Γενικά Αρχεία του Κράτους - Αρχεία Νομού Ευβοίας

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

History

The Greek State Archives-Regional Archives of Evia was founded in 1989. In the beginning it was a Local History Archives and two years later became a branch of the Greek State Archives.

Geographical and Cultural Context

Local history for the city of Chalkida and the region within the Evia regional unit.

Mandates/Sources of Authority

The Greek State Archives in Chalkida is a public archive in Greece

Building(s)

The Archives are located in the Kriezoti Maison, a building with a long history in Chalkida. In the same location, according to archaeological fragments, there had been an Arabic Maison which was destroyed some centuries ago. It was later the residence of the last Ottoman Governor of Chalkida, Omer Pasha. In 1833 it was bought by Nikolaos Kriezotis. In 1982 it was bought by the Municipality of Chalkida. In 1989 it was given to the Archives.

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 for local history. Archives and collections cover the 19th and 20th centuries (1835 to the present).

Finding Aids, Guides, and Publication

The holdings are indexed and computer-searchable on site with archivist's assistance.

Opening Times

Opening days and hours: Monday to Friday (8:30-14:30). The Archives are closed on public holidays.

Conditions of Access

Photocopying is by request only and involves an assessment by staff to see 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 such publication must acknowledge the Archives source.

Accessibility

The Archives are not accessible for users with disabilities.

Research Services

Research room is equipped with computers whose on-site Intranet programs allow searching and viewing material not accessible via off-site (Internet) use.

Reproduction Services

Photocopies are available to the public.

Sources

  • Entry by V. Ritzaleos based on information from the archive