Deputy Chief Minister
Manish Sisodia
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This Department is in possession of rich and unique collections of original records, maps and microfilms relating to events took place in 1785 onwards.However, regular records series starts from 1857. These records are in English, Arabic, Hindi, Persian, Sanskrit, Urdu etc., Apart from records on paper, we also have records on palm leaf, birch bark, parchment etc. The records are broadly of three categories: Public Records, Manuscripts and Private Papers.These records throw light on the activities of the later Mughals, first war of Indian Independence, administration of Delhi before and after transfer of capital, role of Delhi in freedom struggle. They also shed valuable light on our social, political, economic and cultural life. In addition, there is a rich collection of Private Papers and microfilm rolls of records acquired from different archival institutions.

The total holdings in the custody of Department of Delhi Archives comprise the following :

1. 1,22,332 files
2. 6,000 volumes of Sub-Registrar Office records
3. 484 maps and cartographic items
4. 300 rare manuscripts
5. 3600 rare photographs

Delhi Archives also has in its custody, a rich collection of Private Papers, which have been acquired mainly through donations and gifts from a variety of sources. These papers constitute a valuable supplement to the information contained amongst public records. Major collection of Private Papers are those of etc.

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