Государственный архив Волгоградской области
- State Archive of Volgograd Oblast
- Gosudarstvennyi arkhiv Volgogradskoy oblasti
History of the archive started in 1923 when the new Soviet authorities established Archival Bureau of the Tsaritsyn Oblast. In the 1925, when the city and province name were changed it became Archival Bureau of the Stalingrad Oblast.
In the years 1926-1927 archival fonds were divided into two archives: Historical Archive (pre-Revolutionary period) and Archive of the October Revolution. In the 1938 both of the archives were back again united into the State Archive of the Stalingrad Oblast.
In the war years 1941-1945 part of the archival documents were evacuated to the city of Uralsk in the Northern Kazachstan. These were only 145,6 thousand out of 496,6 thousand documents, all the others perished during the siege of Stalingrad.
Remaining documents in 1944 were transported from Uralsk to the city of Kamyshyn. They came back to Stalingrad only in 1958. They were located in the new archival building, the same which hosts archive in the present day.
In 1961, due to next change of the city and province, archive became State Archive of the Volgograd Oblast.
Geographical and Cultural Context
Archive holds documents from the history of Volgograd (Tsaritsyn, Stalingrad) region from the XVIII century until the present day.
Mandates/Sources of Authority
Archive is operating on the basis of:
Law of the Volgograd Oblast "On Archival work in Volgograd Oblast" from 31 of December 2009, № 1981-ОД
"Laws of Securing, Completition, Registry and Usage of the Documents from the Archival Fond of the Russian Federation and other Archival Documents on the Goverenment and Municipial Archives, Museums, Libraries and Institutions of the Russian Academy of Sciences". These Law was approved by the Order of the Minstry of Culture and Mass Communication of the Russian Federation from 18 of January 2007, № 19
These documents are acessible online:
Archive is divided into 9 departments:
Finance and Economy
Organisation Issues and Human Resources
Completition of the Archival Fond, Planning and Methodic Work
Securing and State Registry of the Archival Documents
Usage of the Documents, Scientific-Information Apparatus
Social and Legal requests
Archival Information and Computer technologies
Restauration and Insurance of the Documents
Administration and Maintance
Archival and Other Holdings
Archive holds documents from the history of Volgograd (Caricin, Stalingrad) region from the XVIII century until the present day.
Among archival fonds there are hundreds referring to the period of 1941-1945, especially to the siegie of Stalingrad and war activities in the region.
Finding Aids, Guides, and Publication
Complete finding aid and Archival Guide to the archive resources, published originally in 2002, is available online and possible for download:
Complete lists of Archival Fonds is available online:
Reading Room of the archive is opened from 9 am until 5 pm.
In August archive is closed to the public.