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Nation-State Formation in Belarus in 1918-1920s

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".

Announcements
05 September 2018
A professional contest “The Best Archivist of Belarus” is held in Belarus in 2018 More >>
New on the site
17 September 2018
New online exhibition of documents, Nation-State Formation in Belarus in 1918-1920s has been posted on the website More >>
Archival news
17 October 2018
A source guide “Monuments of Law in Belarus in the 14th-16th Centuries: Regional Charters of Privilege” has been released More >>
16 October 2018
The Local State Archives in Kobrin holds an exhibition of archival documents and photographs to celebrate the 55th anniversary of the Archives More >>
12 October 2018
Meeting with Mr Piotr Dymmel, Director of the State Archives in Lublin, Poland More >>
09 October 2018
The Russian Federal Archival Agency and the Belarusian Department for Archives and Records Management held a joint board meeting in Novgorod, Russia More >>
09 October 2018
The professional meeting of the heads of archival services and institutions of Russia and Belarus took place in Novgorod, Russia More >>