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History Of The Archives

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This chapter briefly discusses the history of the archives of the Dutch East India Company (VOC) and the local institutions in Batavia (Jakarta). Little is known about the fortunes of the archives in the era of the High Government. They were kept in Batavia Castle, the seat of the High Government and for a long time the residence of the Governors-General. In 1925 the archives were moved to a new location the former country estate of Governor- General De Klerk. In the Japanese period the archives remained relatively undamaged. The Acting National Archivist, Ph. E. Coolhaas, could only assume responsibility for it again in July 1947 and he continued to exercise this function until the Transfer of Sovereignty in 1949. Since then, the Arsip Nasional Republiek Indonesia (ANRI) has been in charge of the archives from the Dutch East India Company (VOC) period.

Keywords: Arsip Nasional Republiek Indonesia (ANRI); Batavia; Dutch East India Company; High Government



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