Archiwum Państwowe w Warszawie - Oddział w Łowiczu
- Archiwum Państwowe m. st. Warszawy - Oddział w Łowiczu
- The State Archive in Warsaw: The Łowicz Branch
- The State Archive of the Capital City of Warsaw: The Łowicz Branch
The archive in Łowicz came into existence according to the Decree of the Minister of Education from July 21 1950 as a branch of Voivodship State Archive in Łódź. In 1976, according to the reform of state administration, the archive became a branch of Voivodship State Archive in Skierniewice. From 1985 the archive in Łowicz became a branch of the State Archive of the Capital City of Warsaw.
Nowadays. The branch of Warsaw State Archive in Łowicz 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 1950-1958 the archive was located in the building in Nowy Rynek. In 1958 it was relocated in the building of museum in 3 Maja street.
The archive in Łowicz possesses 278 collections and archival founds, which makes 53745 units and over 600 running meters from 17th century to the present time. There are: municipal records of Łowicz, documents of guilds, documents of state and local administration, schools, prison, judiciary and registry offices. The most valuable collection is a legacy of Władysław Tarczyński (1845-1918). It consists of documents concerning history of Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth, national insurrections and local history.
Wojtylak M.: Informator o zasobie archiwalnym Archiwum Państwowego m. st. Warszawy Odział w Łowiczu, Łowicz 1993, ss. 59. Rec. J. Leśniewska: Archeion, T. 96, Warszawa 1996, s. 215-217; Zasób archiwalny Archiwum Państwowego Województwa Skierniewickiego, Oprac. Z. Tobijański, A. Gryciuk, K. Jachimek, Rawa Mazowiecka 1976.
The archive's holdings are available in the workroom open Monday-Friday 9.00 - 15.00.
The access is regulated by Instruction No. 4 of the Head Office of State Archives in Poland, dated February 1, 2013.