Arhivele Diplomatice Romane
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Government Palace Piaţa Victoriei nr. 1, sector 1, Bucharest
Telefon:(0401) 311.91.79; 314.34.00 ext. 1472.
dad [at] mae [dot] ro
Schedule & hours
Monday to Thursday 9.30 - 14,30
Researchers should reserve a spot as places are very limited.
Romanian is the primary language. You might get by on some English and/or French.
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Description of holdings
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History of the archive
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Catalogues & finding aids
No catalogues exist. Researchers are encouraged to know the funds they would like to see, and specify those funds in the request for declassification.
Languages of materials
Romanian. Some materials in other languages.
Restrictions & difficulties
The archive does not allow laptops, digital cameras, scanners, or any method of electronic multiplication. The archive is also in the building of the Government / Prime Minister's office. This makes access to the building difficult.
Much of the material is classified unless it has been declassified at the request of the researcher.
Future of the archive
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government issued photo-id is required.
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Permitted and prohibited items
- Permitted: pen, paper (notebooks)
- Prohibited: everything else.
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Ordering classified material
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Photocopying, photography, microfilming
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