Since its inception the Microfilming Section
has embarked on a vigorous programme concentrated in the areas
of (a) Preservation, (b) Acquisition, (c) Reference microfilming,
and (d) Security filming. This approach has not only enabled
the department to preserve fragile and heavily used original
documents, but also to acquire copies from foreign repositories,
and to make these easily accessible to researchers.
Department of Archives possesses a large collection of microfilmed
documents and has in-house microfilming processing and duplication
modest photographic facility was established in 1977 and has
been able to meet the demands of the annual exhibitions and
the numerous requests from researchers for photographs. The
photograph plays an important role in the Department of Archives.
In the photo collection there are hundreds of photographs
relating to people, places of interest, churches, society
and other events of historical interest.
In addition, numerous articles and publications have been
produced by the Department of Archives in which photography
has played a major role. The constant acquisition and production
of photographs have created one of the best photographic collections
within The Bahamas.
The Microfilming and Photography Section continues to acquire,
preserve and make available documents and photographs of historical
significance to all who require them.