Státní oblastní archiv v Plzni
- State Regional Archive in Plzeň (Pilsen)
- SOA v Plzni
+420 377 325 732
State Regional Archive in Plzeň is directly controlled by the Ministry of the Interior of the Czech Republic. The administrative competence of the SOA v Plzni is defined by the territory of the Pilsen and Karlovy Vary Regions. The internal organizational units of SOA v Plzni are the State District Archives Domažlice (based in Horšovský Týn), Cheb , Karlovy Vary , Klatovy , Plzeň-jih(based in Blovice), Plzeň-sever (based in Plasy), Rokycany , Sokolov (based in Jindřichovice) and Tachov .
The State Regional Archive in Plzeň preserves the fonds of state administration and self-government higher than district and lower than national levels from the area defined by the current Pilsen and Karlovy Vary regions. This includes the regional authorities from the mid-18th to the second half of the 19th century, the Regional National Committee of Pilsen, as well as regional level fonds in the areas of justice, financial administration, culture, health, education (universities). It also holds the fonds of the occupation administration from 1938-1945 and fonds of social and political organisations, including the Communist Party of Czechoslovakia. Finally, it possesses material from dozens of historically interesting personalities who had links with the West Bohemian region.
There is an online archival aid to the fonds and collections of the State Regional Archive of Pilsen that have been professionally processed. This aid can be accessed at:
Moreover, digitised registry books are gradually being made available on the [Porta Fontium](www.portafontium.eu database) website.
Finally, archival records throughout the Czech Republic are also searchable in a nationwide database:
Monday and Wednesday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Thursday from 8 a.m. 4 p.m.
It is recommended that researchers contact the Archive before their arrival.