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Generally, the holdings of the Copenhagen city archives contain records deriving from or otherwise concerning the administrative institutions of Copenhagen. In addition, the holdings include all kinds of documents of private individuals, companies and various types of local associations. The city archives keep an important collection of maps and drawings. The vast majority of the material dates from the period after the fire of Copenhagen in 1728. The Danish National Archives aim at obtaining valuable private archives left by government officials and politicians, other persons from all walks of life, and private institutions. The Manuscript Department comprises manuscripts that are primarily, though not exclusively, related to European and especially Danish history, literature and cultural history.

Keywords: Copenhagen city archives; cultural history; Danish National Archives; drawings; manuscript; maps



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