The NBS Archives are open to the public at the following times:
Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday
9 a.m. to 12 noon / 12:45 p.m. to 3 p.m.
The Archives are closed to the public in July, August and September.
The Archives will be closed from 20 Mar 2020 until further notice.
Pomocný fond pre úpravu dlhov okresov a obcí na Slovensku, Bratislava
Pomocný fond pre úpravu dlhov okresov a obcí na Slovensku (Assistance Fund for Adjustment of Debts of Slovak Districts and Municipalities) in Bratislava was established on the basis of Act No 69/1935 of 9 April 1935 on financial measures in the local government sector (Section 4, Article III) and Government Regulation No 21 of 24 January 1936. It was an independent legal person operating at the Bratislava branch of Zemská banka). Its task was to improve the financial situation of mainly those districts and municipalities, whose need for credit was not satisfied with the land allowances provided. It was subsidised from the surpluses of districts and municipalities with better economic results and from land allowances. It also took over debts to receive their interest payments or write them off.
Zemská banka provided office services, treasury services, accounting, staff and premises for the Assistance Fund. The Fund was managed by a Board of Trustees consisting of representatives of the government, savings banks, agricultural pawnshops, workers’ pawnshops, tradesmen’s pawnshops, banks, the General Pension Institution in Prague, the Central Social Insurance Agency in Prague, Zemská banka and the Regional Authority. It was dissolved on the basis of Act No 144/1949 and the liquidation process lasted until 1951.
Only a very limited amount of the documentary records of the Assistance Fund from the years 1930 – 1951 has been preserved. They include balance sheets, review reports, documents on debt payments of various municipalities, current account statements and the general ledger of annuity payments of municipalities’ community loans. The archival fonds was processed in the Archives of Národná banka Slovenska in 2008 and the inventory was checked and amended in 2015.