The Hungarian archival delegation


After the disintegration of the Austro-Hungarian Dual Monarchy in 1918, the two successor states of Austria and Hungary conducted tough negotiations about the future fate of the archives that had been "joint" (Imperial and Royal) since the Compromise ("Ausgleich") of 1867, i.e. the Haus-, Hof- und Staatsarchiv, the Hofkammerarchiv ("Reichsfinanzarchiv") and the Kriegsarchiv.

The negotiations ended with a compromise, the so-called Baden Archive Agreement ("Badener Archivabkommen", May 28, 1926). The physically indivisible archives and registries of the former joint authorities from the period 1526 to 1918 remained in Vienna, but from then on they formed a joint intellectual heritage ("patrimoine intellectuel") of both countries.

Hungary was granted the right to send archive delegates to Vienna in order to participate in the administration and indexing of the "joint holdings". To this day, in fulfilment of the Baden Agreement, two archive delegations exist, one in the Haus-, Hof- und Staatsarchiv (with concurrent responsibility for the Finanz- und Hofkammerarchiv), a second in the Kriegsarchiv. Among the tasks of the archive delegates are: indexing and processing of the "joint holdings", preparation of the archival records for microfilming, and advising researchers dealing with Hungarian history.


The Hungarian archival delegation at the Haus-, Hof- und Staatsarchiv
András Oross
Minoritenplatz 1
A-1010 Vienna
Phone: +43 1 795 40-640804
Fax: +43 1 795 40-802
Sending institution: Magyar Országos Levéltár

The Hungarian archival delegation at the Kriegsarchiv
Balázs Lázár
Norbert Számvéber
Nottendorfer Gasse 2-4
A-1030 Vienna
Phone: +43 1 795 40-640319 and 640320
Fax: +43 1 795 40-640109, 640199
Sending institution: Hadtörténeti Intézet és Múzeum