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Institution address book and working hours

Institution address book and working hours


Institution address book and working hours

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Institutions / The Croatian State Archives

The Croatian State Archives is central archival institution in Croatia and perform archival services relating to archival and current records created by state bodies, state and public institutions and enterprises, and by corporate bodies, families and individuals whose activity covers the whole or a greater part of the Croatian territory, or is of State interest. In order to make the memories of Croatian nation available to public, Croatian State Archives provide access to its documents under equal conditions for all researchers.

Institution history

Development of Croatian State Archives as a central Croatian archival institution went along with the development of the system of preservation of the national archival heritage.
In the middle ages instruments and documents of the Croatian Kingdom were kept by different officials - governors, vice-governors and the Zagreb capitulary. Since the 17th century Croatian Parliament has been more systematically making inventories and preserving the most valuable records of the Kingdom of Dalmatia, Croatia and Slavonia. Since the governors, vice-governors and the protonators used to keep the official documents with them, the Parliament eventually brings series of regulations about the delivery of official documents to the Kingdom Archives and also in 1744 a resolution of Ladislav Kiraly’s nomination as the first terrestrial archivist. In 1745 the Parliament gives him a special instruction, the first known in our country, concerning arranging, disposing, cataloguing, listing and preserving of the Kingdom records. In the time of the Croatian Royal Council (1767-1779) in Civil Croatia begins a systematic separation of current office records from those having a historical significance.

From the middle of the 19th century begins a process of the Royal archives developing into an autonomous institution for keeping and processing archival records.

After the Croatian-Hungarian settlement (1868) Royal territorial archives became an auxiliary office to the Royal Croatian-Slavonian-Dalmatian territorial Government which in 1870 carries out the Law about Territorial archives in Zagreb with ordinances about the use of the records. By that, the Archives became open to the public, especially scholars. In the same period important records of the military foundation and several counties were transferred to the Archives. In 1913 the building designated for University Library and the Territorial archives, where the Archives is presently situated, was built. In the second half of the 20th century it became Croatian central archive and has gradually been developing by founding separate units which take over specific roles of the archival service (laboratory, film archives etc.).


Activity:

CSA, as any other state archives:

- carry out measures for the protection and security of archival material in its custody
- arrange, publish and enable use of archival records
- perform professional supervision over preservation and selection of records outside the Archives
- perform close supervision over the work of the archives and other records-owners outside the state archives system
- take over public and collect private archival records through acquisition, donations or deposit;
- perform security and preservation microfilming and restoration and conservation of archival material
- provide information, extracts from documents and certified transcripts at the users’ request
- create and publish finding aids for particular funds and collections etc.


Archive:

Archival material are records or documents emerged by functions of corporations or of physical persons practicing their functions, which are of permanent value for culture, history and science, regardless of the time and the place of their origin, not depend on the form and the physical medium they have been preserved thereon.
CSA has custody over approximately 30 000 meters of archival records, originated from 12th century till nowadays, arranged in 1600 fonds and collections. This documents witness our past as well as our present.
Majority of kept records are produced by central public authorities and government. There are also documents of various bodies of state juridical administration, cultural, religious and business (especially banks and financial institutions) establishments. Archival records of military provenance in CSA (like fonds of Croatian military border until 1881) consists 95 % of such documentation in Croatia. In addition to mentioned documents, CSA keep many documents created by the families and persons (nobleman, politicians, writers, scientists and others) which had significant role in the Croatian public life. CSA also maintain valuable collections of old manuscripts, prints and drawings, maps, graphics, photos, microfilms and other materials.


Services:

Every user has the right to use archives on equal terms with all other users.

Public archives according to regulations, become accessible to the public 30 years after their date of origin, but they also may become available before the expiration of the set limit, if the records were from the beginning intended for public use or if their creator approved the records for early release when they were acquired by the Archives.

Public archives containing information referring to the defense, international relations, economic interest of the state and affairs of national security, and whose publication would cause harmful consequences for national security or to the national interest of the Republic of Croatia, become accessible for public use 50 years after their date of origin, if separate regulations do not determine otherwise.

Public archives referring to personal data (register of births, marriages and deaths, medical documentation, personal files, juridical, tax, financial files etc.) become accessible 70 years after their date of origin, if separate regulations do not determine otherwise, or, respectively 100 years after the birth of the person to whom the records refer.

Creators whose activities caused the emergence of the records in the first place are allowed to use the archival records without any restrictions, but only for the purpose of activities originally intended for those records.

Web pages of the Croatian State Archives

Online database: Register of Archival Holdings and Collections in the Republic of Croatia


Contact information

Address: Marulićev trg 21
Zip: 10000
Place: Zagreb
Country: Croatia
Phone: +385 1 4801 999
Fax: +385 1 4829 000
Email: hda@arhiv.hr

Working hours:

Monday - Friday: 08:00-16:00h

Other info:

Part of: -

Part of government body: Archives (State)

Legal status: Public institution

Lead person:

Name: Stjepan Ćosić

Function: director

Email: ured@arhiv.hr

URL: http://www.arhiv.hr

Contacts:

: User service

Name: Mirjana Hurem

Phone: +385 1 4801 955

Fax: +385 1 4829 000

Email: info@arhgiv.hr

Collections

number of collections: 8

The fonds of Varaždin County for the period up to 1850 comprises the following: minutes of the sittings of the County Assembly, county diaries, minutes of foundations, county sittings documents (i...
  • Language: Croatian, Latin, Hungarian, German
  • Legal status: Public archival record
  • Availability: Free
  • Last up-date: 10/19/2007
The documents of the General Command as the supreme military and administrative authority of the Gradiška, Brod and Petrovaradin regiments comprise data of military (unit deployment and structure)...
  • Language: German
  • Legal status: Public archival record
  • Availability: Free
  • Last up-date: 10/19/2007
The documents of the Unified General Command as the supreme military, administrative and judicial authority of the Military Frontier comprise data of military (unit deployment and structure), civi...
  • Language: German
  • Legal status: Public archival record
  • Availability: Free
  • Last up-date: 10/19/2007
The documents of the General Command as the supreme military and administrative authority of the Banska Krajina (Croatian Krajina; First and Second Frontier Regiments) comprise data of military (u...
  • Language: Croatian, German
  • Legal status: Public archival record
  • Availability: Free
  • Last up-date: 10/19/2007
The fonds comprises minutes of the grand, major and minor assemblies, general documents of the grand prefect, municipality tax registers, documents related to the construction of infrastructure and...
  • Language: Croatian
  • Legal status: Public archival record
  • Availability: Free
  • Last up-date: 10/19/2007
The collection comprises data on 27,000 registers of births, marriages and deaths, as well as about 1,600,000 records for the period from the 16th to the mid-20th century.
  • Language: Italian, Croatian, Latin, Hungarian, German
  • Legal status: All rights reserved
  • Availability: Partially free
  • Last up-date: 10/19/2007
The photographs present scenes from camp life, and have been arranged in series according to the subject matter. Most of the collection consists of portraits of the refugees; photographs also recor...
  • Language: -
  • Legal status: Public archival record
  • Availability: Free
  • Last up-date: 10/19/2007
Collection of documents from the time of national rulers: last will and testament of Agapa, daughter of Dabro, Zadar tribune; deed of donation of Savina, wife of Gimaj, to the monastery of St. Chry...
  • Language: Latin
  • Legal status: Public archival record
  • Availability: Free
  • Last up-date: 10/19/2007