ArcheoBiblioBase: Archives in Russia: B-9
Rossiiskii gosudarstvennyi arkhiv nauchno-tekhnicheskoi dokumentatsii (RGANTD)[Russian State Archive of Scientific-Technical Documentation]
Agency: Federal'noe arkhivnoe agentstvo Rossii (Rosarkhiv)
[Federal Archival Agency of Russia]
Address: 117393, Moscow, ul. Profsoiuznaia, 82
Telephone: +7 495 335-00-95
Fax: +7 495 335-00-95
Reading room: +7 495 334-83-95
Opening hours: MTu 11:00–16:30, ThF 11:00–15:30
(Summer : August closed)
Transport: metro: Kaluzhskaia
Director: Aleksandr Sergeevich Shaposhnikov (tel. +7 495 335-00-95)
Deputy Director: Anatolii Anatol'evich Bolotov (tel. +7 495 718-71-18)
Deputy Director: Viacheslav Rafaelovich Klein (tel. +7 495 334-92-02)
Deputy Director: Ol'ga Anatol'evna Korneva (tel. +7 495 334-21-11)
Deputy Director: Larisa Viktorovna Uspenskaia (tel. +7 495 334-45-18)
Head of the Reading Room: Ol'ga Anatol'evna Platonova (tel. +7 495 334-83-95)
The archive was initially established as TsGANTD SSSR (Tsentral'nyi gosudarstvennyi arkhiv nauchno-tekhnicheskoi dokumentatsii SSSR) in 1967 in Moscow. Transfered to Kuibyshev (formerly and now again Samara) in 1976, a branch archive remained in Moscow. Reorganized as RGNTA in June 1992, in June 1995 it was consolidated with the Russian Scientific Research Center for Space Documentation (RNITsKD), which had before 1992 been a secret research facility under Glavarkhiv. Its headquarters are now located in Moscow, where it combines the holdings of the former RNITsKD and the Moscow branch of RGNTA, while the former RGANTA facility in Samara remains a branch.
In terms of the former RGNTA holdings, the archive retains scientific-technical and construction documentation, along with some related managerial records from the Soviet period, which were created from the activity of all-union level institutions located on the territory of the RSFSR. In addition, the archive holds some scientific-research and construction documentation from the prerevolutionary period, although, as a rule, such documentation is stored in state historical archives.
The former RGNTA holdings in the archive can be divided into six basic groups of fonds, according to their origin: (1) scientific and research institutions in the realm of industry, construction, transportation, and communication; (2) construction and technological institutes and bureaus, irregardless of their controlling agency; (3) industrial design and prospecting institutes; (4) the Russian State Patent Library as an all-Russian central branch agency for scientific and research information; (5) documentation from branches of above-mentioned institutions and their predecessor agencies; and finally, personal papers of well-known scientists, scholars, inventors, and engineers. A seventh complex of materials in RGANTD now comprises all of the holdings of the former archive for space documentation, TsGANTD, which had brought together a wide variety of documentation relating to the history of Russin space-rocket technology and space exploration—administrative records, scientific-technical documents, film, photographs, sound recordings, and videotapes, along with telemetric and machine-readable data. Materials have come from state scientific-research institutes, design and construction bureaus, scientific-research divisions, business enterprises, military units, television and radio-broadcasting companies, film studios, press information agencies, higher educational establishments, and social organizations.
Filial v g. Samare
[Branch in Samara]