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Tsentral'nyi istoricheskii arkhiv Moskvy (TsIAM)
[Central Historical Archive of Moscow]
Agency: Glavnoe arkhivnoe upravlenie goroda Moskvy
[Main Archival Administration of the City of Moscow]
|Address: 117393, Moscow, ul. Profsoiuznaia, 80
Telephone: (495) 128-68-06; Fax: (495) 334-44-90; RdngRm: 128-67-19
Website: http://mosarchiv.mos.ru, http://www.rusarchives.ru/state/ciam/
Hours: MTuTh 10:30-17:30; F 10:30-16:00 (: August closed)
Director: Elena Grigor'evna Boldina (tel. 128-90-02)
Head of the Reading Room: Evgeniia Grigor’evna Sorokina (tel. 128-67-19)
- 1976-1993 - Tsentral'nyi gosudarstvennyi istoricheskii arkhiv g.
Moskvy (TsGIA g. Moskvy)
[Central State Historical Archive of the City of Moscow]
- 1963-1976 - Tsentral'nyi gosudarstvennyi arkhiv g. Moskvy (TsGA
[Central State Archive of the City of Moscow]
- 1941-1963 - Gosudarstvennyi istoricheskii arkhiv Moskovskoi
[State Historical Archive of Moscow Oblast]
- 1937-1941 - Istoricheskii arkhiv Moskovskoi oblasti
[Historical Archive of Moscow Oblast]
With its present name and organization TsIAM dates from May 1993,
when the designation "state" was dropped from its former name, TsGIA g. Moskvy.
The archive was itself established in 1976 on the basis of the prerevolutionary division
of the then Central State Archive of the City of Moscow (TsGA g. Moskvy), which had been
organized in 1963 on the basis of the earlier State Historical Archive of Moscow Oblast
(GIAMO). GIAMO developed from the Historical Archive which was initially established in
1925 as a division of the Moscow Guberniia Archival Bureau, which brought together
remaining records of earlier guberniia archives dating back to the end of the eighteenth
With the formation of the Central State Archive of the City of
Moscow (TsGA g. Moskvy) in 1963, the prerevolutionary holdings of the earlier State
Historical Archive of Moscow Oblast (GIAMO) were transferred to the municipal
administration as the prerevolutionary division of the new TsGA g. Moskvy. That division
became the separate Central State Historical Archive of the City of Moscow (TsGIA g.
Moskvy) in 1976. The archive assumed its present name and organization in 1993.
TsIAM holds most of the prerevolutionary records of Moscow city
and guberniia, and some from other central guberniias of prerevolutionary Russia. These
include the records of agencies of state government and administration, chancelleries of
the Moscow governors-general and governors of the city, the Moscow Guberniia
Administration (Moskovskoe gubernskoe pravlenie), and guberniia chancellery, the Moscow
Judicial Chambers (sudebnaia palata), and other local courts. Records of estate
organizations of prerevolutionary Russia include those of the Chancellery of the Gentry
Deputies' Assembly of Moscow, chancelleries of the Marshals of the Nobility, the Moscow
Merchants' Board, and Moscow merchant guilds.
TsIAM also retains records of many prerevolutionary industrial,
agricultural, and commercial institutions. Documentation of educational institutions is
represented by the records of the Moscow Educational District, Moscow University, the
Medico-Surgical Academy, the Higher Technical School, gymnasia, and other institutions of
secondary education. Religion and ecclesiastical institutions are represented by the
records of the Moscow Ecclesiastical Consistory, the Ecclesiastical Administration of the
City and Guberniia of Moscow, institutions of clerical education, and many Moscow
churches, monasteries, and synagogues, including their parish registers. There are also
many records of social, scientific and cultural organizations. TsIAM also retains a number
of personal papers of Moscow business and cultural leaders, educators, and industrialists.
All fonds in the archive are now open to researchers.
Recent General Guides
Vol. 3: 1999. 336 p.
Vol. 4: 2000. 344 p.
Vol. 5: 1999. 168 p.
A fifth-volume guide, organized by
subject matter, to fonds in all of the Moscow municipal archives (Mosgorarkhiv), with
dates and name changes for many of the creating agencies. Each volume includes indexes of
personal names, place names, and institutions, as well as lists of fonds by number in each
- Tsentral'nye arkhivy Moskvy: Putevoditel' po fondam
tsentral'nykh arkhivov Moskvy. Compiled by I. G. Tarakanova et al. Edited by A. D. Stepanskii et al.
5 vols. Moscow: "Mosgorarkhiv," 1999-2000; reprinted 2002.
[Mosgorarkhiv] (Lib: DLC[vols.1-4]; MH)
- Vol. 1. 1999. 364 p.
- Vol. 2: 1999. 268 p.
The first volume covers records of prerevolutionary guberniia and municipal administrative
judicial agencies, and local military authorities in TsIAM. Helpful introductory essays
describe the institutional development of local administrative and judicial authorities,
as well as a history of archives in the Moscow region.
The second volume covers records of prerevolutionary municipal and guberniia agencies in
economic and commercial spheres with separate rubrics for statistical and planning
agencies, banks, credit societies, and insurance companies, as well as agencies involved
in trade and commerce, agriculture and forestry, and cooperatives.
The third volume covers records of agencies and organizations in the fields of education,
culture, art, music, theaters, museums, and architectural monuments; health services,
physical culture, and sports; and social service and charitable agencies.
The fourth volume will cover records of transportation, communication, and construction
agencies, as well as housing and communal services, among others.
The fifth volume covers records of social organizations, trade and professional unions,
and political parties. Also covers records of religious agencies and organizations,
including eparchial administrations, churches, monasteries, and parishes of Moscow Eparchy
for the Russian Orthodox Church and religious institutions of other denominations-Roman
Catholic, Protestant, Armenian, Muslim, and Jewish. Includes indexes of churches and other
The earlier announced sixth volume never appeared and is now not expected.
- "Lichnye fondy TsIAM."In
Tsentral'nye arkhivy Moskvy: Putevoditel' po fondam lichnogo proiskhozhdeniia,
edited A. D. Stepanskii et al., pp. 11-80. Moscow:
"Mosgorarkhiv," 1998. [Mosgorarkhiv] (Lib: MH)
The guide covers 138 fonds of personal
papers and related collections in TsIAM. Inclides crossreferences to additional personal
papers of the same individual held in other repositories.
- Gosudarstvennyi istoricheskii
arkhiv Moskovskoi oblasti: Putevoditel'. Compiled by L. I. Gaisinskaia et al. Edited
by S. O. Shmidt. Moscow: GAU, 1961. 345 p. (Lib: DLC; IU; MH) [IDC-R-10, 940]
Many of the current TsIAM holdings were
described in this guide to the former oblast historical archive (GIAMO)-the latest
listing which covers them.