Bhagat Singh Archives and Resource Centre is established by Department of Delhi Archives and inaugurated on 23rd March 2018 on the solemn occasion of the martyrdom day of three great Indian martyrs - Bhagat Singh, Rajguru and Sukhdev.
Bhagat Singh Archives and Resource Centre is first of its kind in the country, is conceived by Professor Chaman Lal (Retired from JNU) who has been collecting books, journals and documents and other resource material on Bhagat Singh and his revolutionary comrades in particular and on different phases of Indian freedom struggles from 1757 to 1947 since very long time. The Collection includes records on 1857 (First war of Independence), Indian National Congress Movements, Ghadar Movement (1913-15), Bhagat Singh led HSRA/NBS Movements (1923-31), Shaheed Udham Singh, State People's Movements, 1942 Quit India Movement, Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose lead INA, 1946 Navy Revolt and other Movements. The collection includes more than 1500 books on different Indian languages including more than hundred rare photocopied books (not available now in print), hundreds of pages of documents collected from National Archives of India, Nehru Memorial Museum and Library (Delhi), Ghadar Archives of Berkeley Campus in University of California, British Library London, State Archives West Bengal, Supreme Court and from many more sources like Desh Bhagat Yadgar Hall, Jalandhar. This collection also has five manuscripts of Shiv Verma, a close comrade of Bhagat Singh, hundreds of letters of revolutionaries.
Prof.ChamanLal has gifted his whole collection for the setting up of Bhagat Singh Archives and Resource Centre, which has been inaugurated in Department of Delhi Archives on 23rd March 2018.
The main aim and objective of setting up of the Bhagat Singh Archives and Resource Centreis to centrally collect the archival and other resource material on Bhagat Singh and other revolutionaries scattered all over India and abroad with a view to facilitate the researchers/scholars/readers. Prof. Chaman Lal has committed to help the centre to acquire more such material in digital or any other form from the families of revolutionaries, public and various Archives. An Advisory Committee of eminent historians/scholars of India has been constituted by the Govt. of NCT of Delhi to advise for expansion of the Centre in coming years and to spread the ideas and dreams of the Indian revolutionary heroes.
BhagatSingh Archives and Resource Centre is open for researchers/public on all working days from 9:30 AM to 6:00 PM. Photocopies of limited number of documents can be availed, as per rules on payment.