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ArcheoBiblioBase: Archives in Russia: B 6
Rossiiskii gosudarstvennyi arkhiv ekonomiki (RGAE)
[Russian State Archive of the Economy]
Agency: Federal'noe arkhivnoe agentstvo Rossii (Rosarkhiv)
[Federal Archival Agency of Russia]
|Address: 119817, Moscow, ul. Bol'shaia Pirogovskaia, 17
Telephone: (495) 245-26-64; Fax: (495) 245-26-64; RdngRm: 245-81-17
Hours: MW 12:00-20:00; TuTh 10:00-18:00; F 10:00-16:00
(Summer: M-F 12:00-18:00; August closed)
Director: Elena Aleksandrovna Tiurina (tel. 246-48-56)
Deputy Director: Andrei Igorevich Miniuk (tel. 245-83-62)
Head of the Reading Room: Rimma Raufovna Mubarakshina (tel. 245-81-17)
- 1961-VI.1992 - Tsentral'nyi gosudarstvennyi arkhiv narodnogo
khoziaistva SSSR (TsGANKh SSSR)
[Central State Archive of the National Economy of the USSR]
Formerly known as TsGANKh SSSR, the centralized archive for
postrevolutionary records relating to the economy, was renamed RGAE in 1992. The archive
is the principal repository for all-union records relating to economic and fiscal matters,
including those of central agencies of economic administration of the USSR from 1917 to
1991 on different levels of the economy--from local offices and trusts to the people's
commissariats (narkomats) and ministries and state committees throughout the USSR. The
first major complex of fonds comprises records and statistical materials of state
commissariats and later ministries, state committees such as the State Statistical
Committee (Goskomstat), planning agencies such as Gosplan, and other central governmental
agencies and organizations. The second large complex of records in RGAE combines fonds of
manufacturing organizations, which were under the authority of the central administrative
agencies for the national economy. A third complex of records is represented by fonds of
scientific and research institutions (NII). Still another complex comprises fonds of
central administrative organs for producers' cooperatives and consumers' cooperative
societies. The archive has also accumulated a large complex of personnel files and
personal papers, including those of leading functionaries in all branches of the national
Many formerly restricted fonds or parts thereof have
been declassified, including most of the records of Gosplan, the State
Committee on Statistics (Goskomstat), and military industrial institutions. Secret
sections remain in many fonds of more recent origin--as of spring 2003, less than five
percent of the holdings. Information about still restricted fonds will appear in the
fourth volume of the new guide.
See Biulleten' rassekrechennykh dokumentov federal'nykh
arkhivov i tsentrov khraneniia dokumentatsii (1998-2004, vyp. 2, 4, 5) for an annotated list of fonds,
files, and some individual documents that have been declassified through 1997-2003.
The reading room is shared with GA RF. Readers may order up to 10
files per day, which may be kept on reserve for a month. A single reader is permitted to
keep only 20 files on reserve at one time. Orders are delivered within 2 working days.
Recent General Guides
Vol. 3: Fondy lichnogo
proiskhozhdeniia / Personal Origin Collections. Compiled by S. V. Prasolova, I. I.
Drozdovskii, E. N. Kalinina, A. A. Prokopovich, G. I. Solov'eva, M. S. Cherkasov. Edited
by E. A. Tiurina. Moscow: "Galereia," 2001. 312 p. + plates.
ELECTRONIC VERSION: http://guides.rusarchives.ru/browse/GuidebookCard.html?id=104.
Vol. 4: Rassekrechennye dokumenty iz fondov Rossiiskogo gosudarstvennogo arkhiva ekonomiki.
Compiled by S. V. Prasolova, A. A. Prokopovich, M. S. Cherkasov, et al. Edited by E. A. Tiurina,
S. I. Degtev, A. I. Miniuk, S. V. Prasolova. Moscow: "Drevlekhranilishche," 2006. 488 p.
- Rossiiskii gosudarstvennyi arkhiv ekonomiki: Putevoditel'/
Russian State Archive of Economy: A Research Guide. Moscow,
1994-. Distributed abroad by REES, University of Pittsburgh. [Rosarkhiv; RGAE] (Lib: DLC;
- Vol. 1: Kratkii spravochnik fondov/A Guide to Collections.
Compiled by E. V. Derusova, M. S. Cherkasova, A. A. Prokopovich, S. V. Prasolova, et al.
Edited by E. A. Tiurina, A. K. Sokolov, S. V. Prasolova, William Chase, and Jeffrey Burds.
Moscow: "Blagovest," 1994. xx, 679 p. "Russian Archive Series," vol. 2.
ELECTRONIC VERSION: http://guides.rusarchives.ru/browse/GuidebookCard.html?id=102.
- Vol. 2: Spravochnik fondov RGAE/A Research Guide to
Collections. Compiled by E. V. Derusova, N. G. Gasilina, N. E. Petrova, S. V.
Prasolova, et al. Edited by Jeffrey Burds, E. A. Tiurina, A. K. Sokolov and S. V.
Prasolova. Moscow: "Blagovest," 1996. viii, 618 p. "Russian Archive Series," vol. 6.
ELECTRONIC VERSION: http://guides.rusarchives.ru/browse/GuidebookCard.html?id=103.
The first volume of the new guide to RGAE includes annotations for 1,574 fonds of the
first three categories in the archive (except for personal and secret fonds). There are
helpful introduction in both English and Russian (although there are minor discrepancies
between them). Indexes include: (1) fond numbers, (2) alphabetical list of fonds, (3)
agencies or organizations included in the listed fonds, and (4) acronyms of agencies and
organizations included. The reference facilities from which the indexes were produced are
available in a computerized database in the archive.
The second volume provides detailed coverege of fonds of the first and second categories
(i. e. those considered the most important), including an annotation of each opis'.
Organized in terms of functional and production categories, this volume replaces and
significantly expands and updates the earlier 1990 typescript. The volume also lists fonds
(or part thereof) that were declassified during the years 1992-1995.
The third volume covers personal fonds, considerably explanding and updating the earlier
guide (Moscow, 1987). The fourth volume covers recently declassified materials.
Recent Specialized Microform Collections
- "Everyday Stalinism: Living standards,
norms and values of various groups of the Soviet people in the 1920's and 1930's." Leiden: IDC, 2001.
1,141 microfiches. [IDC-ES-1]
Electronic version of Guide to the microform publication: http://www.idc.nl/ead/371faid.html.
This collection contains archival material that was declassified in 1993 (fond 1562, 57
files, 27,584 pages). The contents of the materials provide an insight into the socialist
society of the USSR in the 1920s and 1930s.
- "Everyday Stalinism II. Peasants under
Stalinism: Mentality and way of Life, 1923-1929, 1938-1939." Leiden: IDC, 2004.
119 reels in 6 installments of 20 reels. [IDC-ES-2]
Electronic version of Guide to the microform publication: http://www.idc.nl/ead/429faid.html.
100,000 letters of peasants and other materials of the editorial board of Kresti'anskaia
from the period 1923-1939 (fond 396, 2,122 files). The letters are divided chronologically
into eleven series (opisi), which are subdivided thematically and geographically.
The collection is being published in installments.
CONTACT: More details available at: http://www.idc.nl/.
- "The Russian Peasantry on the Eve of Collectivization:
The Dynamic Census of Peasant Farms in the 1920s." Woodbridge, CT: Primary Source Microfilm.
278 reels, available by year. Introduction by Viktor P. Danilov. "The Russian Archives."
A complete microfilm of the peasant village census records (1919-1926, 1927, 1929) in
what were known as the dynamic surveys of clusters of peasant farms. The films were prepared from the records
of the Central Statistical Administration (fond 1562, opis' 71), including the
household cards, community forms, and land commune forms, together with summary tables.
A methodological guide provides dates and geographical coordinates for the records.
More details are available at:
- "The Soviet Censuses of 1937 and 1939." Woodbridge, CT: Primary Source Microfilm.
319 reels. "The Russian Archives."
The first full publication of the long suppressed Soviet censuses of 1937 and 1939.
More details are available at: