Adyar Archives-Narrative of a Treasure House
This presentation is about the Archives situated at the international headquarters of the Theosophical Society, Adyar, Chennai, India. We will explore the story of the Adyar Archives and Museum; how the collections started. The Archives collections include correspondences, photographs, and manuscripts and more; the Museum collection includes artifacts from various countries visited by presidents and leaders of the Theosophical Society. I will also comment on the manner successive officers informed members all over the world about the importance of preserving documents and artifacts. After that, we will discuss the present condition of the archives, as well as future plans and needs of the Archives.