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Theological developments of the Reformation period culminating in Ferenc David's radical Proclamation at the Diet of Torda in C.E.1568 mark the birth of Unitarianism in Transylvania. Synod minutes, parish records, and other materials documenting the continuous institutional life of Unitarians in Romania have been preserved since the early 1600s by various church officials and their congregations. In the middle of the 18th century, when an official Unitarian Church Headquarters was founded at Kolosvár/Cluj-Napoca, an archives dedicated to the collection and preservation of these documents was also organized. Originally stored in cases at the Bishop's home, the growing collection was removed to the Kolozsvár Unitarian College (High School) at the beginning of the 19th Century. A hundred years later, both the Archives and the offices of the denominational Headquarters were moved to the new College building at 21 Decembrie Boulevard.Following is a general statement of inventoried current holdings. The collection includes:

  • Royal Dispensations
  • Denominational Publications
  • Parish Records
  • Sermon Manuscripts
  • Correspondence (Intra-Transylvania; American; British)
  • Photographs; Glass Lantern Slides
  • Ministerial Records and Documents
  • Governance Records
  • Synod Minutes
  • Organizational statutes
  • Unitarian College & Seminary Records
  • Ancillary Organization Records (Youth; Partnership Church Program, etc.)
  • Financial Records
  • Architectural Plans
  • Wax Seals (17th-19th Century)
  • Pedagogical Macquettes (Unitarian College Instructional Materials)
  • Religious Educational Texts
  • Parish Films