Departmental Archives of Aube (Archives Départementales de l'Aube) (France)

The department of Aube was born with the French Revolution, in 1790. The Departmental Archives were created in 1796, with the aim of collecting the archives of the institutions of the Ancien Régime. An archive repository is set up in each departmental capital. A decree dating from 1794 defines their missions as follows: to collect, classify, preserve and communicate the documents entrusted to them. Any citizen has the right to obtain consultation on site, within the time limits imposed by each depot. Communication of documents must be free. These founding principles remain in force today and govern the activity of archives services in France.