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Lietuvos SSR Valstybės Saugumo Komitetas selected records, 1940–91

This collection consists of more than one thousand microfilm reels and some digitized copies of Lithuanian KGB files related to intelligence and counterintelligence activities of the secret police against dissident and anti-Soviet movements and to problems with repatriation and nationalism in Lithuania. An English-language overall guide to the collection is updated when new materials arrive.

The microfilm and digitized copies represent selected records of the Lietuvos SSR ValstybÄ—s Saugumo Komitetas (Committee of State Security of the Lithuanian Soviet Socialist Republic, LSSR KGB), 1940–91, held at the Lietuvos Ypatingasis Archyvas (Lithuanian Special Archives).

Detailed Russian-language finding aids created by the Lithuanian Special Archives are available for each opis (records series) on this website. The finding aids, which are arranged by file number within each opis, provide a description, number of pages, and the inclusive dates of each file.

In some cases, the Lithuanian archives removed certain files and pages from the microfilm sent to Hoover because they contained personal names that could not be released due to privacy concerns. Entire files removed from the microfilm are indicated in the reel contents list on the microfilm at the beginning of each opis.

Russian-language finding aids (a few files listed are not on Hoover’s microfilm)

Fond K-1, Lietuvos SSR Valstybės Saugumo Komitetas records

Opis 2, Counterintelligence Department of the NKVD-MGB-KGB of the LSSR records, 1941–55 (8 reels)

Opis 3, Structural Subdepartments for Struggle against Lithuanian Nationalistic Underground and Counterintelligence Divisions of the NKVD-KGB of the LSSR records, 1940–85 (356 reels)

Opis 10, Secretariat of the NKGB-MGB-KGB of the LSSR records, 1940–91 (201 reels)

Opis 14, City Departments of the NKGB-KGB of the LSSR records, 1944–87 (94 reels)

Opis 45, Permanent records management files of the NKVD-NKGB-MGB-KGB of the LSSR, 1926–91 (418 reels)

Fond K-15, Records of the 10th Department of the Committee of State Security (KGB) of the Lithuanian SSR
Opis 2, Copies of documents on execution of death penalties, 1944–47 (24 PDF files)

Fond K-16, Inspectorate under the chair of the committee of state security (KGB) of the Lithuanian SSR records
Opis 1, Files relating to the activities [of the inspectorate], 1946–58 (12 reels)

Fond K-17, Pretrial detention center of the committee of state security (KGB) of the Lithuanian SSR records

Opis 1, Files relating to the activities [of the pretrial detention center], 1944–91 (13 reels) Opis 2, Prisoners' personal files, 1944–90 (10 reels)

Fond No. K-19, Oblast level directorates of the ministry of state security (MGB) of the Lithuanian SSR records

Opis 1, Files relating to the activities [of the oblast level directorates], 1949–53 (212 reels).

Fond K-20, Fourth department of the ministry of state security (MGB) of the Lithuanian SSR records
Opis 1, Files relating to the activities [of the fourth department], 1943–53 (31 reels)

Fond K-21, Operative Departments of the USSR Ministry of Internal Affairs (MVD) and the Ministry of State Security (MGB) records
Opis 1, Files relating to the activities [of the operative departments], 1943–53 (20 reels)

Fond K-22, Special department of the USSR people's commissariat of internal affairs (NKVD) for the 29th rifle corps of the Baltic military district (Okrug) records
Opis 1, Files relating to the activities [of the special department], 1940–41 (1 reel)

Fond K-23, Republican commission of the committee of state security (KGB) of the Lithuanian SSR for revision of criminal cases of persons kept in camps, colonies, and prisons of the USSR MVD or in exile in special settlements for counterrevolutionary crimes records
Opis 1, Files relating to the activities [of the republican commission], 1949–53 (26 reels)

Fond K-26, Department of the USSR committee of state security (KGB) on the Lithuanian railway records
Opis 1, Files relating to the activities [of the department], 1944–60 (25 reels)

Fond K-27, School number 303 of the committee of state security (KGB) under the USSR council of ministers records
Opis 1, Files relating to the activities [of the school], 1946–60 (12 reels)

Fond K-31, General service department of the committee of state security (KGB) of the Lithuanian SSR records
Opis 1, Files relating to the activities [of the general service department], 1945–59 (6 reels)

Fond K-40, Records of the Investigative Department of the Committee of State Security (KGB) of the Lithuanian SSR
Opis 1, Files relating to the activities of the department, 1944–85 (247 PDF files)

Opis 2, Files Relating to the activities of the department, 1940–41, 1976, 1980, 1987–89, and undated (13 PDF files)

Fond K-42, Personnel department of the committee of state security (KGB) of the Lithuanian SSR records
Opis 1, Files relating to the activities [of the personnel department], 1962-88 (60 pdf files)

Opis 2, Files relating to the activities [of the personnel department], 1945-90 (38 pdf files)

Hoover Digest articles about the collection

Harrison, Mark. “Secret Justice Is No Justice.” Hoover Digest, no. 1 (2010). A longer version of this essay is available as number 59 in the Political Economy Research in Soviet Archives working paper series at www.warwick.ac.uk/go/persa.

Siekierski, Maciej, and Richard Sousa. “Agents of History.” Hoover Digest, no. 1 (2010).