The series was initiated in 2002 by the Department of Historiography, Source Studies, and Archaeology in collaboration with the Eastern Regional Section of the Center for Cultural Heritage Studies of the National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine and Ukrainian Association for the Preservation of Cultural and Historical Heritage. The Chair of the Department Professor S. I. Posokhov serves as the periodical’s editor in chief. The series is devoted to problems of source studies and auxiliary historical disciplines. Its aims are to introduce historians to new sources and popularize research in source studies. Individual issues have focused on heraldic and emblematic studies, numismatics, memoir studies, and other areas.