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The Indiana Archives and Records Administration (IARA) assists State and local governments in the cost-effective, efficient and secure management of governmental records, by providing services throughout the life cycle of records, including creation, use, storage, and disposition.

IARA is governed by IC 5-15-5.1 and works with county commissions of public records, governed by IC 5-15-6. The Oversight Committee on Public Records promulgates administrative rules through Title 60 of the Indiana Administrative Code.

IARA personnel are eager to share knowledge within their areas of expertise through tours and presentations.

Administration Policies are approved by the Oversight Committee on Public Records, IARA's governing body.

IARA Divisions

State Archives
The Indiana State Archives exists to provide for the protection of, and access to, primary-source and historical documents, and those that contribute to Indiana's heritage.

Records Management
Records Management provides assistance in the management of important public records to State and local government agencies in Indiana.

Forms Management
The Forms Management Division provides tailored, cost-effective forms management solutions to State government, while providing a uniform, centralized repository for citizens and constituents.

State Imaging and Microfilm Laboratory
The State Imaging and Microfilm Laboratory provides cost-effective imaging and microfilming services to State government pursuant to standards adopted by the State of Indiana.

State Records Center
​The Indiana State Records Center provides State government with secure storage, transport and destruction of inactive records.

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