About ACMS Collection

This is a collection of laws and regulations written during the early years of the independent Mongolian state and People’s Republic of Mongolia (PRM) spanning 1917-1940. The collection was originally purchased for the Library of Congress by the American Center for Mongolian Studies (ACMS) to include in the Library of Congress’ Asian Reading Room Chinese/Mongolian collection. Before shipping the materials to the Library of Congress, the ACMS scanned a selection of items from the collection as part of the Local Archives and Libraries at Overseas Research Centers (LALORC) project funded by the US Department of Education TICFIA Program. The collection contains 36 books totaling 1,580 pages on a diverse set of laws and regulations.

Most materials are written in Mongol Script, but each scan’s metadata contains transliterations into Mongolian Cyrillic and translations into English of each scan’s title. Other information about the contents of each scan is provided in the metadata fields.


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Copyright Information

All materials on the ACMS library website, unless otherwise noted, are copyrighted under Creative Commons 3.0 Attribute, Non-Commercial, Share-and-Share-Alike license.

Mongolian copyright law states that most materials enter the public domain 50 years after publication. Items such as laws and regulations are not necessarily protected under copyright law. Nonetheless, the ACMS has determined that all materials in this collection are in the public domain and may be reused without permission. For those creating derivative materials from this collection, the ACMS requests that individuals make appropriate reference to this collection for any materials used from the collection.