The JBMRC’s archives comprise of both digital and analogue material of texts and visuals from the mid-19th century to the latter half of the 20th-century, pertaining mostly to Bengal and the eastern region. Scholars and researchers are encouraged to access the huge collection of old periodicals, newspapers, photographs, paintings, prints, posters, advertisements and commercial art, retrieved from disappearing institutional and private holdings. A large body of digitised texts of Bengali and Assamese periodicals of the late 19th and early 20th century, and of the newspapers, Amrita Bazar Patrika (1870-1949) and Jugantar (1937-1980) are available as an online resource for unrestricted access. Any affiliated scholars attached to a university or research centre can access this archive. The policy of the archive is open access to all scholars and researchers, with the clause that the material being accessed will be used only for academic purposes and not for any commercial ends. In select cases, non-copyrighted textual and visual material may be made available for commercial publications against a requisite payment.
Users are required to make a prior appointment for using the archives, and will need to provide some identification certifying their institutional affiliations or research projects. The use of the archive is free. A select body of low resolution digital copies of archival images and texts may be availed of by researchers against a fee.
Monday to Friday, 11 am - 5:30 pm
Abhijit Bhattacharya (firstname.lastname@example.org),
Kamalika Mukherjee (email@example.com)