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The Hungarian archival delegation

Ungarischer Herold, Ausschnitt aus dem Treppenhausgemälde im Haus-, Hof- und Staatsarchiv


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 - 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.


The Hungarian archival delegation at the Haus-, Hof- und Staatsarchiv
Dr András Oross
Minoritenplatz 1
A-1010 Vienna
Phone: +43-1-79540-804
Fax: +43-1-79540-802
Sending institution: Magyar Országos Levéltár

The Hungarian archival delegation at the Kriegsarchiv
Dr Balázs Lázár
Dr Norbert Számvéber
Nottendorfer Gasse 2-4
A-1030 Vienna
Phone: +43-1-79540-319 und 320
Fax: +43-1-79540-109, 199
Sending institution: Hadtörténeti Intézet és Múzeum