,Peoples’ Museum, Kakching, Thoubal District.

  1.  

Leiron

Shri M. Gourachandra Singh, Peoples’ Museum, Kakching, Thoubal Dist.

  1.  

Laiyingthou,Loiyumba Laikhai.

Shri Debendra, Uripok,Imphal

  1.  

Moirang Thokchomlon

N.Khelchandra Singh, Uripok, Imphal.

  1.  

Meisnamgi  Meihoubarol

Shri M. Gourachandra Singh, Peoples’ Museum, Kakching, Thoubal Dist.

  1.  

Moirang Kanglei Lamthon

Shri Ibomcha,Kumbi,Moirang

  1.  

Meitei Kangleiron

M. Gourachandra Singh, Peoples Museum’ Kakching, Thoubal District.

  1.  

Meitei Mayek Tamba

Shri M. Gourachandra Singh, Peoples’ Museum, Kakching, Thoubal Dist.

  1.  

Meihourol

Shri M. Gourachandra Singh, Peoples’ Museum, Kakching, Thoubal Dist.

  1.  

Nunglon Achouba

Nameirakpam Ibochouba, Haobam Marak, Imphal.

  1.  

Numit Taret ki  Mashak

M. Gourachandra Singh, Peoples’ Museum, Kakching, Thoubal District.

  1.  

Ougri Khelchong Hijan Hirao

Shri M. Gourachandra Singh, Peoples’ Museum, Kakching, Thoubal Dist.

  1.  

Paonam Chajing Taba Meihourol

N. Khelchandra Singh, Uripok, Imphal.

  1.  

Phuhington

Raghumani Sharma, Bamon Leikai, Imphal.

  1.  

Pakhangba Lairol

Dr.Suresh, Kwakeithel, Imphal.

  1.  

Panthoibi Naheirol 

M.Gourachandra Singh, Peoples’ Museum, Kakching, Thoubal District.

  1.  

Penlon Thengtha

Shri M. Gourachandra Singh, Peoples’ Museum, Kakching, Thoubal Dist.

  1.  

Pung Eshei Hourakopagi Takpa

M. Gourachandra Singh, Peoples’ Museum, Kakching, Thoubal District.

  1.  

Panthoibi Khongun

Shri ChandraSekhar Singh, Uripok, NaoremThong.

  1.  

Paphal Lambuba

Shri N.Manijao Singh, Palace Compound.

  1.  

Swarashati Biyakaran

Khulem Chandrasekhar Singh, Uripok, Imphal.

  1.  

Shading Shakok

Peoples’ Museum, Kakching, Thoubal District.

  1.  

Subika

Peoples’ Museum, Kakching, Thoubal District.

  1.  

Subika Laishaba

Peoples’ Museum, Kakching, Thoubal District.

  1.  

Salai Shakok

Peoples’ Museum, Kakching, Thoubal District.

  1.  

Salai Taret Lakpa

M. Gourachandra Singh, Peoples’ Museum, Kakching, Thoubal District.

  1.  

Sarangthem Meihoubarol

N.Khelchandra Singh, Uripok, Imphal.

  1.  

Subika Laishaba

Shri Kh. ChandraSekhar Singh, Uripok, NaoremThong, Imphal.

  1.  

Salai Taret Umanglai mapan Thorakpagiwa

M. Gourachandra Singh, Peoples’ Museum, Kakching, Thoubal District.

  1.  

Thengrakhen Subika    

M. Gourachandra Singh, Peoples’ Museum, Kakching, Thoubal District.

  1.  

Thirel Chindumbi

M. Gourachandra Singh, Peoples’ Museum, Kakching, Thoubal District.

  1.  

Thirel

M. Gourachandra Singh, Peoples’ Museum, Kakching, Thoubal District.

  1.  

Taoroinai Yangbi

M. Gourachandra Singh, Peoples’ Museum, Kakching, Thoubal District.

  1.  

Thirel Lsicham

M. Gourachandra Singh, Peoples’ Museum, Kakching, Thoubal District.

  1.  

Wakoklon Thilel Salai amailon Pukok

N. Manijao Singh, Palace Compound.

  1.  

Yumsharol

Manipur State Kala Academi

  1.  

Yellon

M. Gourachandra Singh, Peoples’ Museum, Kakching, Thoubal District.

  1.  

Yaripok

M. Gourachandra Singh, Peoples’ Museum, Kakching, Thoubal District.

  1.  

Yumsharol

Ningomba Manijao, Palace Compound.

  1.  

Heibok Chingoirol

Peoples’ Museum, Kakching, Thoubal District.

 

(ii) Rare records:

 

1.   

Political Movements 1920 and its appeals

Th. Chandra Singh, Kongba,Imphal.

2.   

Maharajas Personal letters

K. Shamkishore, Ningthem Pukhri Mapal, Imphal.

3.   

Back issues of deinik  patrika, 1934

P.Lalmani Singh, Kwakeithel, Imphal.

(c) Collected  Microfilm Rolls. 

Sl. No.

Name of Records

Collected from

No. of Exposure

1.   

North east  Frontier proceedings of the Government of Military department, Manipur, 1891-92,

India office library and Records,London.

311

2.   

The Manipur expedition, 1891 Cpt. George Henry Holbeche Couchman.

India office library and Records,London.

54

3.   

Manipur Operations. 1891, 1891-93

 

 

4.   

Commonwealth relations office Records. List of Ruling princes,  chiefs and leading personages in Manipur.

India Office Library and Records, London

20

5.   

Manipur operations,1891, 1891-93.

India Office Library and Records, London

62

6.   

Manipur operations 1891,

1891-93.

India Office Library and Records, London

35

7.   

Manipur operations,1891, 1891-93.

India Office Library and Records, London

123

8.   

Manipur operations,1891, 1891-93.

India Office Library and Records, London

37

9.   

Manipur operations,1891, 1891-93.

India Office Library and Records, London

147

10.   

Manipur operations,1891, 1891-93.

India Office Library and Records, London

55

11.   

Manipur operations,1891, 1891-93.

India Office Library and Records, London

55

12.   

Manipur operations,1891, 1891-93.

India Office Library and Records, London

17

13.   

Manipur operations,1891, 1891-93.

India Office Library and Records, London

19

14.   

Manipur operations,1891, 1891-93.

India Office Library and Records, London

19

15.   

Manipur operations,1891, 1891-93.

India Office Library and Records, London

44

16.   

Manipur operations,1891,

1891,1891-93.

India Office Library and Records, London

40

17.   

Manipur operations,1891, 1891-93.

India Office Library and Records, London

93

18.   

Manipur operations,1891, 1891-93.

India Office Library and Records, London

32

19.   

Manipur operations,1891, 1891-93.

India Office Library and Records, London

364

20.   

Frontier and overseas.Expedition from India Vol.-IV. North and North Eastern Frontier Tribes.

India Office Library and Records, London

249

21.   

Routes in the presidency and Assam  District 1939.

General Staff  India, Vol.-II. Frontier Tracts.

India Office Library and Records, London

139

22.   

Report on the Commissariat Transport.  Arrangements of the Manipur Field Force for 1891-92.

India Office Library and Records, London

58

23.   

Manipur Itihas.

National Library, Calcutta.

236

24.   

Dalil

National Library, Calcutta.

81

25.   

Manipur from the Columns of the Pioneers.

National Library, Calcutta.

83

26.   

Manipur Senapati (Bengali Script and lanhuage).

National Library, Calcutta.

130

27.   

East  India (Manipur) Correspondence relation to Manipur.

National Library, Calcutta.

98

28.   

Correspondence relation to Manipur.

National Library, Calcutta.

17

29.   

Correspondence relation to Manipur.

National Library, Calcutta.

25

30.   

East India (Manipur). National Return to an address library of the Hon’ble, the Calcutta House of Commons 1891. Further correspondence Relating to Manipur.

National Library Calcutta.

23

31.   

East India (Manipur) Return to an address of the Ho n’ble, the house of Commons, 1891.

National Library, Calcutta.

3

32.   

Man in India , A Quarteriy Record of Anthropological Science with special reference to India.

National Library, Calcutta.

49

33.   

Frontier and overseas expedition from India North & North  Eastern Frontier tribs. 1907-1911.

Lilong Academi Library.

142

34.   

1891- Manipur war Records. Militaey Records.

Lilong Academi Library.

31

35.   

Frontier and overseas expedition from India, Burma, 1907-1911.

Lilong Academi Library.

250

36.   

Manipur operations 1891, 1891-93.

Lilong Academi Library.

963

37.   

Manipur operations, 1891, 1811-1893.

 

 

38.   

Manipur State Govt. Publications, (Manipur).

Lilong Academi Library.

43

Microfiche

39.   

-do-

Lilong Academi Library.

55

Microfiche

40.   

-do-

Lilong Academi Library.

13

Microfiche

41.   

-do-

Lilong Academi Library.

27

Microfiche

42.   

-do-

U.K.

Edinburgh

255

4.      Library: 

The Archives Library accessioned twenty thousand books. Out of these twelve thousand books were transferred by the Secretariat and Library and law Department Library from the Secretariat.

5.      Reference Media:

  1. Guide to the Records of the Maharajas of Manipur (33 A.D. to 1955) Vol.-I & II.
  2. Guide to the Records of the Manipur State Darbar, Vol.-I & II.
  3. Guide to the Records of the Manipur State Council, Vol.-I & II.
  4. Guide to the Records of the Manipur Political Agency, Vol.-I, II & III.(1835-1947).
  5. Guide to the Records of the P.W.D.,Education, Judicial, Revenue etc.

Indexes:

  1. Records Index of the National Archives of India (Relating to Manipur).
  2. Record Index relating to Manipur, Bihar State Archives.
  3. Record Index relating to Manipur,Assam State Archives, Assam.
  4. Record Index of the Manipur Secretariat Vol.-I. Secretariat records.
  5. Record Index Deputy Commissioner, Imphal, Vol.-I.
  6. Record Index, Deputy Commissioner, Ukhrul, Vol.I.
  7. Record Index, Imphal Municipality.

6. Research Services:

The Research Room of the State Archives is remained open to the Research Scholars on all working days from 10 a.m. to 4.30 p.m. Many Scholars/Individual/ Govt. Officials visited to the research room. 

Many search cases also found by the research section. The newly enrolled search cases are 42 in numbers.

7. Publications:

Many books are published by the State archives.

The books are as under:

1)     Administrative changes in Manipur after 1891.

2)     A Vocabulary Manipuri to English to Dictionary by L.O. Clerk (1924), a political agent of Manipur 1924.

3)     Manipur “Who is Who” - 1891.

4)     Extract Documents of Nehru & Manipur .

5)     The Importance of Archives and its preservation.

6)     A History of Manipur Police, 1891-1972.

7)     Manipur  During World War-II.

(1941-45) Socio Economic Change and Local Responses. 

8. Record Management:

For the improvement of records Management, the State archives carefully continued in the field of appraisal of non-current records, scrutiny and vetting of retention schedule of records of functional nature, Inspection of Departmental records/Semi Government records/Individuals and tendering advice on various aspects of records management. During this period the State Archives appraised Department, Forest Department, Education Department, Law Department, Jail Department, Agriculture Department, Revenue Department, Industry Department, Medical Department and fishery Department. Of all these Departments, this office appraised 20,102 pages. Retention schedule for records also maintained.

The State Archives inspected the following Departments:-(i) Assembly Secretariat, (ii) Manipur State Kala Academi, (iii) Peoples’ Museum, Kakching and (iv) Dhanamanjuri College (Science).

9. Reprographic/ Xeroxing services:

            The State Archives has no the facility of  Microfilm Camera. But this official is using the Xeroxing of Record from different Departments/ Semi Govt. offices/Individuals. This office collected the records in Xeroxing about ten thousand pages from the above noted offices.

10. Conservation:

            The Conservation Unit has done the following works:- repair 860 sheets, guarding 1865 sheets, stitching 250 volumes of books, Gazettes and laminations 30 sheets.

11. Archives Week Celebration:

            During the year, the Department organized an Exihibition as a routine programme. On the exhibition highlighted the “archaic scripts” to the society.

12. Committee:

            The Manipur State Archives is now the members of the following:-

a.      The Indian Historical Records Commission.

b.      The Association of the Indian Archivist.

c.       The SWARBICA. 

 

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