Archiwum Państwowe w Lesznie
- The State Archive in Leszno
The archive in Leszno came into existence according to the Decree of the Minister of Education from July 21, 1950 as a branch of Poznań State Archive. In 1951 the archive was renamed County State Archive in Leszno. In 1976, according to the reform of the state administration, the archive became the Leszno Voivodship State Archive. In 1983, according to the Act on National Archival Records and Archives, it was renamed the Leszno State archive.
Nowadays. The State Archive in Leszno 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.
After the establishment of the Leszno archive it was placed in one room local in Bolesława Chrobrego street. In 1965 it was relocated to the former Protestant school. From 2000 the archive works in restored building in Solskiego street.
The State Archive in Leszno possesses 758 collections and archival founds, which makes 106 249 units (as for December 31, 2002). The oldest archival materials dates from 18th century. It gathers state, self-government, and judicial documents, records of schools, financial institutions, political parties, trade unions, firms, cooperatives and social organizations. There is a collection of register books of catholic and protestant churches. The archive also possesses over 4000 volumes library.
Aleksander Piwoń - Informator o zasobie archiwalnym, Leszno 1994. Archiwum Państwowe w Lesznie. Informator o zasobie archiwalnym, oprac. Barbara Ratajewska, Marcin Kapała, Warszawa 2005. Aleksander Piwoń - Archiwum Państwowe w Lesznie, w: Archiwa Państwowe w Polsce. Przewodnik po zasobach. Opracowanie zbiorowe pod redakcją Andrzeja Biernata i Anny Laszuk, Warszawa 1998, s. 203-209.
The State Archive's holdings are available in the workroom open Monday-Friday 8.00 - 15.00.
The access is regulated by Instruction No. 4 of the Head Office of State Archives in Poland, dated February 1, 2013.