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MEMORY OF THE WORLD REGISTER

MEMORY OF THE WORLD REGISTER

The Memory of the World Register lists documentary heritage which has been recommended by the International Advisory Committee, and endorsed by the Director-General of UNESCO, as corresponding to the selection criteria regarding world significance and outstanding universal value.

Photos by year: 1997 – 2001 – 2003 – 2005 – 2007 – 2009 – 2011 – 2013 – 2015
Quick view of collections by country:

DOCUMENTARY HERITAGE OF THE VICEROYALTY OF THE RIO DE LA PLATA
Country: Argentina – The collection ǀ More photos

COLLECTION OF NOTE MANUSCRIPTS AND FILM MUSIC OF COMPOSER ARAM KHACHATURIAN
Country: Armenia – The collection ǀ More photos

REGISTRY OF SLAVES OF THE BRITISH CARIBBEAN 1817-1834
Countries: Bahamas, Belize, Bermuda, Dominica, Jamaica, St Kitts and United Kingdom – The collection ǀ More photos

SILVER MEN: WEST INDIAN LABOURERS AT THE PANAMA CANAL
Countries: Barbados, Jamaica, Panama, Saint Lucia, United Kingdom and United States of America – The collection ǀ More photos

THE ARCHIVES OF THE UNIVERSITY OF LEUVEN (1425-1797)
Country: Belgium – The collection ǀ More photos

ARCHIVES INSOLVENTE BOEDELSKAMER ANTWERPEN
Country: Belgium – The collection ǀ More photos

CATHEDRAL OF LA PLATA CHURCH MUSIC MANUSCRIPT COLLECTION
Country: Bolivia – The collection ǀ More photos

DOCUMENTS REGARDING THE EMPEROR D. PEDRO II’S JOURNEYS IN BRAZIL AND ABROAD
Country: Brazil – The collection ǀ More photos

THE DISCOVERY OF INSULIN AND ITS WORLDWIDE IMPACT
Country: Canada – The collection ǀ More photos

QUEBEC SEMINARY COLLECTION, 1623-1800 (17TH-19TH CENTURIES)
Country: Canada – The collection ǀ More photos

LIBRI PROHIBITI: PERIODICALS OF CZECH AND SLOVAK SAMIZDAT IN THE YEARS 1948-1989
Country: Czech Republic – The collection ǀ More photos

THE NATIONAL LIBRARY OF EGYPT’S COLLECTION OF MAMLUK QUR’AN MANUSCRIPTS
Country: Egypt – The collection ǀ More photos

ARCHIVES OF THE SKOLT SÁMI VILLAGE OF SUONJEL SUENJEL
Country: Finland – The collection ǀ More photos

CHÂTELET DE PARIS BANNER REGISTER FROM THE REIGN OF FRANCIS I (NATIONAL ARCHIVES, Y9)
Country: France – The collection ǀ More photos

MANUSCRIPT COLLECTION OF SHOTA RUSTAVELI’S POEM “KNIGHT IN THE PANTHER’S SKIN”
Countries: Georgia and United Kingdom – The collection ǀ More photos

DESCRIPTION OF GEORGIAN KINGDOM AND GEOGRAPHICAL ATLAS
Country: Georgia – The collection ǀ More photos

THE OLDEST MANUSCRIPTS PRESERVED AT THE NATIONAL ARCHIVES OF GEORGIA
Country: Georgia – The collection ǀ More photos

CONSTRUCTION AND FALL OF THE BERLIN WALL AND THE TWO-PLUS-FOUR-TREATY OF 1990
Country: Germany – The collection ǀ More photos

LORSCH PHARMACOPOEIA (THE BAMBERG STATE LIBRARY, MSC.MED.1)
Country: Germany – The collection ǀ More photos

NEBRA SKY DISC
Country: Germany – The collection ǀ More photos

AUTOGRAPH OF H-MOLL-MESSE (MASS IN B MINOR) BY JOHANN SEBASTIAN BACH
Country: Germany – The collection ǀ More photos

DOCUMENTS REPRESENTING THE REFORMATION INITIATED BY MARTIN LUTHER
Documents representing the beginning and the early development of the Reformation initiated by Martin Luther

Country: Germany – The collection ǀ More photos

THE GOLDEN LETTER OF THE BURMESE KING ALAUNGPHAYA TO KING GEORGE II OF GREAT BRITAIN
Countries: Germany, United Kingdom of Great Britain and Myanmar – The collection ǀ More photos

THE DERVENI PAPYRUS: THE OLDEST BOOK OF EUROPE
Country: Greece – The collection ǀ More photos

SEMMELWEIS’ DISCOVERY
Country: Hungary – The collection ǀ More photos

1703 CENSUS OF ICELAND
Country: Iceland – The collection ǀ More photos

SAIVA MANUSCRIPT IN PONDICHERRY
Country: India – The collection ǀ More photos

BABAD DIPONEGORO OR AUTOBIOGRAPHICAL CHRONICLE OF PRINCE DIPONEGORO (1785-1855)
A Javanese nobleman, Indonesian national hero and pan-Islamist
Countries: Indonesia and the Netherlands – The collection ǀ More photos

ASIAN-AFRICAN CONFERENCE ARCHIVES
Country: Indonesia – The collection ǀ More photos

AL-TAFHIM LI AWA’IL SANA’AT AL-TANJIM
Country: Iran – The collection ǀ More photos

A COLLECTION OF SELECTED MAPS OF IRAN IN THE QAJAR ERA
Country: Iran – The collection ǀ More photos

AL-MASAALIK WA AL-MAMAALIK
Country: Iran and Germany – The collection ǀ More photos

KULLIYYĀT-I SAʽDI
Country: Iran – The collection ǀ More photos

ROTHSCHILD MISCELLANY
Country: Israel – The collection ǀ More photos

ALEPPO CODEX
Country: Israel – The collection ǀ More photos

ISAAC NEWTON’S THEOLOGICAL PAPERS
Country: Israel – The collection ǀ More photos

THE CODEX PURPUREUS ROSSANENSIS
Country: Italy – The collection ǀ More photos

MIDOKANPAKUKI: THE ORIGINAL HANDWRITTEN DIARY OF FUJIWARA NO MICHINAGA
Country: Japan – The collection ǀ More photos

MATERIALS RELATED TO THE KEICHO-ERA MISSION TO EUROPE, JAPAN AND SPAIN
Countries: Japan and Spain – The collection ǀ More photos

RETURN TO MAIZURU PORT—DOCUMENTS
Return to Maizuru Port—Documents Related to the Internment and Repatriation Experiences of Japanese (1945-1956)

Country: Japan – The collection ǀ More photos

ARCHIVES OF TŌJI TEMPLE CONTAINED IN ONE-HUNDRED BOXES
Country: Japan – The collection ǀ More photos

ILSEONGNOK: RECORDS OF DAILY REFLECTIONS
Country: Republic of Korea – The collection ǀ More photos

NANJUNG ILGI: WAR DIARY OF ADMIRAL YI SUN-SIN
Country: Republic of Korea – The collection ǀ More photos

ARCHIVES OF SAEMAUL UNDONG (NEW COMMUNITY MOVEMENT)
Country: Republic of Korea – The collection ǀ More photos

THE ARCHIVES OF THE KBS SPECIAL LIVE BROADCAST “FINDING DISPERSED FAMILIES”
Country: Republic of Korea – The collection ǀ More photos

CONFUCIAN PRINTING WOODBLOCKS
Country: Republic of Korea – The collection ǀ More photos

CORRESPONDENCE OF THE LATE SULTAN OF KEDAH (1882-1943)
Country: Malaysia – The collection ǀ More photos

CODICES FROM THE OAXACA VALLEY
Country: Mexico – The collection ǀ More photos

OLD FONDS OF THE HISTORICAL ARCHIVE AT COLEGIO DE VIZCAÍNAS
Country: Mexico – The collection ǀ More photos

JUDICIAL FILES CONCERNING THE BIRTH OF A RIGHT
Judicial files concerning the birth of a right: the effective remedy as a contribution of the Mexican writ of amparo to the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR) of 1948

Country: Mexico – The collection ǀ More photos

THE WORK OF FRAY BERNARDINO DE SAHAGÚN (1499-1590)
Countries: Mexico and Italy – The collection ǀ More photos

KANJUR WRITTEN WITH 9 PRECIOUS STONES
Country: Mongolia – The collection ǀ More photos

MYAZEDI QUADRILINGUAL STONE INSCRIPTION
Country: Myanmar – The collection ǀ More photos

MANIFEST DER KOMMUNISTISCHEN PARTEI, DRAFT MANUSCRIPT PAGE AND DAS KAPITAL.
Erster Band, Karl Marx’s personal annotated copy
Countries: The Netherlands and Germany – The collection ǀ More photos

UTRECHT PSALTER
Country: The Netherlands – The collection ǀ More photos

SIR EDMUND HILLARY ARCHIVE
Country: New Zealand – The collection ǀ More photos

TRAVELLING REGISTRY OF THE CONQUISTADORS OR “BECERRO BOOK”
Country: Peru – The collection ǀ More photos

THE CONFEDERATION OF WARSAW OF 28TH OF JANUARY 1573: RELIGIOUS TOLERANCE GUARANTEED
Country: Poland – The collection ǀ More photos

FILES AND LIBRARY OF THE UNITY OF THE BRETHREN
Country: Poland – The collection ǀ More photos

THE BOOK OF HENRYKÓW
Country: Poland – The collection ǀ More photos

JOURNAL OF THE FIRST VOYAGE OF VASCO DA GAMA TO INDIA, 1497-1499
Country: Portugal – The collection ǀ More photos

THE LAURENTIAN CHRONICLE 1377
Country: Russian Federation – The collection ǀ More photos

LLIBRE DEL SINDICAT REMENÇA (1448)
Country: Spain – The collection ǀ More photos

ASTRID LINDGREN ARCHIVES
Country: Sweden – The collection ǀ More photos

INGMAR BERGMAN ARCHIVES
Country: Sweden – The collection ǀ More photos

THE MONTREUX JAZZ FESTIVAL: CLAUDE NOB’S LEGACY
Country: Switzerland – The collection ǀ More photos

THE KING RAM KHAMHAENG INSCRIPTION
Country: Thailand – The collection ǀ More photos

THE WORKS OF IBN SINA IN THE SÜLEYMANIYE MANUSCRIPT LIBRARY
Country: Turkey – The collection ǀ More photos

AUTOGRAPH FIRST WORLD WAR DIARY OF FIELD MARSHAL SIR DOUGLAS HAIG, 1914-1919
Country: United Kingdom – The collection ǀ More photos

MAGNA CARTA, ISSUED IN 1215
Country: United Kingdom – The collection ǀ More photos

HISTORIC ETHNOGRAPHIC RECORDINGS (1898 – 1951) AT THE BRITISH LIBRARY
Country: United Kingdom – The collection ǀ More photos

ARTHUR BERNARD DEACON (1903-27) COLLECTION MS 90-98
Countries: Vanuatu and United Kingdom – The collection ǀ More photos

COLOMBEIA: GENERALISSIMO FRANCISCO DE MIRANDA’S ARCHIVES
Country: Venezuela – The collection ǀ More photos

COLLECTION OF LATIN AMERICAN PHOTOGRAPHS OF THE 19TH CENTURY
Country: Venezuela – The collection ǀ More photos

WOODBLOCKS OF NGUYEN DYNASTY
Country: Vietnam – The collection ǀ More photos

UNRWA PHOTO AND FILM ARCHIVES OF PALESTINIAN REFUGEES
Organization: UNRWA – The collection ǀ More photos

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