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Klaipėda Regional State Archives



Mailing address:

Naujoji Uosto 16, LT-92122 Klaipėda, Lithuania


Telephone: +370 46 31 45 65

E-mail: [email protected]



Mr. Edmundas Bareiša


      Preserves documents of regional state, municipal, non-state institutions, enterprises and individuals of the Klaipėda, Tauragė, and Telšiai counties 1944 until the present day. Some records date 1940-1941. Archives is also involved in supervision of records management of local public institutions.


The Klaipėda Regional State Archives comprise several sets of documents that occupy approximately 7 200 linear metres of shelving space:

  • Documents relating to the period of the Republic of Lithuania (1924–1931, and 1939): photographic documents pertaining to the Port of Klaipėda including the fonds of the Commercial Seaport of Klaipėda, Tauragė Branch of the Agricultural Bank, agricultural credit unions and Tauragė Town Board;
  • Documents relating to the Soviet occupation period (1944–1990): documents of local government and state institutions, notary offices, institutions of justice, planning, statistics, finance, construction, transport, trade, health care, teaching and education, culture; also collective farms and state farms, industrial enterprises, public and other types of institutions that were functioning on the Klaipėda, Tauragė and Telšiai counties;
  • Documents relating to the period of Independence (since 1990): archival fonds of institutions of the restored Republic of Lithuania. Documents created by the state and self-government institutions, offices and industrial enterprises that were and still are functioning on the Klaipėda, Tauragė and Telšiai counties;

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Updated by: Agnė Vilkišienė,
Updated: 2023-03-21 10:13