The Ministry of Magic Archives was a British Ministry of Magic office charged with preserving and documenting historical records, and with increasing public access to those documents.

The Archives kept secret records detailing a mass operation involving 167 Memory Charms and the largest ever mass Concealment Charm performed in Britain (the morning after these alleged crimes, the villagers of Hogsmeade found that they had a railway station with a gleaming scarlet steam engine, and the Muggle railway workers in Crewe spent the rest of the year with the uncomfortable feeling they had mislaid something important).[1] The Archives also had information on the accidents throughout the history of the Triwizard Tournament, and published a book on the subject, titled Triwizard Tragedies.[2]

According to Sage Bragnam, the Ministry kept records of all the issues of the Daily Prophet.[3]

It presumably also kept records of various other projects the Ministry undertook over the centuries, such as turning the abandoned fortress of Azkaban into a wizarding prison and the introduction of the Knight Bus.


Notes and references

  1. Hogwarts Express information on Pottermore (transcription available here)
  2. The Making of Harry Potter (see this image)
  3. Harry Potter: Wizards Unite (see this)
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