The documents in the historical archives record the over two-hundred-year history of the Accademia Carrara.
The large numbers of binders (almost 300) were recently reordered and inventoried according to the existing subdivision, which was probably established in the early twentieth century. They are divided into two collections:
- The Giacomo Carrara Archive: personal and family documents, as well as letters, to about 1796;
- The Commissaria Archive: documents of the Accademia di Belle Arti and of the Pinacoteca, from about 1800 to 1960.
Both have a detailed inventory and can be consulted, upon request, during office hours.