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State Archives of Transcarpathian Oblast

Address: 14a Mynaiska Str., Uzhorod, 88018 (building 1)
4 Heroiv Square, Beregove, 90200 (building 2)
Tel./Fax: +380(3122) 2-35-49
Fax: +380(3122) 2-58-39 (building 1)
Tel./Fax: +380(0341) 2-32-10 (building 2)

Director: Misiuk Mykhailo

Deputy Director: Markanych Mykhailo

Deputy Director - main fund curator: Kutashi Olena

Historical Background

During 1919 - 1939 the Local Archives of Podkarpatska Russ have been worked in Transcarpathia. On November, 6, 1945 the People's Council of Transcarpathian Ukraine adopted a resolution of formation of the Central State Historical Archives of Transcarpathian Ukraine and compilation of the archives. It was created on the basis of former Committee Archives and documents, which were accumulated in different institutions of Transcarpathia. After the formation of Transcarpathian Region as the part of Ukraine in 1946, the archives got the name Regional State Archives of Transcarpathia. From 1945 till 1954 the archives was located in Uzhorod and in 1953 was moved to the town of Beregovo, where the documents for the period from XIV century till 1945 are focused. From 1989 it has got the name Transcarpathian region State Archives. In 1991 the documents and premises of the Party archives of Transcarpathian Regional Committee of the Communist Party of Ukraine were given to the archives.

Total Volume of Funds

Description of Archives Holdings

The documents till 1946, which are kept in the town of Beregovo, reflect the historical past of the region at the times of its being a part of other states. The first original document is dated back to XIV century. Diplomas of European monarchs from the XV - XVI centuries have been preserved.

In the funds of Hungarian and Austro-Hungarian period of dominion there are documentary collections of over districts and under-districts (nadzhupany and pidzhupany) of Berezhska, Uhochanska and Uzhska districts (zhup), courts of districts (zhups) and nobleman's court, landowners (latyfundii) of Shonborn's dynasty and so on. In the funds of over-districts and under-districts such groups of documents are being kept: the king's deeds to the rights noblemen, originals and copies the records of sittings from National meetings in the town of Pozhonj (now Bratislava) and three committees, texts of laws, ratified by these meetings, decisions of the King's councils in disputable questions, accounts about the collection of king's taxes and so-called "desyatyna", documents about the uprising under the leadership of Imre Tekeli (1678-1688), agreements about the armistice with Austrian government (1679). A considerable amount of documents characterises the liberation war against Habsburgs under the leadership of Ferents Rakotsi II (1703-1711).

The documents of Urbarial Court's fund reflected the complex process of Urbarial reform in period of ruling the Austrian empire's empress Maria Tereziya (1740-1780) and liquidation of serfs dependence by the emperor Frantz Josyph II (1780-1790).

In funds of board the Mukachiv Greek-Catholic eparchy (diocese) and Mukachiv friary Fathers Basylian, there is an information about monasteries' possessions, about presentation of villages to monastery, about activity of other monasteries, about opening the schools, instructions concerning limitation of usage Slavonic language in church schools and business matters of diocese, an attempt to replace the Slavonic alphabet with Latin one, visitation of schools.


The participants of the First Ukrainian-Hungarian conference of archivists. Uzhorod, 2005

Quite a number of instructive documents have been preserved as to introduction of union, the chasing and banning of orthodoxy, separate evidences about the activity of Roman-Catholic, Protestant, Judaic confessions and some sectarian associations.

In the above mentioned funds, documents that concern the activity of people's awakeners (callers) "and outstanding writers of the 19th century: O. Dukhnovych, M.Luchkai, I.Silvai, A.Kralytsky, V.Dovhovych, S.Pavlovych, O.Mytrak are kept. Data about the outstanding figures of Russia and Ukraine - natives of Transcar-pathia: Ju.Venelin-Hutsu, A.Deshko, I.Zeikan and others are being preserved.

The most ancient documents of the fund "The archive of five crown towns" witness that cities and towns led a persistent struggle for preservation of their medieval rights.

In the funds of archive there are many documents that contain information about the events of the World War I, the stay of Russian Army on the territory of our land etc.

In the documents of the Local (Zemskyi) government funds, of synopses of agricultural and school inspectors, public prosecutor's offices, regional courts during the period of stay in the part of the Czechoslovak Republic (1919 - 1939), the social-political, economical and cultural life in Transcarpathia has been elucidated.

There are documents there about the formation and activity of political parties, cultural associations and unions. A number of documentary collections contain information about the ownership of lands and woods, lands reclamation. Projects, plans and estimates on the erection of electric power stations, bridges and roads, schools, state and cultural institutions, statistical data on schools, clubs, reading rooms, theatres, and organization of tourism and development of commerce have been preserved.

A great number of documents reflect the struggle of Transcarpations for the reunion with Ukraine and clarify the conditions that prevented to its realization.

In the documents of Carpathian Ukraine period (November 1938- March 1939) there is an information about the first steps of government in organization of industrial and communication works, about the elections to the Senate (Soim) of Carpathian Ukraine, about the activity of president A. Voloshyn and others.

The documents of the funds of Horthy Regime bodies (regent commissariat), district institutions, local committees (zhupni) reveal policy of the Hungarian government in Transcarpathia in the years of our land's occupation (1939 -1944), the persecution of peaceful inhabitants for political convictions, unmotivated repressions, exporting the population to concentration camps of Germany and to so-called working camps of Hungary. Few documents elucidate the activity of partisan detachments under the command of O.Tkanko, I.Pryshchepa, D.Usta, V.Rusyn and others.

The events of first post-war years have been registered in documents of the funds of Transcarpathian People's Council, its representatives, regional, local and village people's committees. Mandates and certificates to delegates of the I st Congress of People's Committees of Transcarpathian Ukraine that was held in Mukachevo on November, 26, 1944 and adopted the Manifesto about reunion of Transcarpathian Ukraine with Soviet Ukraine were preserved. Among the documents one can find those containing information about the activity of Czechoslovak administration in 1944 on the territory of region.

The most considerable for their amount and important for their plot, the funds of the Soviet and party institutions, organizations and enterprises for 1946 - 1991 are preserved in Uzhorod: the funds of Transcarpathian regional executive committee, its departments, Regional Committee the Communist Party of Ukraine, local committees and district committees the CP of Ukraine, local executive committees, district executive committees, regional creative union, institutions of planning, statistics, professional unions, financial body, industrial enterprises, executive institutions of agriculture, collective and state farms, primary party organizations, where the documents about development of industry, agriculture, education, science, culture, health protection etc.

The funds of personal origin attract our attention: nobleman's family of Prybeks (1346 - 1900), baron's family of Perenyi (1400-1944), count's family of Shenborns (1721-1944), nobleman's family of Ruzhaks (1646-1848). Here you can also find the personal funds of recent times -A. Kruglyakov, the participant of Transcarpathia's liberation in 1944; M.Lyalko - the officer of Czechoslovak corps of L.Svoboda in the years of the II nd World War; the former leader of Home Forces Board of our region D.Popovych; the well-known political and public figure of Transcarpathia - V. Rusyn; the leader of partisan formation, state political figure the postwar Transcarpathia and Ukraine in whole, I.Sarvady; the participant the historic events of 1938-1939, professor, doctor of Historic Sciences M.Troyan.

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