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State Archival Service of Ukraine is the central body of executive power which realizes the government policy on archival affairs, records keeping and establishment and operation of the state system of security copies documents as well as interdepartmental coordination on matters within its competence.
State Archival Service of Ukraine was established according to the Decree of the President of Ukraine No. 1085/2010 of December 9, 2010 and is a legal successor to the State Committee on Archives of Ukraine.
Presidential Decree of April 6, 2011 No. 407/2011 approved the Regulations about State Archival Service of Ukraine.
The network of state archives under the authority of State Archival Service of Ukraine includes 2 677 institutions. Among them are 13 central state archival institutions of Ukraine and 10 institutions of the Security Copies Documentation.
The central state archival institutions of Ukraine are as follows:
the Central State Archives of Supreme Bodies of Power and Government of Ukraine;
the Central State Archives of Public Organizations of Ukraine;
the Central State Historical Archives of Ukraine in Kyiv;
the Central State Historical Archives of Ukraine in Lviv;
the Central State CinePhotoPhono Archives of Ukraine named after H. Pshenychnyi;
the Central State Scientific and Technical Archives of Ukraine;
the Central State Archives and Museum of Literature and Arts of Ukraine;
the Central State Archives of Foreign Ucrainica;
the Central State Electronic Archives of Ukraine;
the Ukrainian Scientific and Research Institute of Archival Affairs and Record Keeping;
the State Scientific Archival Library in Kyiv;
the State Center for NAF Documents Preservation;
Direction on the Central State Archives Complex Exploitation;
the State Archives in the Autonomous Republic of Crimea;
24 state regional archives;
the state archives in the cities of Kyiv and Sevastopol;
13 branch archives;
488 archival divisions of regional state administrations;
170 archival divisions of city councils:
1956 labor archives.
The archival system of Ukraine employs about 4 785 persons.
State Archival Service of Ukraine manages the activities of archival institutions of other ministries and departments having the right to hold documents, that is branch archives of the Security Service of Ukraine, Ministry of Defense, Ministry for Internal Affairs etc.; the archival institutions of the National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine, museums and libraries which keep manuscript collections and documentary funds.
The state archives of Ukraine preserve more than 58 million items of various NAF documents: managerial, personal, scientific, technical etc. on paper basis; cinema-, photo-, phono-, video documents and the others. The state archives also supervise archival departments of the central and local governments, various institutions, public organizations selecting the most valuable documents for permanent keeping.
The archives of Ukraine receive more than 414 thousand applications from both Ukrainians and foreigners per year.
Since 1956, the State Archival Service of Ukraine is a Category A member of the International Council on Archives, a non-government international professional organization which works under the aegis of the UNESCO.
In 1998, a professional holiday was established by decree of the President of Ukraine - the Day of national archives workers, which is observed each year on December 24th.
The State Archival Service operates a web-site containing information about resources maintained by the archives network of Ukraine and related news (http://www.archives.gov.ua)
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