Centre National de Documentation de Presse et d’Information
Collection Type: State agency/ Ministry
Collection Size: > 50,000
Period: 1860-1900 1900-1930 1930-1960 1960-1980 Later than 1980
Type of Material & Format: Black and White images Colour images Digital files Film-based negatives Glass plates positives and/or negatives Prints
Appointed by presidential decree in 1984, the « Centre National de Documentation de Presse et d’Information (CNDPI) » has a mandate to collect, process and preserve all types of information, as well as to publish and circulate documents.
CNDPI is involved in different projects with public institutions and contributes to realizing major goals related to communication and information. It possesses a rich digital and historiographical heritage, which depicts more than a century of Algerian history through texts and photographs.
The photographic archive contains around 1 711 953 negatives and 15 000 photographic slides related to prehistoric and historical vestiges, monuments and historical sites; the social status of Algerians between 1945 and 1954, portrayals of personalities from arts, literature, science and political fields, the major stages of Liberation war, as well as all Algerian cultural, socio-economic and political activity from more than a half century.
The CNDPI also has publications and also contains a video library housing around 800 video recording and reports on political, economic, historical and cultural issues.
The material is available for researchers and teachers and contributes to implementing national politics related to press documentation.
Name: Nacera Boudjemia
Address: 2 rue Farid Zouioueche, Kouba, Alger
Tel: 021 77 78 72 / 021 29 89 34