The Archives of Yugoslavia preserves today about 25 kilometers of archival material that has been created in the work of the Central State Institutions and other entities of the Yugoslav State since its foundation in 1918 till 2003 as well as archival material of the State Union of Serbia and Montenegro.
Responsibilities of creators and holders of the archival material are regulated by the law. The Archives took over the archival material created by the work of various state institutions, organizations, societies and other legal entities. Part of the Fonds of the Kingdom of Yugoslavia but also of Socialistic Yugoslavia was preserved in fragments. Shortage of archival material has been compensated by the time, through repurchase, by gifts, exchange or by taking over parts of the archival material from certain institutions that occupying forces had taken with them or from the individuals and organizations which activities were connected to Yugoslav history. Therefore, the Archives have 86 collections of documents created in the work of different individuals from the public life of Yugoslavia – statesmen, party leaders, university professors, cultural and public workers. This archival material dates back to the end of the 19th century to the end of the 20th century. The most important among them were Collection of Jovan Jovanović Pižon, Milan Stojadinović, Vojislav Jovanović Marambo, Prince Paul Karadjordjević and many others.
In a case that you possess collection or archival material (documents, photographs, plaques or other material) from your personal or family legacy that is tied to the history of Yugoslavia You are kindly asked to contact us in order to evaluate your original material or for eventual repurchase of that material or donation. (email@example.com)
Sincerely, Your Archives of Yugoslavia