Ministry of Interior of the Slovak Republic
WAS ESTABLISHED IN 1954 AND HOLDS 1541 ARCHIVE FUNDS AND COLLECTIONS WITHIN 8902 METERS OF ARCHIVAL MATERIAL. IT BELONGS TO THE LARGEST ARCHIVES IN THE NETWORK OF STATE ARCHIVES IN THE SLOVAK REPUBLIC.
The structure and content of the archive documents, which are preserved in the State Archives, reflects the regional development of political, social, economic and cultural life of the inhabitants of the western part of Slovakia, just like:
- Retribution courts, which persecuted criminals after World War II
- The period of existence of Czechoslovakia is mapped in documents of the Public Prosecutor’s Office in Bratislava from 1919-1950.
- The most important sources for research on the history of religion are the Archives of the Marian province of the Franciscans. Also, the special collection of the parish and civil register (1616 – 1895) is useful for genealogical researches.
- Considering the economic history of the western part of Slovakia the archives supply documents of companies focused on forestry and water management, building industry, engineering, chemistry and agriculture.
The aims of the State Archives are:
- to acquire, protect and make archival heritage accessible to the public
- the State Archives are obligated to execute pre-archival care and acquire respective archive documents from their creator or owner to thereby complete the archival heritage in institutions of public administration as well as in the private sector
- surveys and controls of records management systems are to be accomplished
- guidelines for records management systems are approved and disposals proposed
- within the methodological procedure, trainings, consultations and coaching activities are carried out
Every year around 1000 researchers study in the State Archives in Bratislava. They are mostly interested in the local history, genealogy, court-documents and history of religion.
THE ARCHIVE OF THE CAPITAL CITY OF THE SLOVAK REPUBLIC
IS THE OLDEST INSTITUTION FOR CULTURAL STUDIES IN BRATISLAVA.
Written sources from the year 1254 onwards are kept and made accessible for the public. It domiciles the most extensive collection of medieval documents of communal origin in Central Europe.
For more information visit the website of the Ministry of Interior of the Slovak Republic