Държавен архив - Търговище

  • State Archives - Targovishte
  • Darzhaven archiv - Targovishte


The Targovishte 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 stem from the district administration, the municipalities of the Targovishte region, 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 March 1963 in result of the administrative and territorial reform of 1959. Then it was subordinate to the People’s County Council of Targovishte and in 1988 it was incorporated within the structure of the Municipality of Targovishte. 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.

Mandates/Sources of Authority

Through the years the Archive was headed by: Ana Koleva (1963–1966), Stoyan Kolev (1966–1991), Dipl. Eng. Yana Raleva (1991–1992).


In 1971 the Archive moved to the building it occupies now. After its renovation (1992–2002) in 2004 it safeguard all the records and fonds kept in other repositories by then.

Archival and Other Holdings

A reading room and a library are operative at the Archive. There are 4760 volumes of vocational literature on history, archivology and other fields of science; dictionaries, encyclopedias, directories, finding aids, guides, catalogs, documentary editions and periodicals.

As of the 1st Jan. 2012 the total fonds’ amount of the Archive is 1110.61 linear metres with 2391 archival fonds (2316 public and 75 private) with 173 123 archival units; 3603 partial accessions and 1686 memoirs. The Security fonds consists of 433 365 frames.



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