"Archivists should defend the integrity of archival material, thus guaranteeing that it will remain a trustworthy testimony of the past. The archivists' primary duty is to maintain the integrity of archival resources under their protection and care. When performing this obligation, they must consider reasonable but sometimes conflicting rights and interests of employers, owners, entities and users of documents in the past, present and future. The objectivity and impartiality of archivists is a measure of their professionalism. They should oppose any pressure aimed at manipulating the certificate in order to conceal or distort facts.".
 
The Archives of the Military University of Aviation as a separate archive of the organizational unit is part of the military archive network. Archival resources of the archive consist of archival materials and non-archival documentation created in the past and still being created in the course of the operations of the university. These resources document the university activities, present the decision-making process, planning and implementation of its statutory activities.
 
The University Archives were created in 2008 in connection with the adaptation of the University's organizational structure to the requirements of the Act of 27 July 2005 Law on Higher Education (Journal of Laws No. 164, item 1365, as amended) and the Statute of the Polish Air Force University. The essence of introducing a new unit to the University was the improvement in the functioning of organizational units.
 
INFORMATION FOR THE USER
 
The Archives of the University are a university-wide organizational unit. They also perform didactic and utility functions. In accordance with the "Regulations for the Organization and Functioning of the Archives of the Polish Air Force University", they supervise the proper shaping of the files and the method of transferring files of all university organizational units.
 
  • Academic archives issue certificates and documents related to the course of studies upon request of offices, institutions and persons and prepare certified copies of an archival resource file.
  • Upon request of the Director of the Archives, the Commandant may depend sharing archival materials on the assessment of the content of practices and indications of content, or on submission by the proposer of recommendations in this respect to proper institution or person.
  • If laws in force limit access to information contained in archival materials indicated in the application, at the request of the Director of the Archives, the Commandant may request the applicant to take into account explanations or statements or document the rights to content with the requested archival materials.
  • At the request of the Director of the Archives, the Commandant may limit the access to archival materials, giving the reason for the limitation and the approximate date of access.
  • Archival materials which have been produced in less than 30 years may be available, in the manner specified by the Regulation of the Council of Ministers of 22 June 2011 on the method and procedure for sharing archival materials located in separate archives, upon a written request for earlier access to archival materials directed to the Commander. The application should include the justification.
  • Fees paid by users if the Archive incurs additional costs related to the provision of archival materials and for preparing reproductions of archival materials, is stipulated in the Annex to the Regulation of the Council of Ministers of 22 June 2011 on the method and procedure for sharing archival materials located in separate archives (Journal of Laws of 2011 No. 196, item 1161).
 
ACCESS TO ARCHIVES
 
The Archives of the University provide files for the needs of science, culture, technology and the economy 30 years after their creation, provided that this does not violate the legally protected interests of the state and citizens.
  • The Archives provide their own collections based on Rules of using archival materials.
  • Archival materials are available to staff, students of the University and people from outside the university on the basis of a written notification of the interested entity directed to the Director of the Archives.
 
Application from an archival resource user
 
Protection of personal data
 
  • The Commandant gives permission to make archival materials available to state institutions on the basis of a written application addressed to the Commandant of the University.
  • Archival documentation is available only on-site at the File Sharing Room, during its opening hours.
  • The use of personal files for scientific purposes requires the consent of the Director of the Archives, and in exceptional cases − the written consent of the Commandant of the University.
  • Diploma theses created in the fields of study are available only on-site at the File Sharing Room after meeting the formal requirements stipulated in the Regulations on using archival materials.
 
Application for a diploma thesis access
 
  • Reproductions from archival materials are made on the basis of an order including the personal data of the person or institution placing the order, the purpose of reproduction, a detailed description of the subject and manner of service provision, and the form of payment. Reproductions shall be made if the condition of the archival materials permits. In doubtful cases, the decision on this matter is made by the Director of the University Archives.
 
Order for paid reprographic service
 
RESOURCES DESCRIPTION
 
Archival resources of the Archives of the Military University of Aviation are archive materials created and collected by the Military University of Aviation. These resources, together with materials taken from the Air Force Archive, present the overall activity of the University from 1945 to the present time. It is a huge source of information not only in the field of aviation and military history; the history of many places and people who have made an important mark in the history of the university are inseparably connected with Dęblin and the "School of Eagles" 
The Archives of the University are a treasury of knowledge about the functioning of the School in the past, they document the development of the university and follow its future.
Archival resources of the Archives of the Military University of Aviation were taken over from the Air Force Archives in Nowy Dwór Mazowiecki.
 
  • orders and ordinances of the Air Force Officer School (AFOS),
  • personal orders and ordinances of the OAS Commander,
  • orders of the Commander of the Air Force Officer School (AFOS),
  • flight training cases,
  • AFOS training plans,
  • plans of vocational studies at AFOS,
  • course education programs,
  • AFOS cadet education programs,
  • air accidents.
 
Archival resources since 2008
 
The collection of the University’s own resources began on the day the Archive was created. Initially, these were mainly order documents, documentation of human resources activities, scopes of activities of functionaries as well as organizational and substantive documents. In subsequent years, the Archive resources were systematically expanded with archival materials and documentation produced in the course of the University's activity. Using the hand-over lists, the Archives accumulated, among others:
 
  • graduate files,
  • personal files of former employees,
  • documentation of scientific and research activities,
  • training documentation,
  • training plans,
  • plans for major ventures.
 
Chronicles of the Polish Air Force University and Commemorative Books and Chronicles of subordinate units include:
 
 
  • Chronicle of the Air Force Officer School of Jan Krasicki from November 7, 1944 to December 31, 1960.
  • Chronicle of the Air Force Officer School of Jan Krasicki for the Commander of the Air Forces Gen. Jan Turkiel from the School's composition, handed over in April 1955.
  • Chronicle of the Air Force Officer School of Jan Krasicki from May 2, 1963 to May 22, 1985.
  • Chronicle of the Air Force Officer School of Jan Krasicki from March 1, 1985 to June 18, 1994.
  • The Chronicle of the Polish Air Force University from October 1, 1994 to December 22, 1999.
  • The Chronicle of the Polish Air Force University from January 4, 1999 to December 6, 2005.
Archives obtained
 
These are air souvenirs donated to the Archives by private donors. Among them are: photographs, badges, gratitude letters, maps, invitations for events, biographies, newspaper articles. This collection includes a number of workshop materials of various types, however integrally related to the university, its staff and students. Some of them are excerpts from many original documents. This rich collection of documents, as a valuable archival source, is an interesting iconographic and textual material about the socio-cultural life of people connected with the University.
 
 
 
Archival materials obtained as gifts
 
  • Polish Airmen’s Club in Nottingham Chronicles,
  • The collection of "Wings" from January 1943 to July 1945. "Wings - news from the world", a letter from Polish Air Force soldiers, bi-weekly journal published by the Department of Culture and Education of the Polish Air Force Inspectorate,
  • Book of Board Protocols of the Association of Polish Aviators in Nottingham,
  • Chronicle of the Aviation Self-Help Wheel.
OPENING HOURS
 
 
University Archives: Monday - Friday 7.30 a.m. – 3.30 p.m.
 
Act Sharing Laboratory: Monday - Friday 9.00 a.m. – 3 p.m.
 
 
 
Contacts
 
Archives of the Military University of Aviation
ul. 2 Pułku "Kraków" 1
08-521 Dęblin
e-mail: archiwum@law.mil.pl
 
 
Director of the Archives
Danuta Maria HAĆ, Ph.D.
phone: +48 261 519 466
e-mail: d.hac@law.mil.pl
 
 
Specialist - Senior Archivist
Ewelina GRZEBALSKA, M.A.
phone: +48 261 519 461
e-mail: e.grzebalska@law.mil.pl