Archiwum Państwowe we Wrocławiu - Oddział w Legnicy

  • The State Archive in Wrocław: The Legnica Branch


The archive in Legnica came into existence in 1953 as a County State Archive. In 1959 it was renamed the branch of Voivodship State Archive in Wrocław (from 1984: The Wroclaw State Archive).

Mandates/Sources of Authority

Nowadays. The branch of Wrocław State Archive in Legnica 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.


Between 1950 and 2001 the Legnica archive was relocated five times. From 2001 the archive works in a self-contained building in the center of Legnica.

Archival and Other Holdings

The most valuable collections are the medieval acts of various Lower Silesian towns: Legnica (from 13th century), Jawor (from 14th century), Złotoryja, Lubin, Chojnów, Bolków and Świerzawa (from 16th century), the records of Protestant parishes from Legnica (with the 16th century register book). A big part of the holdings consists of the documents connected to the copper ore mining and processing in the Legnica - Glogów Copper Basin.

Opening Times

The archive's holdings are availble in the workroom open Monday-Tuesday and Thursday-Friday 9.00 - 15.00, Wednesday 8.30 - 17.30.

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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