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Presentation of the Austrian State Archives and it´s work in international projects by Christoph Tepperberg at the workshop "Österreichische Archive in Europa", 17.th & 18th of October 2012 in the ...

Presentation of the Austrian State Archives and it´s work in international projects by Christoph Tepperberg at the workshop "Österreichische Archive in Europa", 17.th & 18th of October 2012 in the Austrian state Archives in Vienna

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    • The Austrian State Archives and its Importance for Interregional Research CrArc-Meeting 17 - 19 October 2012 in Wien-Erdberg
    • Interregional ImportanceToday‘s Austria is a small country,But an „archival great-power“It holds large quantities of archival sources,especially in its capital: ViennaWhy?
    • Vienna as Aulic Residence Until 1806, Vienna has been residence of the Holy Roman Empire and the Habsburg dynasty Until 1918, Vienna has been the capital of an European great power: the Austro-Hungarian Monarchy
    • Common Central AuthoritiesAfter 1918 the records created by the central administration of the Austro-Hungarian Monarchy remained in Viennaalso the records of the Holy Roman Emire of the German NationToday these files are kept by the Austrian State Archives
    • The Austrian State Archives• The Austrian State Archives are a public equivalent body of the Federal Chancellory of Austria• founded in 1945,• uniting several public archives,• housed in different locations in Vienna
    • Today‘s Locations Central Building (since 1988) Nottendorfer Gasse 2 (Wien-Erdberg) Underground Line U3, Bus Terminal director general, administration, 3 of the 4 departments House-, Court- and State Archives (HHStA) Minoritenplatz 1 (Downtown) Underground Line U3 Old Aulic Chamber Archive, Franz Grillparzer-Room Johannesgasse 6 (Downtown) Exhibition- and events centre (in preperation)
    • Central Building in Erdberg
    • Key Performance Indicators 4 departments 200 kilometres of records 800.000 volumes of publications 100 employees 5.000 users per year 10.000 written inquiries per year Our oldest record: a Carolingian parchment from 816 (HHStA)
    • Organigram of the OeStA
    • Archive of the Republic (AdR)• „living archive“• founded in 1983• holds public records from 1918 to the present• acquisition of records from the Federal administration of Austria• digital longterm archiving – archiving of electronic files (digLA)
    • Historical Archives Historical Archives – „dead archives“1. General Administrative Archive / Finance, and Aulic Chamber Archives (AVA/FHKA)2. Family, Court and State Archives (HHStA)3. War Archives (KA)
    • AVA/FHKAGeneral Administrative Archive / Finance, and Aulic Chamber Archives (AVA/FHKA)• Records of the Austrian central administration until 1918: for internal affairs, justice, education, agriculture, trade, tr affic, and finance
    • HHStAFamily, Court and State Archives (HHStA)• location Minoritenplatz (downtown)• hold records until 1918:on the history of the Holy Roman Empireon the history of house and court of the Habsburg empire, andconcerning the diplomacy of Austria-Hungary
    • War Archives (KA)50 kilometres of recordsmilitary records of the Habsburg monarchy, until 1918military parish registers, until 1938 (CrArc)military collections: maps, plans, pictures, personal paperslibrary of the OeStA
    • Repository – War Archives
    • Homepage of the OeStA Address: www.oesta.gv.atNavigation: Tasks & Organisation Holdings User Information Publications Service Family research
    • Homepage (German)
    • Homepage (English)
    • User information – reading room Erdberg
    • ResearchArchive information system: www.archivinformationssystem.at/Register of ArchivesAdministrative library• Collection of links: Service  Collection of links• Tips for researchers: Tasks & Organisation  Kriegsarchiv  Tips for researchers Tasks & Organisation  The Hungarian archival delegation
    • Archive Information System
    • Structured Search
    • Relevance for interregional research Because of the transnational relevance of our records, the OeStA are of special relevance for historical research:• for the „successor states“ of the Austro-Hungarian Empire• for our neighbors• for interregional topics and projects
    • Baden Agreement 1926• These circumstances were taken into account long before the foundation of the OeStA:• by an agreement between the Republic of Austria and the Kingdom of Hungary: the so-called „Baden Agreement on Archives“ from 1926
    • The Hungarian archival delegation• one dalegate at the HHStA (Magyar Országos Levéltár)• two delegates at the War Archives (KA) (Hadtörténelmi Intézet és Muzeum)relevant even for Slovakian historical research!
    • Other bilateral Agreements• Further bilateral agreements exist between the OeStA and several national archival administrations, that is to say: Albania, Bulgaria, the Czech Republic, Mazedonia, Poland, Romania, Russia, Slova kia, Slovenia, and the Ukraine
    • Interregional Projects 2012• The OeStA is a popular project partner• Current: CrArc – Memory without Borders restauration, digitalization, and registration of files of transnational /interregional interest (several partners from Slovakia and Austria)• Current: Forte Cultura – Fortified Heritage multidisziplinary utilization of fortifications between Baltic and Adriatic Sea (Partners from Poland, Austria, Czech Republic, Germany, Hungary, Italy, Slovenia and Ukraine)• In preperation: Digitization of documents on World War One from Southeastern Europe (Partner: public archives in South East and Central Europe)
    • Thank you for attention! ©Dr. Christoph Tepperberg KRIEGSARCHIV christoph.tepperberg@oesta.gv.at