The Document Collection contains various records covering the period from the second half of the 18th century to the 1960s. Also in the Collection are documents from the time of the Dubrovnik Republic, documents from the era of the Austro-Hungarian Monarchy, and archives of various cultural associations that operated between the two world wars (the “Dub” or “Oak” Association, the Croatian Academy Club, the Gundulić Singing Association and others) as well as civil associations, which provide an insight into the social, cultural and artistic life of the Dubrovnik of that time.
Also belonging to this collection are a large number of posters, forms, public announcements (fliers, adverts, promotional materials) for political parties, films and theatrical performances, in addition to personal and travel documents, letters and charters.
The Collection also holds manuscript sheet music of renowned Italian composers of the second half of the 18th and the early 19th century, musicians such as Domenico Cimarosa, Nicola A. Zingarelli, Giovanni Paisiello, Sebastiano Nasolini, Giuseppe Gazzaniga and Lorenzo Baini as well as the “Lokrum Island Visitors Book” of the 19th century, in which, along with many known names that have been signed, there is a drawing of the Benedictine monastery on the island by the Slovene artist Antun Perko.
The Collection holds about 30,000 items, which need being completely and expertly processed.