Archiwum Narodowe w Krakowie - Oddział w Nowym Sączu
- The National Archive in Kraków: The Nowy Sącz Branch
The first archive in Nowy Sącz was situated in the town hall. After a fire in 1894, the archival holdings were transferred to the Szujski Library and Folk-Art Society. During World War II the most valuable holdings were carried away and never returned to Nowy Sącz. The archive in Nowy Sącz came into existence according to the Decree of the Minister of Education from July 21 1950 as a branch of Voivodship State Archive in Cracow. In 1951, the archive was renamed The County State Archive in Nowy Sącz. From 1958: again the branch of Cracow State Archive. In 1976, according to the reform of state administration, the archive became the Nowy Sącz Voivodship State Archive (from 1983: Nowy Sącz State Archive).
Mandates/Sources of Authority
Nowadays. The branch of Cracow National Archive in Nowy Sącz 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 1950-1975 the archive was located on Pijarska street, in 1976-1991 on Szwedzka street, 1991-2003 - on Nawojowska street. In 2003 the archive was relocated in the former bank building on Jagiellońska street.
Archival and Other Holdings
The archive in Nowy Sącz possesses the following kinds of holdings:
- records of towns and villages,
- self-government and local administration documents (from 18th, 19th and 20th century),
- judicial documents (courts records from 19th and 20th century),
- notarial files,
- documents of banks and financial institutions,
- documents of schools,
- birth, marriage and death records,
- documents of political parties and organizations (PZPR, FJN - National Unity Front, and "Solidarność" Trade Union).
The archive's holdings are available in the workroom open Monday-Friday 9.00 - 15.00.
Conditions of Access
The access is regulated by Instruction No. 4 of the Head Office of State Archives in Poland, dated February 1, 2013.