Cracow University Archives

Jagiellonian University archives
Web Address (URL):
Alternative Title : Archiwum Uniwersytetu Jagiellońskiego
Description : The Web Site „Jagiellonian University archives (Archiwum Uniwersytetu Jagiellońskiego)“ is in both Polish and English. The university (founded in 1364) has a tremendous collection of manuscripts, printed sources, first editions and rare books. Since Cracow was Poland’s capital until 1596, there is also a rich collection of parliamentary and court records. The site provides information about the accessibility and locations of the collections. Along with a basic introduction to the archives, there is a good outline history and description of the holdings. A useful bibliography lists the archive’s publications, and an exhibition section has video clips of treasures of the collections. This is one of the foremost archival collections in Poland, and is of interest to those working on Polish history or Polish Studies.


The „Exhibition“ is a collection of 10 video clips (very large avi-files, 26-145 MB).

Autor: Klaus Graf

Historiker und Archivar, Blogger

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