Re: [S-R] Reservation at Prague Archives
- http://www.nacr.cz/english/guide_for_visitors.aspx – the following has been taken from this website. I suggest you go through it. From what follows it appears it takes some time to arrange to view records. So if your trip is “soon” you may not be able to arrange a viewing in time. Plus you must find out for sure that the Prague has the documents you need or if they are in the regional or district archives.
Archival fonds have their finding aids, a result of the record processing, where you can find information about the contents of the records and their originator. On the basis of the finding aid, a researcher can choose concrete records or their groups and fills in an order (information how to do it can be given by a person in charge of the research room). After that, an archival material is prepared in the research room, though not immediately, the preparation requires longer time due to the range and placement of archival documents. Studying is possible only on the spot, records must not be taken away from the research room.
As the settlement of requests and searches often desires collaboration of several members of the staff of the departments of archives, and/or research in archival documents which are not fully arranged, it may even take months to settle requests and searches in more complicated instances.
Records of the NA may be presented in the research rooms of regional state archives or district state archives, chosen by the researcher, but the transport of the material should be arranged with the archives in question by a researcher, as the NA does not provide any
Sent: Sunday, March 18, 2012 3:48 PM
Subject: [S-R] Reservation at Prague Archives
Will be traveling to Prague soon and wish to visit the State Archives - Have read you must have an advanced reservation - went on their website but didn't see how to make a reservation - can someone tell me how to make the reservation and how far in the future they must be made? Can they be made on line? Thank you.
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