Kauno regioninio valstybės archyvo Alytaus filialas

  • Kaunas Regional State Archives Alytus Branch
  • Alytus County Archives
  • Alytaus apskrities archyvas


Jotvingių 7


+370 315 52 054


The Alytus County Archive was established in 1944. After the administrative territorial reform in 1950, the archive was named the state archive of Alytus district, and from 1954 it became subordinate to the executive committee of Alytus district. From January 1, 1964, the state archive of the Alytus district was abolished and the Alytus branch of the Central State Archive of the Lithuanian SSR was established, which was subordinate to the Archives Board under the Council of Ministers of the Lithuanian SSR.

Names of the archive after the restoration of Lithuanian Independence:

1990-07-25 - 1993-05-28 Alytus State Archives 1993-05-28 - 1997-03-07 Alytus District Archive Since 1997-03-07 Alytus county archive From 01/01/2017, the Alytus branch of the Kaunas Regional State Archive

Geographical and Cultural Context

Preserves documents of regional state, municipal and non-state institutions, enterprises and individuals of the Alytus, Lazdijai, and Varėna districts from 1945 until the present day. Archives are also involved in supervising records management of local public institutions.

Mandates/Sources of Authority

The activities of the Archives have been arranged in accordance with the Lithuanian Constitution, European Union legislation, and additional laws that regulate the activities of the Archives as a public government office.

Archival and Other Holdings

The document files preserved in Alytus County Archives occupy 1825 linear meters of shelving space and comprise 2 sets of documents:

A set of documents relating to the Soviet occupation period (1944–1989): records created by the local governments that were functioning on the territory of Alytus County – Soviets of Working People’s Deputies of towns and districts, and their executive committees; documents referring to the activities of courts, notary offices, institutions of law and order, culture, health care; also industrial and agricultural enterprises (collective farms and state farms) are kept here for permanent retention. These documents testify to the reality of “mature socialism” and the development of the socialist society, collectivization, as well as the scope of building communism; A set of documents relating to the Independence period (since 1990): documents created by district councils and local governments, as well as documents of the offices implementing agricultural reform (the latter documents testify to the beginning of the restoration of proprietorship rights to the land, dramatic changes in the activities of collective farms, the start of reforms); documents referring to the actions of self-government institutions in 1990–1994 (they reflect the difficult decisions related to the reform of the industrial and agricultural sectors that had to be taken by the local self-government institutions after the restoration of the independence of the Republic of Lithuania); documents created by the office of the Head of Alytus County Administration in 1995–2010.

Opening Times

on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday - from 8 a.m. until 5 p.m.;

on Friday from 8 a.m. until 3:45 p.m.;

lunch break - from 12:00 p.m. until 12:45 p.m.;

on the eve of public holidays, the duration of the working day is shorter by one hour

Conditions of Access

Pre-registration is recommended: tel. (8 315) 52 054; email alytus@archyvai.lt

Research Services

The custodian of funds provides detailed information about the documents stored in the archive.

Reproduction Services

Readers can order copies of documents after paying for their reproduction.


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