Archiv města Brna

  • Brno City Archives
  • Archiv der Stadt Brünn
  • AMB

History

The Brno City Archive is an organisational component of the Statutory City of Brno. It is sited in the newly-reconstructed building at Přední Street 2 in Brno - Černovice.

Documents relating to the following are kept at the Brno City Archive: 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 that lie 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) In addition 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.

The archive library forms a part of the Archive, in which there are more than 63,000 volumes, most of which consist of specialist historical literature and magazines.

Mandates/Sources of Authority

The Brno city archives are a department of the Municipality Brno.

Building(s)

The Brno City Archives are in two different buildings: Archiv města Brna Přední 2 618 00 Brno-Černovice Tel.: 00420-542 173 612, 0042-542 173 613 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 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. In addition 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. They contain the Brno city archive, the archives of municipal and district offices of places which were connected to Brno in the past, the National Committee of the City of Brno, archives of the local national committees, the district councils and the district national committees; archives of the local tax authorities; archives of the guilds and communities of municipal corporations and manors; archives of the City district offices and municipal corporations; the archive of the Brno City Hall; the archives of state owned farms, cooperatives and companies; archives of school authorities, school boards, boards of examiners, youth homes; archives of Czech and German schools, cultural institutions; archives belonging to organisations dealing with health and social affairs; archives of associations and mass organizations, political parties, purposeful and economic establishment, archives of parishes and other christian organisations connected to the church; archives of housing association and savings banks; Residential population register.

From special interest are archives of the Tax administration of Brno-City I (1927 - 1949) which includes informations about Jewish companies, aryanized during the time of occupation and a collection of the names of Jewish emigrations, leaving the city and country 1938-1940. The fonds Czech municipal school board, Brno contains informations about Jewish children visiting 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. Further printed finding helps are in the reading rooms.

Opening Times

The Reading Room in Brno-Černovice is open: Mondays and Wednesdays: 9:00 - 12:00; 13:00 - 16:00; Fridays: 8:00 - 12:00

The Reading Room in Dominikánské nám. 1 (Nová radnice) is open: Mondays and Wednesdays: 8:00 - 12:00; 13:00 - 17:00

Conditions of Access

Archival material has to be ordered on the basis of finding helps 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.