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Tsentral'nyi arkhiv obshchestvenno-politicheskoi istorii Moskvy (TsAOPIM)
[Central Archive of Social-Political History of Moscow]
Agency: Glavnoe arkhivnoe upravlenie goroda Moskvy
[Main Archival Administration of the City of Moscow]
|Address: 109554, Moscow, ul. Mezhdunarodnaia, 10
Telephone: (495) 678-12-87, 678-75-01; Fax: (495) 678-75-01; RdngRm: 678-82-43
Website: http://mosarchiv.mos.ru, http://www.rusarchives.ru/state/caodm/
Hours: MW 10:00-17:00,
F 10:00-16:00 (: August closed)
Director: Valentina Viacheslavovna Nikanorova (tel. 678-12-87)
Head of the Reading Room: Lidiia Sergeevna Naumova (tel. 678-82-43)
- 1993-2005 - Tsentral'nyi arkhiv obshchestvennykh dvizhenii Moskvy (TsAODM)
[Central Archive of Social Movements of Moscow]
- XI.1991-1993 - Tsentral'nyi gosudarstvennyi arkhiv
obshchestvennykh dvizhenii g. Moskvy (TsGAODM)
[Central State Archive of Social Movements of Moscow]
- VII.1990-XI.1991 - Nauchnyi i informatsionnyi tsentr
politicheskoi istorii Moskvy
[Scientific and Information Center for the Political History of Moscow]
- 1963-VII.1990 - Partiinyi arkhiv Instituta istorii partii MGK i
[Party Archive of the Institute of Party History of the Moscow City Committee and the
Moscow (Oblast) Committee of the CPSU]
- 1934-1963 - Partiinyi arkhiv Instituta istorii partii MK i
[Party Archive of the Institute of Party History of the Moscow (Oblast) Committee and
Moscow City Committee of the All-Russian CP]
- 1921-1934 - Istpartotdel pri Moskovskom komitete RKP(b)
[Party History Division under the Moscow Committee of the Russian CP]
The archive was formed beginning in 1921 as the Commission to
Collect and Study Materials for the History of the October Revolution. Before July 1990
the Moscow Party Archive was a branch of the Institute of Marxism-Leninism (IML) under the
jurisdiction of the Institute of Party History of the Moscow City and Oblast Committees of
the CPSU. As presently organized, the archive was reestablished under municipal archival
administration as TsGAODM in November of 1991 and as TsAODM in 1993.
In January 2005 according to decree of Moscow Government the
Central Archive of Social Movements of Moscow (TsAODM) was renamed the Central Archive of
Social-Political History of Moscow (Tsentral’nyi arkhiv obshchestvenno-politicheskoi
istorii Moskvy - TsAOPIM). The Central Archive of Literature and Art of Moscow (TsALIM)
was abolished according to the same decree, and some of its documents related social
organizations were transferred to TsAOPIM (9 fonds).
The archive holds the records of Communist Party and Komsomol
organizations of Moscow and Moscow Oblast. Records of CPSU ruling agencies are represented
by the records of the Moscow City CPSU Committee (MGK KPSS) and the Moscow (Oblast)
Committee of the CPSU (MK KPSS), and their predecessors. There are also records of raion
Party committees (raikom), Party cell records from local institutions and organizations,
and other related local Party organizations. These include editorial records of Party
journals and publishing houses as well as records of local CP educational and research
The archive also retains records from Moscow organizations of the
Komsomol (VLKSM), including the Komsomol newspaper Moskovskii Komsomolets and the Youth
Tourist Bureau Sputnik.
After the attempted August 1991 coup the archive took over the
massive current records of all local Moscow Party organizations, which are still being
processed. Statistics are still estimates about the quantity of fonds and files involved.
Since 1992, the archive has started to collect records of other
social movements and political parties in Moscow.
Only a small portion of the records have been declassified,
particularly those from the years 1917 through 1945.
Recent General Guides
Vol. 3: 1999. 336 p.
Vol. 4: 2000. 344 p.
Vol. 5: 1999. 168 p.
A fifth-volume guide, organized by
subject matter, to fonds in all of the Moscow municipal archives (Mosgorarkhiv, now Glavarkhiv Moskvy). In each
case for the post-1917 period coverage includes records of related Communist Party
organizations in TsAOPIM (former TsAODM). Each volume includes indexes of personal names, place names, and
institutions, as well as lists of fonds by number in each archive.
- Tsentral'nye arkhivy Moskvy: Putevoditel' po fondam tsentral'nykh arkhivov
Moskvy. Compiled by I. G. Tarakanova et al. Edited by A. D. Stepanskii et al.
5 vols. Moscow: "Mosgorarkhiv," 1999-2000; reprinted 2002.
[Mosgorarkhiv] (Lib: DLC[vols.1-4]; MH)
- Vol. 1. 1999. 364 p.
- Vol. 2: 1999. 268 p.
The first volume covers records of major local municipal, raion, and oblast CP and
Komsomol agencies in TsAODM (now TsAOPIM).
The second volume covers records of CP organizations in municipal agencies in economic and
commercial spheres with separate rubrics for statistical and planning agencies, banks,
credit societies, and insurance companies, agencies involved in trade and commerce,
agriculture and forestry, and cooperatives.
The third volume covers records of agencies and organizations in the fields of education,
culture, art, music, theaters, museums, and architectural monuments; health services,
physical culture, and sports; and social service and charitable agencies.
The fourth volume comprises separate divisions covering CP and Komsomol records of transportation, communication, and construction
agencies, as well as housing and communal services, among others.
The fifth volume covers records of social organizations, trade and professional unions,
and political parties, including new political and social movements of the post-Soviet
The earlier announced sixth volume never appeared and is now not expected.
- "Lichnye fondy TsAODM." In
Tsentral'nye arkhivy Moskvy: Putevoditel' po fondam lichnogo proiskhozhdeniia,
edited by A. D. Stepanskii et al., pp. 185-95. Moscow: "Mosgorarkhiv," 1998.
[Mosgorarkhiv] (Lib: MH)
The guide covers one collection of personal
documentation in TsAODM.
- Hoffmann, David L. "A First Glimpse
into the Moscow Party Archive."Russian Review 50 (October1950): 484-86.
(Lib: DLC; IU; MH)
- Inozemtseva, Zinaida Petrovna.
"Dokumenty Tsentral'nogo arkhiva obshchestvennykh dvizhenii Moskvy - istochnik
izucheniia obshchestvennogo soznaniia."Arkheograficheskii ezhegodnik za 1997 god
A brief survey of developments in the
archive since its establishment in 1992.