Since it was founded in 1935, Atria has collected the archives of women and their organisations. It now manages more than 700 different archives of both individuals and groups, which occupy some 1,500 linear metres. The oldest archive dates from 1870 and new ones are still being added. In these archives, you will find diaries, letters, manuscripts, drawings and books of photographs, etc.

List of archives (most in Dutch)

Viewing items from the archives
The inventory and description of all archives are digitally accessible. More than 60 archives have been fully digitalised. If you wish to view archival materials, please make an appointment by contacting To access a restricted archive, you will need to obtain permission in advance. To do so, you may contact our archivist using

Donating archival materials

Atria is always looking for exceptional archives. For further information, please contact the archivist by emailing