The Central Asian collections range from the 4th century AD to the present day and cover the languages and cultures of Asia from the Caucasus as far as China in the east, and from Afghanistan to Russia in the north.
"Unique collection of documents related to Afghanistan history, culture, and its development during the Jihad period and more. ACKU’s permanent collection is the most extensive in the region covering a time of war and social upheaval in the country, with most of the documents in English or the principal languages of Pashto and Dari."
"The Afghanistan Digital Library will retrieve and restore works published in Afghanistan between 1870 and 1930; the long-term objective is to collect, catalogue, digitize and provide access to as many of this period's publications as possible."
"The collection contains copies of the archival records related to the evacuation of civilians to Kazakhstan during WWII that includes information about resettlement, employment and food supplies and medical assistance provided by the local authorities. This collection also includes records related to the special assistance given to foreign political immigrants (mostly members of the Communist Parties of the Nazi occupied countries) who were evacuated to Kazakhstan by the Soviet authorities."
This collection covers Azerbaijan, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Turkmenistan, and Uzbekistan. Highlights include the the subject collections, the Radio Free Europe Broadcast and Corporate records, thenn Enid Schreibman papers, and more.