Global History Resources

Archive and Access: archives, the state, full texts

The blog, set up by Aparna Balachandran and Rochelle Pinto, and to which members of the Global History Centre collaborate, invites historians to present their perspectives and knowledge of archives and libraries as a practice that could be useful to future users. This initiative was intended to address two objectives: to map historical collections in the region (the focus by default is on South Asia and India) with information about their contents and use. SeeChange, which designed this blog and the site, addressed this by designing a directory page that listed archives and libraries in four regions of the country. Contributors could post information on collections they knew of by filling in a form on the page.