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Branch Office in Bielsko-Biała

Branch Office Manager: Grażyna Sokół-Szołtysek, MA
Archiwum Państwowe w Katowicach
Oddział w Bielsku-Białej
ul. Wapienicka 34-34A
43-382 Bielsko-Biała
Tel. +48 33 812-26-48
E-mail: apbielsko@katowice.ap.gov.pl

Opening hours of the Reading Room
Monday: 9.00-14.00
Wednesday: 9.00-17.00
Thursday: 9.00-14.00
15 July-16 August: closed

The Collection

The collection of the Branch Office in Bielsko-Biala covers the period from the 16th century to the present. The oldest and most precious are the following: city records of Bielsko (1587-1945), city records of Biała (1778-1939), commune records of Bielsko district (1562-1950) and parchment documents of Bielsko and Biała. Unique character present the family archives of the princes Sulkowski.

Development of weaving and metal industry in the 19th century resulted in formation of quite a few archives of factories functioning in the Bielsko area. These materials illustrate the genesis and growth of industry that made Bielsko famous for many years.

The Branch Office stores also papers of the District Office in Bielsko from the 19th century, which show the history of the city, along with the records of those offices from the years 1918-1939. Among materials created after 1945 worthy of mentioning are holdings of the Bielsko-Biała Voivodship Office (1975-1998), the District Office, the District People's Council and municipal authorities in Bielsko and Biała.

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