• Contact Information

    • Name:

      Archives Nationales
    • Postal Address:

      BP 1095
    • Location:

      Rohero I, Avenue du 1er Novembre
    • Telephone:

      (257) 22 50 51
    • Facsimile:

      (257) 22 62 31, (257) 21 92 95
    • E-mail:
    • Director:

      Libère Banzira
    • Year founded:

  • Collections

    • Type of repository:

    • Types of source material:

      Archival records
      Business records
      Ecclesiastical records
      Government records
      Oral histories
      Sound recordings
    • Size:

      500 linear meters
    • Holdings:

      The collection of the Archives Nationales du Burundi is composed of archival files divided into 23 different groups, more than 50 periodicals, and works published during the Belgian colonial period, 1912-1962. Besides the paper documents, the collection consists of 55 microfilms of Burundi Archives preserved in Belgium, 148 jacquettes of documents preserved at the Maison Généralice des Pères Blancs in Rome, and 46 microfiches BIEF. In addition, we have photographs, maps, blue prints and recently published books.

    • Receiving new material?

    • Languages:

      French, Kirundi, Flemish, Swahili
  • Access Conditions

    • Access conditions:

      Free, upon presentation of an identity card, passport, or letter of recommendation.

    • Access restrictions:

      30 years

    • Finding tools:

      Accession lists or registers
      Card catalogs
    • Copier available?:

  • Repository publications:

    • Guide des Archives Nationales du Burundi. 1997. BurundiG.htm
    • Le répertoire analytique du fonds d'archives du Territoire de Muhinga. 1999. Muhinga.htm
  • References:

    Bugwabari, N. "Archives Nationales et Connaisance du Monde Rural." <I>Culture et Société</I> 8 (1986): 39-66. <p> <a href="text\Hunt87.htm"> Hunt, Nancy. "Research Protocol and Resources in Burundi." <I>History in Africa</I> 14 (1987): 399-411. </a><p> <a href="text\Stewart89.htm">Stewart, Kearsley. "A Further Note on Research in Burundi." <I>History in Africa</I> 16 (1989): 401-02.</a>