Archiwum Państwowe w Elblągu z siedzibą w Malborku

  • The State Archive of Elbląg 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, because of better local condition. It was again renamed the County State Archive in Malbork. In 1954, it was created the County State Archive in Elbląg. Because of a big area in 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, it was created Voivodship State Archive in Elbląg with abode in Malbork (after 1983: State Archive in Elbląg with abode in Malbork).

Mandates/Sources of Authority

Nowadays. The State Archive in Elbląg with abode 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 in 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.

Archival and Other Holdings

The Archive in Elbląg (Malbork) possesses 756 collections and archival founds, which makes 151003 units and 1982 running meters (as for December 31, 2010) from 1584 to the present time. The major part of holdings dates after 1945. The are some archival materials Prussia registry-offices and administration (in most part: judicial documents and notarial files). The collections deserving special attention are the records of Malbork County 1799-1945 and Rejencja Kwidzyńska 1808-1939, Malbork Castle Restoration Management, Plebiscite commitions (1920), and documents of family von Groebben (17th and 18th century). The archive possesses a big collection of books (5400 volumes, 1200 before 1945). There are mostly regulations for Prussia clerks and historical books.

Opening Times

The State Archive's holdings are available in the workroom open Monday-Friday 8.00 - 14.30.

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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