Archives of Senegal

The Archives of Senegal (Direction des Archives du Sénégal) date back to the year 1913. The Archives of Senegal are composed of the national archives located in Dakar and its five regional archives services as well as the National Library and a documentation centre. Overall, the national archives cover collections on Senegal during the colonial period (1816 to 1958), on Senegal´s federation with Mali (1959-1960), on French West Africa (AOF) (1895-1959) and on the Senegal since its independence in 1960. The library´s collection holds records also covering colonial French West Africa and in particular colonial Senegal. The records include printed documents, periodicals, microfilms and microfiches as well as sound recordings.