In addition to operating the Fukuoka City Museum of Literature, the Fukuoka City Archive collects, preserves and provides reading access to a wide variety of archival material. Material under collection include literary material, official documents of the City of Fukuoka of historic and cultural value, publications, brochures, leaflets and flyers issued by the City of Fukuoka and ancient historical documents and materials related to the local Fukuoka area. As a "Center for Preservation", the Archive strives to promote and pass on Fukuoka's unique culture to the future.