• The Danish National Business Archives


Danish National Archives , Viborg
Ll. Sankt Hans Gade 5


+45 86 62 17 88


The Business Archive was established as an independent institution in 1948. In 1968 it was taken over by the state with a special law and in 1992 it became part of the State Archives. Before the archives moved to the present building in 1962 the archives were kept in the basement under the City Hall between 1948-1950, then under the university building until 1956 and then in the buildings of a former railway station of the defunct Aarhus - Hammel line. Since 2015, the Business Archives moved to Viborg and merged with the Provincial Archives of Northern Jutland.

Opening Times

Tuesday to Thursday: 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Document ordering: Tuesday to Thursday: 9 a.m. to 12 noon and 1 p.m. to 2:30 p.m.

Conditions of Access

The Reading Room accommodates 98 people. It is divided into two sections: the main Reading Room and the film Reading Room. Additionally there are two separate research rooms which can be used by appointment. Users are allowed to bring papers, laptops and other research aids.

All records at archival storage have been catalogued and numbered, and can be ordered using the inventories found in the Reading Room. Records are taken out by members of the staff – during weekdays, on the same day they are ordered. However, if the records requested are located in remote storage, ordering may take 2 days.

The records have to be ordered via Daisy.