Държавен архив – Добрич

  • Durzhaven arhiv - Dobrich
  • State Archive in Dobrich


26 Slavyanska Street


+359 58 602077 – reading room
+359 58 602461 – head of division
+359 0886306995 - mobile


+359 58602077


State Archive in Dobrich was created in 1960 as a division of the County Directorate of the Ministry of Interior, Tolbuhin (now known as Dobrich) as a result of the administrative and territorial reform of 1959. After 1961, it was subordinate to the People’s County Council of Tolbuhin and in 1988 it was incorporated within the structure of the Municipality of Tolbuhin. In 1992, it passed under the direct governance of the General Department of Archives at the Council of Ministers. In 1978, it received the status of a directorate but in 2010 it was reformed and became a division of the Regional State Archives of Varna Directorate.

Mandates/Sources of Authority

The Dobrich State Archive is a division within the Regional State Archives of Varna Directorate. It manages the selection, acquisition, registration, processing, preservation and provision for use of the documents identified for permanent storage, which come from the district administration, the municipalities of the Dobrich region, the territorial structures of the state bodies and other state and municipal institutions, organisations and important figures of local significance. The archives are also responsible for scientific and methodological guidance and control of the organisation, preservation and use of documents in the archival services.

Administrative Structure

The archive's past directors were: Maria Paskaleva (1960), Stoyan Serafimov (1960–1963), Maria Paskaleva (1963–1970), Valko Kovachev (1971–1992), Kiril Radev (1992–2010).


The archive has a reading room and library.

Archival and Other Holdings

As of January 2018, the archive contained 2,042 archival collections (240,623 archival units).

Opening Times

Monday to Friday from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.

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