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The Tata Central Archives User Policies

Please do contact us with detailed requests and we will be happy to discuss the financials. All visitors requesting use of archival material must complete and submit this form. All requests are subject to review by Tata Central Archives.TCA recognises their responsibility to promote the use of Records as a fundamental purpose of the keeping of archives. TCA may place restrictions on access for the protection of privacy or confidentiality of information in the Records.

TCA admits that we do not apply the rules of access uniformly. We do not risk harming the Tata organisation or violating the privacy rights of individuals within our company. More broadly, TCA acts as gatekeepers to Records of ongoing business value to our companies. While we are sympathetic to the needs of historians and academic researchers, TCA will not act in a manner that is detrimental to the Tata organisation and its reputation. TCA takes into consideration the intent of the individual accessing the Records when we make a decision about whether to permit access to certain Records. This is why most outside requests are handled on a case-by-case basis.

All references to materials in the collections should be acknowledged as “Courtesy Tata Central Archives.”

It is the responsibility of the researcher to secure permission to publish, reprint, or reproduce materials from the Archives. The researcher assumes responsibility for conforming to the laws of libel and copyright. One gratis copy of any publication resulting from extensive research or including documents held at the Archives must be deposited at the Tata Central Archives.


I have read and agree to abide by the rules for using the Tata Central Archives and corresponding Records. I am aware that infringement of TCA policies may result in legal action and from being excluded from using the Records in the future.

Please be advised that the publication or reproduction of any materials provided by TCA is strictly prohibited without the express prior consent. I shall acknowledge the use of the Tata Central Archives in any publication which may result from my research through correct citation of sources. TCA does not subscribe to the views and ideas concluded in my research/project/published material/audio visual material.