Lithuanian Archives of Literature and Art
The Lithuanian Archive of Literature and Art was established on the basis of the LSSR Central State Archive of Literature and Art. The Soviet Lithuanian government established the Central State Archive of Literature and Art in 1968. At that time, the archive had 111 funds, and about 12,000 units. The government of the independent Republic of Lithuania changed the name of the archive to the Lithuanian State Archive of Art in 1990. The archive was given its current name, the Lithuanian Archive of Literature and Art, in 1993. It is now a public archive, supervised by the Office of the Chief Archivist, and controlled by the Ministry of Culture.
The Lithuanian Archive of Literature and Art preserves and accumulates records from state institutions, societal organisations and private persons, reflecting the development of culture and art in Lithuania. Most of the records are from the 20th century. Some documents in the collections of private persons date from the 15th century. The Library of the Archive of Literature and Art, which stores more than 177,067 publications from the 18th century to the present day, is a separate structural unit. The documents preserved in the archive comprise five sets: documents from cultural management institutions, documents from literary institutions, documents from art institutions, documents from music institutions, and documents from theatre and film institutions. The archive now has 790 funds, and more than 197,000 files.
The archive has changed its location once, moving from 11 Mindaugo St to 19 O. Milašiaus St in Vilnius.
10102 Vilnius O. Milašiaus gatvė 19 , Lithuania
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Date of founding
Type of organisation
- Government/State organisation
Author(s) of this page
- Grybkauskas, Saulius
- Sirutavičius, Vladas