Danish State Archives (Danish: Statens Arkiver) is a Danish culture institution, whose primary purpose is to collect, preserve and archive historically valuable records and make them available to the public. The National archivist is the head of Danish National Archives and the senior manager of the State Archives.
The State Archives is the collective name for;
- Danish National Archives (Copenhagen)
- Danish Data Archives (Odense)
- Danish National Business Archives (Aarhus)
- Provincial Archives of Zealand (Copenhagen)
- Provincial Archives of Southern Jutland (Aabenraa)
- Provincial Archives of Funen (Odense)
- Provincial Archives of Northern Jutland (Viborg)
Regional archives hold records transferred from regional authorities, like courts of law, the county authorities, the police and many other local authorities. Records from central authorities, such as ministries, agencies and national organisations, are held at the Danish National Archives. The Danish National Business Archives keep registers, documents, etc. from companies and organisations from the business sector. The Danish Data Archives, the newest of the seven archive holding bodies, keep historical and social science studies such as registers, databases and other electronically stored information.