The Historical Archives of Belgrade was founded by Decree of Executive Committee of National Board of the City of Belgrade issued on Session of Belgrade Assembly on September 26, 1945.
The Archives keeps over 2.700 fonds and collections, precisely over 13 kilometers of records which includes period from XVI century and provides precious information on history of Belgrade and Serbia.
The oldest fond is Semlin Magistracy (1749–1934) which records includes information on administrative organization from foundation in 1749 when Schönborn family bought the City of Semlin and incorporated it to the Military border. The most important fonds, with a couple of hundreds metres of recors are: the Assembly of the City of Belgrade, District Court of the City of Belgrade, the Administration of the City of Belgrade,Semlin Magistracy, District Court of the Citz of Semlin, Trade Commerce of Belgrade etc. Fonds of institutions founded after 1945 are nubered, but among those which Archives received lately, the most important fond is BITEF. The Archives received personal collections of records, legacies and family records of individuals who marked political and cultural life of Belgrade during XIX and XX century. The largest (in metres) fond of the Archives is Family fond Glavinić. Personal fonds includes documents of Vladimir Jovanović, Ivan S. Pavlović and Mihailo S. Petrović. Among legacies of revolutionaries, statesman and politicians, the Legacy of Konstantin Koča Popović and Leposava Lepa Perović, so Blagoje Nešković, Dragoslav Draža Marković, Vicko Krstulović, Kosta St. Pavlović, Slavko Zečević should be mentioned.
More than three decades the Archives organizes exhibitions which conceptually include problematic, thematic and chronological segments, so within the subject show development of Belgrade and Serbian society in general. Publishing activity of the Archives is old almost as the institution itself. Since 1950 until today, the Archives published over 50 publications which include collections of documents kept in the Archives.
Reading room opening hours: Monday-Friday since 7.30 a.m. until 3 p.m.
Registry office opening hours: Monday-Friday since 7.30 a.m. until 1 p.m.
Gallery opening hours: Tuesday-Saturday since 10 a.m. until 5 p.m.
Accessible to persons with disabilities.