Державний архів Чернігівської області

  • State Archive of Chernihiv Oblast
  • Derzhavnyi arkhiv Chernihivskoi oblasti


vul. Mstyslavska 2 (korp. 1); vul. Pyatnytska 52 (korp. 2)
Chernihiv oblast


38 (0462) 645 965


38 (0462) 645-980


Chernihiv Province Historical Archives (1923–1925); Chernihiv District Historical Archives (1925-1926); Chernihiv Local Historical Archives (1926-1932); Chernihiv Oblast Historical Archives (1932-1941); Oblast Historical Archives of People’s Commissariat of Internal Affairs; Department in Chernihiv Region (1941-1960); Chernihiv Oblast State Archives (1960-1980); State Archives of Chernihiv Oblast (from 1980).

Archival and Other Holdings

Collections of the XX century (particularly those related to the World War II and the Holocaust) include the following:

The records of Ukrainian revolution (1917-1920) – the Fonds of Chernihiv Province Commissar of the Central Rada and Province Head of Ukrainian State contain data on organization of militia in the guberniya, food provision of the population and military troops, conduction of elections for the town councils, and lists of officers of councils and state security troops.

The State Archives preserves the records of the Communist Party and Komsomol authorities and includes information on implementation of decrees from the higher authorities, the social and political situation in the oblast, personal records of Soviet political and public figures, war and labour heroes.

The Fonds of the province and oblast military committees offer information about the state of the Red Army troops located within the territory of Chernihiv oblast. The documents of the Chernihiv Oblast Commission investigating the crimes committed by Nazi occupants, including the collections “Chernihiv Oblast during the period of the Great Patriotic War of 1941 – 1945” and “Chernihiv Oblast Commission on the History of Great Patriotic War of 1941 – 1945,” expose participation of Chernihiv citizens in World War II. Also preserved are the screening-filtration records of citizens who had been forcibly taken to Germany during the occupation of the oblast in 1941–1943.

The Fonds of the post-war period contains the information on the economical features of the oblast and its districts after the liberation from the temporary occupation, data on the restoration and further development of the national economy of the oblast. The Archive also maintains the Fonds of the people’s education agencies and establishments (Chernihiv State Teachers Training Institute, named after T. Shevchenko, a subsidiary of Kiev Polytechnic Institute), cultural and education establishments (Chernihiv Musical Drama Theater, named after T. Shevchenko, the Regional Philarmonic, and museums).

The photographic records detail the events in Chernihiv oblast during the period of the Great Patriotic War 1941 - 1945: activities of partisan troops and unions, underground organizations; damages caused by Nazi occupants to the national economy and population of the oblast; main events relating to restoration of the national economy.

Finding Aids, Guides, and Publication

Черниговский областной государственный архив и его филиалы в городах Нежине и Прилуках. Путеводитель. – К., Чернигов, 1963. – 430 с. [Chernigov oblast state archive and its branches in Nezhin and Priluki cities. Guide. KIev-Chernigov, 1963]

Державний архів Чернігівської області: Путівник. – Том 1. – Чернігів: Деснянська правда, 2001. – 600 с. [State archive of Chernihiv oblast. Vol. 1. Chernihiv, 2001]. Available online at http://www.archives.gov.ua/Publicat/Guidebooks/Putivnyk-Chern-obl.php

Державний архів Чернігівської області: Анотований реєстр описів. – Т. 1. – Ч. 2: Фонди окупаційного періоду. – Ніжин: ТОВ «Видавництво «Аспект-Поліграф», 2007. – 304 с. [State archives of Chernihiv oblast. Annotated registry of inventories. Vol. 1, part 2: Fonds of occupation period. Nizhin, 2007].

Opening Times

The reading room at Mstyslavska street is open Monday till Thursday 8:00 am - 4:30 pm, Friday 8:00 am - 3:30 pm The reading room at Pyatnitska street is open Tuesday till Thursday 8:00 am till 5:00 pm


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