About Stanislaw Flis

The Stanislaw Flis “Pomerania Archives” Foundation was established in 2015 to commemorate Stanislaw Flis and to continue his work in the fields he cared for with all his heart.

Stanislaw Flis was a Gdansk historian and archiivist, a man with a vision, full of passion and energy. For 19 years he was professionally involved with the State Archive in Gdansk, and then with the Institute of National Remembrance, and finally, in his last years, with the Historical Archive of the “Solidarity” National Committee. One of his main interests was applying IT solutions into archival practice. He was also focused on increasing the accessibility of archival holdings.

President of the Polish Archivists Association in Gdansk, author and organizer of numerous archival exhibitions, workshops and conferences, often in collaboration with other regional institutions, such as the Baltic Sea Cultural Centre.

Author of the guide to the Archive of the Polish Institute of Arts and Sciences of America, the archival guide to the maritime relations of the countries around the Baltic Sea (1450 – 1800), et al.

In his work he has always put into practice the idea of bringing the archival knowledge closer to people. Not only did he spread history, especially the history of Pomerania, but also consistently underlined the wealth of knowledge one can derive from archival records.

He died at the age of 49, leaving many of his projects unfinished. His unexpected passing is a highly regrettable loss for Polish archivists.