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Professor M.V.Dovnar-Zapolsky

State Archives of Grodno Region

Historical background

The Archives was established as the State Archives of Bialystok Region in 1944.

In September 1944, following the cession of the major part of Bialystok Region to Poland and the establishment of Grodno Region as part of the Belarusian Soviet Socialist Republic (BSSR), the Archives was reorganized as the State Archives of Grodno Region under the People's Commissariat of Internal Affairs (from March 1946, Ministry of Internal Affairs).

In 1960 the Archives was placed under the authority of the archives division at the Grodno Region Executive Committee; from 1995, the archives and records management division at the Grodno Region Executive Committee; from 2006, the justice administration at the Grodno Region Executive Committee; from 2007, the main justice administration at the Grodno Region Executive Committee.

In June 2001 the Archives received the name of the scholarly institution "The State Archives of Grodno Region".

New on the site
05 September 2017
The website presents a virtual exhibition of documents to mark the 150th anniversary of the birth of Prof. Mitrofan DOVNAR-ZAPOLSKY More >>
Archival news
12 September 2017
The Belarusian Film and Photo Archives together with the Yanka Kupala Central Library open an exhibition of documents to mark the 950th anniversary of Minsk City More >>
12 September 2017
The State Archives of Minsk Region held an excursion for law students of Minsk Higher School No 67 More >>
01 September 2017
The National Archives of the Republic of Belarus has presented the book of documents, Belarusian Headquarters of Partisan Movement September-December 1942 More >>
31 August 2017
Meeting with the representatives of the Republic of Korea on digitization of archival records More >>
31 August 2017
The delegation of archivists from the Republic of Kazakhstan visited the Belarusian Film and Photo Archives More >>