Here You Are! – Get Familiar with the Usual Procedure

After you enter the gate, you will inform the security officer on duty about the reason for your visit and whether you have a digital camera or a laptop.

You will leave your identification (ID card or passport) and receive a visitor's pass, which will have to remain visible throughout your stay at the Archives, and a locker key.

You will go through our park and enter the Archives or the world of the past.

At the hall you will see the permanent exhibition on the Archives of Yugoslavia and a small exhibition of archival holdings of the Archives of Yugoslavia on a particular topic. When you turn left and go through the corridor you will pass the library (room 23), and after several steps if you continue along the corridor you will see the lockers and the entrance into the reading room (room 28). The reading room is open from 9:00 to 18:00.

You will inform the official on duty about the topic of your research, and if there is any possibility for you to get information about this subject you will receive a hardcopy of the means of information for the funds and collections in the Archives. You can also run a computer search through the means of information.

After this, if you find the information for your subject you will fill out the form "Application for the Use of Archival Holdings", in legible handwriting (block letters) with your personal information and the listed signatures and names of funds and collections you wish to study. All researchers, registered subjects and used funds are in the EVIDENT database. The researcher database shows that the most frequently researched topics were the following: Roman Catholic Church, People's Liberation War 1941–1945, Communist Party of Yugoslavia, cultural heritage, Serbian Orthodox Church, Exile Government of the Kingdom of Yugoslavia, victims of war, genocide and war crimes committed in 1941–1945, agricultural policy and colonization, creation of Yugoslavia, relations between Kingdom of Yugoslavia and other countries (particularly Italy, Germany and Bulgaria), Army of the Kingdom of Yugoslavia, political parties in the Kingdom of Yugoslavia, World War II, laborers' movement, etc.

The most frequently used funds were those of the Ministry of Education, Ministry of Trade and Industry, Court, Ministerial Council, Interior Ministry of the Kingdom of Yugoslavia, state commission in charge of determining the crimes of occupiers and their helpers, collections of Milan Stojadinović and Jovan Jovanović Pižon, Federal Geological Institute, etc.

A publication containing all data from the EVIDENT database, which is available at the reading room of the Archives, may be of assistance to you and future researchers of the same subject.

After receiving the approval of your application, you will fill out the "Requisition Slip" quoting the number of the fund, folder number and the number of the archival unit or signature of the register you want to study during the day. The requisition slip for the next day should be filled out by 13 hours on the previous day. One requisition slip grants you access to 4 folders or 4 registers or 10 archival units or 2 rolls of microfilm or 2 portfolios with architectural designs or 2 portfolios with geological maps.

In order to receive more detailed information about the contents of archival funds and collections you may address the information advisor who is in room 26, near the reading room, or schedule a meeting with the most competent archivist for the topic you study or the archival fund of your interest.

You must be very careful going through the folders with archival holdings or archival units, not interfere in the order of sheets (it is forbidden to fold documents, write on documents, moisten documents, put other objects on documents, write notes over the documents, place documents on the floor, use anything but pencils to write notes, unbind documents, etc.). If you notice that any documents are damaged, please inform the official on duty.

You will carefully mark the documents of your interest (abiding by the instructions of the official on duty at the reading room), fill out the "Request for photocopying of Archival Holdings" and give them to the official on duty at the reading room so that he/she can send them to the Xeroxing service. Boxes and archival units which did not contain the desired information or which contained the information you copied by hand or using your own machine must be returned to the official on duty.

All additional information published in the library holdings is available at the library (room 23).

In the library you may request a particular publication or article and you may also receive general information about the published holdings on the topic of your interest regardless of whether they are in the Archives library or some other library.

If you find the appropriate publications at the library, you will leave your name and they will be brought to you at the reading room, where you may study and copy them in the way suitable for you.

Once the copying of the archival and library holdings has been completed, you will go to the Accounting Office (1st floor, room 51) where you will get the invoice for the payment of your copies according to the Price List Data/Images/icon_pdf_no1.gif, (11.6 KB). Once you pay in the nearby bank, you may take over your copies after presenting the receipt.

When you publish your paper, you need to send to the Archives library either the hardcopy or an electronic copy of the original or copy of the paper. Information about your paper, with the funds of the Archives of Yugoslavia which you quoted in it will be entered in the Biblio database.

If you get tired, you can go to our restaurant if you go straight from the reading room, going by the library and central hall to the end of the corridor (room 19). You can order coffee, tea or fruit juice at very affordable prices.

The restaurant is open between 8:30 and 15:30. The daily selection of dishes is modest, but versatile.

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