Vatican Secret Archives (ASV)

Zone d'identification

Identifiant

VA-ASV

Forme autorisée du nom

Vatican Secret Archives (ASV)

forme(s) parallèle(s) du nom

Autre(s) forme(s) du nom

Type

  • Religieux

Zone du contact

Type

Adresse

Adresse physique

Archivio Segreto Vaticano, Cortile del Belvedere

Localité

Città del Vaticano

Région

Nom du pays

Italie

Code postal

00120

Téléphone

+39 06 69883314

Fax

+39 06 69885574

Courriel

Note

Zone de description

Historique

The Archivio Segreto Vaticano pursues it specific activity aimed at preserving and enhancing the deeds and documents related to the government of the Universal Church. It primarily serves the Roman Pontiff and the Holy See and secondly offers its services to scholars of all faiths from all nations.
The current name, the « Archivio Segreto Vaticano » has been documented as from the mid 17th century, when, like today, it was given to the pope’s private (secretum) archives over which he exercised supreme and sole jurisdiction.
The documentary heritage housed in its vast storerooms spans about twelve centuries (8th to 20th centuries). It consists of over 600 archival fonds and is stored on over 85 linear kilometres of shelving, some of which is in the Bunker, a two-storey underground vault below the Cortile della Pigna of the Vatican Museums.
After Pope Leo XIII opened the doors of the Archivio Segreto Vaticano to scholars back in 1881, it has become one of the most famous history research centres in the world.
In accordance with a practice established in 1924, the pope grants free access to the documents «grouped into pontificates» currently running up to the end of the papacy of Pope Pius XI (February 1939). Nevertheless, Paul VI departed from this practice and granted scholars access to the Archives of the Second Vatican Council (1962-1965) after the Council came to a close in 1965; Pope John Paul II granted access to the fond Ufficio Informazioni Vaticano, Prigionieri di Guerra (Prisoners of War) (1939-1947); lastly, the fonds Commissione Centrale per l’Arte Sacra in Italia (1924-1989) and Censimento degli Archivi Ecclesiastici d’Italia (1942) have been made accessible to the scholars.

More information available here : http://www.archiviosegretovaticano.va/content/archiviosegretovaticano/en/l_archivio.html

Contexte géographique et culturel

Textes de référence

Structure administrative

Gestion des archives courantes et intermédiaires et politiques de collecte

Bâtiments

Fonds

Instruments de recherche, guides et publications

Zone de l'accès

Heures d'ouverture

Conditions d'accès et d'utilisation

Accessibilité

Zone des services offerts

Services d'aide à la recherche

Services de reproduction

Espaces publics

Zone du contrôle

Identifiant de la description

Identifiant du service d'archives

Règles et/ou conventions utilisées

Statut

Niveau de détail

Dates de production, de révision et de suppression

Entry prepared on January 2018

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Écriture(s)

Notes de maintenance

Author : Open Jerusalem http://www.openjerusalem.org/

Mots-clés

Points d'accès

  • Presse-papier

Contact principal

Archivio Segreto Vaticano, Cortile del Belvedere
Città del Vaticano
IT 00120