Bayerisches Hauptstaatsarchiv, München

  • Bavarian Main State Archives, Munich

History

The Bavarian Main State Archives were founded on 16 July 1921, with the combination of three central archives, Allgemeinen Reichsarchiv, Geheimen Staatsarchiv, Geheimen Hausarchiv. These formed part of the Bavarian Main State Archives and after their reorganization in 1978, they were organized into individual departments within the Archives.

Archival and Other Holdings

The holdings of the Bavarian Main State Archives are divided into six main collections: Z (Zentrale Angelegenheiten), I (Ältere Bestände), II (Neuere Be­stände), III (Ge­hei­mes Hausarchiv), IV (Kriegsarchiv) und V (Nach­lässe und Sammlungen). Among others contains restitution- and/or compensation-related materials: 1. Bayerisches Staatsministerium der Finanzen; 2. Staatskommissariat zur Betreuung der rassisch, religiös und politisch Verfolgten; 3. Bayerisches Landesentschädigungsamt, 4. Bayerischer Verwaltungsgerichtshof; 1. Bayerisches Landesamt für Vermögensverwaltung und Wiedergutmachung (BLVW); closed files

Finding Aids, Guides, and Publication

Opening Times

Monday to Thursday: 08:30am to 06:30pm Friday: 08:30am to 01:30pm

Conditions of Access

Use of the Archives is regulated by the Benützungsordnung (GVBl S. 6), details available online: http://www.gda.bayern.de/archive/hauptstaatsarchiv/5. No payment is required for familial or research-based use of the Archives. 40 places are available in the reading rooms within the main building on Schönfeldstraße

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