Архивное агентство при Государственной регистрационной службе при Правительстве Кыргызской Республики
- Arkhivnoe agentstvo pri Gosudarstvennoy registratsionnoy sluzhbe pri Pravitel'stve Kyrgyzskoy Respubliki
- Archive Agency under the State Registration Service for the Government of the Kyrgyz Republic
The formation of the system of the state archival service of Kyrgyzstan began on August 30, 1926, when the Oblast Executive Committee of the Kyrgyz Autonomous Region, which at that time was the supreme body of state power, adopted a resolution “On the organization of archival affairs in the KAO and putting in order the archival material in institutions located in KAO ". In accordance with this resolution, on September 1, 1926, the Archive Bureau was established at the regional executive committee of the KAO, which was responsible for organizing archival affairs in Kyrgyzstan. The archives in the districts were headed by district executive committees, with whom the Archival Bureau maintained a close relationship. Their task was to identify and record the available archival materials in all institutions and create a local Unified State Archive Fund from these materials. From 1992 to 2005, regional, district and city archives were subordinate to the departments of archives and documentation under regional state administrations. In accordance with the Decree of the President of the Kyrgyz Republic of November 30, 2005 No. 607 “On Optimization of the Structure of State Bodies of the Kyrgyz Republic”, regional offices were liquidated and their functions were transferred to regional state archives. Currently, there are 65 state archives in the Kyrgyz Republic: 3 central, 8 regional (in Osh oblast 2), 53 district and city state archives, 1 territorial archive (Suusamyr in Chui oblast). Central, regional (except for the Osh state archive of political documentation) state archives, as well as the Bishkek and Osh city state archives are directly subordinate to the State Archival Agency under the Government of the Kyrgyz Republic. The remaining city, district state archives, the Osh state archive of political documentation, the Jayil branch of the Chui regional state archive and the Suusymir territorial archive are under the jurisdiction of the regional state archives.
In order to obtain access to archives in Kyrgyzstan foreign nationals should submit a written application on site. It will be best if they have a ready official letter from their institution describing their goal and subject of the research. Usually access (at least to the catalogue) is granted the same date, but it is strongly advised to contact the archive in advance. Written permission is given by the director of the archive and good for one calendar year. There are no archival guides available online and only few printed available on site, but they are very limited and fragmental.