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Action of Light Collection

A cover of the book about '' The Action of Light'.

The collection consists of artefacts about the 'Action of Light', established by Paulis Kļaviņš, which operated in the 1970s and 1980s. It aimed to support religious dissidents and human rights campaigners in Latvia, and to inform the public in the West about the real situation in Soviet Latvia.


  • LV-1050 Rīga Raiņa bulvāris 7 , Latvia
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  • Latvian

Name of collection

  • Donation of Paulis Kļaviņš and donation of Ģederts Melngailis.

Provenance and cultural activities

Description of content


  • memorabilia (posters, flyers, stamps, etc.): 10-99

Stakeholder(s) of the collection

Geographical scope of recent operation

  • international

Date of founding

  • 1994

Place of founding

  • Latvia, LV-1050, Riga, Raiņa bulvāris 7
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Access type

  • visits by appointments


  • Kļaviņš, Paulis, and Liepina, Liene. Gaismas akcija: liecības un dokumenti par Gaismas akcijas slepeno un atklāto darbību dzelzs priekškara abās pusēs 1969 - 1989 [The Action of Light], in Latvian, Riga: Drukātava, 2012. Book

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Author(s) of this page

  • Bleiere, Daina


Kokneviča, Taiga , interview by Bleiere, Daina , October 27, 2016. COURAGE Registry Oral History Collection

Last edited on: 2020-02-17 23:25:05