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The Indian Archives

The Indian Archives is a bi-annual journal being published by the National Archives of India since 1947 with the object of stimulating interest in and imparting knowledge of archival studies and preservation of manuscripts. It contains, besides news-notes, book reviews and other useful matter, articles of technical as well as of general interest on records administration, preparation of reference media, editing of records, records of Indian interest in foreign countries, various methods of preservation and repair of documents.

Some select articles in back Numbers:

  • Effects of Changes of Sovereignty on Archives, by Ernst Posner (Vol I, No.3).
  • Records and Archives: What are they? By Purnendu Basu (Vol II, Nos.2-4).
  • Twenty-five Years: Some Reminiscences of an English Archivist, by Hilary Jenkinson (Vol III, Nos.1-4).
  • Recent Developments in Records Preservation, by Arthur E.Kimberly (Vol.III, Nos.1-4).
  • Max Lehmann and Genesis of the "Principle of Provenances" by Ernst Posner (Vol.IV, No.2).
  • The Problem of Archival Estrays, by Sourindranath Roy (Vol.VII, Nos.1-2).
  • The Finding Aid Programme in the National Archives, USA by T.R.Schellienberg (Vol.VIII, No.1), Xeroxgraphy, by K.S.Nagarajan (Vol.IX, No.1).
  • Problems of Sigillography in India, by S.A.I.Tirmizi (Vol XI, Nos.1-2).
  • Public Records: The Arrangement in England, by J.H.Collingridge (Vo.XII, Nos.1-2).
  • Records Appraisal: A Demanding Task, by Lew J.Darter Jr(Vol XVIII,No.2).
  • Archival Contributions of Ernst Posner, by Philip C.Brooks (Vol.XVIII, No.2).
  • Governmental Records 'Explosion' How to Contain it by K.D.Madan (Vol.XXIX, No.2).
  • Vital Records Management by R.K.Perti (Vol XXIX, No.2).
  • Record Management in British India by S.A.I. Tirmizi (Vol.XXIX, No.2).
  • Training of Archivists in South and West Asia, by R.C.Gupta (Vol.XXXI, No.1).
  • Archives and Technology, Some Experience of the Public Archives of Canada, by W.I.Smith (XXXIII, No.2)
  • A General Guide to the India Office Records by Martin Moir (Vol.XXXVIII, No.2).
  • Finding Aids: The Key to the Archival Treasures, by Michael Duchein (Vol.XXXVIII, No.I).
  • Archival Movement in the Bombay Presidency : Colonial policy and popular revolt, by A.R.Kulkarni (Vol.XXXIX, No.2)
  • Tagore Manuscripts in Oriental and India Office Collections, British Library by Dipali Ghosh (Vol.XLII, No.1-2).
  • The Effect of the New Communications Systems on Access: Standards, Formats, Conventions by Michael Cook (Vol.XLVI, Nos.1-2).
  • Necessity and Problems of Business and Political Archives, by Dilip Chakravarty, (Vol.XLVI, Nos.1-2)
  • Managing a Scientific Programme for Conservation of Documentary Heritage, By Ranbir Kishore (Vol.XLVI).
  • The Creation of Pakistan: The Triumph and Tragedy of Jinnah by S.R.Mehrotra (Vol XLVI, Nos. 1-2).
  • Exhibitions - A Blessing or a Curse by Helen Forde (Vol.XIVII, Nos.1-2).
  • Information Technology Applications in Archives by T.A.V.Murthy, M.K.Chary (Vol.XLIX, Nos.1-2)
  • Impact of Technology on Management of Old Records by Vijay Bhargava, Ashok Vijayvergia (Vol.XLIX, Nos.1-2).
  • A Description Standard for Electronic Record by Michael Cook, Margaret Proctor (Vol.XLIX, Nos.1-2).
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