The Arxiu del Regne de Mallorca was founded in 1851 under the name Arxiu Històric de les Balears. The archive has a large volume of documents of 7,000 meters of shelving and is considered the most important in the Balearic Islands. The sources originate from the main public institutions since the conquest of King Jaume I. It also contains series from the other islands of the archipelago and documents of a semi-public and private nature or origin -entities, companies, families, individuals, etc.- that provide valuable complementary information to those of an official nature.
The archival series of the Balearic Government is essential for understanding the contemporary history of the Balearic Islands. The archive covers issues such as public order, education, industry, agriculture, trade, health, culture, public works, tourism, etc., and also matters of the local administration. Through these sources we can research the societies of fishermen, sailors and other industries of the sea on the islands of Mallorca and Ibiza-Formentera between the years 1834 and 1983.