WELCOME TO THE ANTIGUA AND BARBUDA
NATIONAL ARCHIVES

Every country should preserve its heritage. The Archives and Records Act, passed in 1982, provides for the preservation of the public and non-public records of Antigua and Barbuda. It also established an Archives and Records Office.

The National Archives was opened in 1982 in a small building on Newgate Street. It was then moved to the top floor of the Court House on Long Street. The acquisition of the Codrington Papers necessitated a new building and in 1991, Mr. and Mrs. Bruce Rapaport donated a building to the government and people of Antigua and Barbuda. This building is situated in Victoria Park, on Factory Road opposite the St. John’s Fire Station.

We welcome academics and individuals researching the history of Antigua and Barbuda, individuals tracing their family histories, and teachersĀ and students wishing to learn aboutĀ the collections in the Archives.