Държавен архив - Търговище

  • State Archives - Targovishte
  • Darzhaven archiv - Targovishte


The Targovishte State Archive was created in March 1963 as a result of the administrative and territorial reform of 1959. It was then subordinated 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 and became a division of the Regional State Archives of Varna Directorate.

Mandates/Sources of Authority

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 come 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. The archive is also responsible for the scientific and methodological guidance and control of the organisation, preservation and use of documents in the archival services.

Administrative Structure

The former directors of the archives are: 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.

Archival and Other Holdings

As of the 1st January 2012, the archival material of the archive amounted to 1110.61 linear metres, which were divided into 2,391 archival fonds (2,316 public and 75 private) with 173,123 archival units; 3,603 partial accessions and 1,686 memoirs. The Security fonds consists of 433,365 frames.

Opening Times

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