- "If an item does not appear in our records, it does not exist!"
- ―Jocasta Nu
The Jedi Archives was a fathomless collection of ancient knowledge and research dating back possibly thousands of standard years. The Archives Library was located in the Jedi Temple on Coruscant, under the control of Madame Jocasta Nu, a former Jedi Council member who was assisted by several JN-66 and SP-4 analysis droids.
The Archives covered a vast range of criteria, including details on supposedly every planet and species in the Galactic Republic. They also included Diagnostic Laboratories and held the Jedi Holocrons. After the world of Ossus was devastated, the Jedi removed the contents of the Great Library of Odan-Urr to the archives on Coruscant.
Just before the Clone Wars, somewhere between 32-22 BBY, information was emptied from the Jedi Archives concerning the planet Kamino, the Kaminoans and their cloning industry. It was probably done by Jedi Master Sifo-Dyas, before he was killed, in order to conceal the creation of the Clone Army from the Jedi Council. This was uncovered by Obi-Wan Kenobi when he tried to identify the origin of Senator Amidala's attacker, who used Kaminoan sabre darts. This eventually led to the uncovering of the Separatists plans for war, and the beginning of the Clone Wars.
Yoda investigated the missing planet Kamino from the Archives and found at least 30 additional systems that were erased. It is here where he discovered Dagobah, and kept it secret for his eventual exile.
During the invasion of the Jedi Temple, Sith Lord Darth Vader was responsible not only to dispatch all the Jedi inside, but also recover and secure the Sith Holocrons in the Archives, thus the Archives are mainly intact during the Purge.
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