Archiwum Państwowe w Koszalinie - Oddział w Szczecinku

  • The State Archive in Koszalin: The Szczecinek Branch


The archive in Szczecinek came into existence in 1952 according to the Decree of the Minister of Education from July 21, 1950 as a County State Archive in Szczecinek. It was subordinated to Gdańsk Voivodship State Archive (later: to Szczecin Voivodship State Archive). In 1976, the archive in Szczecinek was converted to the of Koszalin Voivodship State Archive. In 1981 it renamed the branch of Koszalin Voivodship State Archive (from 1983: Koszalin State Archive).

Mandates/Sources of Authority

Nowadays. The branch of the Koszalin State Archive in Szczecinek 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.

Archival and Other Holdings

The archive in Szczecinek possesses 267 collections and archival founds, which makes 41981 units and 466 running metres. The oldest documents originate from 1681. The significant part of the holdings consists of German documents (before 1945). The archive gathers the records of towns and villages (e.g."Magistrat zu Neustettin" 1701-1945, "Magistrat der Stadt Jastrow" 1701-1945, "Kreisausschuss des Kreises Dramburg" 1777-1943) and documents of Polish administration: records of towns and villages (after 1945), judicial documents (courts), documents of schools and documents of agriculture cooperatives and state farms (PGR).

Opening Times

The archive's holdings are available in the workroom open from Monday till Friday 8.00 - 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.


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