- 16th century - 18th century (Creation)
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Extent and medium
145 volumes; 12 linear metres; textual records
Name of creator
Three noble men were elected by the authorities of the Republic for the implementation of decisions on the construction of state buildings. They were in charge of organizing and supervising the construction. Starting in 1328, a permanent service of the so-called officiales supra construendo domus comunis was established. In addition to the above mentioned, the authorities, if it was deemed necessary, would also elect other officials in charge of organizing and supervising other types of public construction, or upgrades on existing buildings and repairs.
Immediate source of acquisition or transfer
The fonds has been linked to the archive since its inception. In times of the Dubrovnik Republic, the books of the fonds were stored in the Rector's Palace. The books remained in the Rector’s Palace after the fall of the Republic (1808). In 1891, the archives were consolidated and 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
There are no references to Jewish people in the fonds.
Since the establishment of the Dubrovnik commune, the authorities have undertaken various construction projects, and the fonds contains data on public construction in the period from the 16th to the 18th century. The information provided is related to the construction, upgrading and repair of waterworks, fortresses, mills, churches, monasteries, and state-owned town houses, Lazarettos in the suburbs of Ploče, as well as of the town bell tower, and the slaughterhouse. Volume 131 is entitled Fabbrica della casa in piazza apresso il Gheto, 1687 and it refers to a palace located in front of the ghetto, on the main city street called Placa. The volume contains no information either about the ghetto, or about the Jewish people.
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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 o 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.
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Physical characteristics and technical requirements
Paper. The archival material is well preserved.
Građa za generalni katalog Državnog arhiva u Dubrovniku, box 17, folder 25. Josip Gelčić,»Catalogus i. r. Archivii Ragusini.« Glasnik Zemaljskog muzeja u Bosni i Hercegovini 22 (1910): 537-588.
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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.
Related units of description
Antonio Di Vittorio, Finanze e moneta a Ragusa nell'età delle crisi, Napoli: Giannini Editore, 1983. Danko Zelić, »Utilitas et lucrum - općinske kuće u srednjovjekovnom Dubrovniku.« (Sommario: Utilitas et lucrum - le case di proprietà comunale nella Dubrovnik medievale), in: Zbornik Dana Cvita Fiskovića III, Umjetnost i naručitelji, ed. Jasenka Gudelj. Zagreb: Institut za povijest umjetnosti Sveučilišta u Zagrebu, 2010: 9-24. Vinicije B. Lupis, »O neorenesansnom gradskom zvoniku u Dubrovniku.« (Summary: On the neo-renaissance belfry of the city of Dubrovnik) Radovi Instituta za povijest umjetnosti 24 (2000): 85-92. Katarina Horvat-Levaj and Relja Seferović, »Barokna obnova Kneževa dvora u Dubrovniku.« (Summary: Baroque Restoration of the Rector's Palace in Dubrovnik) Radovi Instituta za povijest umjetnosti 27 (2003): 163-183.Krasenka Majer Jurišić and Edita Šurina, Velika Onofrijeva fontana, povijesnoumjetnička i konzervatorska studija (Summary: The Onofrio's Great Fountain in Dubrovnik; An Art-Historical and Conservation Analysis), Zagreb: Ministarstvo kulture, 2016.
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Descriptions of fonds, series and sub-series are made according to the ISAD (G) standard (general international standard archival description).
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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