The State Archives were founded in 1815 as the headquarters of Venetian General archive at Frari.
Between 1817 and 1822 were transferred to the new Institute, the papers produced over a millennium from the Serenissima offices, since the origins preserved in the Palazzo Ducale, the Procuratie Marciane or Rialto palaces, which in the Napoleonic era were transported in three separate locations:
– The political archives, which constituted the core, in the great school of S. Teodoro,
– Court in the convent of St. John Lateran;
– State-owned or fiscal (financial) in a mansion in San Provolo.
They were added in the following years the archives produced in the Napoleonic period and Austrian governments.
The assets, which rolls for about 70 km of shelving, consists of more than 800 funds, within which there are sometimes hundreds of other archives, as in the case of the craft guilds, confraternities and notaries. The number of funds is therefore intended to increase, as they proceed the filing of these sources within the information system.
Frari, San Polo 3002
Mon-Thurs 8.10am-5.50pm, friday and saturday 8.10am-1.50pm
1 -2 Actv – S. Tomà
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