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The first inscriptions on the UNESCO Memory of the World Register were made on 1997.[1] By creating a compendium of the world’s documentary heritage—manuscripts, oral traditions, audio-visual materials, library and archive holdings[2]—the program aims to tap on its networks of experts to exchange information and raise resources for the preservation, digitization, and dissemination of documentary materials.[3] To date, 193 documentary heritages have been included in the Register, among them recordings of folk music, ancient languages and phonetics, aged remnants of religious and secular manuscripts, collective lifetime works of renowned giants of literature, science and music, copies of landmark motion pictures and short films, and accounts documenting changes in the world’s political, economic and social stage. Of these, 42 properties were nominated by countries from the region of Asia and the Pacific.

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List by country/territory

Australia's The Story of the Kelly Gang is the first full-length narrative feature film produced anywhere in the world.[4]
Cambodia’s Tuol Sleng Genocide Museum contains photographs of over 5,000 prisoners, as well as "confessions", many extracted under torture, and other biographical records.[5]
The Rigveda is the fountain source of the so-called Aryan culture that spread beyond the Indian subcontinent.[6]
The Shâhnâmeh (Book of Kings) of Iran is one of the classics of the Persian-speaking world, on a par with the Iliad and the The Aeniad of the Greco-Roman cultural communities.[7]
The Korean version of the Buddhist scriptures, Tripitaka Koreana, is one of the most important and most complete corpus of Buddhist doctrinal texts in the world.[8]
The Holy Koran Mushaf of Othman manuscript, held by the Muslim Board of Uzbekistan, is the earliest existent written version of the Koran.[9]
Country/Territory Documentary heritage[A] Year
inscribed
Custodian(s), Location(s) Reference
Australia The Endeavour Journal of James Cook 2001 National Library of Australia, Canberra [10]
Australia The Mabo Case Manuscripts 2001 National Library of Australia, Canberra [11]
Australia The Story of the Kelly Gang (1906) 2007 National Film and Sound Archive, Canberra [4]
Australia The Convict Records of Australia 2007 Various locations [12]
Australia Manifesto of the Queensland Labour Party to the people of Queensland 2009 State Library of Queensland, Brisbane [13]
Cambodia Tuol Sleng Genocide Museum Archives 2009 Tuol Sleng Genocide Museum, Phnom Penh [5]
China Traditional Music Sound Archives 1997 Chinese Academy of Arts, Beijing [14]
China Records of the Qing's Grand Secretariat - 'Infiltration of Western Culture in China' 1999 Palace Museum, Beijing [15]
China Ancient Naxi Dongba Literature Manuscripts 2003 Lijiang Prefecture Dongba Research Institute, Dayan [16]
China Golden Lists of the Qing Dynasty Imperial Examination 2005 State Archives, Beijing [17]
China Qing Dynasty Yangshi Lei Archives 2007 Various locations [18]
India The I.A.S. Tamil Medical Manuscript Collection 1997 Institute of Asian Studies, Tamil Nadu [19]
India Saiva Manuscript in Pondicherry 2005 French Institute of Pondicherry, Pondicherry [20]
India Rigveda 2007 Bhandarkar Oriental Research Institute, Pune [6]
Iran “Bayasanghori Shâhnâmeh” (Prince Bayasanghor’s Book of the Kings) 2007 Golestan Palace, Tehran [7]
Iran The Deed For Endowment: Rab’ I-Rashidi (Rab I-Rashidi Endowment) 13th Century manuscript 2007 Tabriz Central Library, Tabriz [21]
Iran Administrative Documents of Astan-e Quds Razavi in the Safavid Era 2009 Astan-e Quds Razavi Library, Mashhad [22]
Kazakhstan Collection of manuscripts of Khoja Ahmed Yasawi 2003 National Library of the Republic of Kazakhstan, Almaty [23]
Kazakhstan Audiovisual documents of the International antinuclear movement “Nevada-Semipalatinsk 2005 State Archive & State Archive of Film, Almaty [24]
Malaysia Correspondence of the late Sultan of Kedah (1882-1943) 2001 National Archives of Malaysia, Alor Setar [25]
Malaysia Hikayat Hang Tuah 2001 National Library of Malaysia, Kuala Lumpur [26]
Malaysia Sejarah Melayu (the Malay Annals) 2001 Institute of Language and Literature, Kuala Lumpur [27]
Malaysia Batu Bersurat, Terengganu (Inscribed Stone of Terengganu) 2009 Terengganu State Museum, Kuala Terengganu [28]
New Zealand Treaty of Waitangi 1997 National Archives, Wellington [29]
New Zealand The 1893 Women's Suffrage Petition 1997 National Archives, Wellington [30]
Pakistan Jinnah Papers (Quaid-I-Azam) 1999 National Archives, Islamabad [31]
Philippines Philippine Paleographs (Hanunoo, Build, Tagbanua and Pala'wan) 1999 National Museum, Manila [32]
Philippines Radio Broadcast of the Philippine People Power Revolution 2003 Radio Veritas Asia, Quezon City; Raja Broadcasting Network, Makati City; Personal Archives of Mr. Orly Punzalan, Dasmariñas [33]
Philippines José Maceda Collection 2007 U.P. Center for Ethnomusicology, Quezon City [34]
Republic of Korea The Hunmin Chongum Manuscript 1997 Gansong Art Museum, Seoul [35]
Republic of Korea The Annals of the Choson Dynasty 1997 Cheongoksan Sagobon, Seoul [36]
Republic of Korea Seungjeongwon ilgi, the Diaries of the Royal Secretariat 2001 Kyujanggak Library and Seoul National University, Seoul [37]
Republic of Korea Baegun hwasang chorok buljo jikji simche yojeol (vol. II)), the second volume of "Anthology of Great Buddhist Priests’ Zen Teachings" 2001 National Library of France, Paris [38]
Republic of Korea Printing woodblocks of the Tripitaka Koreana and miscellaneous Buddhist scriptures 2007 Haeinsa Monastery, Gyeongsangnam-do [39]
Republic of Korea Uigwe: The Royal Protocols of the Joseon Dynasty 2007 Seoul National University, Seoul [40]
Republic of Korea Donguibogam: Principles and Practice of Eastern Medicine 2009 National Library of Korea, Seoul; Academy of Korean Studies, Gyeonggi-do [41]
Tajikistan The manuscript of Ubayd Zakoni's Kulliyat and Hafez Sherozi's Gazalliyt (XIV century) 2003 Institute of the Written Heritage of the Academy of Sciences, Dushanbe [42]
Thailand The King Ram Khamhaeng Inscription 2003 National Museum, Bangkok [43]
Thailand Archival Documents of King Chulalongkorn's Transformation of Siam (1868-1910) 2009 National Library of Thailand, Bangkok; National Archives of Thailand, Bangkok [44]
Uzbekistan Holy Koran Mushaf of Othman 1997 The Muslim Board of Uzbekistan, Tashkent [9]
Uzbekistan The Collection of the Al-Biruni Institute of Oriental Studies 1997 Academy of Sciences, Tashkent [45]
Vietnam Woodblocks of Nguyen Dynasty 2009 State Records and Archives Department of Vietnam, Hanoi [46]

Notes

^ A. Names and spellings provided are based on the official list released by the Memory of the World Programme.

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