Yakutia National Archive marks its 100th anniversary
The Republic National Archive will celebrate its 100th anniversary in 2020. It was founded on December 22, 1920.
“The National Archive is one of the oldest and largest historical archives of the north-east of Russia, including Siberia and the Far East. By 2020, the institution has raised a unique fund, possessing 1,49 million cases,” tells the Culture Ministry.
A number of major events will be held in connection with the anniversary, including a major republic scientific and practical conference. Documents, stored in the National Archives are unique written, documentary sources on the pre-Soviet, Soviet and post-Soviet history of Yakutia.
The earliest document is a letter from the Siberian order to governor Franzbekov on sending exiled archers to the Yakutsk prison, dated back to February 17, 1649. The archive also contains 268 especially valuable historical documents. The fund in 19 languages is stored in different formats: paper, tracing paper, glass, film, fabric base, photos, phono and audio media.