#OnThisDay 1 June 1961 the Archives Authority of New South Wales was established. The Archives Act 1960 provided that the new Archives Authority
"shall undertake the preservation, storage, arrangement, repair, cataloguing and calendaring, and custody and control of the State archives".
Previous to the Act, an Archives Department had been created within the Public Library NSW in 1953. The State Records Act 1998 established State Archives NSW as a statutory body to manage the NSW State archives collection and set the rules and provide guidance on the management of official records.