Steiermärkisches Landesarchiv

  • State Archives of Styria


Karmeliterplatz 3


43 316 877 4028


43 316 877 2954


In 1959 after the return of the archives displaced during WWII, a total inventory with the first comprehensive overview of the collections of the Steiermärkischen Landesarchiv was published. Subsequent acquisition of historically significant archives made​​the extension of the magazine capacity necessary. Now the Archive is undergoing an extensive process to make their collections accessible online.

Archival and Other Holdings

Collections of the Steiermärkisches Landesarchiv include the state administrative archives (until 1925), court archives, finance and land registry archives. The Landesarchiv also holds materials on regional (until 1925), state government (after 1926) and district commission (Bezirkshauptmannschaften - after 1924), in addition to state building administration, hospitals and railways. The Körperschafts- und Privatarchive contain family, community, religious and individual records. Among others contains restitution- and/or compensation-related materials: Opferfürsorge-Akten Steiermark (deceased applicants); closed files; restriction: retention period of 100 years, access is permitted for scientific projects

Finding Aids, Guides, and Publication

Comprehensive collections overview with individual guide and descriptions available online []

Archival materials are open to public use in the reading rooms (Lesesäle). Online research and online archive book orders are additionally possible.


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