Государственный архив Еврейской автономной области

  • State Archive of the Jewish Autonomous Oblast
  • Gosudarstvennyi arkhiv Yevreyskoy avtonomnoy oblasti

History

State Archive of the Jewish Autonomous Oblast was established in 1940. From the beginning archive started to collect documents of newly established Jewish Autonomous Oblast, state institutions, social and cultural organisations.

In 1978 archive had moved to the new building with is 40 000 archival folders.

Geographical and Cultural Context

Archive holds documents referring to the history of the Jewish Autonomy in Birobidjan Region from its establishment in 1930s until today (as well as few research groups from the period 1864-1917).

Mandates/Sources of Authority

Charter of the archive is available online:

http://arhiveao.ru/ustav

Archival and Other Holdings

Сегодня архив живет и развивается. В трех архивохранилищах общей площадью 1500 кв. м размещены более 1,1 тыс. фондов и 300 тыс. ед. хр., содержащих документы с различными носителями информации за 1864-2008 годы.

Archive holds today 1100 Research Groups and 300 000 archival folders, holding documents from the period 1864-2008.

Archive holds documents referring to the history of the Jewish Autonomy in Birobidzhan Region from its establishment in 1930s until today.

Besides documents from the Soviet period, archive has some pre-1917 collections (Soyozensk and Ekaterinburg-Nikolaev Customs Office, Nikolaev Post and Telegraph and others).

Research Groups of the archive consist of documents referring to: settlement of the Birobidzhan region, Jewish Autonomous Oblast state institutions, Jewish settlements, villages and collective farms, Jewish culture and science, schools, libraries and other cultural institutions, regional press and other publications).

For the Holocaust researchers of special interest may be documents of the veterans of the Great Patriotic War (1941-1945)

Finding Aids, Guides, and Publication

Full research guide to the Fonds of the Archive is available online:

http://arhiveao.ru/putev

Short overview of the Archival Research Groups is available online:

http://arhiveao.ru/ukazatel

Opening Times

Reading Room of the Archive is opened:

Monday-Friday: 9.30 am-5 pm, with the lunch brake 1-2 pm.

Sources

  • ClaimsCon'06/online search