Friends of Vilnius libraries in the interwar period

Henryka Ilgiewicz
2020 Z Badań nad Książką i Księgozbiorami Historycznymi  
In the interwar period, there were several Polish Societies in Vilnius, e.g. the Society of Friends of The Stefan Batory University Library (1924-1939), The Eustachy and Emilia Wróblewski Scientific Society (1922-1939), The Society of Friends of the Eustachy and Emilia Wróblewski State Library (1936-1939), The Tomasz Zan Circle of Libraries of the Polish School Organization (1919-1939), whose purpose was to support the libraries of Vilnius. They were interested in all matters related to
more » ... related to libraries and tried to engage city officials and society at large in these matters. They also collected gifts (books, manuscripts, etc.) and cash funds for library needs. They organized readings, concerts, and other projects to raise funds for the libraries. The activities of these societies significantly influenced the development of some libraries in Vilnius.
doi:10.33077/uw.25448730.zbkh.2020.194 fatcat:skzwfbrrxfbntccupwrmnbwlka