Riksarkivet

  • National Archives of Sweden

History

The National Archives (Riksarkivet) is one of the oldest public agencies in Sweden, its history leading back to the Middle Ages. In the 17th century, Chancellor Axel Oxenstierna created a new organization for the record-keeping and the National Archives came into being. Today, the National Archives has the supervision of all public records of the agencies of the central Government, while it delegates to the regional archives the supervision of records generated by regional and local authorities. We receive and preserve records from public administration as well as from private corporations and individuals, and make them available for research.

Sources

  • ClaimsCon'06, YV