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Archives are records of individuals or organisations with significant historical, cultural or administrative value.

Archive services seek to preserve unique archival heritage by collecting, listing, storing and making historic records of all kinds available to the public.

Archives in Wales

There are 13 local authority archive services in Wales, which collect and preserve records relating to the history of the local area. There are also a number of higher education and specialist archive repositories which collect archives of local and national interest and importance. Visit the Archives Wales website for more information about archive services in Wales.

Archives for the 21st Century

Archives for the 21st Century was produced in parallel versions for Wales and England in 2009. It outlines the challenges currently facing the archives sector and highlights the important contributions that archives can make to local communities. See the link to "Archives for the 21st Century" on the left for more information, and access to the Wales document.

Useful links

Here is a list of sites of interest for the archive sector.