Държавен архив – Стара Загора

  • Durzhaven arhiv - Stara Zagora
  • Stara Zagora State Archive


State Archive in Stara Zagora was created in 1952. After many reorganizations it became since 2010 the branch of the Regional State Archives in Burgas.

The Stara Zagora State Archive is a division within the Regional State Archives of Plovdiv Directorate. It manages the selection, acquisition, registration, processing, preservation and provision for use of the documents identified for permanent storage, which stem from the district administration, the municipalities of the Stara Zagora district, the territorial structures of the state bodies and other state and municipal institutions, organisations and important figures of local significance; as well as the scientific and methodological guidance and control of the organisation, preservation and use of documents in the archival services.

The Archive was created in 1952 as a division of the County directorate of the Ministry of Interior, Stara Zagora, in accordance with the Decree 515 of the Presidium of the National Assembly and the Decree 344 of the Council of Ministers dated 18th April 1952. After 1961 it was subordinate to the People’s County Council of Stara Zagora and in 1988 it was incorporated within the structure of the Municipality of Stara Zagora. 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 into a division.

Records Management and Collecting Policies

As of the 1st Jan. 2012 the total fonds’ amount of the Archive is 2335,35 linear metres with 3291 archival fonds (public 3105 and private 186) with 178 093 archival units; 576 partial accessions and 2510 memoirs. The Security fonds consists of 196 670 frames of negatives.

Archival and Other Holdings

As for 1 I 2018 the archive contained 3313 archival collections (383 333 archival units)


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