Silesian Castle Libraries on the Margins

Pages 42–52
DOI 10.37520/amnpsc.2023.005
Keywords cultural monuments, National Cultural Commission, Silesia, Silesian castle libraries
Type of Article Peer-reviewed
Citation NEBESKÁ, Barbora. Silesian Castle Libraries on the Margins. Acta Musei Nationalis Pragae – Historia litterarum. Prague: National Museum, 2023, 68(1-2), 42–52. DOI: ISSN 2570-6861 (Print), 2570-687X (Online). Also available from:
Acta Musei Nationalis Pragae – Historia litterarum | 2023/68/1-2

This study is devoted to the hitherto neglected issue of the care of Silesian castle libraries after 1945. A general introduction and a brief outline of the history and functioning of the National Cultural Commission as the central body for the administration of state cultural property are followed by the main part of the work, focused on individual Silesian castle libraries of which there is evidence in the Agenda of the National Museum, a source consisting of materials of the National Cultural Commission, the State Monument Care, and documents of the Castle Library Department of the National Museum Library. The paper concludes with a summary of the reasons that may have led cultural workers of the time to ignore the frequently valuable Silesian castle collections.

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