We administrate, safeguard and preserve the archives and registers of the Government and of the public administration of Catalonia, as well as of those of Catalan individuals, organizations and entities.

We favor the consolidation of a free, open and democratic society by assuring the citizens and the Administration itself the access to the documents, essential instruments that guarantee the citizens's rights and the control of public powers's performances.

We facilitate the historical understanding of our national identity and give support to the cultural and intellectual life of the Catalans. To that end we spread and put in value the heritage that we guard and establish the pertinent agreements with other institutions to foster the technical treatment of the documentation, its communication and its knowledge.