Day of archival institutions of Ukraine

December 24, { in 1998 in accordance with the Decree of the President of Ukraine.

The decree states: "Given the significant contribution of archival institutions of Ukraine in the development of national science and culture and other spheres of life, the need for further improvement of archives and to support the initiative of the workers archival institutions, I resolve: to establish a professional in Ukraine holiday Day of archival institutions, which is celebrated annually on December 24.ยป

First State management body archival profession in Ukraine was established in 1917 during the Central Council. They became the Library and Archives Department, in the period from December 1917 to April 1918 headed by Prof. O. Grushevskii.

Main Archival Administration under the Council of Ministers of the USSR worked from 1974 to 1991. Since Ukraine gained independence Glavarhiva and changed the name of its legal status. Since December 1999 — is the State Committee on Archives of Ukraine. Successor of the State Committee on Archives of Ukraine became the State Archival Service of Ukraine (abbreviated — Ukrderzharhiv), formed in accordance with the Decree of the President of Ukraine December 9 in 2010, "On the optimization of the system of central bodies of executive power."

total number of employees of archival institutions — more than 3,000 people.

In the archival institutions of the Ukrderzharhiva intently over 58 million items of different types of documents of the National Archival Fund of the country.