Státní okresní archiv Louny
- State District Archive Louny
The predecessor of today's archive, the District Archive in Louny, was founded in 1954. The current territorial scope of its activities was determined in 1960 during the territorial administrative reform. This year the existing districts of Louny, Žatec and Podbořany were merged. Louny was designated as the seat of the district.
In August 2002, the archive became an organisational unit of the State Regional Archive in Litoměřice.
SOkA Louny holds fonds created by the activities of various originators from the Louny district. At present, the archive holds 712 archival fonds and collections, which equates to 2,210 linear meters, spread over two depositories.
Most of the archival material consists of documents concerning state administration and municipal government, as well as education, guilds, church administration, agricultural cooperatives and personal estates of important regional personalities. The backbone of the archive is represented by fonds of towns and district offices.
There is a list of all municipal, federal, school and parish chronicles deposited in the State District Archives of Louny, which can be downloaded here:
The Archival VadeMeCum web application enables researchers to view the published, digitised archival documentation and search the fonds and collections of the State Regional Archives Litoměřice as well as its State District Archives in the Ústí and Liberec regions in northern Bohemia. The portal is searchable in Czech:
Archival records throughout the Czech Republic are also searchable in a nationwide archives database:
Monday, Wednesday and Friday from 7:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.
The research room is located in the west wing of the historical archive building on Louny Square and has eight spaces.
Visitors are requested to announce their visit ahead of time so the staff can arrange to have the archival materials at hand.