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Archive of the Archivalias of the Month of 2015

The online column Archivalia of the Month has been published since January 2011. Its purpose is to promote the Archives of the Republic of Slovenia and its archival holdings. Presented in the column are archival documents that are interesting visually and content-wise, as well as newly acquired documents or the ones that have so far been overlooked. Also published are documents relating to various anniversaries, current events and many more.

Below you will find the Archivalias of the Month of 2015.

Poster of the 25th anniversary of the plebiscite.

One million 289 thousand 369 for independent Slovenia. | Author Arhiv Republike Slovenije

Archive of the Archivalias of the Month of 2015

  • December 2015

    One Million 289 Thousand 369 for Independent Slovenia

    December 2015 marks the 25th anniversary of a milestone in the history of Slovenia - plebiscite for independent and sovereign Slovenia. When acquiring archival documents on the plebiscite in 2013, the Archives of the Republic of Slovenia also ingested the digital database "Plebiscit 1990", which was one of the first ingests of archival records in a digital form.

  • November 2015

    Troubles That Seem to Have No End

    Establishment of the Central State Archives of Slovenia in November 1945 laid the foundations for the present-day Archives of the Republic of Slovenia. Though its meaning has somewhat changed in the seventy years of its existence, the important activities performed for the preservation of Slovenian archival cultural heritage have remained the same throughout this time.

  • October 2015

    The Nagode Trial: Four Decades Later

    Criminal trial against Črtomir Nagode and co-defendants in the summer of 1947 was primarily intended to intimidate the existing opposition as well as any potential political adversaries, mostly those arising from the former political parties. The information published by the Public Prosecutor's Office of the Socialist Republic of Slovenia regarding the initiative for retrial points to the fact that, despite many improvements in criminal legislation, not much has changed in the official perception of the justification of political trials in the forty years since one of the biggest political trials which so brutally violated human rights.

  • September 2015

    Tourism and Tourist Propaganda in Slovenia During the Interwar Years

    This month's archivalia is a piece of heritage that can be found among the holdings of archival institutions as well as among the holdings of museums and libraries. Presented here are the posters, printed brochures and several leaflets rich with photographs and illustrations (some of them created by well established artists) whose sole purpose was to attract visitors, travellers and health seekers.

  • August 2015

    Fifty years of the Fim Twinkle Sleepyhead

    This month’s archivalia revolves around a fifty-year-old 35 mm film copy of the recording of the puppet show Twinkle Sleepyhead prepared by Črt Škodlar. Although the Archives of the Republic of Slovenia keeps only the Serbo-Croatian version of the recording, we do, however, keep the original shooting script for the film Twinkle Sleepyhead and the digital version of the 2003 film, equipped with original Slovenian sound recording.

  • July 2015

    Copyright and Royalty Payments

    Preserved in the archival fonds of the Yugoslav Copyright Agency – Branch Office for Slovenia (SI AS 2144) are mostly records that deal with the payment of fees. Chosen as this month’s archivalia are the programs of Slovenian professional and semi-professional theaters for season 1965/66 which were sent to the copyright agency prior to the start of the season. The agency then prepared authorization

  • June 2015

    The Slovenian Peasant Revolt of 1515

    This year marks the 500th anniversary of the largest Slovenian peasant revolt which already in the sources of that time was referred to as the Slovenian Revolt (Windischer Bauernbund). The document presented here was written after the meeting of the Carniolan nobility in Ljubljana and Kamnik, which was where most of the provincial nobles took refuge during the revolt.The instruction for Sigmund Lamberg of Črnelo, who was chosen as their delegate to the emperor Maximilian, contains valuable information about the course of the revolt.

  • May 2015

    The Project "Triglav Lift System"

    The project “Triglav Lift System” was among the most ambitious, yet unfortunately never realized, Slovenian tourist projects. The role of the project developer was assigned to the Institute for the Construction of Sports Centres in the Triglav Mountain Range. In its 1963 work report and its Proposition to include the project of Triglav Lift System in the seven-year plan of the Socialist Republic of Slovenia, the institute stated several reasons why the project should be carried out.

  • April 2015

    »We Shall Never Again Demand Such Help«

    April 2015 marks 600 years since Ernest the Iron, Austrian Archduke and Carniolan Provincial Prince, issued a relatively modest deed, confirming that lords, knights and squires of Carniola allowed him to collect taxes from their subjects and in general gladly offered their help when the need arose. Ernest promised that such granting of tax (help) would in no way harm Carniolan noblemen or their privileges and assured that in the future he would neither demand nor accept such help from them.

  • March 2015

    Ivan Mohorič's Sketches of Participants at the International Conference

    Documents kept by the Archives of the Republic of Slovenia as a private fonds of Ivan Mohorič partly apply to his work at the Chamber of Commerce, Craft and Industry and to his work at different pre-war Yugoslav ministries. Most of the documents were created during his research of the history of Slovenian economy, also preserved is some of his correspondence. The records reveal the often hidden side of Ivan Mohorič, lawyer and economist, namely his artistic flair. All sessions and meetings were not always constructive and Mohorič probably found them long and boring.

  • February 2015

    Edvard Kocbek's Interpellation

    Draft of the speech delivered by Edvard Kocbek at the Meeting with the Representatives of the Leadership of the Communist Party of Slovenia in October 1946 (later titled Edvard Kocbek's Interpellation on Treating Christian Socialist and Christians Presented at the Meeting with the Communist Party Leadership) is a revealing critical assessment of the first post-war year, reflecting clearly the characteristics of that time. It also bears witness to Kocbek's separation from the leadership of the Slovenian Communist Party.

  • January 2015

    The Minutes of the Questioning of the Ig Parishioners in Regard to their Complaints against the Parish Clergy

    The Minutes of the Questioning of the Ig Parishioners in the spring of 1782 were taken during the investigation against the Ig parish priest Jožef Gollmayer. The parishioners accused him of "novelties" in administering the sacraments of penance, Eucharist and anointing of the sick. The questioning of witnesses also revealed that the Ig clergy often made use of "unorthodox", mostly Jansenistic, books.