archive noun

ADJ. extensive | electronic, film, photo/photographic, sound The programme is preserved in the BBC sound archives. | company, corporate, county, family, local, national, official, personal, private, state

VERB + ARCHIVE build up, create, set up collecting documents to build up an archive | house, keep, maintain the person responsible for keeping the archives the building which houses the state archives | hold sth in, keep sth in, preserve sth in The data is now held in the company archives. | consult, examine, look through

ARCHIVE + VERB contain sth, hold sth

ARCHIVE + NOUN collection | film, footage archive foortage of the victory celebrations | material

PREP. among/amongst the ~s There are many clues hidden amongst the archives of the local museum. | from an/the ~ some photographs from the library's archives | in an/the ~ No record of this letter exists in the archives.