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2021 100 Years of Lithuanian State Archives - Set

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  • 17.02.2021
  • G. Jaronyte.
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  • 37x30 mm
  • “Baltijas Banknote SIA”, Latvia.
About 100 Years of Lithuanian State Archives

Archives are a place where a wide variety of documents reflecting the history of the state are stored. Officially, the first state archive in the Republic of Lithuania was established in 1921. October 19 Kaunas is the century of this archive and is commemorated this year. The emergence of the archive determined the regulation of the field of archives at the national level, the formation of the state archive system. Over the centuries, state archives have been reorganized many times, but they have remained custodians and disseminators of the state’s documentary heritage. There are 9 state archives in Lithuania. Documents stored in state archives make up as much as 116 kilometers - as from Vilnius to Kaunas. When visitors often visit archives, they are surprised by what historical documents can be found here: this is the 1922 The Constitution of Lithuania, photographs of the Baltic Way, partisan documents, papal bulls, documents included in the UNESCO World Heritage, the oldest fragment of the preserved document dates back to 1280 - 1300.