Katowice State Archives (Poland)

The history of the historical archive in Katowice dates back to November 1932, when the Silesian Voivode, Dr. Michał Grażyński signed the "Temporary Regulations of the Archives of Historical Records of the Silesian Voivodeship". The organization of this institution was entrusted to a historian and archivist from Lviv, Dr. Michał Antonow (in 2012, the Scientific Center of the Head Office in Katowice was named after him). The Archives of Historical Records of the Silesian Voivodeship, the first Polish historical archive in Silesia, until 1939 operated due to the autonomous status of the Silesian Voivodeship, as an internal unit of the Silesian Voivodeship Office. Dr. M. Antonów was in charge of the Archive until 1969 with a break during the war.