The department has a rich archive, containing valuable material from the Ethnological Atlas, which is under the protection of the Ministry of Culture of the Republic of Croatia, and archive material on a variety of topics and different regions of Croatia. The manuscript collection consists of material collected as part of the Department’s research and teaching activities from the 1930 till the present, and it encompasses about 2000 textual records by professors, project associates and students, divided into six collections (Older records, Peasant cooperative families, Cooperatives and their ethnological indicators, Students’ seminars, Students’ graduation theses, New collection). The archive is continually updated with new material collected as part of work on projects.
Along with manuscripts, the photograph collection of the archive contains a large number of items. In order to simplify the search and usage of the collection, the Department plans to design a database in the form of an internet catalogue, and has started digitalizing material with the purpose of preserving the most endangered items in the collection.
The departmental library is part of the Faculty library; it contains an especially valuable collection of Milovan Gavazzi’s books, stored as a special protected unit, Ex libris Milovan Gavazzi.

Written by: dr. Tihana Petrović Leš, associate professor

History of Archive:
Contact: dr. sc. Tihana Petrović Leš,

Ethnological Atlas
Contact: dr. sc. Branko Đaković, red. prof.