Central State Archive-Museum of Literature and Art

Image - Oleksander Dovzhenko memorial room at Central State Archive-Museum of Literature and Art in Kyiv.

Central State Archive-Museum of Literature and Art (Центральний державний архів-музей літератури і мистецтва України або ЦДАМЛМ; Tsentralnyi derzhavnyi arkhiv-muzei literatury i mystetstva Ukrainy or TsDAMLM; known as TsDAMLM URSR [Ukrainian SSR] until 1992). A national-level state archive established in Kyiv in 1966 as a multi-purpose center, combining museum exhibits with an archive focusing on Ukrainian literature and the arts as well as other aspects of culture. It functions under the auspices of the State Committee on Archives of Ukraine. The collection purportedly was to include materials from the time of Kyivan Rus’ to the present, although the majority of its holdings are from the Soviet period. There is a small amount of valuable prerevolutionary material (eg, the records of the Kyiv branch of the Russian Music Society). TsDAMLM Ukrainy’s holdings include the records of numerous official bodies (eg, the Shevchenko Prize committee, Ukrkontsert), cultural associations, professional organizations (eg, the Union of Artists of Ukraine), literary and artistic publishing houses, theater groups, and film studios which were active in Ukraine as well as the personal papers of many prominent Ukrainian writers, artists, musicians, and cultural figures. The collection consists of some 1,360 fonds with approx 265,000 units.

BIBLIOGRAPHY
Grimstead, P. Archives and Repositories in the USSR: Ukraine and Moldavia (Princeton, NJ 1988)
Kriachok, M.; Kushch, S.; Zendyk, Z. Tsentral’nyi derzhavnyi arkhiv-muzei literatury i mystetstva Ukraïny: Putivnyk (Kyiv 2003) (available electronically in PDF format at the TsDAMLM page [<http://www.archives.gov.ua/Publicat/Guidebooks/Putivnyk-Arhiv-muzey.php>] of the State Committee on Archives of Ukraine Web site)

[This article originally appeared in the Encyclopedia of Ukraine, vol. 1 (1984).]




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