Grodno State Archives (Belarus)

The Archives was established as the State Archives of Bialystok Region in 1944. In September 1944, following the cession of the major part of Bialystok Region to Poland and the establishment of Grodno Region as part of the Belarusian Soviet Socialist Republic (BSSR), the Archives was reorganized as the State Archives of Grodno Region under the People’s Commissariat of Internal Affairs (from March 1946, Ministry of Internal Affairs).