Fonds and databases

The Guide to the MCL Literary Archive Fonds

In February 2022, a new version of the online Guide was launched, which historically follows the Guide to the PNP Literary Archive from 2001. It provides information on all funds stored in the archive and to some extent preserves the password structure of previous versions. Unlike previous editions, thanks to the direct connection with the archive records, the completely current version of the list of funds is always displayed. 

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 Guide to the Literary Archives Fonds, 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.