The records acquired by the National Archives are referred to in the National Archives Act, 1986, as archives and the Act designates our functions as follows:
- The preservation, restoration, arrangement and description of archives;
- The preparation of guides, lists, indexes and other finding aids to archives;
- Making archives available for public inspection;
- Making and providing copies of archives;
- The publication of archives, finding aids and other material relating to archives;
- The provision of educational services relating to archives.
In order to carry out our work, the National Archives is divided into functional units whose responsibilities are described below.
- Archives Storage and Preservation Division
- Reader Services Division
- Records Acquisition and Description Division
- Special Projects Division