Exhibition of Schoolbooks Archive at Azim Premji Foundation, Dehradun

Schoolbooks and related documents | A journey through two centuries

Schoolbooks Archive Exhibition Dehradun Oct 12 13

Azim Premji University and Director General’s Office, School Education, Uttarakhand, will hold an exhibition of Schoolbooks and related documents: A journey through two centuries at Azim Premji Foundation, Dehradun.

In November 2021, Azim Premji University unveiled Schoolbooks Archive, an attempt to collect and curate schoolbooks and related documents that have been in use in India and the sub-continent over the last two hundred years. 

Schoolbooks Archive is an open-access digital repository of over 7,965 books and related materials, along with a few hundred print copies of archived books. The growing collection includes textbooks, anthologies, reference works such as dictionaries, glossaries, atlases, works on school management, pedagogy, psychology and health manuals, and scores of curriculum documents for school and teacher education programmes.

With its focus on history and the contemporary world, the repository is expected to benefit teachers, teacher educators, students in teacher education courses, curriculum and textbook developers, illustrators, and researchers on various aspects of school education.