Státní oblastní archiv v Zámrsku
- State Regional Archive in Zámrsk
- SOA v Zámrsku
State Regional Archive in Zámrsk was established in 1960.
Mandates/Sources of Authority
The SOA v Zámrsko is an administrative authority directly managed by the Ministry of the Interior of the Czech Republic. In 2002 , there was a significant organisational change in connection with the abolition of district offices under which the district archives fell. As a consequence, the internal organizational units of SOA v Zámrsko became the State District Archives of Hradec Králové, Chrudim, Jičín, Náchod, Pardubice, Rychnov nad Kněžnou, Svitavy based in Litomyšl, Trutnov and Ústí nad Orlicí.
Archival and Other Holdings
As of 26 January 2011, the archive stores 3,118 archive files, which equates to 24,805 linear metres. Of this amount, 11,130 linear metres of archival materials have been processed
A regularly updated list of archival material held by the State Regional Archive in Zámrsk can be found here:
Finding Aids, Guides, and Publication
A list of finding aids for the collections of SOA v Zámrsku can be found here:
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:
Monday and Wednesday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Tuesday from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m.
There is a lunch break from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. During this time, researchers may remain in the reading room, but will be unable to submit requests.
The research room has a limited number of study places. The policy of pre-booking study places has not proved successful, so access to the reading room is granted on a first come, first served basis. If all study spaces are occupied, visitors must wait for someone to leave the research room.
Requests for archival materials can be sent to email@example.com and firstname.lastname@example.org. A request form (which is optional) can be found here:
A maximum of six study units, e.g. books, cartons, maps, etc. can be viewed per person per day, apart from microfilms, which are limited to 20 reels per person per day.
It is possible to order archival material for the same day until 1:30 p.m.
The time to deliver various items from the holdings can vary. Registries and microfilms are usually ready for consultation within 30 minutes of being requested; books and plans from other archival collections within approximately three hours. Cartons and other file material are usually only available on the following day.
Conditions of Access
Access to the reading room is free.
It is permitted to use an ordinary carbon pencil or a laptop to take notes in the reading room.
Researchers can use their own reproduction equipment (especially a digital camera without flash) in the research room to make reproductions of archival materials for personal study use. Such reproductions are free of charge.