National Archival Guides

The Archives Portal Europe offers access to archival cataloguing information as well as further information on the countries listed below. The comprehensive search facility comprises over 257,000,000 file units (some with links to digitised documents), over 21,000 descriptions of persons, bodies and families and almost 7,000 descriptions of archives and their holdings.

  • Bulgaria
  • Croatia
  • Czech Republic
  • Estonia
  • Georgia
  • Greece
  • Hungary
  • Latvia
  • Lithuania
  • Poland
  • Rumania
  • Serbia
  • Slovakia
  • Slovenia

Archives Portal Europe

The Archive Pilot on East and Southeast European Archives is offered by the Graduate School for Eastern and Southeast European Studies (Munich/Regensburg). It was launched to collect and share important information on archival research in Eastern and Southeast Europe. The contents are provided by doctoral students from the Graduate School for Eastern and Southeast European Studies, by doctoral students of the partner institutions of the Graduate School and by students of the élite programme of Eastern European Studies.

East and Southeast European Archives. A Web Guide

Archive Portals on Russia

The Portal of Russian Archives of the Federal Archival Agency of Russia offers, among other things, a central online catalogue of Russian archival holdings.

Архивы России (Portal of Russian Archives)

The Internet directory and bibliographic information system for archives of the Russian Federation, ArcheoBiblioBase, the Dutch Institute of Social History and the State Historical Library in Moscow offers a wide range of information on Russian archives.

ArcheoBiblioBase

Access to Russian Archives is an online database by the provider East View with descriptions of over 80,000 archival holdings. The records are searchable online and come from 20 archival guides (published between 1987 and 2004); they include federal Russian archives as well as regional archives.

Access to Russian Archives

Digital Research Guide

The guide covers university and non-university institutions, governmental and non-governmental, private and regional institutions as well as archives and museums of Albania, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Greece, Kosovo, North Macedonia, Montenegro, Romania, Serbia and Slovenia.

History Research Institutes in Southeast Europe. A Handbook

A vademecum on archives, research institutions, libraries, associations, museums and places of remembrance. Published by Iskra Baeva and Stefan Troebst. Berlin – Sofia 2007.

Vademecum Contemporary History Bulgaria

A vademecum on archives, research institutions, libraries, associations, museums and places of remembrance. Published by Oldrich Tuma, Jitka Svobodova and Ulrich Mählert. Berlin – Praha 2005.

Vademecum Contemporary History Czech Republic

A vademecum on archives, research institutions, libraries, associations, museums and places of remembrance. Published by János M. Rainer, Judit M. Topits and Ulrich Mählert. Berlin – Budapest 2005.

Vademecum Contemporary History Hungary

A vademecum on archives, research institutions, libraries, associations, museums and places of remembrance. Published by Klaus Bochmann and Marina Dumbrava. Berlin 2015.

Vademecum Contemporary History Moldova

A vademecum on archives, research institutions, libraries, associations, museums and places of remembrance. Published by Krzysztof Ruchniewicz, Jakub Tyszkiewicz, Ulrich Mählert, Christian Lotz. Wroclaw – Berlin – Leipzig 2004.

Vademecum Contemporary History Poland | Vademekum historii najnowszej w Polsce

A vademecum on archives, research institutions, libraries, associations, museums and places of remembrance. Published by Stejarel Olaru and Georg Herbstritt. Berlin - Bukarest 2004.

Vademekum Contemporary History Romania

A vademecum on archives, research institutions, libraries, associations, museums and places of remembrance. Published by Dušan Kováč, Adam Hudek and Frank Hadler. Berlin – Bratislava 2008.

Vademecum Contemporary History Slovakia

A vademecum on archives, research institutions, libraries, associations, museums and places of remembrance. Published by Georgiy Kasianov and Wilfried Jilge. In cooperation with Oleksandr Androshchuk. Berlin – Kyiv 2008.

Vademecum Contemporary History Ukraine