Центр документации новейшей истории Ростовской области

  • Center for Documentation of Contemporary History of Rostov Oblast
  • Tsentr dokumentatsyi noveyshey istorii Rostovskoy oblasti

History

Archive was established in 1929, as the archive of Communist Party and "V.I. Lenin Party Institute" branch is Rostov on Don. From 1939 it was operating as the Communist Party archive of the Rostov Oblast.

During the Second World War, in 1941 archive documents were evacuated to Stalingrad, and in 1942 to Uralsk in Western Kazakhstan Oblast. What was a rare exception, all of the documents survived Second World War. The Archive was reestablished in Rostov on Don in 1944.

In 1988 the Archive was relocated into the new building. In 1991 the party Archive was reorganized into the Center for Documentation of Contemporary History of Rostov Oblast.

Geographical and Cultural Context

Archive is holding documents relating to the history of Communist Party and Comsomol, their central, provincial and local branches in Rostov Oblast from 1917 until 1991.

Archival and Other Holdings

Archive is holding documents relating to the history of Communist Party and Comsomol, their central, provincial and local branches in Rostov Oblast from 1917 until 1991.

It has separate Research Groups relating to the political prisoners of the Taganrog region, documents on partisan movement during the II World War, records on damages and attrocities committed during the German occupation, collection of photos documenting Communist Party and Comsomol history in the region.

After 1991 Center is collecting documents on political parties, social and cultural institutions, as well as collecting private documents from the area.

Finding Aids, Guides, and Publication

Full list of archival Research Groups can be found online:

http://гуцдниро.рф/fundss/

Opening Times

Monday-Thursday 9 a.m.- 6 p.m. Friday, 9 a.m.- 4:45 p.m. Lunch brake: 1-1.45 p.m.

Reading Room is opened on Monday, Wednesday and Thursday between 10 a.m. and 5 p.m. On Friday between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m.

Conditions of Access

Researchers are allowed into the Reading Room on the basis of their ID documents. They need to submitt letter from their home institution, stating goal and scope of their work in the archive.

Reproduction Services

Archive has operating photocopying machine.

Sources

  • ClaimsCon'06/online search