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    Good evening, Latvia!

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    Recordings of the Latvian Television programme series "Labvakar" (1988-1994)

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    Autochromes

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    Autochrome was an early color photography process invented and patented in 1903 by Auguste and Louis Lumière, French photographic equipment manufacturers. The Lumière brothers were also widely known as one of the first short film makers. Autochrome plates were first sold by the Lumière brothers in 1907 and remained the primary color photographic process until the mid-1930s when color film was developed. Eduards Gaiķis is considered the most famous Latvian photographer to use autochromes.

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    Manuscripts of the Brethren Church

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    The collection Brāļu draudzes (rok)raksti (Manuscripts of the Brethren Church) gathers a unique cultural history material of Latvia – a set of texts from the Brethren congregations, the creation of which was influenced by the Herrnhut movement in the 18th century and the first half of the 19th century, and involved several thousand Latvian peasant of Vidzeme. Self-made handwritten books and in some exceptional cases – texts in the form of printed books – are attributed not only to the first...

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    Nonconformist Graphic Art of Latvia during Soviet Era

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    3254

    The collection includes nonconformist graphic art works created during the years of Soviet rule from the National Library of Latvia, Museum of the Occupation of Latvia, Museum of the History of Riga and Navigation, Latvian National Museum of Art, Museum of Latvian Artists’ Union, Latvian War Museum, Cēsis History and Art Museum, as well as the collections of the Latvian State Archives. The majority of the collection consists of works created in detention, exile or in camps. The collection also...

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    Ex-Libris by Latvian Artists

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    3804

    The National Library of Latvia holds a unique collection of ex-libris of Latvian artists with around 4,000 items from the end of the 19th century to the beginning of the 21st century. The collection provides a comprehensive picture of the stylistic features, aesthetic requirements, and current trends of Latvian ex-libris. Some artists are represented by individual works, while collections for others are so complete that their work can be studied monographically on the basis of this collection....

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    Rainis

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    1029

    Rainis īstajā vārdā Jānis Pliekšāns - latviešu dzejnieks, dramaturgs, tulkotājs, žurnālists, domātājs, kultūras darbinieks un politiķis. Rakstnieks ar dziļu sakņojumu pasaules kultūrā. Latviešu literārās valodas, kultūras un nacionālās identitātes mērķtiecīgs veidotājs, latviskās pašapziņas stiprinātājs, viens no ietekmīgākajiem sociālisma un nacionālā valstiskuma idejas paudējiem latviešu literatūrā un publicistikā.

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    The Baltic Way

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    45

    The Baltic Way was a demonstration held in Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania on August 23, 1989, marking the 50th anniversary of the signing of the Molotov-Ribbentrop Pact. Approximately two million people joined hands, forming a human chain of about 670 kilometres and connecting the capitals of the Baltic states. The purpose of this demonstration was to draw the attention of both local and international community to the illegal conditions under which the Baltic States were annexed by the Union of...

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    Riga Circus Archive

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    The collection of the Riga Circus Archive displays photographs of various troupes, circus and acrobatics performances from the 20th and 21st centuries. The photos are available in the library network.

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    G. F. Stenders

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    The collection includes books, articles printed during the lifetime of Gotthard Friedrich Stender (1714-1796), the founder of Latvian secular writing, as well as preserved manuscripts. The originals of these materials are kept in various repositories of Latvian and foreign libraries, as well as stock of other memory institutions. More information: https://stenders.lndb.lv/

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    Photo Archive of Newspaper Diena

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    7062

    The National Library of Latvia stores photographs of the newspaper Diena and its supplements from 1996 to 2008. Diena, founded in 1990, is one of the largest newspapers in terms of number of subscribers. Diena publishes articles on politics, culture, public, economic, social issues, opinions and other current affairs. Since 1996, the newspaper has been printed in colour which also coincides with the time when it started systematic creation of its photo archive. The extensive donation of SIA...

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