Archiwum Państwowe w Lublinie - Oddział w Chełmie

  • The State Archive in Lublin: The Chełm Branch


The archive in Chełm was created in 1952 as a County State Archive. In 1976, according to the reform of state administration it was renamed the branch of Voivodship State Archive in Lublin (from 1984 - Lublin State Archive).

Mandates/Sources of Authority

Nowadays. The branch of Lublin State Archive in Chełm works on the ground of the Act on National Archival Records and Archives of July 14, 1983, Journal of Law (Dziennik Ustaw) No 38, 1983.07.19 with later changes.


In 1975 the archive was relocated to Krasnystaw. In 1990 it was again replaced to Chełm. It is located in the new building of library in Partyzantów street.

Archival and Other Holdings

The holdings of Chełm archive consisted of municipal records of Chełm, Dubienka, Hrubieszów and Włodawa, recordes of Hrubieszów and Włodawa County (46 founds), state and local administration, judiciary, financial institutions (banks and revenue-offices), schools, factories, and political parties (records of Voivodship Committee of Polish Communist Party - PZPR) in Chełm

Opening Times

The archive's holdings are available in the workroom open Monday-Tuesday and Thursday-Friday 9.00 - 15.00, Wednesday 9.00 - 18.00.

Conditions of Access

The access is regulated by Instruction No. 4 of the Head Office of State Archives in Poland, dated February 1, 2013.


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