Departmental Archives of Ardennes (Archives Départementales des Ardenne) (France)

The Departmental Archives have been a service of the Departmental Council since 1986. Their mission is to preserve the collective memory of the Ardennes so as to offer it to everyone. This mission is broken down into five actions: control, collection, classification, conservation and communication of archives. A team of 19 people manages collections representing nearly 16 linear kilometers, the oldest document of which (opposite) is a diploma on parchment from Emperor Othon III in favor of the Abbey of Mouzon, which dates back to 997.