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The Hungarian archival delegation

History

When the dual monarchy collapsed in 1918, the two successor states Austria and Hungary entered into protracted negotiations about the future of the archives which had been "joint" (Imperial and Royal) archives since the Compromise ("Ausgleich") of 1867, i.e. the Haus-, Hof- und Staatsarchiv, the Hofkammerarchiv ("Reichsfinanzarchiv") and the Kriegsarchiv.

The negotiations were concluded with a compromise, the so-called "Badener Archivabkommen" ("Baden Agreement on Archives") dated 28 May 1926. The "Archive und Registraturen der ehemals gemeinsamen Behörden" (archives and registries of formerly common authorities) dating from the years 1526 to 1918 were physically inseparable, they remained in Vienna but have constituted shared intellectual heritage ("patrimoine intellectuel") of both countries ever since.

Hungary was given the right to second archival delegates to Vienna who collaborate in the administration and description of the "common holdings". Up until today, two archival delegations have been working in Vienna under the Baden Agreement on Archives, one at the Haus-, Hof- und Staatsarchiv (which is also in charge of the Finanz- und Hofkammerarchiv), the other one at the Kriegsarchiv. The delegated archivists are in charge of describing and processing the "common holdings", preparing the records for microfilming, and advising researchers who work in the field of Hungarian history.

Contact

The Hungarian archival delegation at the Haus-, Hof- und Staatsarchiv
András Oross
Minoritenplatz 1
A-1010 Vienna
Phone: +43 1 795 40-804
Fax: +43 1 795 40-802
Email: ung.archdel@gmail.com
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 40-319 and 320
Fax: +43 1 795 40-109, 199
Email: ukadelwien@gmail.com
Sending institution: Hadtörténeti Intézet és Múzeum