Matulaitis' letters to the presidium of Academy of Science
The handwritten letter from Matulaitis to the Academy of Sciences. In the letter, he criticises the Academy and the Institute of History. The letter (written in 1950) reflects very well the situation of Lithuanian historians during the late Stalinist period. Matulaitis, who spoke out about the need to research the history of the Lithuanian nation, came under pressure, was accused of ‘bourgeois nationalism’, and was dismissed from his job.
Vilnius Gedimino prospektas 12, Lithuania 01103
Fond No. 10507, file No. 3
Manuscript of Stasys Matulaitis letter to Academy of Science. 1950. Source: Lithuanian Communist party (LCP) documents archive which is the subdivision of Lithuanian Special Archive.
- Sirutavičius, Vladas