Inventories of archival fonds IZA
Inventories of archival fonds
Database includes information from bases of more than 24 900 fonds, i.e. over 28% of all fonds preserved in state archives.
The presented inventories refer to fonds from 73 state archives and their local branches (without records from the State Archives in Lublin and Poznan) and other institutions, such as: the First Piasts Museum at Lednica, the Mikołaj Kopernik University Archives in Toruń, the Łódź Branch of the Association of Siberian Deportees, the Stanislaw Konopko Central Medical Library in Warsaw, the Society of Solidarity Archives, the Pilsudski Institute of America, the Polish Institute of Arts and Sciences of America in New York .
Register of documents produced before the end of XVIII c. (SCRINIUM) from the State Archive in Katowice and its branch in Racibórz, the State Archive in Kraków, the State Archive in Przemyśl, the State Archive in Toruń, the State Archives in Wrocław and its branches in Kamieniec Ząbkowicki and Lubań.
Computer Technical Information (KITA) – data from the State Archive in Bydgoszcz, the State Archive in Piotrków Trybunalski branch in Tomaszów Mazowiecki, the State Archive in Siedlce and The First Piasts Museum at Lednica.
Register of cartographic documents (MAPY) – data from the State Archive in Białystok, the State Archive in Bydgoszcz, the State Archive in Katowice and its Branch in Żywiec, the Branch in Słupsk of the State Archive in Koszalin, the State Archive in Kraków, the State Archive in Rzeszów, the State Archive in Szczecin and the State Archive in Wrocław.
The other inventories prepared in the state archives – data from the Central Archives of Historical Records in Warsaw, the Central Archives of Modern Records in Warsaw and the State Archives in Kraków.
The archival unit description comprises the following elements: archives number, fond number, call number of the archival unit, title, border dates of documentation, external description, physical condition, form, language and type of writing, number of cards or pages, format, former call numbers and comments.
The introductions to the inventories
The introductions to the inventories inform on history of creators of archival fonds and the records of fonds . They were compiled by employees of the state archives in frame of professional duties. The authors' names are given at the end of each introduction.
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The IZA database allows for two possibilities of data search. The first one is checking whether inventories from specific archives are included in the database, also giving the possibility to view them. In order to do so, one should select the archives of interest from the list of archives, and - when the successful result of the search is displayed - view the inventory of the selected fond.
The other data search possibility refers to the search for the specific information in the holdings of one archive or all archives. Searching for details in only one archive can be done by using the first kind of research - after displaying the list of all inventories in the choosen archive, the enquiry can be written.
Fields Serie and Subserie allow to enter a word or a phrase, which is contained in the names of series and subseries in one selected archive or in all archives.
Field Name of unit or file is designated to enter the full title of a uit searched for or any string of characters from the title, field Index terms: personal names, places, subjects is designated to enter a word or a term searched for - geographical name, name or subject entry.
Note: Those having no possibility to use Polish fonts (diacritical marks) may use Latin alphabet, i.e. write "urzad" instead of "urząd" or "Lodz" instead of "Łódź". However, please do not combine these two forms of writing; for example, write "Raciąż" or "Raciaz" but not "Raciąz", "spółdzielnia" or "spoldzielnia", not "spóldzielnia".
While viewing the inventory of a fond or the description of several units, information about the place of preservation of archive materials found may be received by clicking the fond number being the first element of the archival unit description.
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