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ArcheoBiblioBase: Archives in Russia: B 9
Rossiiskii gosudarstvennyi arkhiv nauchno-tekhnicheskoi
[Russian State Archive of Scientific-Technical Documentation]
Agency: Federal'noe arkhivnoe agentstvo Rossii (Rosarkhiv)
[Federal Archival Agency of Russia]
|Address: 117393, Moscow, ul. Profsoiuznaia, 82
Telephone: (495) 335-00-95; Fax: (495) 335-00-95;
Website: http://rgantd.ru, http://www.rusarchives.ru/federal/rgantd/,
Hours: MTuTh 11:00-16:00, F 11:00-15:30 (Summer : August closed)
Director: Aleksandr Sergeevich Shaposhnikov (tel. 335-00-95)
Head of the Reading Room: Olíga Anatolíevna Platonova (tel. 334-83-95)
Filial v g. Samare [Branch in Samara]firstname.lastname@example.org
Address: 443096, Samara, ul. Michurina, 58
Telephone: (8-462) 36-24-51, 36-17-96; Fax: (8-462) 36-17-85
Hours: MTuThF 11:00-17:00 (Summer : June-August: M-Th 8:00-17:00; F 8:00-15:00)
Director: Irina Nikolaevna Davydova (tel. [8-462] 36-17-81)
Head of the Reading Room: Vera Nikiforovna Iashanova (tel. [8-462] 36-24-51)
- 1992-VI.1995 - Rossiiskii gosudarstvennyi nauchno-tekhnicheskii
[Russian State Scientific-Technical Archive]
- 1992-VI.1995 - Rossiiskii nauchno-issledovatel'skii tsentr
kosmicheskoi dokumentatsii (RNITsKD)
[Russian Scientific Research Center for Space Documentation]
- 1990-VI.1992 - Nauchno-issledovatel'skii tsentr kosmicheskoi
dokumentatsii SSSR (NITsKD SSSR)
[Scientific Research Center for Space Documentation of the USSR]
- 1974-1990 - Nauchno-issledovatel'skii tsentr tekhnicheskoi
dokumentatsii SSSR (NITsTD SSSR)
[Scientific Research Center for Technical Documentation of the USSR]
- 1967-1992 - Tsentral'nyi gosudarstvennyi arkhiv
nauchno-tekhnicheskoi dokumentatsii SSSR (TsGANTD SSSR)
[Central State Archive of Scientific-Technical Documentation of the USSR]
The archive was initially established as TsGANTD SSSR
(Tsentral'nyi gosudarstvennyi arkhiv nauchno-tekhnicheskoi dokumentatsii SSSR) in 1967 in
Moscow. Transfered to Kuibyshev (formerly and now again Samara) in 1976, a branch archive
remained in Moscow. Reorganized as RGNTA in June 1992, in June 1995 it was consolidated
with the Russian Scientific Research Center for Space Documentation (RNITsKD), which had
before 1992 been a secret research facility under Glavarkhiv. Its headquarters are now
located in Moscow, where it combines the holdings of the former RNITsKD and the Moscow
branch of RGNTA, while the former RGANTA facility in Samara remains a branch.
In terms of the former RGNTA holdings, the archive retains
scientific-technical and construction documentation, along with some related managerial
records from the Soviet period, which were created from the activity of all-union level
institutions located on the territory of the RSFSR. In addition, the archive holds some
scientific-research and construction documentation from the prerevolutionary period,
although, as a rule, such documentation is stored in state historical archives.
The former RGNTA holdings in the archive can be divided into six
basic groups of fonds, according to their origin: (1) scientific and research institutions
in the realm of industry, construction, transportation, and communication; (2)
construction and technological institutes and bureaus, irregardless of their controlling
agency; (3) industrial design and prospecting institutes; (4) the Russian State Patent
Library as an all-Russian central branch agency for scientific and research information;
(5) documentation from branches of above-mentioned institutions and their predecessor
agencies; and finally, personal papers of well-known scientists, scholars, inventors, and
engineers. A seventh complex of materials in RGANTD now comprises all of the holdings of
the former archive for space documentation, TsGANTD, which had brought together a wide
variety of documentation relating to the history of Russin space-rocket technology and
space exploration--administrative records, scientific-technical documents, film,
photographs, sound recordings, and videotapes, along with telemetric and machine-readable
data. Materials have come from state scientific research institutes, design and
construction bureaus, scientific research divisions, business enterprises, military units,
television and radio-broadcasting companies, film studios, press information agencies,
higher educational establishments, and social organizations.
Most documents from the former RGNTA and its Moscow branch are open for research. Many fonds from the former RNITsKD are still classified, as designated by their creating agencies.
For access to documents from the Samara branch, it is advisable to make advance arrangements with the director of the branch archive. Access to documents from the former Moscow Branch of RGNTA requires the permission of the director and his deputy.
See Biulleten' rassekrechennykh dokumentov federal'nykh arkhivov i tsentrov
khraneniia dokumentatsii (1999, vyp. 2, p. 13) for an annotated list of fonds
that have been declassified through 1998.
Recent General Guides
- Rossiiskii gosudarstvennyi arkhiv nauchno-tekhnicheskoi
dokumentatsii (RGANTD): Putevoditelí. Compiled by G. A. Medvedeva, I. L. Makarevich, A. V. Seregin,
V. M. Smirnov, L. V. Uspenskaia, M. D. Klimov, M. A. Korzina. Edited by A. S. Shaposhnikov, L. I. Smirnova,
G. A. Medvedeva, A. G. Chereshnia, V. N. Uspenskaia. Moscowa: ROSSPEN, 2005. 480 p. (Lib: DLC; MH)
The first guide to the fonds of organizations
and enterprises held by RGNTD with annotations of 263 declassified fonds, with documentation dating from
1921-2003 (343,294 files). Of particular interest are the records of the Russian Space Agency (fond 91,
Rossiiskoe kosmicheskoe agentstvo), which coordinate and directs space exploration. The guide includes
indexes by alphabetic names and numbers of fonds, as well as names and geographic place names.
- "Rossiiskii gosudarstvennyi arkhiv nauchno-tekhnicheskoi dokumentatsii" [Electronic catalogues]:
- RGANTD: Samarskii filial Rossiiskogo
gosudarstvennogo arkhiva nauchno-tekhnicheskoi dokumentatsii. Compiled by O. S.
Maksakova. Samara, 1997.  p. [RGANTD] (Lib: DLC)
An illustrated publicity
brochure describing the holdings and services available in what is now the Samara branch
of RGANTD. Supplements the extensive 1990 guide (see the next bibliographic entry).
- Tsentral'nyi gosudarstvennyi arkhiv nauchno-tekhnicheskoi dokumentatsii SSSR: Kratkii spravochnik. Compiled by S. N. Supranova et al. Edited by I. N. Davydova. 2d ed. Moscow, 1990. 303 p. [Glavarkhiv SSSR; TsGANTD SSSR] (Lib: DLC)
An updated guide to what is now the Samara branch of RGANTD.
- Lichnye fondy i kollektsii RGANTD: Putevoditelí.
Compiled by G. A. Medvedeva, S. V. Garasíko, A. G. Chereshnia, M. A. Korzina, A. V. Kurakin, A. V. Seregin.
Edited by A. S. Shaposhnikov, V. R. Klein, G. A. Medvedeva, L. V. Uspenskaia, A. G. Chereshnia. Moscow, 2003.
176 p. [Rosarkhiv; RGANTD]
ELECTRONIC VERSION: http://rgantd.ru/putevod.php.
A series of volumes with
collected articles prepared on the basis of holdings in RGANTD, with surveys of
documentation and publications of documents relating to various specialists in the field
of science and technology.
- Liudi pytlivoi mysli: (po arkhivnym dokumentam). Compiled
by O. I. Marchenko, Iu. V. Iaryl'chenko, Iu. V. Maksakova, et al. Edited by O. I.
Marchenko. Samara (Kuibyshev), 1989. 5 issues (in 4) through 1997. (Lib: DLC; MH)
- [No. 1]: Dokumenty vydaiushchikhsia deiatelei nauki i tekhniki
v fondakh TsGANTD SSSR (po materialam konferentsii). Compiled by O. S. Maksakova, T.
N. Fisiuk, et al. Edited by I. N. Davydova. Kuibyshev: TsGANTD SSSR, 1989. 64 p.
- [No. 2]: 1991. 112 p.
- No. 3: 1994. 79 p.
- No. 4: 1994. 83 p.
- No. 5: Compiled by L. E. Antonova, N. P. Gavrilova, I. N.
Davydova, et al. Edited by O. S. Maksakova. 1997. 117 p. + plates.
- Svedeniia o dokumentakh po
lichnomu sostavu, nakhodiashchikhsia na khranenii v Rossiiskom gosudarstvennom
arkhive nauchno-tekhnicheskoi dokumentatsii (g. Moskva) na 1 iiunia 2005 g. Moscow, 2004. URL: