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Polish Underground Library at Libri Prohibiti

Libri Prohibiti

The Polish Underground Library was set up in 2009 in collaboration with the The Karta Center Foundation in Warsaw. It is comprised of Polish underground and exile publications, Polish flyers, posters, sound and visual recordings that are part of the Libri Prohibiti’s collections.

Location

  • Senovážné nám. 2, 110 00 Praha 1, Czech Republic
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Languages

  • Polish

Name of collection

  • Polish Underground Library in Prague

Provenance and cultural activities

Description of content

  • The Polish Underground Library contains Polish underground and exile publications, Polish flyers, posters, sound and visual recordings from 1970–1989 that are part of the Libri Prohibiti’s collection. Thus, this collection portrays the history of the Polish underground activities of the 1970s and 1980s.

Content

  • memorabilia (posters, flyers, stamps, etc.): unknown quantity
  • publications (books, newspapers, articles, press clippings): 1000-
  • video recordings (including oral history recordings): 10-99
  • voice recordings (including oral history recordings): 10-99

Geographical scope of recent operation

  • international

Date of founding

  • 2009

Place of founding

Access type

  • completely open to the public

Publications

  • Štogrová, Jarmila, Dorota Müllerová, and Zita Chalupová, eds. 2010. Česko-polská literatura v samizdatu a druhém oběhu: studie a rozhovory s překladateli. Praha: Libri prohibiti.

Author(s) of this page

  • Kůželová, Michaela

References

Gruntorád, Jiří. 2002. “Libri prohibiti – poučné ohlédnutí za neradostnou minulostí.“ Dějiny a současnost 24, No. 5: 41–43.

Český rozhlas. 2014. “Libri prohibiti.” Last modified October 8. http://www.rozhlas.cz/vltava/dokument/_zprava/libri-prohibiti--1058103.

Libri Prohibiti. 2017. “Annual Report 2016.” Accessed May 15. http://www.libpro.cz/docs/2823-lp-vyrocni-zprava-2016-en-web-v02_1499883831.pdf.

Gruntorád, Jiří. 2014. “Vznik knihovny Libri prohibiti.” Last modified December 5. http://www.moderni-dejiny.cz/clanek/jiri-gruntorad-vznik-knihovny-libri-prohibiti/.

Libri Prohibiti. 2017. Accessed February 24. http://www.libpro.cz/.

Gruntorád, Jiří , interview by Kůželová, Michaela, February 01, 2017. COURAGE Registry Oral History Collection

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