After the merging of Sikkim with the Union of India in 1975, an Archives Section was created under the Art and Culture Department in 1976. The Sikkim State Archives was established with its nomenclature Sikkim State Archives in 1990, and is located at Zero point, 31-A, National Highway, Gangtok-737101.

The State Archives has in its custody, the record holdings of 15 Secretariat Department of the Darbar period. The rules regulating the access to the records have not been finalized by the Department of Art and Culture, Government of Sikkim. The Secretary, Culture Affairs & Heritage Department, however, is authorized to grant permission to the scholars for consultation of records housed in the custody of the Sikkim State Archives and Museum. The record holdings in the custody of the Sikkim State Archives which are more than 30 years old, are open for consultation to bonafide research scholars. Foreign scholars are required to produce a letter of introduction from their respective Diplomatic Mission in India.




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