Archivio di Stato di Roma

  • State Archives of Rome
  • ASR


It was founded on December 30th 1871 with the task of conserving the acts of the central bodies of the Pontifical State, the Roman notarial and judicial deeds until the unification of the Reign of Italy, the acts of the State offices based in the present Province of Rome, for the period preceding and following the unity. Some fonds, like that of the State Secretariat, were excluded and went into the Secret Vatican Archive. Since its institution it also had the function of central archive of the new Unitarian State, a task at the moment carried out by the State Central Archive.

Archival and Other Holdings

Among the important fonds here conserved, are worth mentioning the archive of the Local Tax Office until 1910 with documents relating to the State property, those of the Civil Engineers until 1954, those of the Prefecture until 1945 and the Police until 1910. massive the archive of the civil and penal court of Rome that covers the period 1871-1897 and that of the Court of Trade until 1888, the archives of the Court of Assizes and the Court of Appeal of Rome until 1921. Here are preserved also archives of Roman noble families that came from acquisitions or donations.

Finding Aids, Guides, and Publication

For a general overview of the funds held by the State Archive of Rome a published guide is available "the General Guide of the Italian State Archives" (Rome 1981, vol. I, p. 35-295). An archival holdings catalogue is available online in Italian.The online search tool for the documentary heritage is conserved in the State Archive of Rome makes use of the computer platform xDams, which is released as open source, and uses its advanced exposure modes archival description to make searching and browsing easy and functional. In the study hall (reading room) many search tools are available: guides, inventories, lists both in the traditional paper form and as digital resources accessible on the network local.

Opening Times

From Monday to Thursday 9:00-18:00. Friday 9:00 to 17:00. Saturday at 9:00 to 1:00 p.m. Closed Sunday.