June 21, 2018

Tata Steel Archives completes 25 glorious years

A day of celebration on June 22, 2018

Jamshedpur: The Tata Steel Archives, housed at the Centre for Excellence, will be completing 25 years on June 22, 2018. As part of the celebrations, a one-day conclave with panel discussions will be hosted at the Centre for Excellence. The event will be attended by India’s top archivists, senior leadership and executives from Tata Steel as well as other Companies.

Ruchi Narendran will grace the occasion as the chief guest. Zubin Mistry, vice president, finance, Tata Services, who is also responsible for the Tata Central Archives will deliver the keynote address on ‘The Importance of Corporate Legacy in Today’s Dynamic Business Environment’.

Key panel discussions will include the following:

  • Role of business archives in building bridges to the future
  • Contribution of archives towards effective stakeholder engagement
  • Creating archives of the future : trends and developments

A thematic exhibition on the 25-year journey of Tata Steel Archives will also be inaugurated during the event while a new set of interesting legacy documents will also be on display at the Archives.

Tata Steel Archives is one of the first in the country to be set up by a private organisation to preserve letters, photographs, reports, maps and charts of historical importance for the company. The Archives is a rich treasure trove of reports, letters and maps which document the early evolution phases of the company as well as more recent developments spanning more than eleven decades.

Over the years, Tata Steel Archives has been attracting visitors from all walks of life, namely employees, locals, students and researchers as well as legendary personalities like Bharat Ratna Dr APJ Abdul Kalam (Former President of India); Nobel Laureate Dr Muhammad Yunus, world renowned artist Padma Bhushan Jatin Das and a host of other stalwarts from across the world.

Over 1 lakh of documents have been digitised as of now to facilitate easy and accurate retrieval of data. The Archives have also facilitated a plethora of research efforts through access to its holdings.