As follows from its Statute, the SALS is a structural subdivision of Lviv Regional State Administration, accountable and subordinate to its head and the State Committee for Archives of Ukraine.

SALR carries organizational-methodological and scientific supervision of the work of 20 archives departments of district state administrations and 8 archives of the towns of Lviv region.

The archives employs 47 professional archivists of high qualification, public servants, managers, technical and auxiliary workers.

Archive consists of 2550794 unit of storage, incorporated in a 5146 fund, 67958 books and brochures of the XIX century - in 1997 year. Scientific-reference apparatus of the archives consists of descriptions of documents, systematic, topical, geographical, name catalogues, reference card index, community of researchers. The archives staff carries out tremendous volumes of work to make public the most interesting and socially important documents preserved in its funds. Only in the last 1-2 years we have published the collection "Calvary of the Ukrainian People" dedicated to the 70th anniversary of the famine in Ukraine in 1932-33 (authors V. V. Klyuvak, V. I. Kutsynda) which won the second prize in the All-Ukrainian competition of scientific-methodological and scientific-information works on archive science, document science, archeography in 2003; organized a range of exhibitions of documentary materials, prepared TV-comments and radiobroadcasts, made public dozens of documents in the printed mass-media, arranged excursions to the archives for various categories of citizens, school and higher school students, etc.

The archives responds to specific inquiries of establishments and organizations, issues copies of documents and archives' transcripts, provides information of social and legal nature on applications of citizens, particularly those, required for statements on wages, length of employment, forced labor periods in Germany and Austria during WWII, on resettlement of the Ukrainian families from other countries in post-war years, provides information to foreigners. All in all the archives sends out up to 40 thousand statements per year.

Managers of the archives, heads of its structural subdivisions and information desk officers receive citizens personally on the established schedule.

Where you can find us?

Pidvalna St. 13, 79008, Lviv, Ukraine

At archive works information desk and two reading halls for researchers: Pidvalna St. 13, and Profesora Buyka St.  (documents depository № 2).

Where to stay?

The list of hotels and hostels  in Lviv  where you can stay



trams. №№ 2, 4, 7 and №№ 1, 9,10 from central railway station (stops "Ruska street" and "Pidvalna street"), as well as any communal cab passing through the city center.


Working hours of the archives are from 09:00 A.M. to 06:00 P.M., lunch break from 01:00 P.M. to 01:45 P.M. Working hours before holidays and Sundays are from 09:00 A.M. to 16:45 P.M. Reading halls are closed for visitors every last working day of each month; August is a vacation month.

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