14 December 1859
Gathering, classification and service of the historic documentation of Peru.
Local del Archivo Colonial: Jr. Camaná N° 125, Cercado de Lima Local del Archivo Republicano: Calle Manuel Cuadros s/n, Cercado de Lima
01 4267221 / 4272996 / 4275930 / 4275939
Person in chargeDra. Luisa Vetter Parodi - Director
Other members of the Executive
Lic. David Fernández Villanova National Director of the National Division of the Historical Archive
Objectives of the institution
-Organization and description of the documentary collections, facilitating access by the community.
-Digitalization of the collections.
-Physical restoration of deteriorated documents.
Heritage documents under its protection
The Ambulatory Protocol of the Conquistadores, the oldest document of Peru, has been declared Cultural Heritage of the Nation. It is also known as “Libro Becerro” (the Vellum Book), from the 16th century. This document is made up by 804 papers in 551 pages, from the years 1533 to 1538. The document makes reference to the slave presence and transactions in Peru.
The state of conservation of this documentation is good.
Public access for research purposes.
Periodicals published by the institution
Magazine of the General Archive of the Nation (latest issue: 32, year 2017)