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Welcome to Uttar Pradesh State Archives,Culture Department

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Shri. Mukesh Kumar Meshram
IAS, Principle Secretary,

Depatment of Culture,
Government of Uttar Pradesh
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Shri. Shishir

IAS, Director,
Directorate of Culture,
Government of Uttar Pradesh

Director's Desk

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Smt. Uma Dwivedi Director, Uttar Pradesh State Archives(Depatment of Culture)

We should leave our cultural and historical treasure of archives for our posterity as an asset not as a liability and therefore it should be handed over to the right agency where it can be preserved for the use of posterity.

News & Events

    Achievement - Financial Year 2023-24 Exhibition and Cultural Program,Workshop/Lecture.
    January 2023
  • On January 24, 2023, on the occasion of Uttar Pradesh Day, an exhibition showcasing collected archives related to the developmental journey of Uttar Pradesh from its establishment to the present will be organized at Avadh Shilpgram, Shaheed Path, Lucknow. As part of this initiative, copies of the exhibition in PDF format will be made available to all district officers, and these will be printed by the District Information Office and displayed at the local level.
  • Febuary 2023
  • On February 10-12, 2023, the Uttar Pradesh State Archives, Department of Culture, Lucknow, organized a rare archival exhibition on the topic of "Indian Freedom Struggle and Indian Diaspora" during the "Investor Summit" held in Lucknow.
  • On February 7-9, 2023, the Uttar Pradesh State Archives, Department of Culture, Lucknow, organized a rare archival exhibition at Chhatra Manzil, Lucknow, on the subject of "State Lalit Kala Academy and the Buildings Witnessing 1857 in Lucknow."
  • March 2023
  • On March 23, 2023, the Uttar Pradesh State Archives, Lucknow, organized an archival exhibition on Shaheed-e-Azam Bhagat Singh at the National PG College, Lucknow. The exhibition was inaugurated by the Minister of Culture and Tourism.
  • On March 23 and 24, 2023, the Uttar Pradesh State Archives, Lucknow, organized an archival exhibition on the subject of Shaheed-e-Azam Bhagat Singh and the Kakori Martyrs at the Sangeet Natak Academy, Gomti Nagar, Lucknow. The exhibition was ienaugurated by Minister of Forest and Environment.
  • April-2023
  • Exhibition on Baba Saheb Bhim Rao Ambedkar were organised on 14th april 2023,on the occasion of birth anniversary of Dr. Baba Saheb Bhim Rao Ambedkar. In lucknow Mau, Varanasi ,Parayagraj and Firozabad.
  • Exhibition was organised on the occasion of world heritage week.From 18th april to 30th april.
  • May-2023
  • On the occasion of "Kranti Diwas" dated 10thMay 2023, an exhibition 0n 1857 first war of independence was organised in U.P State Archives Lucknow.
  • An exhibition on rare manuscript was organised on the occasion of Ganga Dashhra dated on 30thMay 2023, by State Manuscript Libarary Prayagraj.
  • June-2023
  • Training program on archival management and conservation was organised from 12-17 June 2023, at U.P State Archives Lucknow. Training program was inaugurated by Dr Arun Singhal D.G National Archives, New Delhi.
  • An exhibition on 'First war of Independence' was organised from 5-7 June 2023 by regional Archives of Prayagraj. A seminar on Contribution of Women's Freedom Fighter in National Movement and Kavyapath (Poetery Recitation) were also organised on this occasion.
  • July-2023
  • An exhibition on 'Chandra Shekhar Azad' was organised at Shaheed Chandra Shekhar Azad Park, Dated on 23rd July 2023.
  • A Lecture program on the 'Kargil Vijay Diwas' was organised Dated on 26th July 2023.
  • August -2023
  • An exhibition was organised with special reference of 'Kakori Train Action and Quit India Movement' Dated on 9th August 2023 at Kakori Shaheed Smarak, Bajnagar Hardoi Road, Kakori Lucknow. Exhibition was inaugurated by Chief Minister of Uttar Pradesh.
  • An exhibition in LED Van on 'Kakori Train Action and Quit India Movement' was moved in Twenty one Districts of Uttar Pradesh.
  • An exhibition on 'Partition Horrors Remembrance Day' was organised Dated 14th August 2023 bu U.P State Archives at Indira Gandhi Pratisthan Gomti Nagar Lucknow. Exhibition was inaugurated by Chief Minister Uttar Pradesh.
  • General awareness workshop on office Management was organised on 5th August, 2023.
  • Exhibition on 'Partition Horrors Rememberence Day and a prayer meeting' were organised by Regional Archives Office Prayagraj Dated 14th August 2023 at Chandra Azad Park Prayagraj.
  • An exhibition on 'Saga of Martyrs' was organised in Chandra Azad Park by Regional Archives Office Prayagraj from 9-15 August 2023 during program of 'Meri Mati Mera Desh'. Program was inaugrated by Mayor of Prayagraj.
  • An exhibition on Martyrs was organised on 15th August 2023 by Regianal Archives Prayagraj. On that day Flag hosting was done by Dy. Chief Minister of U.P.in Reserve Police line, Prayagraj.
  • September-2023
  • Exhibition was organised in International U.P. Trade expo from 21st to 25th September 2023 in Greater Noida. Expo was inaugurated by President of India.
  • Exhibition on rare manuscript was organised in Shri Shankaracharya Aashram Alopibagh Prayagraj Dated on 20th September 2023.
  • Achievement - Financial Year 2022-23 Exhibition and Cultural Program,Workshop/Lecture.
    April 2022

  • Under the Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsava, An Archival exhibition was organized by U.P. State Archive,Lucknow on the occasion of Ambedkar Jayanti on 14th April 2022 at Dr.Bhimrao Ambedkar University Lucknow. Exhibition was inaugurated by Honourable Chief Minister of Uttar Pradesh.
  • An Archival Exhibition was organised by U.P. State Archives, Lucknow on 23rd April 2022 on Guru Teg Bahadur jayanti, at Moti Mahal Lawn Lucknow.
  • Under the Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsava, a rare photo exhibition of Manuscript was organized by State Manuscript Library, Prayagraj, on 10th April,2022 on the occasion of Ram Navami at Shri Hanumat Niketan Prayagraj, on Ram Katha.
  • Under the Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsava, a photo and archival exhibiton was organized by Regional Archives Agra, on the occasion of Dr.Baba Saheb Bhimrao Ambedkar jayanti on 14th April,2022.
  • Regional Archives Prayagraj organized a seminar on 14th April, 2022 on the occasion of Bharatratna Baba Saheb Dr. Bhimrao Ambedkar's Jayanti,under the Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsava.This seminar was organized in joint venture of State Manuscript Library and Regional Archaeology unit Prayagraj,on Constitution of India and thoughts of Dr.Bhimrao Ambedkar.
  • On the occasion of Dr.Babasaheb Bhimrao Ambedkar's jayanti a "Flower offering" ceremony was organized by Regional Archives, Varanasi, at the Lal Bahadur Shastri Smriti Bhawan Sangrahalaya, Ramnagar,Varanasi Under the Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsava,on "Contribution of Dr. Ambedkar in building of modern India".
  • A trainning program on "Record management and Conservation in record room" was organized by U P State Archives Lucknow on 28th April 2022.The trainees of Secretariat Training Institute/Review Officers was participated.
  • May 2022
  • Under the Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsava U P State Archives Lucknow organized an archival exhibition in Nauchandi fair Meerut, on 10th May 2022, on the occasion of Kranti Diwas on first freedom struggle of 1857. Along with this an archival exhibition was also organized in Amroha,Bijnor,Sambhal by district administration.
  • June 2022
  • Under the Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsava, An archival exhibition was organized by U.P. State Archives Lucknow at Shaheed Sangrahlay,Shahjahanpur on the occasion of Pt. Ram Prasad Bismil jayanti, dated 11th June 2022.
  • U P State Archives Lucknow organized an exhibition on Ayurveda related Manuscript on 14th June 2022 at Indira Gandhi Pratisthan Gomti nagar Lucknow, Under the Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsava. Exhibition was visited by Honourable Minister,Tourism and Culture U.P Government, Honourable Ayush State Minister Uttar Pradesh and Chief Secretary Uttar Pradesh Government.
  • Under the Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsava,U.P State Archives Lucknow had organized an archival exhibition with the collaboration of District Administration Mahoba,Lalitpur,Hamirpur,Jalaun,Banda and State Muesum Jhansi, on 18th June 2022, occasion of the "Balidaan Diwas" of Rani Laxmi Bai.
  • Foundation of Manuscript Resource Center

    MRC was established in collaboration With Indira Gandhi National Center For Arts, New Delhi, in U.P State Archives Lucknow, on 17th June 2022, On that day a MOU was signed between both institution. Training has been given by IGNCA Officers.

    July 2022
  • Under the Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsava,U.P State Archives Lucknow organized an archival exhibition at district Ballia on 19th July 2022 on Shaheed Mangal Pandey.
  • With the collaboration of district administration of Devaria, Chandauli, Maharajganj,Kushinagar,U.P State Arcvhives Lucknow organized an archival exhibition in those districts, on Amar Shaheed Chandra Shekhar's jayanti on 23rd July 2022, Under the Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsava.
  • Under the Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsava,on 26th July 2022,Regional Archives Varanasi, organized "Deepotsav" in memoir of Amar Shaheed of Kaargil Vijay Diwas.
  • On the occasion of Kaargil Vijay Diwas dated on 26th July 2022,Shradhanjali, Deepotsav Avam Rashtradhun organized at Amar Shaheed Chandra Shekhar Azad park Prayagraj, by Regional Archives,State Manuscript Library Prayagraj in collaboratian with Tibet Border Police Force 18 Battalion Prayagraj, Under the Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsava.
  • August 2022
  • U.P State Archives Lucknow, organized an archival exhibtion on the topic "Tirange Ki Gatha", at Uttar Pradesh Sangeet Natak Academy Gomti Nagar, Lucknow, Under the Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsava.
  • Under the Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsava, U.P State Archives Lucknow organized an archival exhibition from 03rd to 17th August 2022 at Kakori Shaheed Sthal, Bajnagar, Hardoi road Lucknow with the special reference of Kokori Train Action, Rashtriye Aandolan and Tirange Ki Gatha, exhibition was inaugurated by Honourable Chief Minister, Uttar Pradesh.
  • An archival exhibition on Har Ghar Tiranga and Vibhajan Vibhishika was orgnized by U. P. State Archives in collaboration with all districts administration of U.P. from 11th to 17th August 2022, Under the Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsava.
  • On the 14th August 2022 an exhibition was organized at Sardar Vallabh Bhai Patel park Hazratganj Lucknow related to Vibhajan Vibhishika which was inaugurated by Honourable Chief Minister, Uttar Pradesh.
  • Under the Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsava, Regional Archives Varanasi,Prayagraj organized an archival exhibition on Har Ghar Tiranga, a seminar and cultural programs during 11th to 17th August 2022.
  • Publication
  • Under the Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsava, books on contribution of different districts (Lakhimpur Kheri, Farrukhabad, Pilibhit, Muzaffar Nagar, Jaunpur, Raebarely, Sultanpur, Hardoi, Ambedkar Nagar, Hathras, Mainpuri, Behraich, Banda, Kausambi, Kannauj) of U.P. in freedom Struggle were edited and published by U.P. State Archives on 75th Anniversary of india's Independence.
  • September 2022
  • On the occasion of Pt. Govind Ballabh Pant jayanti, 10th September 2022, an Archival Exhibition was orgnized at diffrent districts (Bhadohi, Kausambi, Fatehpur and Sultanpur) with the collaboration of districts administration on occasion of Pt.Deen Dayal Upadhaya jayanti, dated 25th September, 2022 an archival exhibition organized at office compound, Under the Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsava.
  • On the occasion of Pt.Deen Dayal Upadhaya jayanti, a seminar was organized by State Manuscript Library Prayagraj.
  • Publication
  • On the 9th September 2022, Honourable Chief Minister, Uttar Pradesh inaugurated a book at district Jaunpur, "Uttar Pradesh ka Swatantrata Sangram-Jaunpur" Book was edited and publishbed by U.P State Archives Lucknow.
  • October 2022
  • On 2nd October 2022,a photo and archival exhibition was organized in various districts-Badaun,Pratapgarh,Shahjahanpur and Pilibhit by U.P. State Archives Lucknow, on Sri Lal Bahadur Shastri and Mahatma Gandhi.
  • On the occasion of 31st October 2022,Sardar Vallabh Bhai Patel's jayanti archival exhibitions were organized in district of Kanpur Dehat, Unnao, Oraiya, Farrukhabad, Itawah and Kannauj by U.P. State Archives Lucknow.
  • Under the Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsava,awam Seva Pakhwada program, Regional Archives Prayagraj organized an archival exhibition and seminar on 2nd october 2022.
  • On the occasion of Sardar Vallabh Bhai Patel's jayanti,Regional Archives Varanasi organized an archival exhibition from 30th october 2022 to 14th November 2022, at the Sri Lal Bahadur Shastri Smriti Bhawan Sangrahlaya, Ram Nagar Varanasi.
  • November 2022
  • An exhibition on rare records was organized at the Regional Archives in Prayagraj on the occasion of World Heritage Week (from November 19 to 25, 2022). Various historical documents were displayed here, to understand better about Indian religion, culture, and history.
  • An archival exhibition was also organized, dated 19th to 25th November 2022, at Guru Dham Temple, Varanasi, during World Heritage Week. This exhibition promoted the cultural heritage of Varanasi.
  • On the occasion of World Heritage Week, a three-day rare manuscript exhibition was organized. Additionally, on November 23, 2022, a national conference was organized, where important issues related to Indian heritage and history were discussed.
  • These events aimed to raise awareness of the importance of world heritage and to educate people about Indian culture and history.
  • December 2022
  • Under The Azadi ka Amrit Mahotsav, on the occasion of Dr. Bhimrao Ambedkar's Mahaparinirvan Diwas, dated December 6, 2022, An exhibition on records and photos was organized at the Uttar Pradesh State Archives, Lucknow. This event took place at the Uttar Pradesh Sangeet Natak Academy, Gomtinagar, Lucknow."
  • On December 15, 2022, the Regional Archives, Prayagraj, organized an archival exhibition and cultural programs in collaboration with the Culture Department and District Administration, Prayagraj, on the occasion of Kakori Shaheed Diwas for commemorating the 'Martyrs of Kakori'. This event was held at the Shahid Chandrashekhar Azad Park, Prayagraj.
  • On the occasion of Kakori Balidan Diwas U.P. State Archives was organized an archival exhibition commemorating the 'Martyrs of Kakori' at the Kakoro Shaheed Shmarak Baaj nagar, Hardoi Road, Lucknow dated on 15 to 19 December , 2022.
  • Under the Azadi ka Amrit Mahotsav, The Uttar Pradesh State Archives, Lucknow, organized an exhibition on December 24-25, 2022, on the life and poetry of Bharat Ratna Shri Atal Bihari Vajpayee on the occasion of his birth anniversary. This exhibition was held at the Uttar Pradesh Sangeet Natak Academy and in the Lok Bhavan Secretariat, Vidhan Sabha Marg, Lucknow.
  • On the occasion of the 161st birth anniversary of Bharat Ratna Pandit Madan Mohan Malaviya, dated on December 25, 2022, the Regional Archives and the State Manuscript Library, Culture Department, Prayagraj, organized an archival exhibition and seminar on Pandit Madan Mohan Malaviya at the Seva Samiti Garden, Rambagh, Prayagraj.
  • The 63rd session of the Indian Historical Records Committee was organized from 18-19 December 2022, at Uttar Pradesh State Archives, Lucknow by Uttar Pradesh State Archives in collaboration with National Archives of India.
  • An Archival exhibition on "Saga of Freedom Known and Unknown Struggles" was organized from December 18, 2022, to January 18, 2023, on the occasion of 63rd session of IHRC at the Uttar Pradesh State Archives, Lucknow.
  • On December 25, 2022, on the occasion of the birth anniversary of Mahamana Madan Mohan Malaviya, the Regional Archives, Varanasi, organized an archival exhibition on the subject of "Mahamana's Life Journey" at Assi Ghat, Varanasi.
  • Digitization
  • The Uttar Pradesh State Archives,Department of Culture,Lucknow, has digitized several records of different departments preserved in U.P. State Archives. The metadata of these records has been made available online through the E-Abhilekhagar portal to facilitate research scholars.
  • Financial Year 2019-20
    Exhibition
  • On the occasion of 'International Ramayana Festival- 2019', the exhibition on 'Urdu evam Pharsi Granthon me Ram Katha ka Chitran' was organized by the U. P. State Archives, Lucknow in Uttar Pradesh Sangeet Natak Akademi, GomtiNagar, Lucknow.
  • The Archival Exhibition on "First Organized Anti Colonial Movement of 1857 and National Movement" was inaugurated on 2 nd September, 2019 under the joint aegis of Regional Archives, Prayagraj and Medieval and Modern History Department, Allahabad University, Prayagraj.
  • On November 6, 2019 the students of Jagat Taran women's college, Prayagraj visited the Rajkiya Pandulipi Pustkalya, Prayagraj. On this occasion, they were provided information about 'Importance of manuscripts in Historical and literary research' and original manuscripts were also displayed under 'Heritage Darshan Programme'.
  • On the occasion of 'World Heritage Week' An exhibition of rare manuscripts was organized by the Rajkiya Pandulipi Pustkalya, Prayagraj on 22 November, 2019 at the Parini Auditorium of Arya Kanya Degree College, Prayagraj. Exhibiton was inaugurated by the Chairman of Higher Education Commission. Head of the Sanskrit Department, Head of Arabi and Persian Department, as a special guest Allahabad University, Prayagraj and Mr. Uday Shankar Dubey, keynote speaker etc were given pithy lecture on this subject. Original manuscripts and their Paintings were displayed in this exhibition.
  • On the closing ceremony of 'World Heritage Week' Students of Ishwar Sharan Degree College made an educational visit to the Rajkiya Pandulipi Pustkalya, Prayagraj on 25 th November 2019 On this occasion they were provided information about 'Importance of manuscripts in Historical and literary research' and Original manuscripts were also displayed under 'Heritage Darshan Programme'.
  • An Archival exhibition 'Kakori Ke Shaheed' was organized on 19 th December, 2019 at Bajnagar, Hardoi Road, Lucknow by U.P. State Archives, Lucknow.
  • An Archival Exhibiton on 'Uttar Pradesh Ki Sanrachna' was organized from 24 th to 26 th January, 2020 on the occasion of 'Uttar Pradesh Diwas' by U. P. State Archives, Lucknow at Awadh Shilp Graam, Lucknow. The exhibition was inaugurated by Honourable Chief Minister Mr. Yogi Aditynath Ji.
  • Research Work
    Archival Records were Provided to 184 research scholars hailed from country and abroad. Research work was done on 19 different subjects.
  • Digitization
    Digitization of historical records preserved in U.P. State Archives was done by National Informatics Center, Lucknow. 4,72,916 PDF of various departments (Revenue, Tehrigarwal, Almora Collectorate etc) and Meta data of 910 files were examined.
  • Transfer of Records
    15 files of historical importance were transferred from District Magistrate office Pratapgarh by Regional Archives, Prayagraj on 26 th July, 2019.

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