Державний архів Житомирської області

  • State Archives of Zhytomyr Oblast
  • Derzhavnyi arkhiv Zhytomyrs'koi oblasti


Volyn Province Archival Commission under Public Education Department subordination was organized in 1920.

In 1922 Archival Commission was liquidated and instead of it Volyn Archival Province Department under Province Executive committee subordination was organized.

In 1925 due to three-stage management Volyn Archival Province Department was reorgenized into the District Archival Department and in 1932 – into Zhytomyr State Historical Archives.

After Zhytomyr oblast forming, the archives received status as oblast archives in 1938(was subordinated to the People's Commissariat of Internal Affairs)andin 1941 it was renamed into State Archives ofZhytomyr Oblast.

In 1958-1980 the archives was named as Zhytomyr Oblast State Archives and it was subordinated to the Executive Committee of Oblast Soviet (1960). Since 1980 it named as State Archives of Zhytomyr Oblast ( Region).

Archival and Other Holdings

  • 8389 funds, 1432666 units of issue (1795-2011)
  • 65 cine documents (1943-2005)
  • 19110 photo documents (1906-2011)
  • 379 audio documents (1960-2011)
  • 43 video documents(2001-2011)

The documents of the Nazi occupation period of Ukraine (1941-1945) has been declassified: Zhytomyr General commissariat, hybescommissariats, municipal district and rural bodies, Zhytomyr criminal investigation department and police of order, Central bureau of “folksdeutch” registration. The materials of the census conducted by the Nazi occupation boards in September 1941.

The special collection of the executive committees of oblast, municipal, district, settlement and village Soviets of People’s Deputies, collective and state farms, agricultural cooperatives, Zhytomyr oblast commission for calculation of losses caused by fascist occupants during the period of Great Patriotic War 1941-1945, repatriation department of the oblast executive committee, Department of Security Service of Ukraine in Zhytomyr oblast (archival units of issue of the citizens subjected to the repressions, filtration records for the citizens forcedly taken to Germany for labour during Great Patriotic War), oblast, municipal and district committees of CPU, especially in which documents about starvation in Ukraine in 1932-1933 are represented and used for reference to defend rights and satisfysocial requirements of citizens, including the documents of Komsomol authorities, oblast, municipal, district establishments, organizations, enterprises of industry and agriculture.

Opening Times

Monday - Thursday 9:00 – 18:00, Friday 9.00 - 16.00