The archive inherited the documentation of the State archive which with its work began in 1895. and today it gathers the service on the scope of the entire Montenegro. The oldest document that is kept in the central terminal of the Archive dates from 1539. year. As a home institution Archive overtakes the register’s office of the republic organs and institutions, and juristic and physical persons in Montenegro. The Archive collects and makes available various documents and papers for scientific researches. The Montenegro Archive keeps over 799 archive funds with 4.500 000 documents. Basic funds of the State archive are made of the documents of the highest organs of the Montenegrin state which appeared after 1878.