Date of Establishment: 1st April 1986

Address: Assistant Director, Archives Department Haryana, Hisar Division, Room No. 245-46, 2nd Floor, Mini Secretariat, Hisar        

STD Code: 01662 Telephone No. 283190.                                                  E mail ID:

Location: situated at a distance of one hundred sixty four kilometers west to Delhi on the National Highway number ten. Well connected with bus and Train services.

Headquarters of Hisar Division
Principal Language: Hindi, English, Haryanvi and Punjabi.
Airports: Hisar Aerodrome

Bus stand: Hisar Bus Terminal

Railway: Hisar Railway Station, Broad gauge

Working Hours

Monday through Friday: 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

We are closed all Saturday, Sunday and Gazetted holidays.

The best time to visit Hisar is between Mid Septembers to April.


The main aim of the Government to establish the Department of Archives was primarily to acquire, service and preserve scientifically for posterity the most important public records of historical, administrative, political, economic, social and cultural value and to coordinate and guide all operations connected with the management of public records in respect of their administration, preservation and elimination with a view to ensure that the records of permanent value are not destroyed.

 The department also survey, acquire, service and preserve for posterity the valuable cultural heritage of the State such as manuscripts, private papers of Freedom Fighters/INA volunteers, eminent personalities/families, rare photographs and reference books.  To promote Historical Research and to arouse awareness towards preservation and maintenance of valuable Heritage, the department is performing a number of activities for the benefit of students of schools/ Colleges/Universities in the State such as Organizing  Exhibitions/Seminars, Quiz/painting competitions etc in the various Schools/Colleges/Universities and public places. These are the commitments towards the public which are being performed by the department of Archives.

Research material:

Archive is the only source for keeping an account of daily activities of the Government for posterity. It is on the basis of records only that Government plans can be chalked out successfully. Only Archives can provide original records to write history and find facts of the written history. The records are broadly of four categories: Public Records, Oriental Records, Manuscripts and Private Papers. These records throw light on the activities of the later Mughals, the East India Company and British Rule and the emergence and growth of the freedom struggle in Haryana. They also shed valuable light on our social, political, economic and cultural life. In addition, there is a rich collection of Private Papers and Manuscripts.