SUMMARY GUIDE TO THE
ARCHIVES OF TRANSTIBISCAN REFORMED CHURCH DISTRICT
The guide introdices the
document material issued by the various organisations, offices institutions and
clerical person within the jurisdiction of the Transtibiscan Reformed Church
District and those compiled by the Archives itself. The material of the Archives
is classified at a mid-level of classification. The officehystory given to the
founds and divisions of the Archives, and surveys on the circumstances of the
issueing of the documents provide help for research; the store-units recorded
according to inventory serves for securing protection, easy handling of the
documents and exact usage of the references.
The guide introduces the material of the Archives in I-II.
Section I, documents issued from 1567 by organisations and clerical person
within the jurisdiction of the Transibiscan Reformed Church District.
Section II, documents issued after 1588 by the Reformed College of Debrecen and
I. The church district archives material consists of the
correspondance between the office of the bishop, the bishops, officials of the
church district and government agencies, church organisations (“Egyetemes
Konvent” X the supreme executive body of the church, national synod, church
dioceses and parishes), other churches and their organisations, and documents of
historical importance isseud during their period of office. The guide introduces
the archives material of church social work, press, library, archives, museum,
finance office, mission bases, boarding schools, people's schools of adult
education, pension institute, and association of ministers, teachers, tutors,
the data-store collections, posthumous documents of church-historians (Miklós
Sinai, Imre Révész, the older), and collections of presents and deposits, in
which there are copies of manuscripts from the XIII th. century.
The section on the church disrict includes the document material,
with the description of the historical changes of the church dioceses and
affiliations of the parishes, placed in the Archives by the church dioceses
parishes and institutions maintained by them, within the jurisdiction of the
II. The archives material of the Reformed College of Debrecen from
1588 gives detailed information on the historical development and archive
sources of the college, theological academy, minister training institute,
grammar school, teachers training school, and the primary and secondary school
within the College. It supplies information concerning the organisation of the
College, the tasks of its institutions, offices, the duties of the offices of
the Senior, the Contrascriba, the curate, the tseward, the advisor of law, the
history of student hostel and various founds, and the activity of the teachers
and youth associations.
The guide includes a list of contents and an explanatory preface at
the beginning of the volume, and indices of names of people and places, and
subjects at the end.