Date published: 28.04.2014

Fonds and Collections


 

Fonds and collections of the Archvive of the Prague Castle open to researchers

 

  • Court construction administration (1540 - 1860)
  • Office of the President of the Republic. "Construction stuff of the Prague Castle and Lány" (1919 - 1969)
  • Personal fond of architect Josef Mocker (plans section -50th years of the 19th century - 1899)
  • Personal fond of architect Kamil Hilbert the Elder (plans section – 90th years of the 19th century - 1933)
  • Music collection of the Chapel of the Holy Cross
  • Old plans collection (17th century - 1918)
  • New plans collection (1918 - now)
  • Photographic collection of the Construction administration of the Prague Castle (60th years of the 19th century - 1969)
  • Archive of the Metropolitan Chapter by st. Vitus ( middle of the 12th century – beginning of the 20th century)
  • Manuscripts of the library of the Metropolitan Chapter by st. Vitus (6th century - beginning of the 19th century)
  • Musical collection of St. Vitus Cathedral (end of the 17th century – beginning of the 19th century)

 

 

Court construction administration 1540 - 1860

 

Temporarily there were included letters of construction and economic administration of the Prague Castle and estate, including game reserve and villa Hvězda, Royal hunting park and some estate in Bubeneč, Liboc, Zbraslav and other. In the first half of the 18th century the office sphere of action was temporarily extended by the inspection of construction of the imperial properties on the chamber domain.

 

309 cardboard boxes, 1239 volumes, plans – see Old plans collection, inventory was processed by Jiří Svoboda, 1975

 

Curator: Mgr. Martin Halata

 

 

Office of the President of the Republic. Construction stuff of the Prague Castle, 1919 – 1947

 

An agenda of construction, monumental, financial, and property legal matters concerning not only the Prague Castle, villa and game reserve Hvězda, but also the Lány Chateau, Forestry Administration and estate.

 

94 cardboard boxes, inventory and index were processed by Věra Strnadová, 1971

 

Curator: Mgr. Kateřina Mojsejová

 

 

 

Office of the President of the Republic. Classification code 400.000, 1948 – 1964

 

An agenda of economic-administrative department that relates to the administration of the Prague Castle, Chateau and estate Lány and all affiliated properties (financial and legal matters, construction administration of buildings, castle inventory and inventory of the Chateau Lány, economic administration of the Lány estate).

 

98 cardboard boxes, inventory was processed by Věra Malá, 1983

 

 

Office of the President of the Republic. Matters of Lány administrations, 1921 – 1938

 

Documents concerning administration of the castle, estate end forestry temporarily logged under separate codes.

 

11 cardboard boxes, inventory was processed by Mgr. Martin Halata

 

 

Construction administration of the Prague Castle, 1918-1948

 

The Construction administration of the Prague Castle, facilitating agency of the Office of the President of the Republic realized modifications of castle properties and properties that are administered by the Castle, solved architectonic issues related to the art-history matters, technical, legal and budgetary issues.

 

54 cardboard boxes, inventory was processed by Věra Strnadová, 1973

 

 

 

Photographic collection of the Construction administration of the Prague Castle, 60th years of the 19th century – 1969

 

In 20th years of the 20th century the Construction administration of the Prague Castle began to systematically create photo-documentation of the Prague Castle properties and castle inventory. The collection was subsequently enriched with older pictures and photographies of Prague Castle images (graphics, plans and models).

 

99 cardboard boxes, inventory was processed by Věra Vávrová, 1986

 

 

Economic administration of the Prague Castle, 1918-1948

 

The Economic administration of the Prague Castle, facilitating agency of the Office of the President of the Republic realized general maintenance of properties administered by the Castle, vehicles, administration of castle conduit, inventory and castle gardens.

 

54 cardboard boxes, inventory was processed by Věra Malá, 1978

 

 

Personal fond of castle architect Karel Fiala, 1891-1939

 

The fond includes holographic records of castle architect Karel Fiala on construction-historical research of the Prague Castle.

 

25 cardboard boxes, inventory was processed by Věra Strnadová

 

 

Personal fond of castle architect Pavla Janáka, 1936-1955

 

In the Archive of the Prague Castle are preserved mainly papers from the period when Pavel Janak worked as a castle architect. A significant part of the inheritance consists of diaries with personal records and a chronicle of the Construction administration of the Prague Castle that leisurely follows the construction diaries of castle architect Karel Fiala.

 

10 cardboard boxes, inventory was processed by Věra Strnadová

 

 

 

Personal inheritance of Josef Mockera (1855-1899)

 

Plan documentation and papers of the architect Mocker´s work. Projects of new buildings, reconstruction of older buildings, mostly Gothic (Church of St. Ludmila in Vinohrady, Church of St. Prokop, Karlstejn castle…). The fond contains also the collection of printed plans from the production of Wienner Bauhüte periodicals.

 

2150 plans

 

See: DRBALOVÁ MARTINA: INVENTÁŘ POZŮSTALOSTI JOSEFA MOCKERA (TÉKA), 1855 - 1899. Prozatímní inventární seznam, 2000, s. 5, ev.č. 15.

 

Curator: Ing. arch. Michal Šula

 

 

Historical plans of the Union fond

 

Plan documentation for the completion of the cathedral. The Fond is divided into single sections:

- architect Josef Kranner´s fond - 250 plans

 

See: NEZNÁMÝ: JEDNOTA PRO DOSTAVĚNÍ HLAV. CHRÁMU SV. VÍTA NA HRADĚ PRAŽSKÉM - ARCHEOLOGIE, GOTICKÁ KATEDRÁLA, 1864 - 1936. Prozatímní inventární seznam, 1950, s. 6, ev.č. 20.

 

NEZNÁMÝ: PLÁNY Z OBDOBÍ ČINNOSTI JOSEFA KRANNERA, 1864 - 1936. Inventář, 1950, s. 8, ev.č. 19.

 

- architect Josef Mocker´s fond (50th years of the 19th century - 1899) - 1100 plans

 

See: NEZNÁMÝ: PLÁNY Z OBDOBÍ ČINNOSTI JOSEFA MOCKERA, 1872 - 1899. Inventář, 1950, s. 61, ev.č. 18.

 

NEZNÁMÝ: SOUPIS NÁKRESŮ A PLÁNŮVELECHRÁMU SV. VÍTA NA HRADĚ PRAŽSKÉM SESTAVENÝ PO ÚMRTÍ STAVITELE VELECHRÁMU ARCHITEKTA JOSEFA MOCKERA V BŘEZNU 1899, 1872 - 1899. Prozatímní inventární seznam, 1899, s. 22, ev.č. 17.

 

- architect Kamil Hilbert´s the Elder fond (90th years of the 19th century – 1933) - 2500 plans

 

See: NEZNÁMÝ: PLÁNY JEDNOTY Z OBDOBÍ ČINNOSTI ARCH. KAMILA HILBERTA, 1902 - 1937. Inventář, 1950, s. 43, ev.č. 24.

 

Curator: Ing. arch. Michal Šula

 

 

Old plans collection

 

Construction plans of the Prague Castle buildings and other administratively related properties that originated from the office of the Court construction administration, Castle inspection, and successional Castle District Office (1569 – 1918).

 

4515 plans and maps

 

See: NEZNÁMÝ: POPIS KOSTELŮ, FAR A HOSP. BUDOV NA CÍSAŘSKÝCH PANSTVÍCH - REJSTŘÍK PLÁNŮ, 1569 - 1918. Rejstřík, 1964, s. 21, ev.č. 22.

 

NEZNÁMÝ: SBÍRKA PLÁNŮ DO R. 1918 - JMENNÝ A MÍSTOPISNÝ REJSTŘÍK, 1569 - 1918. Rejstřík, 1973, s. 0, ev.č. 16.

 

Curator: Ing. arch. Michal Šula

 

 

New plans collection

 

A collection of the construction documentation concerning the area of the Prague Castle and administratively related properties. It is a continuation of the Old plans collection (thus 1918 – now).

 

Approx.75 thousands of plans and maps

 

See: DRBALOVÁ MARTINA-VELINSKÁ ANDĚLA: NOVÁ PLÁNOVÁ SBÍRKA, 1918 - 2001. Tematický rejstřík, 2002, s. 596, ev.č. 14.

 

Curator: Ing. arch. Michal Šula

 

Library of the Metropolitan Chapter of St. Vitus in Prague (6th – 19th century)

 

- a collection of manuscripts from the library of the metropolitan chapter in Prague

 

See:

 

PATERA, A., PODLAHA, A.: SOUPIS RUKOPISŮ KNIHOVNY METROPOLITNÍ KAPITOLY PRAŽSKÉ I-II, PRAHA 1910, 1922.

 

PODLAHA, A.: KNIHOVNA KAPITULNÍ V PRAZE, in: Soupis památek historických a uměleckých, Praha 1903

 

Curator: Mgr. Marek Suchý, M.Phil., Ph.D.

 

 

The Archive of the Metropolitan Chapter by st. Vitus in Prague (12th – 20th century)

 

- Charters, letters, acta, office registers and manuscripts from the archive of the Prague Metropolitan Chapter

 

See:

 

PODLAHA, A.: CATALOGUS CODICUM MANU SCRIPTORUM, QUI IN ARCHIVIO CAPITULI METROPOLITANI PRAGENSIS ASSERVANTUR, PRAGAE 1923.

 

ERŠIL, J., PRAŽÁK, J.: ARCHIV PRAŽSKÉ METROPOLITNÍ KAPITULY I: Katalog listin a listů z doby předhusitské (- 1419), Praha 1956.

 

ERŠIL, J., PRAŽÁK, J.: ARCHIV PRAŽSKÉ METROPOLITNÍ KAPITULY II: Katalog listin a listů z doby předhusitské z let 1420-1561, Praha 1986.

 

Curator: Mgr. Marek Suchý, M.Phil., Ph.D.

 

 

Musical collection of the Library of the Metropolitan Chapter by st. Vitus in Prague

(2nd half of the 16th century – 1st half of the 19th century)

 

- A collection of manuscripts and prints of musical pieces from the Metropolitan Church of st. Vitus

 

See:

 

PODLAHA, A.: CATALOGUS COLLECTIONIS OPERUM ARTIS MUSICAE, QUAE IN BIBLIOTHECA CAPITULI METROPOLITANI PRAGENSIS ASSERVANTUR, PRAGAE 1926.

 

ŠTEFAN, J.: ECCLESIA METROPOLITANA PRAGENSIS: Catalogus collectionis operum artis musicae I-II, Pragae 1983, 1985.

 

Curator: Mgr. Marek Suchý, M.Phil., Ph.D.

 

 

Musical collection of the court Chapel of the Holy Cross (2nd half of the 19th century)

 

- A collection of manuscripts and prints of musical pieces from the court Chapel of the Holy Cross of the Prague Castle

 

See:

 

Inventory was processed by Jiří Štefan, 1966

 

Curator: Mgr. Marek Suchý, M.Phil., Ph.D.

 

 

Estate Volyně (17th – 1st half of the 20th century)

 

- Office registers, fascicles, maps

unprocessed

 

Curator: Mgr. Marek Suchý, M.Phil., Ph.D.

 

 

Collection of newspaper cuttings

 

A selection of Prague and regional printing with the Prague Castle thematic is chronologically (event. thematically – remarkable projects, for example J.Plečnik, Rudolf II. exhibitions and other) organized. Since 90th years of the 20th century the collection includes also cuttings from some foreign titles.

 

Extent: 32 archival boxes – the oldest is from 1918, systematically since 1960 until now

 

Curator: Jarmila Kotková

 

 

Collection of posters

 

A collection includes posters mostly from events that took place in exhibition and concert halls of the Prague Castle, except for presents from other home or foreign organizing institutions. Since 1993 there have been mainly posters that originated from the Exhibiton department of the Prague Castle Administration.

 

Extent: 410 pcs – since 1945 until now

 

Curator: Jarmila Kotková

 

 

Albums of post stamps

 

It is a collection of post stamps mainly with the theme Prague Castle and its treasures and


 

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