Государственный архив Калужской области

  • State Archive of Kaluga Oblast
  • Gosudarstvennyi arkhiv Kaluzhskoy oblasti


State Archive of the Kaluga Oblast was established in 1944. It had received documents from the former Gubernial Archives and some of the Communist state institutions.

In 1991 archive received documents of the dissolved regional Communist Party Archive.

Geographical and Cultural Context

Archive holds documents referring to the history of the Kaluga Oblast from the XVII century until the present day.

Archival and Other Holdings

For 01.01.2010 archive had 936 487 archival folders.

The earliest document stored in the archive was produced in 1625. Documents from the pre-1917 period reffer to: city administration, courts, military and police administration, culture and education, religion.

Archive has large collection referring to the history of the 1812 war, peasant reform of 1861.

Post-1917 documentation refers to the all aspects of history and life in the region at the time of the Soviet State.

Finding Aids, Guides, and Publication

Государственный архив Калужской области: Путеводитель. Часть первая / Сост. Л.К. Белова, Л.Д. Короткова, Н.А. Фролова. – Калуга: Издательство «Гриф», 2008. – 260 с.

[State Archive of the Kaluga Oblast: Guide. Part I.]

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Opening Times

Archive is opened:

Monday-Thursday: 8 am - 5 pm, Friday: 8 am - 4 pm. (with lunchbrake between 1-2 pm)


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