Archives Department Boasts Renovated Facility

Updated: April 26, 2016

In August 1965 the National Archives was founded with Leo Bradley Sr being the first appointed honorary archivist.  Originally located in a small room at the Bliss Institute, the unit moved to Belmopan in 1974, where all official documents dated from 1900 and beyond were stored as per directive given to the then Permanent Secretaries by the Ministry of Education.  Today, the Department of Archives is situated on Unity Boulevard in Belmopan with a newly renovated structure recently inaugurated.  Minister of State in the Ministry of Education, Youth, Sports and Culture, Elodio Aragon Jr., was at the official ceremony where he served as the keynote speaker.


The installation of a second floor and renovations to the ground floor were done at a cost of just under a half a million dollars.  According to Minister Aragon, there is still the hope in investing in a state of the art facility.


Construction began in April 2015 with funding from the Ministry of Tourism, Culture and Civil Aviation and the Government of Belize.