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The National Historical Archive
Nobility Section

Presentation of the National Historical Archive Nobility Section

The Nobility Section of the National Historical Archive provides a comprehensive conservation programme (preservation and restoration) of its document collection, all produced or gathered by Spanish Nobility. For many centuries, nobles have played an important social, political and economic role in the history of our country and, therefore, have created a large volume of documentation, rich in all kinds of information. These documentary resources would disappear if they did not receive the appropriate technical treatment, and we would be deprived of this valuable documentary heritage in the future.

There storerooms are equipped with the latest systems to guarantee the best conditions for the documents, together with adequate facilities and a complete restoration workshop.

The Reference section attends personally all researchers who come to the archive to consult these types of documents. Our personnel provides information on the collection and the documents related to the researched subject, and also guides them on how to use all the different description tools, including the latest generation databases. We also provide information on the collection by post or electronic mail.

For those who request it, there is a document copying service, provided under the rules and suggestions currently in force. Our document reproduction programmes are an essential part of the conservation policy of our archive, as we provide researchers a quality alternative medium to traditional documentation.

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