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Austrian State Archives of Vienna

The Austrian State Archives were founded in the years 1945 - 1947 unifying the historically grown sections Hofkammerarchiv, Kriegsarchiv, Haus-, Hof- und Staatsarchiv, Finanzarchiv und Archiv fuer Verkehrswesen and put under the direction of the executive board. In 1947 the Hofkammerarchiv and the Finanzarchiv were united to the section Finanz- und Hofkammerarchiv. In 1984 the Archiv der Republik was established. This association had already been partly anticipated in 1940 from the Reichsarchiv, which was an archival organization established in 1940 under the management of the director of the Haus-, Hof- und Staatsarchiv, and some other state archives.
As the history of the Habsburg empire involved large parts of Europe and also overseas countries, the Austrian States Archives with its documents became one of the largest and most important archives of Europe and the world.

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