About The National Archives of Singapore
The National Archives of Singapore (NAS) was established in 1968 with the passing of the National Archives and Records Act the year before. It was housed in several different locations in the first 29 years of its existence before moving to its current location at 1 Canning Rise in 1997.
NAS is the keeper of records of national or
historical significance. The records acquired by NAS come from both public
agencies and private sources. Records in various mediums and formats are
safeguarded and preserved to serve as the corporate memory of the Government
and the social memory of our people. This allows current and future generations
of Singaporeans to understand our different cultures, explore our common
heritage and appreciate who we are and how we became a nation.
NAS is an institution under the National Library Board (NLB).