Second Historical Archives of China (SHAC)
30 May 2008
State Archives Bureau, Nanjing, China
"[...] the Second Historical Archives of China (SHAC), [... maintains] extensive holdings of records of the central governments and their subordinate organs of the Republican era of 1912 to 1949. The Second Historical Archives of China (SHAC) is one of three national-level archives, and was the first to be established after the founding of the People's Republic of China. It is under the administration of the State Archives Bureau. The other two are the Central Committee Archives of the CCPÊ and the First Historical Archives of China [located in Beijing, http://www.lsdag.com ; See also FHAC details in http://froginawell.net/eala/Main/FirstHistoricalArchivesOfChina - tmc].
SHAC's responsibility is to conserve and process Republican-era records and facilitate public access to them. The work of the Archives is carried out by the Archive Processing and Cataloguing Department, the Conservation Department, the Public Services Department, the Technical Department, the Computing Center, and the Compilation Department. The National Center for Cataloguing Republican Archives and the journal Republican Archives are also housed at the Archives. The mission of the SHAC is to collect, arrange, catalogue, preserve, compile, and facilitate the use of the holdings of the Archives. SHAC is equipped with microfilming, photocopying, and computer equipment. Various types of finding aids are available."
* Director's Statement; * Introduction to the SHAC; * Introduction of the Holdings; * Treasures of the Holdings; * Introduction to Services; * Rules for Archival Materials Opening to the Public; * Archival Materials Exhibition; * Academic Research; * Republican Archives ("a quarterly periodical [est. 1981], Republican Archives aims to publish archival materials, to highlight scholarship on Republican history and to provide a bridge between the two."); * Collection of [further materials for the] Archives; * Search.
A bi-lingual [CN,EN] site.
Internet Archive http://web.archive.org/web/*/http://www.shac.net.cn/en/index.asp
Link reported by: T. Matthew Ciolek (tmciolek--at-coombs.anu.edu.au)
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