Γενικά Αρχεία του Κράτους - Αρχεία Νομού Σερρών
- General State Archives - Regional Archives of Serres
- Genika Archeia tou Kratous - Archeia Nomou Serron
The General State Archives Regional Archives of Serres was founded in 1992.
Geographical and Cultural Context
Local history for the city of Serres and the area within the Serres regional unit.
Mandates/Sources of Authority
The GSA in Serres is a public archive in Greece.
The archives are located on the 4th floor of a building in the centre of Serres.
Archival and Other Holdings
Administrative, juridical, educational, police archives; correspondence files, photograph collections, maps and plans collections, newspapers and periodicals collections, postcards collection, books collection (5.000).
Finding Aids, Guides, and Publication
The holdings are indexed and computer-searchable on-site with archivist's assistance.
The reading room is open Monday to Friday: 8:30 am to 14:30 pm. The Archives are closed on public holidays.
Conditions of Access
Photocopying is by request only and involves an assessment by staff to determine if it is possible, with the item's preservation needs of the item taking precedence. Digital cameras are allowed. The use of lap-tops is permitted. Researchers must seek the written permission of the archivist before publication of any material from the archival holdings, and such publication much acknowledge the Archives source.
The research room is equipped with computers whose on-site Intranet programs allow searching and viewing material not accessible via off-site (Internet) user.
There are charges for photocopying/digital output. Services free of charge: entry to the reading room; use of finding aids/catalogues/computers; assistance from staff. Some archival holdings have been digitized and are available for viewing and printing at no cost on the Greek State Archives website's Digital Archive Collections/Archives of Serres ("Archeiomnimon"). Any copies that a researcher purchases are for personal use only. Copyright permission must be sought for further reproduction or publication.
Handicap access is possible; wide corridors and a lift provide safe access.
Entry by V. Ritzaleos, based on site-survey and information provided by the director of the Archive, Mr. Giannis Tsarouchas.