STOCKING THE ARCHIVAL FUND OF THE RUSSIAN FEDERATION WITH THE DOCUMENTS OF CULTURAL INSTITUTIONS AND FINDING AID FOR THEM (E. G., THE STATE ARCHIVE OF KEMEROVO REGION):1943–2013
Authors: Vorushina Anna Petrovna, Parshukova Alena Sergeevna
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The authors consider the process of acquisition of State Archives of Kemerovo region cultural institutions
for the period of 1943–2013. The article deals with the quantitative indicators of this process, state finding aid
for cultural institutions and features that arise in the process of acquisition of archive documents of institutions
of this type.
In modern conditions, society turns to understanding the social processes, different periods of the Russian
history, seeking to obtain objective information about the past, to enter into scientific use a new layer of
historical sources with general cultural, historical, and natural value.
Before the archival institutions of Russia had three primary objectives: acquisition of the state archives,
the organization of storage and accounting documents, as well as their use. All three of these problems are
very important, but the question of acquisition are of particular importance. The reason is that, in contrast to the preservation and use of interarchival functions, the function of acquisition is interdisciplinary in nature.
This implies a corresponding normative, legal and methodological support. Secondly, and most importantly,
it is from recruitment, i. e. on how fully and accurately it will be selected and transferred to the State Archives
a documentary evidence of a particular era, and will depend on source base of historical science.
Problems of the state and community archives are not only in the plane of the improvement of archival
and related legislation, regulatory updates and methodological support of the archives in this direction. Much
depends on the state of departmental document storage and logistics, financial and staffing activities of state
and municipal archives.
The use of archival documents in the public interest is a major and very important task in the activities of
the state archives. State Archives of Kemerovo region still continues to proactively inform the public about the
availability of documents in the collections, publications, documents, organize the work of the reading room,
issuing certificates, the performance of different types of queries. However State Archives of Kemerovo region
pays considerable attention to the popularization stored documentary complexes and museum objects, by
organizing various exhibitions (stationary, mobile, virtual exhibitions), excursions, day “open door” meetings
with schoolchildren and students.
Archival industry has always been considered a highly specialized and more closed than other areas
of culture. But in accordance with the present constitution of archives related to general issues of science,
culture and is a full-fledged component in addition to the library, museum business and other socio-cultural
areas. Important public and social function of archives and their employees, unfortunately, is not obvious
and, according to many, is reduced only to the storage of documents. Only the involvement of archives in
the common cultural space of the region can overcome this prejudice, show the importance and, if you like,
competitiveness archives at the present stage of development of society.
Keywords: acquisition, State Archives of Kemerovo region, cultural institutions, the list of organizations,
sources of acquisition, finding aid.