Государственный архив общественно-политической истории Курской области
- State Archive of Social and Political History of Kursk Oblast
- Gosudarstvennyi arkhiv obshchestvenno-politicheskoy istorii Kurskoy oblasti
Archive was established as the regional Communist Party Archive in 1935. It had collected all documents from the party and Komsomol institutions from the Kursk region. During the Second World War documents of the Archive were evacuated to the city of Uralsk in Kazakhstan. They have returned to Kursk in 1944. Archive was reorganised into State Archive of Social and Political History of Kursk Oblast in 1992.
Archive holds the documents referring to the political and social history of the Kursk Oblast from the 1920s until the present day.
Charter of the archive, created in 2011, is available online:
For 01.01.2014 archive had 2217 record groups and more than 640 000 archival folders. Main sources of the archive are documents created in 1917 and after, referring to the creation and activity of the Communist party, Komsomol, state administration and professional organisations of the region. In addition archive has some documents referring to the history of the Bolshevik Party in the period 1906-1917. For the Holocaust researchers documents of the Kursk Oblast, city and regional Communist Party Committees may be interesting, and among them, those referring to the partisan movement.
«Путеводитель по фондам ГАОПИ КО» (Курск, 2004 г.) [Guide of the Record Groups of the State Archive of Social and Political History of Kursk Oblast]
Short overview of the archive record groups is available online:
Incomplete list of the research groups:
Archive is opened: Monday-Thursday: 9.15 am - 6.30 pm, with a break 1-2 pm.