• Contact Information

    • Name:

      Public Records and Archives Administration Department (PRAAD)
    • Postal Address:

      P.O. Box 3056
    • Telephone:

      (233) 21-221234
    • Facsimile:

      (233) 21-220014
    • URL:
    • Director:

      Cletus Apirebila Azangweo
    • Year founded:

  • Collections

    • Type of repository:

    • Types of source material:

      Archival records
      Business records
      Ecclesiastical records
      Government records
      Personal papers
    • Size:

      4.5 million volumes
    • Holdings:

      Our materials include 1. Court records--civil and criminal; 2. Native Affairs--chieftancy and stool matters, customs; 3. Parliamentary debates, treaties and agreements with other countries--ordinances, acts, laws executive and legislative instruments, Gazzettes, bulletins of Gold Coast/Ghana. 4. Decrees of military regimes, constitutions of Ghana, newspapers. 5. Private papers of prominent personalities--pictures of personalities and historical events.

    • Receiving new material?

    • Languages:

      English, Dutch, German
  • Access Conditions

    • Access restrictions:

      30 years

    • Finding tools:

      Accession lists or registers
    • Copier available?:

  • Repository publications:

  • References:

    <a href="text\Akotia93.htm">Akotia, Pino. "Judicial and Legal Records in the National Archives of Ghana/Accra: An Introduction for Users." <I>History in Africa</1> 20 (1993): 361-67.</a> <br><br> Akussah, H. "A Guide to the Post Independence Ministerial Records in the National Archives of Ghana, 1920-1988." <I>African Research and Documentation </I>64 (1994): 11-21. <br><br> Dumett, R.E. "Survey of Research Materials in the National Archives of Ghana."<I> Mitteilungen der Basler Afrika-Bibliographien</I> 11 (1974): 1-48. <br><br> Henige, David P. "The National Archives of Ghana: A Synopsis of Holdings." <I>International Journal of African Historical Studies</I> 6 (1973): 475-86. <br><br> <a href="text\Jones88.htm">Jones, A. "Ghana National Archives: A Supplementary Note." <I>History in Africa</I> 15 (1988): 385-88.</a>