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Regional archives Maribor (Pokrajinski arhiv Maribor)

Tourist destination Maribor - Pohorje
Do you wish to look over the material stored in our archives? Do you need a certificate or a verified copy of the material we keep? Or do you perhaps want to look at a beautiful building, a former Jesuit complex, which exuberants in street Koroška cesta near the square Glavni trg?

What can you find in our archives?

- parchment papers, originating between the years1246 and 1865;
- thematic collections of archival documents
- documents of land properties and large estates from the15th century and cloistral order communities from the 17th century;
- archival material of administration offices, courts, companies, financial institutions, associations and other institutions from the middle of 19th century;
- from the period after World War II archival material of regional, county, minicipal, town and local people’s committees and other political, administrative and legal and court organizations or establishments and
- personal funds and collections of historians from the region of Štajerska, scientists, politicians, writers, composers and others.

You can get certificates or verified copies of the preserved archival documents from the field of education, financial-legal matters and other claims, which individuals or institutions reqire in their work in accordance with positive legislation.

The buildings at the square Glavni trg 6 and 7 belong to the housing complex, which
had an important role in the constructive and cultural-educational history of Maribor.
They are standing in a place, where already in the 13th century bourgeois homes
appeared, which later turned into bourgeois houses. Today’s two-story building at
Glavni trg 7 got its own socially important role in the middle of 18th century, when the
Jesuits arrived in Maribor. The Jesuits purchased it together with other neighbouring
buildings in 1758 and 1759, and in them arranged their living quarters. Together with
the somewhat later Aloysious church and today's building on the street Koroška ulica
1 were linked together for the next ten years in the so-called Jesuit complex.

After the disbandment of the Jesuits in 1773, the building was taken over by a study
fund, and was managed by a court chamber. First to settle in it was the Terzi regiment,
which stayed there for ten years. The regiment was followed in 1784 by a mondure
commission, which stayed until 1809, and after that for nearly 50 years it was a military
cadet training college for the Lusignan and Kinsky regiments.

In 1859, after the transfer of the diocesan seat from St Andraž to Maribor, a
theological seminary was organised in the building. And in 1886, after the Lavantine
diocese purchased another two-storey building with the same high street arch at Glavni
trg 6, it rounded off the complex between Mesarski prehod (Butcher’s Passage) and
Splavarski prehod (Rafter’s Passage). For that reason the seminary was then moved
into the former building of the Classical Grammar School at Koroška cesta 1. In the
emptied rooms they have arranged a theological seminary with lodgings for the
professors and theologians.

During the World War I the building was occupied by the military – except for a small
part, in which theologians lived in. During the World War II the occupator's police
force resided in the building. In the cellar of the house at Glavni trg 6 they arranged
cells for prisoners under investigation.

After the war both buildings were nationalized, and also the purpose of the buildings
was changed. Some tenants moved in, and different commercial enterprises organised
their storehouses here. From 1960 to 1990 both buildings were adapted for the needs
of the Regional Archives Maribor. 
Working time:  Library: Monday - Friday: 08.00-14.00, Saturday, Sunday and holiday: closed; Documentation: Monday and Friday: 08.00-12.00, Wednesday: 08.00-12.00 and 14.00-15.00 

Regional archives Maribor (Pokrajinski arhiv Maribor) 
Glavni trg 7 
Tel. : ++386 2 228 50 00 
Fax : ++386 2 252 25 64 
E-mail :  
Web site : 

GPS Northing (N) : 46,5574 
GPS Easting (E) : 15,6447 
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