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Petru Negură Private Collection

Nicolai Costenco with a group of Moldavian writers, 1960s

Petru Negură’s private collection includes a wide variety of materials (interviews and archival documents) related to the activities of the Moldavian Writers’ Union (MWU) from the early Soviet period to the late 1950s and early 1960s. The collection focuses on institutional history and on the relationship of Moldovan writers with state power.


  • Chișinău Strada Studenților 7, Moldova
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  • Romanian
  • Russian

Name of collection

  • Petru Negură Private Collection

Provenance and cultural activities

Description of content


  • manuscripts (ego-documents, diaries, notes, letters, drafts, etc.): 0-9
  • other: 10-99
  • photos: 10-99
  • voice recordings (including oral history recordings): 10-99




Date of founding

  • 2001

Place of founding

Creator(s) of content


Access type

  • all closed to the public

Author(s) of this page

  • Cusco, Andrei
  • Petrescu, Cristina


Yurchak, Alexei. 2006. Everything Was Forever, Until It Was No More: The Last Soviet Generation. Princeton: Princeton University Press, 126-157.

Negură, Petru. 2013. "Mobilitate socială și limite de aparat: observații pe marginea poveștii vieții unui intelectual moldovean din epoca sovietică târzie" (Social Mobility and Bureaucratic Limits: Some Observations Concerning the Life-Story of a Moldovan Intellectual During the Late Soviet Era). PLURAL. History. Culture. Society. Journal of the History and Geography Department, „Ion Creangă” State Pedagogical University. Vol. 1, No. 1–2 (December 2013): 149–163.

Negură, Petru, interview by Cusco, Andrei, October 29, 2016. COURAGE Registry Oral History Collection

Last edited on: 2017-12-07 14:25:53