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Town Chronicles of Český Krumlov

Under the law no. 80/1920 every village had to write its own chronicle and have its own chronicler. An order in council to this law was passed and issued in 1921.

Under this law the villages had to keep the chronicles at their own expenses the main purpose of keeping the chronicles was to record the local history for future generations. A chronicler was to be a man who fully understood his task and wanted to fulfill his work, have the abilities to do it, know local conditions and situations and especially have an understanding of the truth. A chronicler's committee was established to supervise of the work of the chronicler. Supervision of the chronicles was the task of a higher political authority (District council). A district inspector of schools was appointed with the direct inspection of the chronicles.

The first chronicles of Český Krumlov go back to the second half of the 18th century.

  1. Name: "Denkwrdigkeiten der Stadt Krumau und der Krumauer Magirtsates"
    • Liber memoralium I. (specification of the binding), founded in 1816
    • Records from 1808 until 1869
    • A period between 1808 - 1835 recorded by burgrave Johann Franz Eppinger.
    • A period between 1836 - 1869 recorded by council secretary Johann Thaller.
    • The chronicle was written in German, chronologically.
    • Without insets.
  2. On a label on a board: "Gedenkbuch der Stadt Krumau II. v J. 1870 anfangend"
    • Specification of the binding - illegible
    • Records from 1869 until 1904
    • A period between 1869 - 1892 and part of 1893 recorded by council secretary Johann Thaller (he was an honorary member of a club of sharp-shooters and a German men's choir in Český Krumlov).
    • Period from 8 July 1893 until 1904 recorded by solicitor Franz Bchse, JUD.
    • The chronicle was written in German, chronologically.
    • Photographs of buildings, events and personalities are stuck on the sheets of the chronicle.
  3. "Gedenkbuch der Stadt Krumau III. Band"
    • Records from 1905 until 1909
    • The whole period was recorded by the solicitor Franz Bchse, JUD.
    • The chronicle was written in German, chronologically.
    • 38 pieces of photographs in the text are stuck on the sheets of the chronicle.
    • The chronicle was not kept from 1909.
  4. Name: "Gedenkbuch der Stadtgemeinde B. Krumau"
    • Recorded events from 1919 until 1927.
    • The records were written by three different chroniclers:
      1. records from 1919 until 1923 and part of 1924 were probably written by Rudolf Grohmann (he is named on the title page with a pencil)
      2. part of 1924 and 1925 - a chronicler is not mentioned
      3. period from 1926 until 1927 - a chronicler is not mentioned
    • The chronicle was written in German, chronologically.
    • Without insets.
  5. Title page: "Activity of the Town Administrative Committee in Český Krumlov 28 May 1945 - 27 January 1946 and Town National Committee in Český Krumlov 27 January 1946: Written 15 March 1946 according to the memories of the head of Town Administrative Committee and later Town national committee František Švamberg
    • A title on a board: " Town Administrative Committee and Town National Committee in Český Krumlov 1945 - 1946"
  6. This chronicle are in fact memories of František Švamberg and shorter memories of Tomáš Schwarz about the time from April until May 1945 bound together in volume. The memories were recorded by Adolf Šulista.
    • The following papers were added to this volume:
      1. minutes of constituent meeting of Czechoslovak National Committee in Český Krumlov, 13 May 1945
      2. circulars of the American command from 7 July 1945 about co-operation with the Czechoslovak administration
      3. An invitation card to a meeting of all Czech citizens of Český Krumlov, 21 December 1945
  7. Title page: "Town Chronicle of Český Krumlov"
    • (the first volume of the chronicle after 1945)
    • Records from 1947 - 1953
    • Founded in 1947 and contains some events from 1947, 1949, 1950.
    • Records written by Jiří Záloha, graduated historian, an archivist of the State Regional archives Třeboň, branch Český Krumlov, from October 1945 the archivist of the former archives of the Schwarzenbergs in Český Krumlov. Born 16 March 1923, a member of the Historical club at the Museum of South Bohemia in České Budějovice; he published very much. Today he lives in Český Krumlov.
    • The chronicle was written in Czech, chronologically.
    • Without insets.
  8. Title page: " Town Chronicle of Český Krumlov"
    • (the second volume of the chronicle after 1945)
    • Records from 1954 - 1955, partly also 1945, 1946.
    • Records written by Jiří Záloha, graduated historian.
    • The chronicle was written in Czech, chronologically.
    • Without insets.
  9. Title page: " Town Chronicle of Český Krumlov III."
    • (the third volume of the chronicle after 1945)
    • Records from 1954 - 1959, recorded also events of 1948.
    • Records written by Jiří Záloha, graduated historian.
    • The chronicle was written in Czech, chronologically.
    • Without insets.
  10. Title page: " Town Chronicle of Český Krumlov IV."
    • (the fourth volume of the chronicle after 1945)
    • Records from 1960 - 1966.
    • Records written by Jiří Záloha, graduated historian.
    • The chronicle was written in Czech, chronologically.
    • Without insets.
  11. Without a title page. A title on a board: " Town Chronicle of Český Krumlov. Vth volume".
    • (the fifth volume of the chronicle after 1945)
    • Records from 1967 - 1969.
    • Records written by Jiří Záloha, graduated historian.
    • The chronicle was written in Czech, chronologically.
    • Without insets.
  12. Title page: " Town Chronicle of Český Krumlov VI."
    • (the sixth volume of the chronicle after 1945)
    • Records from 1970 - 1973.
    • Records written by Jiří Záloha, graduated historian.
    • The chronicle was written in Czech, chronologically.
    • Without insets.
  13. Title page: " Town Chronicle of Český Krumlov. VIIth volume."
    • (the seventh volume of the chronicle after 1945)
    • Records from 1974 - 1977.
    • Records written by Jiří Záloha, graduated historian.
    • The chronicle was written in Czech, chronologically.
    • Without insets.
  14. Title page: " Town Chronicle of Český Krumlov. VIIIth volume."
    • (the eight volume of the chronicle after 1945)
    • Records from 1978 - 1980.
    • Records written by Jiří Záloha, graduated historian.
    • The chronicle was written in Czech, chronologically.
    • Without insets.
  15. Title page: " Town Chronicle of Český Krumlov. IXth volume."
    • (the ninth volume of the chronicle after 1945)
    • Records from 1981 - 1984.
    • Records written by Stanislav Tříska, a teacher in secondary school; since 1952 he has taught in schools in the Český Krumlov district.
    • The chronicle was written in Czech, chronologically.
    • Without insets.
  16. Now Mrs. Marie Nováková keeps records about events in Český Krumlov.

year 1991 - part XI.

enclosure

  • folder I. - volume 1. - 7.
  • photo-gallery - 1991 - I. - III.

year 1992 - part XII.

enclosure

  • folder I. - volume 1. - 12.
  • photo-gallery - I., II., III.

year 1993 - part XIII.

enclosure

  • folder I. - volume 1. - 13.
  • photo-gallery - 1991 - I., II., III.

year 1994 - part XIV.

enclosure

  • folder I. - volume 1. - 7.
  • folder II. - volume 8. - 13.
  • photo-gallery - I., II.

year 1995 - part XV.

enclosure

  • folder I. - volume 1. - 6.
  • folder II. - volume 7. - 14.
  • photo-gallery - I., II.

year 1996 - part XVI.

enclosure

  • folder I. - volume 1. - 6.
  • folder II. - volume 7. - 12.
  • photo-gallery - I.

year 1997 - part XVII.

enclosure

  • folder I. - volume 1. - 7.
  • folder II. - volume 7. - 12.
  • photo-gallery - I., II., III.

year 1998 - part XVIII.

enclosure

  • folder I. - volume 1. - 6.
  • folder II. - volume 7. - 12.
  • photo-gallery - I.

year 1999 - part XIX.

enclosure

  • folder I. - volume 1. - 6.
  • folder II. - volume 7. - 12.
  • photo-gallery - I.

year 2000 - part XX.

enclosure

  • folder I. - volume 1. - 6.
  • folder II. - volume 7. - 12.
  • photo-gallery - I., II.

year 2001 - part XXI.

enclosure

  • folder I. - volume 1. - 6.
  • folder II. - volume 7. - 12.
  • photo-gallery - I., II.

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