The collections displayed in the exhibition are rounded out with an area dedicated to research that is available by appointment.
An essential link in the museum chain, it is designed for research workers and historians, as well as for students, families of veterans, documentarians and others who are interested in this period and looking for archives and information.
The center conserves archives on General Leclerc and the 2nd Armored Division, photos, documents, correspondence by Jean Moulin, and a collection of newspapers from the time. These original archives come from the historical collection of the Marshal Leclerc de Hauteclocque Foundation and the various bequests and donations making up the Jean Moulin collection (including the Antoinette Sasse bequest) and Liberation of Paris collection.
It also has an extensive collection of reference works and unpublished interviews made by the museum. They include interviews with those close to General Leclerc and Jean Moulin, as well as with deportees, resistance fighters and former members of the 2nd Armored Division.
The documentation center is open by appointment for research, Monday through Friday, from 10 a.m. To 6 p.m.