The Lithuanian holdings contain significant materials on that country’s modern history. Some collections, including the Turauskas Papers, pertain to Lithuania's first period of independence and its loss of sovereignty following the Soviet annexation of the Baltic States. Other collections concern political repression under Soviet rule, broadcasts to Lithuania by Radio Liberty and Radio Free Europe during the Cold War, and the Lithuanian diaspora after World War II.

Kajetonas Julius Čeginskas Papers

Director, Lithuanian service, Radio Liberty/Radio Free Europe

Petras Paulius Dauzvardis Papers

Lithuanian diplomat; consul general, Chicago, 1937–71

Mieczysław Jałowiecki Memoirs

Polish Lithuanian agricultural expert; chairman, Vilnius Agrarian Association

Lietuvos Ssr Valstybės Saugumo Komitetas Selected Records

Lithuanian branch of the Soviet secret police organization Komitet gosudarstvennoi bezopasnosti (KGB)

Ona Šimaitė Papers

Lithuanian librarian and literary critic

Edvardas Turauskas Papers

Lithuanian ambassador to Czechoslovakia, Yugoslavia, and Romania, 1934–39; political director, ministry of foreign affairs, 1939–40

Additional Guides

Duignan, Peter, ed. The Library of the Hoover Institution on War, Revolution and Peace. Stanford: Hoover Institution Press, 1985.

Jacobs, David. Baltic States Collections in the Hoover Institution Archives, ca. 2003.

Palm, Charles, and Dale Reed. Guide to the Hoover Institution Archives. Stanford: Hoover Institution Press, 1980.


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Hoover Fellow Mark Harrison discusses the secret police

Mark Harrison, a Hoover fellow Warwick University professor, spoke Monday on his research in the Hoover Archives Lithuanian KGB Collection before an audience of international scholars, Hoover fellows, and Stanford faculty, attending the 11th annual Hoover Archives Workshop on Totalitarian Regimes. His talk was entitled: “What Do Secret Policemen Really Do: Preventive Surveillance; Evidence from the Archives of the Lithuanian KGB.”

July 24, 2013
Hoover Archives Research Recap: Professor Mark Harrison

Mark Harrison, a Hoover research fellow and professor of Economics at the University of Warwick, discusses his research using the Lithuanian KGB records at the Hoover Institution Archives. For more information about the collection, click here.

July 19, 2013
Hoover Curator Siekierski Featured at Symposium at National Museum of Lithuania

Copies of some 150 of the Mieczyslaw Jalowiecki watercolors from the Hoover Archives, created from digital images provided to the Lithuanian State Archives, were exhibited in the National Museum of Lithuania between April 25 and June 2, 2013.  A symposium on Mieczyslaw Jalowiecki and his collection was held at the museum on May 29, with one of the particpants’ being Maciej Siekierski, senior curator in the Hoover Institution Library and Archives.

June 07, 2013
Hoover Archives Helps Lithuania Recover Its Architectural Heritage

Hoover Archives preserves not only paper documents but a wealth of historic materials in other formats: photographs, films, sound recordings, memorabilia, and art. Some Hoover art collections are well known, including the imperial-era Russian art treasures of Nikolai Bazily, the European political cartoons of Louis Raemaekers, the Gulag paintings and drawings of Thomas Sgovio. Others are less well known, such as the Mieczyslaw Jalowiecki drawings of historic manor houses and palaces in historic Poland-Lithuania, lands that include not only present-day Poland and Lithuania, but Belarus, as well as much of Ukraine and Latvia.

February 08, 2012
The Hoover Institution and the Lithuanian Archives Department Agree to Exchange Documents

The Hoover Institution and the Lithuanian Archives Department under the Government of the Republic of Lithuania, have entered an agreement under which they will exchange documents with each other.

February 13, 2008
Lithuanian KGB Files on Microfilm at Hoover

More than one thousand reels of microfilmed records of the KGB in Lithuania are available at the Hoover Archives, and the collection continues to grow.

March 29, 2010
Audrius Bruzga, Lithuanian ambassador to the United States, visits the Hoover Archives

On January 29, 2010, Audrius Bruzga, Lithuanian ambassador to the United States, met at Hoover with Richard Sousa, director of the Hoover Library and Archives, and Maciej Siekierski, curator of Hoover’s East and Central European Collection.

February 09, 2010
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