Direction Nationale des Archives du Mali

The Direction Nationale des Archives du Mali is a governmental entity responsible for safeguarding archival heritage of Mali, including the collection and preservation of its national archives.[1] The National Assembly approved its creation in 2002 (decree n°02-262/P-RM du 24 mai 2002). Previously the Minister of Culture directed archives-related efforts.[2]

Archives Nationales du MaliEdit

The Malian national archives is headquartered in Bamako on the Avenue de l’Union Africaine. Prior to 2006 it was in the Kuluba area of the city.[2] As of 1979 the governmental Institut des Sciences Humaines [1] oversaw the archives.

The materials kept in the archives are grouped as "old" (pre-1915), "recent" (1915-1958), and "new" (since 1958) (fonds anciens, recents, nouveaux) and organized by topic, as follows:[3][2]

  • A. Official Acts
  • B. General Correspondence
  • D. Ethnological, Geographical and Historical Studies; Administrative Organization; Deliberations of the Administrative Council; États Civils; Census; Taxes; Conseil Supérieur; Cartography and Topography
  • E. Politics; Religions; Islamic Affairs; Exterior Relations
  • F. Police; Prisons
  • G. Education
  • H. Health; Public Assistance
  • J: Postal Service
  • K: Railroads
  • L: Navigation; Meteorology; Aviation
  • M: Justice
  • N. Military
  • O: Property and Land Grants
  • P. Customs
  • Q: Economic Affairs; Industry; Mines
  • R: Agriculture; Zoological; Forests; Fish
  • S: Labor
  • T: Budget; Treasury; Special Agencies
  • U: Archives


Directors have included:

  • Moussa Niakaté, 1964-circa 1974?
  • Aliou Ongoïba, circa 1992-2013[4][5]
  • Seydou Diabaté, circa 2017[6]

See alsoEdit


  1. ^ "Direction Nationale des Archives du Mali", (in French), retrieved 10 August 2017
  2. ^ a b c Jansen 2006.
  3. ^ Conrad 1976.
  4. ^ Harmon 1992.
  5. ^ L'Essor (11 December 2013), Archives nationales: un besoin de formation permanente (in French), Maliactu [fr]
  6. ^ "Direction nationale des archives", L'Essor (in French), Bamako, 11 May 2017


in English
in French
  • Moussa Niakate (1973). "Les Archives Nationales du Mali et leurs possibilites dans le cadre de la recherche". Études Maliennes (in French). Institut des sciences humaines du Mali (2): 56–69. OCLC 875326144.
  • Moussa Niakate (1973). "Les Archives Nationales du Mali". Études Maliennes (in French) (5): 69–83.
  • Moussa Niakaté, ed. (1974). Archives nationales du Mali: repertoire, 1855-1954 (in French). Bamako: Institut des sciences humaines du Mali. OCLC 1616808.
  • Jan Jansen (2006). "Les Archives nationales du Mali en transition". Afrique & Histoire (in French). 5 – via  

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