It has been nearly two decades since the end of the war and the cultural and historical heritage of the Serbs are yet to be presented within the main Croatian museums. Before the war, the cultural and historical heritage was displayed in the Museum of Serbs and the Museum of Revolution. Nowadays, the heritage is partly displayed in the specific institutions such as the Museum of the Serbian Orthodox Church in Zagreb or presented through museum activities of Serbian Orthodox Church monasteries. The need for initiating research on history of Serbs in Croatia since their arrival to present has presented itself as crucial, especially after the last war and, revisionism and negation process over the last two decades of both sufferings of Serbs in war affected areas of former Yugoslavia and Serbian contribution to Croatian science, economy, politics and art. As a result, in 2006 the Serb National Council and the Serb Cultural Association Prosvjeta established the Archive of Serbs in Croatia.

The Archive keeps, collects, assesses and lends registered archival records: audio-visual and digital records and photographs of special importance for cultural and historical heritage of Serbs in Croatia. Since a great number of documents of Serbian community is either missing or destroyed, this collection and classification of data prevents the possibility of further devastation.

At the beginning of 2008 the Archive received decision by the State Archives of Croatia on categorization of creators of archival holdings. Since its foundation, the Archive's activities have been directed towards standardized collecting of archival records. In this way, the original archive materials of the most of Serbian institutions and organizations – the Serb National Council, the Serb Cultural Association Prosvjeta, the Serb Democratic Forum and the Serbian Orthodox Church have been collected. Also, abundant older archival holdings kept at state institutions were collected. The Archive has a large database of photographs and newspapers, and a library.

Identification of the archival records’ source, their collection and classification include further assessment, evaluation and presentation. The archival base includes interviews, especially in the cases of relevant witnesses and collecting records of family narratives.

Despite the insufficiency of some resources, the Archive of Serbs in Croatia has accomplished a constructive co-operation with the State Archives of Croatia in Zagreb regarding exchange of experiences and joint project of The Archive of Serbs on ARHiNET - a web archival information system for processing, assessing and presenting archival records. It is earmarked for archives and similar institutions which collect and hold archival records, such as museums, libraries and governmental bodies and institutions.

In the archive we are also laying the foundation for future research work. The goal is for researchers to use the material from the archives in their scientific work and thus present it to the public, but also for all the interested users to be able to find information and material for their personal needs at a single location.

The Archive of Serbs is working on upgrading its library through purchase of books and through various donations. Among the most significant donations are archival materials from Vojin Bakić, Dane Marić, Adam Dupalo, Jovan Mirić, Dragan Pajić and others. In the Archive are also stored Diana Budisavljević's materials.

The Archive’s task it to accept the donated and purchased material, record, process and list it according to the prescribed classifications, file it in relation to the other listed material and protect it. Upon completion of this procedure, the material is available for viewing by users and researchers.

We would like to invite everyone, especially the young who wish to do some research, to become users of the Archive of Serbs and perhaps write a scientific paper as a result of their research. What we want is to popularize the documents that we have here. We consider that one of the ways to achieve this is by opening the archives to the public through lectures, round table events, presentations of the donations that we have received etc. Through the database, we have enabled our users to search the documents that have so far been assembled, processed and listed.

After many months of work on listing the books and sorting the library's collection, during which we surpassed 1,500 registered books, we have made it possible for our users to do catalogue search.