Γενικά Αρχεία του Κράτους - Αρχεία Νομού Φλώρινας

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

History

The GSA - Regional Archives Florina was founded in 1994.

Geographical and Cultural Context

Local history for the town of Florina and the region within the Florina regional unit.

Mandates/Sources of Authority

The GSA in Florina is a public archive in Greece.

Archival and Other Holdings

Archives and collections cover the period 1854-2000. It includes administrative, juridical, educational, police archives, private collections, newspapers collections, photograph collections. Information on the Jews of Florina and the Holocaust can be found in the Archive of the proceedings of the Municipal Council of Florina (1912-2000), the Archive of the Primary Education Division of the Prefecture of Florina (1918-1940), the Archive and the Registry books of the first Primary School in Florina (after 1912) and the High School of Florina (before WWII) and some private collections with commercial correspondence (before WWII).

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 (8:30am-14:00pm). 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.

Research Services

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

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. 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 Florina ("Archeiomnimon"). Any copies that a researcher purchases are for personal use only. Copyright permission must be sought for further reproduction or publication.

Sources

  • Entry by V. Ritzaleos based on information provided by the director of the Archive, Mr. Karatza.