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*Glavnoe arkhivnoe upravlenie goroda Moskvy (Glavarkhiv Moskvy)[Main Archival Administration of the City of Moscow]
Agency: Pravitel'stvo Moskvy
[Government of Moscow]
Address: 117393, Moscow, ul. Profsoiuznaia, 80, korp. 2
Telephone: +7 499 128-78-97
Fax: +7 495 334-44-89
Opening hours: M–F 8:00–17:00
Transport: metro: Kaluzhskaia
Chief: Iaroslav Aksent'evich Onopenko (tel. +7 499 128-78-97)
First Deputy Chief: Oksana Aleksandrovna Lukinova (tel. +7 499 128-78-97)
About Glavarkhiv Moskvy
With the April 2013 reorganization of municipal archives under the Main Archival Administration of the City of Moscow (Glavarkhiv Moskvy), the Central State Archive of the city of Moscow (TsGA Moskvy—D–1), was reconstituted to include what recently had comprised six separate Moscow city archives: the Central Archive of the City of Moscow (TsAGM), the Central Historical Archive of Moscow (TsIAM), the Central Archive of Social-Political History of Moscow (TsAOPIM), the Central Archive of Electronic and Audio-Visual Documents of Moscow (TsAE i ADM), the Central Archive of Scientific-Technical Documentation (TsANTDM), and the Central Moscow Archive-Museum of Personal Collections, TsMAMLS). Simultaneously, what had been since its foundation in 2008 the Central Archive for Personnel Labor Records of Moscow Citizens (TsADTDGM) was renamed the Central State Archive of Labor Relations of the city of Moscow (TsGATO Moskvy—D-7).
TsGA Moskvy now has four different reading rooms, serving the holdings of the component separate repositories, according to their previous locations.
Given the complexity of the past genealogy of the Moscow municipal archives, a brief summary is presented here to help orient researchers. An independent archival administration in the city of Moscow was first established in 1961 as a separate division within the Moscow City Executive Committee (Mosgorispolkom), replacing the earlier consolidated archival administration for Moscow city and oblast. The first Moscow municipal archive was established in 1962 within the structure of the City Executive Committee. From 1963 to 1976, there was a single Central State Archive of the City of Moscow (Tsentral'nyi gosudarstvennyi arkhiv g. Moskvy—TsGA g. Moskvy), to which had been transferred the Soviet-period records from the Central State Archive of Moscow Oblast (TsGAMO).
In 1976 TsGA g. Moskvy was divided into three separate central archives: the Central State Archive of the October Revolution and Socialist Construction of the City of Moscow (TsGAORSS g. Moskvy), the Central State Historical Archive of the City of Moscow (TsGIA g. Moskvy), and the Central State Archive of Documentary Films, Photographs, and Sound Recordings of the City of Moscow (TsGAKFFD g. Moskvy).
At the end of 1989 the three Moscow municipal archives were brought together in a new building (ul. Profsoiuznaia, 80) and administratively reorganized with consolidated management under the Moscow City Executive Committee—and subsequently under the Mayor’s Office, as the Moscow Consolidated Municipal Archives (Mosgorarkhiv). Since 1997, Mosgorarkhiv came under the restructured municipal Government of Moscow.
After CPSU archives came under the administration of Roskomarkhiv in the fall of 1991, the local Moscow Party Archive became a fourth archive under Mosgorarkhiv and was renamed first the Central State Archive of Social Movements of Moscow (TsGAODM) and then in 1993 assumed the name of the Central Archive of Social Movements of Moscow (TsAODM, and then subsequently, the Central Archive of Social-Political History of Moscow, TsAOPIM).
In 1992 the audiovisual archive TsGAKFFD g. Moskvy was moved to that same facility, and in 1993 it was renamed the Central Moscow Archive for Documents on Special Media (TsMADSN, and then became part of the Central Archive of Electronic and Audio-Visual Documents of Moscow, TsAE i ADM). TsGAORSS g. Moskvy was renamed the Central Municipal Archive of Moscow (TsMAM, now the Central Archive of the City of Moscow, TsAGM—see what is still D–1).
In May 1993 three new archives were formally established as part of Mosgorarkhiv on the basis of specialized holdings within the previously existing archives and materials still under agency administration—the Central Archive of Scientific-Technical Documentation (TsANTDM), and the Central Archive of Literature and Art of Moscow (TsALIM, then abolished) and the Central Archive of Documentary Collections of Moscow (TsADKM, then the Central Moscow Archive-Museum of Personal Collections, TsMAMLS). TsMAMLS is devoted to personal papers, predominantly from the Soviet period, and has already acquired most of the personal fonds previously housed in TsMAM.
Other reorganization of municipal archives occurred in 2002, 2003, 2005 and 2008 (see more details below under History).