Abstract: To establish strong relationships between past and the future of people, to carry their experiences in almost all areas of society such as political, economic and cultural areas into future have a very important place in the history of societies and nations. Archives constitute an important issue for all countries in the world. The purpose of this study is to allow social studies teachers, specialists, educators and students who try to learn this lesson to understand how to use archive in the area of social studies. Archive is defined as services provided for institutions, natural and legal persons, communication made by them and documentation prepared as a result of operations, institution dealing with related documentation, the place where these are kept. This study was conducted by document analysis technique which is one of the qualitative research methods. Document management, librarianship, museology, history, management science, computer and communication technology issues were examined under major topics in order to collect data related to record keeping. Record keeping finds itself a place in almost all areas where documents exist. Because information and documents in here in it. According to the results of the data emerging from this research; it was understood that quality can't be provided and progress can't be made without going to sources and without returning to the essence.