Дзяржаўны архіў Гродзенскай вобласці

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Дзяржаўны архіў Гродзенскай вобласці

Parallel form(s) of name

  • State Archives of the Grodno Region
  • Государственный архив Гродненской области

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  • Regional

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ул. Дзержинского, 84

Locality

Гродно

Region

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Belarus

Postal code

230005

Telephone

+375 (152) 74 01 87

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History

The Archives was established as the State Archives of Bialystok Region in 1944.
In September 1944, following the cession of the major part of Bialystok Region to Poland and the establishment of Grodno Region as part of the Belarusian Soviet Socialist Republic (BSSR), the Archives was reorganized as the State Archives of Grodno Region under the People's Commissariat of Internal Affairs (from March 1946, Ministry of Internal Affairs).
In 1960 the Archives was placed under the authority of the archives division at the Grodno Region Executive Committee; from 1995, the archives and records management division at the Grodno Region Executive Committee; from 2006, the justice administration at the Grodno Region Executive Committee; from 2007, the main justice administration at the Grodno Region Executive Committee.
In June 2001 the Archives received the name of the scholarly institution "The State Archives of Grodno Region".

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Holdings

Amount of holdings: 1 696 fonds, 5 collections, 512 882 items
Chronological scope: from 1919 to the present
Geographical coverage:
Western Belarus as part of Poland (certain areas)
abolished Vasilishki, Zheludok, Porozovo, Skidel, and Sopotskin districts
the town of Grodno and the Berestovitsa, Volkovysk, Grodno, Zelva, Mosty, Svisloch and Shchuchin districts of the Grodno region
Contents:
The earliest records date from the early period of Soviet power in Grodno Region, when the military and revolutionary committees came into existence (the 1920s). These are records concerning the creation of the Communist Party and Komsomol organizations in the region; instructions and proceedings of the district and village revolutionary committees on the issues of political, economic and social life; lists of localities, data on the number of settlements, estates and granges and the number of their inhabitants; materials relating to the Grodno theatre, and more.
The Archives holds a substantial complex of documents created by the Polish institutions that functioned in the Novogrudok voivodeship (except the Baranovichi and Volozhin districts), and in the Volkovysk and Grodno districts of the Bialystok voivodeship. The economic situation in the region, the agrarian reforms, the creation of small peasant farms (khutors), and the taxation policy are illustrated in the documents of the Novogrudok voivodeship administration, district councils, land offices and forestries.
The fonds of the teachers colleges and schools contain instructions issued by the ministry of religions and public education, the trusteeships of the Warsaw and Vilnius school districts, proceedings of school council meetings and state exams, lists of teachers and students, and more.
The reports and legal cases of the police judicial institutions and the Grodno prison contain information on workers' political and social movement and the mass meetings in 1935 and 1936 in defense of the revolutinary member S. O. Pritytski sentenced to death by the Polish court; information relating to poets M. Mashara, F. Pestrak, and V. Tavlai who stayed in the Grodno prison. Records of the Polish period are mainly in Polish.
Records of the Nazi Occupation, represented by the fonds of the institutions that functioned at that time in the occupied territory, illustrate the policy pursued by the German authorities.
The largest complex of the archive's holdings are the records of Soviet period. Records from the period 1939-1941 reflect the history of reunification of Western Belarus with the Belarusian Soviet Socialist Republic, the socialist transformations in economics and culture on the eve of the war. The main bulk of the post-war records are documents of the government institutions, public control, courts and prosecutor's, justice, planning and statistics, financing, state insurance, agriculture, forestry, construction and architecture, communal services, transport and communications, trade, public education, culture, arts, mass media, health care, welfare, physical culture and sports, labour and other social organizations. These records illustrate the main activities and functions of the mentioned organizations.
Records of the organizations and enterprises that functioned in the 1990s are represented in the fonds of the tax inspections, the committee on state property, open joint-stock companies, agricultural cooperative associations, etc.
The personal fonds contain records relating to the life of Ia. N. Marash, doctor of historical sciences, professor at the Kupala State University of Grodno; A. O. Makovelski, correspondent member of the USSR Academy of Sciences, native of Grodno; the writer A. Karpiuk; the director of the State Archives of Grodno Region, Merited Worker of Culture of Belarus A. N. Pleshevenia; professor, doctor of medical sciences V. I. Brzeski; director of the National Historical Archives in Grodno, Merited Worker of Culture of Belarus K. P. Batrakova; professor at the Kupala State University of Grodno, candidate of historical sciences V. N. Cherepitsa.
The Archives holds collections of records relating to the participants in the October Revolution of 1917, the Civil War, the revolutionary movement in Grodno Region, and the Partisan movement in the Second World War; records on repatriated civilians and Soviet prisoners of war, filtration cases on citizens who returned from Germany; personnel records for the years 1944-1962.
Finding aids
Number of opisi (file lists) — 2 881
Indexes to opisi covering several fonds (records groups)
Personnel in the consumer cooperation system
Indexes to opisi within a fond
Subject
Fond 1 - Grodno District Commissar
Fond 2 - Grodno Burgomaster
Fond 3 - Grodno Labour Exchange
Fond 5 - Grodno District Finance Department
Fond 6 - Grodno District Customs Office
Fond 56 - Grodno Religious Community Administration
Fond 177 - Bialystok Railway Administration
Fond 505 - Grodno Tobacco Factory "Neman"
Fond 541 - Nesvizh Povet Starostvo
Fond 662 - Novogrudok Voivodeship State Police Team
Fond 689 - Grodno District Military Revolutionary Committee
Fond 718 - Shchuchin District Land Administration
Fond 722 - Communal Services Administration of the Grodno Region Executive Committee
Fond 723 - Social Welfare Department of the Grodno Region Executive Committee
Fond 727 - Grodno Region Grain Produce Administration
Fond 729 - Forestry Administration
Fond 730 - Public Education Department of the Grodno Region Executive Committee
Fond 732 - Agriculture Administration of the Grodno Region Executive Committee
Fond 735 - Grodno Fine-Cloths Factory
Fond 792 - USSR Ministry of Agricultural Procurement Commissioner Administration for Grodno Region
Fond 826 - Finance Department of the Grodno Region Executive Committee
Fond 828 - Health Department of the Grodno Region Executive Committee
Fond 831 - Consumer Services Administration of the Grodno Region Executive Committee
Fond 991 - Yanka Kupala Grodno State University
Fond 1001 - Grodno Construction Trust No. 1
Fond 1022 - Highway Construction and Maintenance Administration of the Grodno Region Executive Committee
Fond 1028 - Trade Administration of the Grodno Region Executive Committee
Fond 1029 - Commission for Investigation of Nazi Crimes and Damage Caused to the Grodno Region
Fond 1034 - Grodno Region State Bank Office
Fond 1038 - Grodno Region Consumer Societies Union
Fond 1128 - Finance Department of the Sopotskin District Executive Committee
Fond 1204 - Grodno region Statistics Administration
Fond 1223 - Mosty Woodworking Association
Fond 1230 - Volkovysk Cement Works
Fond 1266 - Culture Administration of the Grodno Region Executive Committee
Fond 1268 - Land Reclamation Administration of the Grodno Region Executive Committee
Fond 1355 - Finance Department of the Volkovysk District Executive Committee
Fond 1410 - Grodno Cardan Shafts Plant
Fond 1572 - Finance Department of the Svisloch District Executive Committee
Fond 2341 - Finance Department of the Skidel District Executive Committee
Fond 2354 - Finance Department of the Grodno District Executive Committee
Fond 2407 - Grodno Region State Control Committee
Fond 2461 - Finance Department of the Vasilishki District Executive Committee
Fond 2525 - Grodno Region State Experimental Agricultural Station in the town of Shchuchin
Fond 2533 - Finance Department of the Zheludok District Executive Committee
Fond 2637 - Grodno Region Motor Transport Trust
Fond 2743 - Grodno Regional Association "Selkhoztekhnika" (agricultural machinery and farm equipment)
Geographical
Fond 89 - Grodno Povet Starostvo
Fond 104 - Grodno State Archives
Fond 177 - Bialystok Railway Administration
Fond 206 - Local council election committees
Fond 226 - Shchuchin Povet Starostvo
Fond 541 - Nesvizh Povet Starostvo
Fond 551 - Novogrudok Voivodeship Administration
Fond 662 - Novogrudok Voivodeship State Police Team
Fond 718 - Shchuchin Land Administration
Fond 729 - Forestry Administartion
Fond 730 - Public Education Department of the Grodno Region Executive Committee
Fond 732 - Agriculture administration of the Grodno Region Executive Committee
Fond 826 - Finance Department of the Grodno Region Executive Committee
Fond 971 - Grodno Regional Administration of the State Labour Savings Banks
Fond 1034 - Grodno Regional Office of the USSR State Bank
Fond 1038 - Grodno Region Consumer Societies Union
Fond 1223 - Mosty Woodworking Association
Fond 1128 - Finance Department of the Sopotskin District Executive Committee
Fond 1355 - Finance Department of the Volkovysk District Executive Committee
Fond 1572 - Finance Department of the Svisloch District Executive Committee
Fond 2341 - Finance Department of the Skidel District Executive Committee
Fond 2354 - Finance Department of the Grodno District Executive Committee
Fond 2407 - Grodno Region State Control Committee
Fond 2461 - Finance Department of the Vasilishki District Executive Committee
Fond 2533 - Finance Department of the Zheludok District Executive Committee
Name
Fond 52 - Grodno District Court of the Vilnius Appellate District
Fond 89 - Grodno Povet Starostvo
Fond 541 - Nesvizh Povet Starostvo
Fond 551 - Novogrudok Voivodeship Administration
Types of records
Fond 1171 - Grodno Region Workers Deputies Council and Executive Committee
Structure
Fond 2637 - Grodno Region Motor Transport Trust
Personnel
Fond 2682 - Shchuchin Forestry
Catalogues
Systematic - 106 120 cards
Thematical - 6 742 cards
Personnel - 6 625 cards
History of government institutions - 2 449 cards
Specialized card catalogues
Name card index of members of the Communist Party of Western Belarus and the Communist Youth League of Western Belarus
Name (Fond 2209 Shchuchin Town Executive Committee)
Repatriated persons
Persons deported to Germany
Name (Fond 511 Grodno Oktiabrski District Administration (housing matters)
Decisions of the People's Court of the Oktiabrski district in Grodno
Allotment of land
Surveys of records
The Jews and the Jewish question in Russia, 1915-1990
On the history of town construction, architecture, and the protection of historical and cultural monuments, 1920-1939, 1944-1969
Guides
Gosudarstvennye arkhivy Brestskoi, Grodnenskoi oblastei, filial Gosudarstvennogo arkhiva Minskoi oblasti v Molodechno. Spravochnik (po dokumentalnym materialam 1919-1939 gg.). Minsk, 1969
Reference and information materials
1 349 items, 1947-2006
Reference library
5 615 items, 1822-2006

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Klaus, Richter

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ул. Дзержинского, 84
Гродно
BY 230005