Latvijas Nacionālā arhīva Latvijas Valsts vēstures arhīvs

  • National Archives of Latvia, State Historical Archives of Latvia
  • LVVA (Latvijas Valsts vēstures arhīvs), ЛГИА (Латвийский государственный исторический архив)

History

The Latvian State Historical Archives is a part of the Latvian National Archives. On March 3, 2010 the President of the Republic of Latvia proclaimed a new Archives Law. According to this Law, the former State archival system of Latvia was, after January 1, 2011, reorganized within one body – the National Archives of Latvia. The National Archives of Latvia shall be the legal successor of the obligations and property of the former institutions of the State archival system. The National Archives accumulate and store records of archival value, provide access to these records, supervise the observance of records management in the institutions and in the accredited private archives, accredit private archives, and perform the other functions specified in the Archives Law.

Archival and Other Holdings

According to the Terms of Reference, the Latvian State Historical Archives administer the National Documentary Heritage of the Latvian archival fund of 1220–1945, which includes documents of state and local authorities, courts, estates, religious organizations, political and public organizations, documents of enterprises and other corporate bodies, and documents of private persons. The 6,311 archival funds contain 6,349,095 files.

Finding Aids, Guides, and Publication

According to the Terms of Reference, the Latvian State Historical Archives administer the National Documentary Heritage of the Latvian archival fund of 1220–1945, which includes documents of state and local authorities, courts, estates, religious organizations, political and public organizations, documents of enterprises and other legal person, and documents of private persons. The 6,311 archival funds contain 6,349,095 files.

Opening Times

Reading Room Working Hours: Monday: 9.00–16.00 Tuesday: 9.00–16.00 Wednesday: 13.00–20.00 Thursday: 9.00–16.00 Friday: 9.00–16.00.

Research Services

The Archives issue references to individuals and institutions.