Fonds and databases

The Guide to the MCL Literary Archive Fonds

The Guide is a revised and updated version of the The Guide to the MCL Literary Archive Fonds issued in 2001. It provides information on all fonds stored in the Archive while keeping the previous entry structure. Unlike earlier issues, this version always shows the latest list of fonds by direct links to the archival records. 

Single entries contain traceable biographic data (for corporations establishment and termination) about a fond originator; the extent and the time span of a relevant archival group; the contents characteristics; the information on portions of the fond stored elsewhere and their condition. The fonds accompanied by inventory or else finding aids are newly equipped with a link to the given finding aid. The Guide includes the option to download the list of entries in PDF form.

The processed fonds or their portions are open to researchers with a few exceptions via the e-database Badatelna.eu, which stores detailed information on fonds; access to unprocessed fonds is by MCL LA head’s permit only. Non-organized fonds are usually not available for researchers, if open on rare occasions they are subjected to ‘The MCL Literary Archive Research Set of Rules (Badatelský řád Literárního archivu PNP), and the Head’s consideration.