- 16th century - 19th century (Creation)
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Extent and medium
22 volumes; 0,5 linear metres; textual records
Name of creator
The treasurers of the Cathedral of the Assumption of the Virgin Mary (Tesorieri di Santa Maria Maggiore) originally oversaw the treasury of the cathedral. In the course of time, they assumed the management of the entire state treasury, which was in the cathedral, having kept the name "Treasurers of Our Lady of Great Power". The treasurers also oversaw the affairs of the foundation Opera pia. This service had been already referenced to in the Statute of the Republic of 1272, together with another public service provided by Procuratori di Santa Maria Maggiore. At first, the mandate of the people who served in these offices was lifelong, but, as their responsibilities increased, the mandate was limited to five years in the 16th century and, later, to three years. According to the records from the 18th century, this service was administered by six senators.
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 Cathedral. The archival material was completely transferred to the Rector’s Palace by 1891, when consequently the archives were consolidated and made available to researchers. Since 1920, the archive in the Rector's Palace has been functioning as an independent institution and it was dislocated to the Sponza Palace in 1952, where it is still located today.
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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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Language and script notes
Physical characteristics and technical requirements
Paper. The archival material is well preserved.
Allied materials area
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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Rules and/or conventions used
Descriptions of fonds, series and sub-series are made according to the ISAD (G) standard (general international standard archival description).
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Dates of creation revision deletion
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