Azerbaijan has 6 state archives with 15 branches, 1 state archive of Nakhchivan Autonomous Republic and 57 district and city archives and 1 restoration center. Total number of items stored in state archives is about 3.7 mln files (as of 01.01.2018).
Information on the Assessed Archives
The Archive of Political Documents under the Administration of the President of the Republic of Azerbaijan was established in 1991 on the basis of Unified Party Archive, which existed since 1920 and was administered by the Central Committee of the Azerbaijan Communist Party until 1991, when the Cabinet of Ministers of Azerbaijan Republic took over. Since 2009, the Archive was moved under the Presidential Administration under the above name.
The Archive holds documents of the former Communist governmental organizations, personal archives of revolutionaries, public organizations, and the documents of the Presidential Administration. Statistics on the work of the Archive is unavailable.
*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%.
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