With a collection of only 545 handwritten and printed documents, the Marabá House of Culture Foundation created the Municipal Historic Archive of Marabá "Manoel Domingues", to preserve the historical documentation of the municipality of Marabá and safeguard the historical / cultural written and visual memory of the region's people.
Today the collection has more than 20,000 records that make it one of the largest in the Amazon region. Among the rare documents of the historical collection are the minutes of installation of the Municipality of Marabá in 1913, the Marabá Magazine published in 1925, by the Marabaense Association of Letters and the Marabá newspaper of 1945.
The purpose of the Archive is to locate, classify, record, catalog and preserve regional memory, found in textual documents (manuscripts and printed matter) and visual documents; to draw up a historical profile of the Municipality of Marabá and the Southeast region of Pará, in the past and present, to facilitate access to this information through the organization of the subjects (dossiers) in folders and other instruments that meet the needs of the citizens. The work carried out by the Historical Archive of Marabá is already a national and international reference to researchers from various regions of Brazil and abroad who seek in the historical collection information about the region known worldwide for its extractive and mineral wealth.
The Historical Archive of Marabá has a very important importance in the preservation of memory, since it has become a research source in the southern and southeastern regions of the State of Pará. It is constantly used in more than one hundred works of course conclusions, monographs, dissertations and doctoral theses; as it is also used for business research where several companies interested in investing in the municipality seek information on the economic activities already developed in the region in the AHMD.