Who we are
The National Archives of Trinidad and Tobago (NATT), is the treasure-house of our country's heritage. We, at the National Archives, are the custodians of Trinidad and Tobago's memory. We acquire, preserve and make accessible thousands of records, of various formats, to the public. These include government records, immigration records, photographs, books, maps and more. Many of these records are exceptional in the way they reveal our heritage and enable us as a nation to have a better understanding of Trinidad and Tobago and our ancestors. The National Archives influences all areas of archival processing throughout the Public Service and also provides services, such as records management and archival training, across the country but primarily to government agencies. Our overall objectives are to provide the public with the means to access public records, to secure information for judicial and administrative purposes, and to provide documentation for purposes of research. Through its services to researchers and government, its exhibitions and other initiatives, the National Archives of Trinidad and Tobago seeks to connect citizens to the sources of their history.
What we do
- Acquires public and private records of enduring value regardless of format.
- Cares for and preserves records acquired according to international archival standards.
- Provides guidance and technical advice on the management of public records.
- Provides secondary storage facilities to Government Ministries, Agencies and Departments for semi-active records.
- Provides access to information from our holdings through our Reference Facility.
- Provides advice on the preservation of records, including disaster recovery.