Archiv města Brna

  • Brno City Archives
  • Archiv der Stadt Brünn
  • AMB

Mandates/Sources of Authority

The Brno City Archives are a department of the Municipality of Brno.

Building(s)

The Brno City Archives are located in two different buildings: Archiv města Brna Přední 2 618 00 Brno-Černovice Tel.: +420 542 173 612, +420 542 173 613 e-mail: amb@brno.cz

and:

Archiv města Brna Dominikánské nám. 1 601 67 Brno Tel.: 00420-542 172 138

Most of the archival material is stored in the new archive building in Brno - Černovice but the collections of papers and part of the hand-written document collection are still stored at the original site of the Brno City Archive: at the New Town Hall on Dominikánské náměstí. Moreover, documents pertaining to closed municipal companies and other city facilities (including a large amount of "S" - type documents with unexpired destruction dates) have not been moved to Černovice, and for now they are stored at the interim archive in Kuřim.

Archival and Other Holdings

The Brno City Archives contains over 1,300 holdings. The archival material held by the Archives relate to the following:

  • Local government offices in the city of Brno and surrounding communities dating from the 13th century until the present day (including extensive collections of parchment documents and official city books)
  • Courts and financial offices from the city of Brno
  • Brno craft guilds, societies and associations
  • Brno parish offices
  • Czech and German schools in the city of Brno, including education offices
  • Brno estates (including those outside the territory of the city of Brno, but which have been historically the property of the city)
  • Cultural, social and health offices from the city of Brno
  • City municipal companies and co-operatives (including agricultural co-operatives)

Furthermore, the Brno City Archive contains written documents pertaining to certain important Brno citizens, an extensive photographic collection and postcards with Brno themes and also a collection of maps and plans related to the territory of the city of Brno.

Of particular interest are the archives of the Tax administration of Brno-City I (1927 - 1949) which includes information about Jewish companies that were aryanized during the time of occupation and a collection of the names of Jewish emigrants who left the city and country between 1938 and 1940. The fonds Czech municipal school board in Brno also contains information about Jewish children attending public schools.

Finding Aids, Guides, and Publication

The population census for Brno for the 19th century (1857-1890) are online available: http://digiarchiv.brno.cz/home.

Moreover, a list of inventories for various fonds can be found here:

https://archiv.brno.cz/index.php?nav01=1734&nav02=1738

The City Archives' collections can also be searched through the database "Archive Groups in the Czech Republic" administered by the Ministry of Interior:

https://aplikace.mvcr.cz/archivni-fondy-cr/default.aspx

Opening Times

The reading room in Brno-Černovice is open on Monday and Wednesday from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Friday from 8 a.m. to 12 p.m.

The reading room in Dominikánské nám. 1 (Nová radnice) is open on Monday and Wednesday from 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. and 1 p.m. to 5 p.m.

Conditions of Access

Archival material has to be ordered on the basis of finding aids in the archives for the next open day of the reading room.

Research Services

Research services are offered by the Brno City Archives.

Reproduction Services

Reproduction services are offered by the Brno City Archives.