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Last update of repository: 7 December 2020

Tsentral'nyi gosudarstvennyi arkhiv nauchno-tekhnicheskoi dokumentatsii Sankt-Peterburga (TsGANTD SPb)


Total: 504 fonds, 521,300 units, 1917–to present (some documents 1903–1915)
scientific-technical documents—389 fonds (207,030 units) (1923–1975); institutional fonds—174,187 units; personal papers—35 fonds (5,795 units); administrative files—175,051 units; archival collections—2 (536 units)

An annotated list of all fonds and opisi in the archive is available on the TsGANTD SPb website at: https://spbarchives.ru/infres/-/archi...
        TsGANTD SPb houses fonds of leading research and development institutions and construction agencies of St. Petersburg from 1917 to the present. The archive holds scientific-technical plans and blueprints, and other construction, technological, scientific research, and cartographic documents, together with related administrative files in the fields of heavy industry, fuel, chemical, light, and food industries, agriculture and forestry, soil amelioration and waterways, geology, and health protection. There is documentation about economic and technical cooperation with other countries, such as Bulgaria, China, Great Britain, and the USA, including construction plans for large metallurgical plants in Cuba, Egypt, and India. The archive retains construction plans for large industrial enterprises; general development schemes for sea, river, railway, and automotive transport; engineering drafts of large turbines, boilers, electric (including atomic) power plants, and hydrotechnical structures; and the reconstruction of river and seaports.
        Fonds of the municipal Main Architectural and Planning Administration and the Oblast Architectural and Planning Administration include protocols of meetings of Architectural Commissions and the City Planning Council concerning plans for construction and reconstruction of architectural monuments in St. Petersburg and the cities, towns, and villages of Leningrad Oblast. Fonds of the Lengiprogor Institute (Leningradskii gosudarstvennyi institut po proektirovaniiu gorodov), the LenZNIIEP Institute (Leningradskii zonal'nyi nauchno-issledovatel'skii i proektnyi institut tipovogo i eksperimental'nogo proektirovaniia zhilykh i obshchestvennykh zdanii) hold general plans of the city, oblast, and district centers, along with layouts and planning projects for rural townships, and projects of residential, public, and administrative buildings in the Far North and other regions of the country. Among the records of the LenNIIproekt (Leningradskii nauchno-issledovatel'skii i proektnyi institut po zhilishchno-grazhdanskomu stroitel'stvu), Leningrad branches of Giprokino (Gosudarstvennyi proektnyi institut kinematografii) and the Giproteatr (Gosudarstvennyi institut po proektirovaniiu teatral'no-zrelishchnykh predpriiatii) are documents on construction and reconstruction of architectural monuments and buildings of St. Petersburg and its environs, including many of the suburban imperial palace-park preserves. The fond of the Leningrad Oblast Administration of Construction Control includes materials about the reconstruction of administrative, residential, cultural, and religious buildings of Leningrad in the 1920s and 1930s.
        Among the documents of the several Central Technical Construction Bureaus of the Ministry of the Navy of the USSR, the Central Diesel Scientific Research and Development Institute, and others, there is construction documentation on machine tools, control equipment, thermal and gas engines, sea and river ships. Records of the All-Union Geological Institute, the Hydrological Institute, and the Scientific Research Institute on the Arctic and Antarctica contain materials on geologic, geophysical, meteorologic, hydrometeorologic, and oceanographic research, along with the activities of polar stations and expeditions. Fonds of the research institutes of the V.I. Lenin All-Union Academy of Agricultural Sciences (VASKhNIL), among them the fond of the N.I. Vavilov All-Union Plant-Breeding Institute, contain documents in the field of biology and plant breeding, mechanization and automation of agriculture, and soil improvement.
        Various institutes in the fields of medicine and health protection are represented, for example by fonds of the N.N. Petrov Institute of Oncology and the Institute of Experimental Medicine of the Academy of Medical Sciences, among others. Archival fonds remain for 22 higher educational institutions of St. Petersburg (although personnel records and records of educational activities would be found in TsGA SPb—see D–15). There is also documentation relating to the activities of such prominent scientists as A.E. Fersman, A.M. Filatov, G.O. Graftio, A.F. Ioffe, L.A. Orbeli, F.G. Uglov, N.I. and S.I. Vavilov, and V.I. Vernadskii; and the architects M.N. Zakhar'ina, E.A. Levinson, S.B. Speranskii, and I.A. Fomin, among others.
        Personal papers include those of the physicist N.N. Andreev, the architect B.D. Vasil'ev, technology engineer V.A. Glazyrin, medical doctor V.N. Miasishchev, and others.
        Archival collections include materials on the planning of medical institutions, schools, and kindergartens, and on soil research for the construction of electric power plants.

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