Welcome to the Archives Portal Europe

The Archives Portal Europe provides access to information on archival material from different European countries as well as information on archival institutions throughout the continent.

You can search in 37,771,417 descriptive units linked to more than 125,000,000 digital objects from 327 institutions.

Spain: The Treaties of Utrecht

The Treaties of Utrecht, also known as the Peace of Utrecht or treaties of Utrecht and Rastatt, are a series of multilateral treaties signed by the belligerents in the War of Spanish Succession between 1712 and 1714.

Sweden: Appointment of ambassador to The Netherlands, 1614

Sweden's first permanent embassy was opened in The Hague in 1614 under the reign of Gustav II Adolf. The reason behind choosing the Netherlands came quite natural, since the relations with that country was of great importance to Sweden's foreign politics.

The Netherlands: Treaty between the King of Sweden and the Republic of the Netherlands, 1614

The 1614 treaty between The Netherlands and Sweden was an immediate result of the Kalmar wars of 1611-1613, which resulted in a ban on all Dutch traffic to Sweden. In order to secure free entrance to the Baltic, the Dutch entered anti-Danish alliances with the Hanseatic league in 1613 and with Sweden in 1614.

Greece: Charta of Greece, 1797

This is the fourth page of the Charta of Greece, containing the title: "The Charta of Greece showing its islands and part of its numerous colonies in Europe and Asia Minor".
The cartouche framing the map title has highly elaborated decorations and includes mythological themes.

United Kingdom: Antisemitic board game produced in 1936

This board game was produced by a German company which sought to capitalise on the growing anti-semitic mood of the mid 1930s. Today it is a part of the Wiener Library and Archive in London.

Poland: General Confederation of Warsaw 1573

The Confederation of Warsaw was a "social agreement" in which noblemen citizens found a common way to solve problems of the country and state in a peaceful way. This solution was guaranteed this solution by their own personal commitment, represented by more than 200 seals visible today.

Joint access to European archives

By giving access to archival material from all over Europe, the Archives Portal Europe provides the opportunity to detect common relations in a comprehensive approach while at the same time reflecting the diversity of national and regional developments. Read more...

Presentation of archival content

An overview of the fonds and collections maintained by one archival institution is given within the holdings guides. More detailed, hierarchical descriptions of the archival material including links to digitisations can be found in the relevant finding aids. Read more...

Combined search facilities

In addition to a simple full text search, the Archives Portal Europe offers an advanced search concentrating on aspects such as dates as well as a navigated search for browsing through the archival material. All approaches can be followed separately or in combination. Read more...

Contact details and services

Within the section "Directory", information such as contact details or opening hours of the archival institutions can be consulted. This not only includes those institutions already featuring their archival material in the Archives Portal Europe, but also other institutions from the participating countries. Read more...