The renewing archives, influenced by the presidential library model, are jointly run by Ben-Gurion University of the Negev and the Ben-Gurion Heritage Institute. The archives are the new home for hundreds of thousands of pages of Ben-Gurion’s handwritten diaries, his correspondence, articles about him, taped interviews, meeting protocols, and the various stages of his life, which shed light on the founding of the State.
The new archives building also includes a brand new 280 square meter exhibition hall, which brings the archival materials to life for the public. It preserves the experience of discovery, as visitors are welcome to open drawers and closet doors to discover the hidden gems of David Ben-Gurion’s writings. Here you have the opportunity to experience and discover Ben-Gurion through his own words. A visit to the archives will reveal Ben-Gurion as relevant as ever, and raise questions which concern not just the past, but also the present and future.