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Public Against Violence

The collection Public Against Violence is a large archival collection that documents the activities of this movement during the Velvet Revolution in 1989 and then as a political party until 1992. This collection contains valuable materials, including letters from the public and other documents, thematising the presence of cultural opposition.


  • Slovakia, 840 05, Bratislava, Drotárska cesta, 42
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  • Czech
  • English
  • Hungarian
  • Slovak

Name of collection

  • Public Against Violence

Provenance and cultural activities

Description of content


  • graphics: 10-99
  • grey literature (regular archival documents such as brochures, bulletins, leaflets, reports, intelligence files, records, working papers, meeting minutes): 100-499

Stakeholder(s) of the collection

Date of founding

  • 1989

Place of founding

Creator(s) of content

Important events in the history of the collection

Access type

  • completely open to the public


  • Mistríková, Mária and Marková, Margita and Janšová, Tatiana: Verejnosť proti násiliu (VPN). [Public Against Violence] Bratislava: Slovak National Archive, 2009.

Author(s) of this page

  • Stýblová, Magdaléna


Abaffyová, Lenka. Dopisovanie s revolúciou. Politická zmena v dobových listoch občanov adresovaných vedeniu VPN. [Letters to Revolution. Political Change in Letters of Citizens to VPN Leadership] (Diploma thesis, Comenius University, 2011).

Abaffyová, Lenka , interview by Stýblová, Magdaléna, September 22, 2016. COURAGE Registry Oral History Collection

Last edited on: 2020-03-04 09:33:28