Centre for Community Knowledge


Ambedkar University Delhi


Archival Repositories

The centre is an archiving platform for the collection and creation of digitial documentation of rare and historical knowledge from the margins. These collections are being made publically accessible online. The Centre had organised its first conference on Digitial Archiving in 2010. Investing in infrastructure and research staff that will oversee the practice of building archival repositories was one of the primary mandates of the centre from its inception. One of the first collections that was donated to the Centre was the Dr. Lotika Varadarajan Ethnographic Research Collection. Since then, the centre has sourced and received many collections from eminent scholars, resident families in Delhi, museum collections and sources outside India.

 The Centre also houses the Institutional Memory Project (although temporarily), which is AUD's self-reflective attempt at building an Audi-visual archive depicting Institutional Memory over the years.

Currently, many of the collections are still being digitized, catalogued and curated. Some of the collections that have been catalogued and are accessible online have been presented under the  Archives section. 

Other collections, which are still being processed, or are available upon request, or are forthcoming, have been described under the Collections section.