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About the Archives

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The Archives are located in Building O, with a quiet friendly atmosphere that is conducive to research. A photocopier and microfilm reader/printer are available.


The purpose of the Archives is to collect, preserve (microfilm), and make accessible the permanent records of the CNMI Government.

Definition of Archives

Permanent records that have legal, historic, political, and other administrative research values.


Legal Values:

  • Bills & Resolutions of the Legislature
  • Executive Orders
  • Judicial Decisions
  • Attorney General's Decisions
  • Journals of the CNMI Legislature
  • Journals of the CNMI Constitution
  • Deeds to Real Property

Historical Values:

  • Minutes of Boards, Commissions & Cabinet Meetings
  • Annual Reports of all CNMI Government Departments & Agencies
  • Reports of Historical events in the NMI
  • History of the Spanish, German, and Japanese Administration in the Marianas
  • WWII in the Marianas 1944

Political Values:

  • Election Results, including lists of Candidates
  • Actions of our Government
  • Political Development in our Islands
  • Covenant Negotiations and Constitutional Convention

Administrative Records:

  • Employment
  • Student
  • Medical
  • Tax
  • War Claims
  • Payment