Archiwum Państwowe w Płocku - Oddział w Kutnie
- The State Archive in Płock: The Kutno Branch
The archive in Kutno was created in 1951 but it was closed after a few months. The holdings were relocated to the archives in Łódź and Łęczyca. Local authorities made efforts to create again the archive in Kutno. Finally it was founded in 1993 as a branch of the State Archive of the Capital City of Warsaw. In 1994, after the establishing of Płock State Archive, the Kutno archive was reorganized as a branch of Płock archive.
Nowadays. The branch of Płock State Archive in Kutno 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.
The archive is located in the building at Zamkowa street.
The archive possesses 253 collections and archival founds, which makes 38254 units and 490 running meters (as for December 31, 2005). The major part of holdings consists of documents of administration, firms, guilds, schools and cultural institutions from 1795 to the present time. The collections deserving special attention are the records of Kutno (1795-1950) and Żychlin (1809-1947). The oldest documents concerning the Jewish community in Kutno are register books, list of the members of Kutno kehilla and trade licences. The similar character have documents from the time of Warsaw Principality (Księstwo Warszawskie): the list of inhabitants according to nationality, profession and property. The small part of collection concerns the time of partitioned Poland (records of electoral comissions in Russian Parliament - Duma 1905-1912. The significant part of holdings dates after 1918, the World War II and after 1945 (local government, judiciary, firms and financial institutions).
The archive's holdings are available in the workroom open Monday-Tuesday and Thursday-Friday 9.00 - 15.00, Wednesday 9.00 - 17.30.
The access is regulated by Instruction No. 4 of the Head Office of State Archives in Poland, dated February 1, 2013.