The Federal Archives hold the documents of the Federal State’s political bodies and the Federal Administration since 1798. In their original form they consist mostly of paper files, complemented by photographic, audio and film material as well as, increasingly, digital data.
The documents deal chiefly with political issues at federal level. Documents on cantonal and local matters are mostly held in the relevant cantonal or communal archives.
Documents that have already been digitised are normally made accessible online, while analogue archive records can be ordered either as digitised versions or for consultation in the reading room.
Last modification 14.11.2019