Moravský zemský archiv v Brně

  • Moravian Land Archives in Brno
  • Moravian Provincial Archive in Brno
  • MZA v Brně

History

Moravian Land Archives in Brno was established in 1839 with the aim to identify and preserve various sources related to the history of Moravia.

Mandates/Sources of Authority

The Moravian Land Archive in Brno is an organisational unit of the state within the Ministry of the Interior's portfolio.

Archival and Other Holdings

The fonds held by the Moravian Land Archives have been divided into several groups:

Group A
Fonds of Estates and Self-Governing Provincial Administrations and Provincial Authorities and Institutions.

Group B
Fonds of political government and offices and institutions at country and regional level

Group C
Fonds of judicial administration of courts, prosecutors' offices and prosecution at regional and regional level

Group D
Fonds of financial and land cadastre, mining offices, maps and plans

Group E
Fonds of religious orders, chapters and bishoprics

Group F
Fonds of agro-agricultural patrimony and land estates, central estates, state farms and fisheries, stud farms, forest plants, forest cooperatives, forest communities forest management, economic cooperatives, research institutes established by the Ministries of Agriculture, Forestry and Water Management

Group G
Fonds of families, individuals and associations, aristocratic family archives, personal and literary estate, trade associations, political parties, social organizations of the NF, collections

Group H
Fonds of industrial companies, production cooperatives, trade organizations, banks and savings banks until nationalisation

Group K
Fonds of industrial enterprises, trusts, sectoral and general directorates of enterprises, production cooperatives, trade organizations, research institutes set up by ministries, banks, savings banks and ROH trade unions from the socialist period

Group L
Fonds of industrial companies in the post-socialist period

Further information on the material held within each of these groups can be found here:

http://www.mza.cz/fondy-pomucky

The library of the Archives possesses more then 150,000 books, which are related to the topic of local history, auxiliary historical science, archival science and art history.

Finding Aids, Guides, and Publication

A list of finding aids to a number of the Archives' fonds can be found here:

http://www.mza.cz/fondy-pomucky

Opening Times

Reading Room
Monday and Wednesday from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Tuesday and Thursday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. (closed in July and August)

Library
Monday and Wednesday from 9 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. and from 12:30 p.m. to 4 p.m.
Tuesday and Thursday from 9 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. and from 12:30 p.m. to 4 p.m. (close in July and August)

Conditions of Access

For the research regulations of the Moravian Land Archives, see:

http://www.mza.cz/badatelsky-rad

The database "Archive Groups in the Czech Republic", administered by the Ministry of Interior of the Czech Republic, also provides basic information on fonds and collections stored in archives throughout the Czech Republic. The web application is available in English:

https://aplikace.mvcr.cz/archivni-fondy-cr/default.aspx?lang=en

Reproduction Services

Contact person: Jana Barinová
Phone: + 420 533 317 223
email: reprografie@mza.cz

Sources