An Archive is a collection of historical records and the location in which the collection is kept. Archives contain records (primary source documents) which have been accumulated over the courseof an individual or an organization's lifetime. Records are the backbone of any institution or organization. Archival records are basically important because of their evidentiary and administrative value as well as for their uniqueness. It gives a clear picture of any decision which has taken place at any point of time in the past. These records help researchers to have an idea of the logic behind the decision.
To create archival awareness amongst the general masses and to facilitate an user friendly interaction with the scholarly community, the Delhi Archives has opened its gates to the general public for familiarization of various wings of the department such as- Research Room, Library, Stack Area, Reprography Section, Conservation Section, Digitization Section, General Administration Branch, Bhagat Singh Archives & Resource Centre etc.The department also emphasizes on events like exhibitions, seminars, book discussion sessions, and symposia etc. under the archival awareness programmes.