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Happy Birthday Budapest!

Budapest is celebrating the 150th anniversary of its unification today (Nov 17). The Blinken OSA Archivum, a unit of CEU, has been operating in Budapest since 1995. During this time, our colleagues launched projects like Budapest100Fortepan, or the Yellow Star Houses website. For the capital’s 150th birthday, we have prepared several gifts.

Today, OSA unveils its renewed online catalog, also including two new, Budapest-related collections: the archive of Budapest Week, a weekly magazine capturing the vibrant life of Budapest in the 1990s, and István Bartók’s street photographs of Budapest in the 2000s. Next week, the Verzió Film Festival, founded 20 years ago by the Archivum staff, devotes a special section to documentaries about the city.

As a result of a years-long process, the new archival catalog of the Blinken OSA Archivum is now available online, with a new design and numerous new features! One of the most fundamental upgrades is that digitized records can now be viewed simply within the catalog. This significant improvement enables us to grant online access to two new collections, still under processing, related to Budapest’s recent past. On the capital’s birthday, we are happy to present the records of Budapest Week, published between 1991 and 1999, and István Bartók’s photo albums from Budapest in the 2000s.

To learn more, please visit this page.