Number of State and central Archives in Uzbekistan is 17, plus 86 regional branches (2010). Totally 7.170.000 items are identified according to information from 2009.
During XX century, archive was reorganized several times and the main archive law changed:
(i) Tatar Autonomous Soviet Socialist Republic (TASSR) (1918-1924)
5 November 1919: decree On the reorganization and centralization of archives
(ii) Uzbek Soviet Socialist Republic (UzSSR) (1924-1991)
9 April 1930: decree on the reorganisation of archival administration following the territorial delimitation and establishment of the Uzbekistan Soviet Socialist Republic
(iii) Independent Uzbekistan
19 June 1992: decree On approval of the Regulations on the Main Archival Administration ("Uzglavarchiv") under the Cabinet of Ministers of the Republic of Uzbekistan and the network of republican central state archives
30 October 1999: Regulations on the National Archival Documents of the Republic of Uzbekistan"
3 November 2009: The Law of the Republic of Uzbekistan on archives
21 December 2016: The Law of the Republic of Uzbekistan on archives
Information on the Assessed Archives
The Central State Archive of the Uzbek Soviet Socialist Republic was originally established in 1958 with the merging of the Central State Historical Archive of the Uzbekistan Soviet Socialist Republic and the Central State Archive of the October Revolution; in 1991 it became today’s Central State Archive of the Republic of Uzbekistan. Today the Central State Archive is administered by the Agency "Uzarkhiv" within the Cabinet of Ministers of the Republic of Uzbekistan.
The archive stores documents on the history of Turkestan, which before the national delimitation included Turkmenistan, Tajikistan, Kyrgyzstan, part of Kazakhstan and Uzbekistan, as well as documents reflecting the history of Uzbekistan.
*The second archive in the country that was planned to be assessed (The State Security Archive or other archival institution holding materials of repressive state institutions) didn't grant access to our partner. As a result, score in the assessment of the category Legislation will be the same as the assessment of the other archive in this country, but in categories: Services, Website and Reading Room of the archive was assessed as 0%.