Archive of the Polish Ministry of Foreign Affairs

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Contents

Orientation

Coordinates

Address

Ministerstwo Spraw Zagranicznych RP
Ul. Taneczna 67,
02-829, Warsaw, Poland

Website

Telephone

+48 (022) 523-84-92

Fax

+48 (022) 523-91-09

Email

arch@msz.gov.pl

Schedule & hours

Monday to Thursday 9am to 3pm.

Working language(s)

Polish; maybe English and Russian.

Layout

(description of reading rooms, store rooms, etc)

Directions

(how to find the archive)

Holdings

Description of holdings

(a more extensive description (qualitative and/or quantitative) of the holdings and the state in which they are kept)

History of the archive

(previous location(s) of collection held there, and any information that might help researchers to navigate previous systems)

Catalogues & finding aids

(describe any that exist, and give links to any that are online)

Languages of materials

Restrictions & difficulties

Classified material

Inaccessible material

Future of the archive

(what direction is the archive going? what rumours have you heard?)

Research procedures

Access

Access to the archive is free with permission from the director.

First visit

(what happens when you first come to the archives?)

Permitted and prohibited items

(if possible, account for laptop computers, cameras, scanners, phones, pens and pencils, loose papers, and so on)

  • Permitted: Digital Cameras
  • Prohibited:

Document ordering

(how do you request documents? how many can you order at a time?)

Ordering classified material

(what special permission is necessary?)

Document delivery

(how long does it take for documents to arrive? where are they delivered? how many can you consult at a time? what do you do when you are finished with an item?)

Photocopying, photography, microfilming

(what are costs, permits, and page limits? how long do you have to wait?)

Key forms

(what are the main forms that the archive uses? if possible, provide links to copies or post copies directly)

Key individuals

Archive staff

(people you've found particularly helpful; no invective)

Scholars

(scholars who are familiar with this archive)

Bibliography

(published works based on research at this archive)

Practicalities

Food

Lockers

Washrooms

Transportation

Internet access

Funding

Bookstore

See also

Please see Margaret Gnoinska's description from Archives Made Easy. Also see the European Union's description of the archive. The entry is available in both English and French.

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