Зональный государственный архив в городе Глубокое

  • Regional State Archive in Glubokoye
  • Zonal State Archives in Glubokoe
  • Zonalnyi Gosudarstvennyi Arkhiv v Gorode Glubokoye


ul. Gospitalnaia, 5
Vitebsk oblast


(375 2156) 2 29 61, 2 30 62


+375 (2156) 2 20 23


The Archives was established in 1940 as the Glubokoe District Archive.

In World War Two, during the German occupation of Belarus (1941-1944) the Archives did not work; its documents did not survive. In June 1944, after the liberation of Belarus the Archives resumed its work.

In November 1963, with the liquidation of the district (municipal) archives the Branch of the State Archives of Vitebsk Region in Glubokoe was established on the basis of the Braslav, Glubokoe, Dokshitsy, Miory, Postavy and Sharkovshchina district archives. The Archives also acquired documents of the liquidated Begoml, Vidzy, Dunilovichi and Plisa district archives.

In May 1996, the Archives received its present name of the Zonal State Archives in Glubokoe.

Archival and Other Holdings

Amount of holdings: 1.970 fonds, 273.568 items

Chronological scope: from 1944 to the present

Geographical coverage:

  • abolished Vidzy, Disna and Dunilovichi districts of the abolished Polotsk and later Molodechno regions
  • abolished Begoml district of the Minsk region
  • abolished Plisa district of the abolished Polotsk and later Molodechno regions, and later of the Vitebsk region
  • Braslav, Glubokoe, Dokshitsy, Miory, Postavy and Sharkovshchina districts of the Vitebsk region

Contents: The main bulk of the archive's holdings are the documents created by the district and town deputies' councils and their divisions, various inspections, village councils, collective and state farms, records of courts, prosecutor's, labour organizations, statistical institutions, industrial and educational agencies.

Records of the district executive committees and village councils contain documents on the economic damage attributable to the Nazi occupation in WWII and the postwar restoration of national economics; materials concerning the developments in industry, transportation, communication, agriculture, construction, trade, catering, and consumer services.

Records of agricultural and forestry institutions throw light on the collectivization of agriculture and the organization of state farms, agricultural artels and communes, and machine-&-tractor stations; these contain data on land nationalization, land tenure, forest management and timber purchasing, and more.

The fonds of courts, prosecutor's and notary offices contain courts decisions in civil and criminal cases, agreements of sale, gift and building, etc.

The fonds of educational agencies and institutions, health institutions, and the culture divisions at the district executive committees illuminate the issues of public education, culture, health care, and sports.

The Archives holds personal fonds of the honorary citizens of the Glubokoe Region--Heroes of Socialist Labour M. A. Klimenko and L. K. Pugovko, the honorary forester and the USSR State Prize winner M. V. Iarmolovich, the specialist in local lore A. A. Sobolevski. The fonds of personal papers related to A. A. Sobolevski includes the document in which the author, based on archaeological materials, "The materials on the history and geography of the Disna and Vileika districts of the Vilnius province", and "The Old Vitebsk" by A. Sapunov, "The documents of the Vilnius Archaeography Commission", as well as using his own regional studies, describes the history of the town of Glubokoe from the very beginning of first settlements in the area to the present days. In addition, the Archives holds personnel records of various private organizations and individual businessmen.

Finding Aids, Guides, and Publication

online finding aid (in Russian): http://archives.gov.by/index.php?id=497458

Opening Times

Mon-Fri 8:00-17:00 Reference Desk Mon-Fri 8:00-18:00, Sat 9:00-13:00 Reading Room Mon-Fri 8:00-17:00

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