The Damušis Archives’ New Home

The signing ceremony. From the left: the ambassador Gintė Damušytė and the director general of the National Library of Lithuania, Prof. Renaldas Gudauskas.

On July 1, 2019 Gintė Damušytė, the Ambassador of the Republic of Lithuania to the Kingdom of Denmark and the Republic of Iceland, handed over to the Martynas Mažvydas National Library of Lithuania the archives of her mother, Jadvyga Damušienė, active émigré figure, educator, and a long-time patron of the organization “Ateitininkai “ and the Lithuanian Camp Dainava (Manchester, MI). The ambassador also handed over part of her father Prof. Adolfas Damušis’s, also the émigré activist and inventor, archive.

The Damušis’ archive consisting of more than fifty boxes and containing valuable documents and photographs will be housed at the library’s Rare Books and Manuscripts Unit.

The Three Friends: Damušis, Kazickas and Ambrozaitis

 

The opening of the exhibition “Three Friends: Damušis, Kazickas and Ambrozaitis.”

In commemoration of the anniversaries of the three prominent Lithuanian émigré activists and freedom fighters, scientist Adolfas Damušis, philanthropist Juozas Petras Kazickas and doctor Kazys Ambrozaitis, the Martynas Mažvydas National Library of Lithuania, Adolfas Damušis Democracy Studies Centre and the Kazickas Family Foundation organized a series of events. Continue reading “The Three Friends: Damušis, Kazickas and Ambrozaitis”