The Provincial Archives collects and preserves documents of the people, institutions and government of New Brunswick and makes these historical records available for public research. Holdings include textual and digital records, papers of families and individuals, maps, architectural plans, photos, sound recordings, film and video.
Located on the University of New Brunswick campus, the Archives is housed in the Bonar Law-Bennett Building, of architectural interest for its Beaux Arts style and extensive use of bird's-eye maple.
Family historians, government and legal researchers, academics, school classes, specialists and other interested individuals regularly use its documentary holdings. There is frequently a display of archival material.