| The archives of the Grand Secretariat
currently housed at the
Institute were originally kept at the Grand Secretariat Storehouse in
the Ch’ing imperial palace. They were removed from the Storehouse when
it underwent renovation in 1909. After the overthrow of the Ch’ing,
these archives changed hands several times, and were, at one point,
even sold to a paper recycling factory. Eventually, the Institute
purchased them from Li Sheng-to, a book collector, in1929 thanks to the
efforts of Fu Ssu-nien, the Institute’s first director.
There are over four thousand Ming(1368-1644) documents and more than
three hundred thousand volumes of Ch’ing(1644-1911) archival materials
in this collection, including imperial decrees, edicts, memorials,
tribute document, examination questions, examination papers, rosters of
successful examination candidates, documents from the offices of the
Grand Secretariat, documents from the offices for book compilation, and
old documents from Mukden. Memorials make up the bulk these documents.
The archives contain valuable source materials for institutional,
social and economic historians. They record general administrative
activities and legal cases, many of which cannot be found in Ch’ing
內閣大庫檔案因院區高壓電設備保養，預計於臺北時間 09月01日(星期日) 停機一天。造成不便，敬請見諒。
Due to the requirements of electricalmaintenance work, the Archives of the Grand Secretariat will be shutdown on
September 01,2019 (please be advised that this date refers to local time in Taiwan ).
We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause you or your institution.