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Over 4000 Belarusian Magazines of the Interwar Period are Available Online Now

Over 4000 Belarusian Magazines of the Interwar Period are Available Online Now
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The National Library of Belarus continues to open its collections online. On the eve of Independence Day of the Republic of Belarus, a full-text electronic collection “Belarusian Literary Heritage. Magazines 1919-1939” replenished with new editions.

The virtual resource contains 270 items of the Belarusian periodicals and continuing publications that appeared in the BSSR and Western Belarus from 1919 to 1939. It has over 4000 issues.

How did the Government House and the Central Selyanin House in Minsk look like? Where and when did the first state fish farm of the BSSR appear? What was the weather in Belarusian cities? Answers to these questions can be found in the resource. The collection also contains materials on the elimination of illiteracy in the Belarusian provinces, the life of workers and peasants, the work of trade unions and other problems of the interwar period, which help you to understand what worried Belarusian society 100 years ago.


The documents are structured according to thematic sections for the convenience of our readers: literature and literary criticism, education and upbringing, art, health and medical sciences, politics and society, religious studies, construction, transport, economics, etc.

The project is targeted at the researchers in the field of history, pedagogy, economics, medicine, employees of libraries, archives, museums, everyone who is interested in the history and culture of Belarus.

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Selfie at the Book Museum

15 Jan 2021

To draw attention to museums and their exhibits, Museum Selfie Day is held in January in different countries of the world. That is why bibliographers of the National Library of Belarus took selfies against the background of their favourite book monuments in the Book Museum.

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Window to the past: access to the electronic information resource "Formation and Development of Libraries in Belarus: Archive Documents"

15 Jan 2021

How did the formation of Belarusian libraries take place in the first half of the 20th century? Who could become a librarian? What is a magic lantern? Why is the first director of the Belarusian State Library I.B. Simanovsky proposed to reduce the area allotted for his apartment? Why were the library employees released from work for up to 3 days? The answer to these and many other questions can be found in the new resource of the National Library of Belarus.

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Tandem of inspiration

15 Jan 2021

The book-illustrative exhibition "Tandem of Inspiration" is on show in the Fine Arts Reading Room (room 306) from January 15 to February 22. The exhibition dedicated to the 90th anniversary of the birth of Belarusian artists Georgy Poplavsky (1931-2017) and Natalia Nikolaevna Poplavskaya (1931).

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Book Museum, Children's Room and more: Unusual Services of the National Library

13 Jan 2021

The National Library is rightly called the keeper of knowledge. The capital's landmark will leave no one indifferent: an unusual shape of the building, a welcoming and cordial team and an impressive collection of documents attract its visitors. It seems, you can stay here all day: head off on an adventure together with the main characters of the books, enjoy art and even to indulge

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In memory of the “pyasnyar” of Belarus

12 Jan 2021

January 12 marks the 80th anniversary of the birth of Vladimir Mulyavin – musician, composer, founder of VIA Pesnyary. For the anniversary of the artist, an exhibition “In memory of the songwriter of Belarus” has been prepared, which is open in the Music and Audiovisual Documents Reading Room (room 305) until January 31.

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