The Lozoraitis Collection is enriched

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Lithuania brought from Italy a big number of documents, books and personal things donated to Lithuania after death of Daniela Lozoraitis, the widow of diplomat Stasys Lozoraitis Jr.

144 boxes (containing about 6,000 books) replenished the Lozoraitis Collection in holdings of Lituanica Department of the National Library. The collection was donated to the National Library by ambassador Kazys Lozoraitis in 2007.

Part of newly received collection includes publications from politics, history, law studies to works of Classics of World Literature (in Italian, French, German, English), art albums, creation of Lithuanian emigrants. There are a lot of autographed books – honor paid to ambassador Stasys Lozoraitis Jr. during period of his work in the Lithuanian embassy in Washington and his visit in Lithuania during the presidential election. Many books are marked with the autograph of Vincenta Lozoraitienė, what indicated that book belonged to the family library. Others have stamps of the Lithuanian embassy in Italy, consulate in Sao Paulo – the books were a part of diplomatic institutions of the Independent Lithuania.

It is significant that return of this part of the collection, giving more opportunities for researchers of historical, cultural and political sciences, fulfill desire of ambassador Kazys Lozoraitis to concentrate and preserve in one collection the library that had been collected for long decades.