The archival material is accessible by arrangement with the librarian.
The archive collection is divided into two parts; a collection of drawings from the 19th century; of particular note are the reproductions and facsimiles of Etruscan tombs, drawings of Greek vases and Pompeian wall frescoes. Secondly, there exists a rich collection of the academic correspondence of members of the "Instituto di Corrispondenza Archeologica," ranging from historical material to the administration of the Institute. In addition, the Institute preserves the estates of former directors and coworkers (W. Henzen, Ch. Hülsen, A. Mau, E. Petersen, L. Curtius).
Various archival materials are accessible in the series Das Deutsche Archäologische Institut. Geschichte und Dokumente (History and Documents of the German Archeological Institute.)