Γενικά Αρχεία του Κράτους - Αρχεία Νομού Ξάνθης

  • General State Archives - Regional Archives of Xanthi
  • Genika Archeia tou Kratous - Archeia Nomou Xanthi

History

The General State Archives-Regional Archives of Xanthi was founded in 1992.

Geographical and Cultural Context

Local history for the city of Xanthi and the area within the Xanthi regional unit.

Mandates/Sources of Authority

The General State Archives in Xanthi is a public archive in Greece.

Building(s)

The building is located in the old city of Xanthi and was used as an orphanage for Greek and Armenian children after the Greco-Turkish War of 1919-1922.

Archival and Other Holdings

The General State Archives holds 167 archives and collections from 1945 to 2010. It consists of administrative, juridical, educational files; correspondence files; and photograph collections.

Finding Aids, Guides, and Publication

A handwritten catalogue in Greek is available on-site.

Opening Times

The reading room is open Monday to Friday: 8.30 am to 14.30 pm. The Archive is closed on public holidays.

Conditions of Access

Photocopying is by request only and involves assessment by staff to determine if it is possible, with the item's preservation needs 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 the source must be acknowledged.

Accessibility

The Archives are not accessible for users with disabilities.

Reproduction Services

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. Any copies purchased by a researcher are for personal use only. Copyright permission must be sought for further reproduction or publication.

Sources

  • Description based on site survey and information provided by the General State Archives director Mrs Anna Soupiadou.