Archives are the source of primary information about the economic, political and social development of a nation and as such constitute a priceless part of its cultural heritage. They are connecting link between the past and present and therefore much valued by the creating agencies and academic investigators who are deeply interested in the records of the hoary past. They are valuable treasure of a civilized nation and thus need constant care and maintenance from the time of their creation to their final retirement to an Archival Institution for scientific preservation. In preserving the documentary heritage of a nation, the Archival institutions fulfill the objectives, namely, conservation, organization and service to the public of documents either public or private in nature.
The professional Archivists engaged in an archival institution are expected to implement this objective in a responsible manner in accordance with the rules and objectives and techniques of the archival profession. The creators and users of archives should lend the Archivists all help possible for enabling them to carry out their primary functions efficiently.
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Odisha State Archives
Contact No:0674-2501636 (O)