Archiwum Państwowe w Malborku
- The State Archive in Malbork
The archive came into existence in 1950 according to the Decree of the Minister of Education from July 21, 1950 as a branch of Voivodship State Archive in Gdańsk. The main task of the archive was a protection of documents of post-German offices and institutions. In March 1951, the archive was renamed the County State Archive. In 1952, the archive was relocated to Malbork and placed in the Malbork Castle, because of better possibilities of storage. It was again renamed the County State Archive in Malbork. In 1954 there was again created the County State Archive in Elbląg. Because of a big area of Malbork archive's magazines, this archive was a Central Magazine of Records (the magazine for the documents from various state archives in Poland). In 1976, according to the reform of state administration, there was created the Voivodship State Archive in Elbląg with abode in Malbork (after 1983: State Archive in Elbląg with abode in Malbork). All the documents from the former County State Archive in Elbląg were transferred to Malbork. Finally in 2018 the Malbork archive was renamed The State Archive in Malbork.
Nowadays. The State Archive in Malbork 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 1950-1952 the archive was located in the building at Łączności street. From 1952 it is located in the Grand Master Palace in the Malbork post-Teutonic Knights Castle. Nowadays the archive is located in the part of north-west side of the Middle Castle. The magazines area is over 1000 square metres.
The Archive in Malbork possesses 756 collections and archival founds, which makes 151003 units and 1982 running meters (as for December 31, 2010) dating from 1584 to the present time. The major part of holdings dates after 1945. The are some archival materials from Prussia registry offices and administration (in most part: judiciary documents and notarial files). The collections deserving special attention are the records of Malbork County 1799-1945 and Kwidzyn (Marienwerder) Regency 1808-1939, Malbork Castle Restoration Management, Plebiscite committees (1920), and von Groebben family documents (17th and 18th century). The archive possesses also a big collection of books.
The State Archive's holdings are available in the workroom open Monday-Friday 8.00 - 14.00.
The access is regulated by Instruction No. 4 of the Head Office of State Archives in Poland, dated February 1, 2013.