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ArcheoBiblioBase: Archives in Russia: D-15Last update of repository: 1 February 2017
Tsentral'nyi gosudarstvennyi arkhiv Sankt-Peterburga (TsGA SPb)
Access & Facilities
Almost all previously closed fonds to 1972 have been declassified and their materials are now accessible to researchers. Records of the “filtration” camps, received from the former KGB archive (now the Archive of the UFSB SPb, see D-28), have still not actually been transferred to TsGA SPb and hence are not accessible to researchers.
The list of fonds declassified in 2011–2013 is available at: http://www.spbarchives.ru/web/group/c....
Files are delivered to the reading room within 5 days after orders are submitted. Only 5 files and 5 opisi can be ordered per day. For more details see British guide: Russian & Ukrainian Archives Guide available electronically: http://www.ceelbas.ac.uk/archives-gui....
Xerox facilities are available.
The website has a list of all fonds and opisi within each fond with brief annotations and some opisi with scanned image at: http://www.spbarchives.ru/web/group/i....
In addition to opisi, most of which are housed in the reading room, researchers have access to the systematic, name, and geographic catalogues, and also the auxiliary card catalogue covering administrative histories of state agencies and personnel records.
Researchers have access to the reference library (ca. 25,000 vols.), which is rich in contemporary books and periodical literature relating to the city and oblast. Founded in 1936 on the basis of holdings received from the Archival Administration, as well as printed materials acquired from abolished institutions. A card file is available for documentary publications based on the archival holdings.