The museum’s archives can be consulted upon request, subject to the application of the transfer delays of the archival documents. They consist of three types of dossiers:
- Dossiers of works
Documents relating directly to the work concerned: acquisition, expositions, eventual restaurations, photographic reproductions, bibliography, analogies with other works.
- Dossiers of expositions
Documents relevant to expositions and displays organized by or in collaboration with the Balzac House.
- Administrative dossiers
Documents relating to the management of the museum: creation of the establishment, museography, organizational projects, etc.
Several private archival collections can be consulted on the same terms and conditions as the institutional archives.