- 11th century - 19th century (Creation)
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Extent and medium
501 boxes, 31 volumes, 461 documents; 66.4 linear metres; textual records
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Name of creator
Immediate source of acquisition or transfer
The fonds has been linked to the archive since its inception. In the time of the Republic, one part of the fonds was stored in the Rector's Palace, and the most valuable documents were stored in the treasury of the Dubrovnik Cathedral. After the fall of the Republic, during the Austrian administration in the first half of the 19th century, Austrian authorities had the most important documents taken to the Haus-, Hof- und Staatsarchiv in Vienna. After the end of World War II, those documents were restored to Dubrovnik. By a state decree of 1891, a part of the collection that had not been taken to Vienna was merged with other archival material and the archive then became available to researchers. The archive in the Rector's Palace has been functioning as an independent institution since 1920, and it was dislocated to the Sponza Palace in 1952, where it is still located today.
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Scope and content
Appraisal, destruction and scheduling
System of arrangement
The fonds consists of the series Privilegia (HR-DADU-7.1), Acta Turcarum (HR-DADU-7.2) and Diplomata et acta (HR-DADU-7.3).
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Conditions governing access
The fonds is fully accessible to researchers in accordance with the Ordinance on the work in the reading room of the State Archives in Dubrovnik and the Law on Archival Materials and Archives NN 61/18 (Pravilnik or radu u čitaonici Državnog arhiva u Dubrovniku and Zakon o arhivskom gradivu i arhivima NN 61/18).
Conditions governing reproduction
Taking photographs and scanning are allowed, for a fee.
Language of material
- Ottoman Turkish
Script of material
Language and script notes
Croatian (Slavic language)
Physical characteristics and technical requirements
Paper; parchement. The archival material is well preserved.
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Existence and location of originals
State Archives in Dubrovnik
Existence and location of copies
The fonds has been completely transferred to microfilms, but the microfilms are not available to the users of archives.
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The fonds is currently being classified.
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Description prepared by Vesna Miović (Fonds, Series, Subseries) Croatia [The Institute for Historical Sciences in Dubrovnik, Croatian Academy of Sciences and Arts (CASA)] Translation to English by Zrinka Friganović Sain