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Nehru Memorial

Page history last edited by Andrew Otis 5 years, 11 months ago

Date of tip: August 2014

 

Source: Andrew Otis, otis.andrew@gmail.com

 

Location: Teen Murti Bhavan, 110011

 

How to get there: Auto, or walk from race course metro (20 min)

 

Language: English, Hindi

 

Getting started: The website is quite good and has their archive catalog. Most of their holdings deal with pre and post independence periods.  Large collections of private papers. Almost nothing pre-19th century.

 

Foreign researchers: to access the record room, you need:

 

  1. Letter of introduction from your home university, containing your research topic. Addressed to "Manuscripts Division"
  2. Letter of introduction from your embassy to the "Nehru Memorial Director"
  3. A filled out form, which you can get also get at the archive.

 

Indian Researchers:

  1. Letter of introduction from your home university, containing your research topic. Addressed to "Manuscripts Division"
  2. A filled out form, which you can get also get at the archive.

 

Hours: 9-5:30

 

Archives

  • The Nehru Memorial has an archive as well as a Library. They are separate units. The library has a good collection, and the Memorial's archive catalog is online.
  • The archive is on the second floor inside the library building.

 

General working conditions: Excellent conditions. Well laid out, friendly staff.

 

Policy on technology: Cameras prohibited. Bags checked at security. Phones on silent and given to the room staff.

 

Photocopy policy: Photocopies can be requested at 10am, 12:30pm and 2:30pm. Only 1/4 of a collection be duplicated. Permission must be granted first, and payment given.

  • Foreigners: Rs. 6 per page
  • Indians: Rs. 3 per page

 

Particularities: There is a canteen. Serves decent food.

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