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Da Afghanistan Kalanay collection

Identifier: MSS 405 large

Scope and Contents

This is a collection of photocopies of the volumes between 1932 - 1960.


  • Creation: 1932-1960

Language of Materials

Material is in Text in Dari/Persian and Pashto languages..

Conditions Governing Access

The collection is open for research.

Conditions Governing Use

Copyright is retained by the authors of the items in this collection, or their descendants, as stipulated by United States copyright law. For photocopy and duplication requests, please contact the Stephen O. Murray and Keelung Hong Special Collections, Michigan State University Libraries.

Biographical / Historical

Da Afghanistan Kalanay, also known as the Salnamah-i Afghanistan, is an almanac and yearbook published by the Government of Afghanistan from 1932-1990 (1311-1369). Each volume covers political and economic history and activities of the country. Volumes were published under various names. For example, in volumes from 1932-35 it was called Salnamah-i Kabul; in 1934-35 it was called Annuaire de Revue de Kaboul; in 1935-38 it was known as the Almanach de Kaboul (1935-38). Starting with 1333-1334 (1954-55), the title of this periodical changed to Da Afghanistan Kalanay.


2.6 Linear Feet (4 boxes) ; Boxes 1-2: 25 x 43 x 33 cm; Boxes 3-4: 26 x 13 x 39 cm


The material is arranged chronologically.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift Jamil Hanifi (19 volumes in 3 boxes) in 2007.

Existence and Location of Copies

Online version of most volumes available in Afghanistan Digital Library Collections.


Vol. for 1952/1953 also has Almanach d'Afghanistan; Vols. for 1954/1955-> have also French title: Almanach de Kaboul.

Varying Form of Title

Afghanistan almanac collection.

Varying Form of Title

Da Afghānistān kālanay.

Varying Form of Title

Sālnāmah-ʼi Kābul.

Varying Form of Title

Da Kābul kālanay.

Varying Form of Title

Sālnāmah-ʼi Afghānistān.

Varying Form of Title

Almanach d'Afghanistan.

Table of Contents

[1] 1311-1317 (1932/33-1938/39) -- [2]. 1318-1333 (1939/40-1954/55) -- [3]. 1334-1338/39 (1955/56-1959-60).

Reproduction Note

Photocopy:Washington, D.C. :Library of Congress,[2006?]

Uncontrolled Related/Analytical Title

Sālnāmah-ʼi majallah-ʼi Kābul.

Uncontrolled Related/Analytical Title

Da Kābul kālanay.

Uncontrolled Related/Analytical Title

Da Afghānistān kālaṇay.

Uncontrolled Related/Analytical Title

Da Kābul kālanay.

Processing Information

Processed by Joe Lauer and Leslie M. Behm in 2013.

Finding Aid for the Da Afghanistan Kalanay collection
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Finding aid prepared by Joe Lauer and Leslie M. Behm.
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Repository Details

Part of the Stephen O. Murray and Keelung Hong Special Collections Repository

MSU Libraries
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