Sächsisches Staatsarchiv - Hauptstaatsarchiv Dresden

  • Saxon Main State Archive, Dresden

Address

Archivstraße 14
Dresden
Sachsen
01097
Germany

Phone

+49 351/89219-710

Fax

+49 351/89219-709

History

Hauptstaatsarchiv Dresden, founded in 1834, is department 2 of the Sächsischen Staatsarchivs. Until 1933 it was the only state archive in Sachsen. On 1 January 2005 the state archives in Chemnitz, Freiberg and Leipzig were consolidated with the Haupstaatsarchiv. It is responsible for the records of the ministries of der Freistaat Sachsen and the authorities, courts and other public sites in the District Directorate of Dresden.

Archival and Other Holdings

The collection contains over 47,000 meters of records, roughly 53,000 documents, over 360,000 cards and plans in addition to a range of other archive materials. The online collections overview indicates the presence of a range of documents, including World War II-relevant materials, such as various administrative records and materials of the German Reich.

Finding Aids, Guides, and Publication

The collection contains over 47,000 meters of records, roughly 53,000 documents, over 360,000 cards and plans in addition to a range of other archive materials. The online collections overview indicates the presence of a range of documents, including World War II-relevant materials, such as various administrative records and materials of the German Reich.

A finding aid as well as collections overview are available online: http://www.archiv.sachsen.de/3612.htm.

Use of the Archives for research purposes is possible. Inquiry is recommended prior to one's visit (Benutzungsantrag - http://www.archiv.sachsen.de/download/Antrag_auf_Benutzungsgenehmigung.pdf).

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