The National Archive's contributions to the register are all of great historical importance, and several of the documents have participated in the making of history. Queen Margrete's election letter of 1388 is unique in that it is the only time that a woman achieves a position like this in the country. As a female monarch, she is also close to unique in European middle ages. Other documents on the list are the first draft of the constitution in 1814, the approval of the Norwegian flag in 1821 and the document that has been named "the King's no", where he refuses to appoint Quisling as prime minister. This is the foremost document from the government that gave legitimacy to active resistance against the Germans, and was later used in the trial against Quisling in 1945.

The National Archive's contributions to the register are all of great historical importance, and several of the documents have participated in the making of history. Queen Margrete's election letter of 1388 is unique in that it is the only time that a woman achieves a position like this in the country. As a female monarch, she is also close to unique in European middle ages. Other documents on the list are the first draft of the constitution in 1814, the approval of the Norwegian flag in 1821 and the document that has been named "the King's no", where he refuses to appoint Quisling as prime minister. This is the foremost document from the government that gave legitimacy to active resistance against the Germans, and was later used in the trial against Quisling in 1945.

– We are very happy that as many as 12 of the 14 documents the National Archives nominated were included on the list of Norway’s document heritage, and it is also very pleasing that so many of the regional state archives around the country got their documents on the list, says director general Ivar Fonnes. – The list makes our role as archive institution more visible, as well as the fact that we take care of important historical documents and archives. We hope that “Norges dokumentarv” can contribute to our archives and other archives being more known and more used.

A complete list of the National Archives’ contributions to the register is found on our web site: http://www.arkivverket.no/arkivverket/Bruk-av-arkiv/Nettutstillinger/Norges-dokumentarv