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Urszula Paszkiewicz. Inventories and library catalogues from Easter Lands of Rzeczpospolita until 1939
Supplement 2, Poznań 2006. The book depicts 2,152 descriptions of inventories and library catalogues which contain information on libraries belonging to 772 institutions, 249 clysters' and 128 private owners. It includes sources created from 16th century to modern times. The publication provides the index of personal names as well as institutional and cloister libraries.
Anatol Sulik. The Polish cemetery in Kovl. Part of bi-confessional Roman Catholic and Orthodox cemetery
Poznań 2006. The publication includes descriptions of 1,188 tombs. In order to facilitate search, the descriptions have been ordered according to the division into plots, and name indices of persons on the Roman Catholic cemetery, names of the German army soldiers, names of people buried at the Orthodox cemetery and creators of the tombs.
Tomasz Łuczak. Antique bells lost between 1939-1945 in the borders of Poland after 1945. Volume 2, Poznańskie Voivodship, Poznań 2006
In the catalogue there are descriptions of 1,514 lost bells. The catalogue is proceeded by an introduction which includes a thorough historical background of German plunders in Wielkopolska, with special attention paid on requisition of bells. The volume is enriched with indices: of places, bell-founders and foundries as well as of names.
Grażyna Zinówko. War losses. The Jackob Kabrun Collection. Volume 4. Drawings Poznań 2006
A list of 1,308 lost drawings which are alphabetically ordered according to the names of graphic designers, there are 26 figures imitating drawings and 20 drawings of unknown authors. The losses are depicted by pre-war photographs and photographs of figures, pictures and drawings, on the basis of which they were to be created.
Barbara Bieńkowska editor in chief. Urszula Paszkiewicz, Janusz Szymański assistant editors. The Polish libraries abroad 1939-1948. A Guide... Poznań 2005
The publication includes descriptions of 1,113 libraries and home book collections, libraries and collections of the Polish community abroad, the Polish government bodies abroad and military units operating on ally territories. Each library has been provided with a short informative certificate. The publication includes indices: of owners of libraries and home book collections, and other names.
B. Bieńkowska Straty bibliotek polskich w czasie II wojny światowej, Warszawa 1994
An abbreviated version of the report on the losses of Polish libraries during Word War II also available in English (Losses of Polish Libraries during World War II). The publication includes library and private household collections from the territory of Poland within the 1945 borders.
A collective work, Straty bibliotek w czasie II wojny światowej w granicach Polski z 1945 roku. Wstępny raport o stanie wiedzy (Losses of Libraries During World War II within the Polish Borders of 1945. An Introductory Report on the State of Knowledge) , Warszawa 1994.
An extensive publication opening the cycle of "Losses of Polish Culture", which in its first part features an attempt to assess the magnitude of the losses incurred by libraries as a result of World War II. A specification of the losses and a bibliography of the topic can be found in the other two parts.
Andrzej Meżyński Komando Paulsen, Warszawa 1994
A publication devoted to the activities of the Pulsen Squad, which in the autumn of 1939 carried out one of the first organised attempts to assess and ship out Polish cultural property.
Red. Zoja Jaroszewicz-Pieriesławcew Badania księgozbiorów Radziwiłłów: Materiały międzynarodowej sesji, Olsztyn 6-7 października 1994 r. (Research on the Radziwiłłs' Book Collections: Materials from the International Session, Olsztyn 1994), Warszawa 1994.
A collection of articles presented during the international session in Olsztyn in 1994. The edition is sold out.
M. Kwapiński Kolekcja kanop pomorskich w dawnych zbiorach gdańskich (Pomeranian Kanops in Old Gdańska Collections), Warszawa 1995.
A reconstruction of the collection of Pomeranian konops [a kanop is a kind of urn, or ash container] scattered during World War II. The catalogue comprises descriptions and drawings of 548 objects.
S. Pijaj Archiwa rodzinno-majątkowe w zbiorach państwowych we Lwowie (Family and Estate Archives in State Collections in Lviev), Warszawa 1995.
An information book about the archives of old aristocratic and noble families which can help researchers get acquainted with objects of Polish origin that have been gathered in the state collection in Lviev.
M. Kałamajska - Saeed Portrety i zabytki książąt Olelkkowiczów w Słucku. Inwentaryzacja Józefa Smolińskiego z 1904 r. (Portraits and Historic Objects of the Olelkkowicz Dukes in Słuck), Warszawa 1996.
A work on the 1904 manuscript by Józef Smoliński (painter, restorer and compiler of inventories of the historic objects in Słuck). Besides the description by the author, the documentation features drawings and photographs of the historic objects most of which no longer exist.
U. Paszkiewicz Rękopiśmienne inwentarze i katalogi bibliotek z Ziem Wschodnich Rzeczypospolitej (Manuscript Inventories and Catalogues of the Eastern Territories of the Republic of Poland), Warszawa 1996.
A list of inventories and catalogues made over five centuries: i.e. from the 16th to the 20th century presenting the content of monastic, church and school libraries, as well as the libraries of scientific associations and associations devoted to the dissemination of knowledge, as well as private book collections.
J. Wojnowski Księgozbiory Eustachego Kajetana Sapiehy (1797-1860) i Wacława Seweryna Rzewuskiego (1785-1831) (The Book Collections of Eustachy Kajetan Sapieha and Wacław Seweryn Rzewuski (1785-1831),Warszawa 1996.
Photocopies of documents referring to confiscated book collections that had been part of the estates of participants of the November Uprising and are now in the Central State Archive in St. Petersburg.
L. Biliński Polonika w zbiorach bibliotecznych w Wielkiej Brytanii. Informator. (Polish Materials in Library Collections in Great Britain), Warszawa 1997.
A short history and the present state of Polish institutions that collect Polish writing and objects of Polish origin in British library collections and make them accessible to the public.
T. Bernatowicz Monumenta variis Radivilorum. Wyposażenie zamku nieświeskiego w świetle żródeł archiwalnych, cz. I. (Monumenta variis Radivilorum. The Furnishings of the Nieśwież Castle in the Light of Archive Sources), Poznań 1998.
An attempt to reconstruct the furnishings of the Nieśwież Castle which had for centuries been the seat of the Radziwiłłs compiled on the basis of 16th century inventories extant in the Radziwiłł Archive Section of the Main Archive of Old Acts in Warsaw.
Anna Tyczyńska, Krystyna Znojewska Straty wojenne. Malarstwo polskie. (Wartime Losses. Polish Painting), Poznań 1998.
A publication devoted to wartime losses in the field of Polish painting form the 17th to the 20th centuries incurred during Word War II. The catalogue comprises around 440 items and is only a small representation of the lost works of art.
Urszula Paszkiewicz Inwentarze i katalogi bibliotek z Ziem Wschodnich Rzeczypospolitej (Inventories and Catalogues of Libraries from the Eastern Territories of the Republic of Poland), Warszawa 1998.
A list of catalogues and inventories with information on them comprising sources from the 16th up to the 20th century. The list takes into account places from the Eastern Territories which were within Polish borders before 1772.
A collective work Zabytki województwa stanisławowskiego. Wykaz z lat 1920-1929. (The Heritage of the Stanisławów Voivodship. Inventory from the years 1920-1929), Warszawa 1998.
A list including movable historic objects from 16 poviats of the Stanisławów voivodship enriched by information on movable historic objects extant mainly in churches, Orthodox churches ad palaces.
B. Marcisz i Sz. Rudka Krzemienieckie nekropolie (The Necropolises of Krzemieniec) Warszawa 1999.
A discussion of the historic cemeteries in Krzemieniec, Wołyń, focusing particularly on Polish graves that are located there.
W. Mikulski, J. Zawadzki Opisy zamków białoruskich z inwentarzy dóbr przechowywanych w archiwum Radziwiłłów w Archiwum Głównym Akt Dawnych. (Description of Belarus Castles from Goods Inventories Stored in the Radziwiłłs' Archives in the Main Archive of Old Acts), Warszawa 1999.
Information on the castles in Davidgrodek, Kamieniec Litewski, Mohylev, Mohyln, Mir, Słuck, Słonim and Vitebsk made on the basis of inventories and recorded from the 16th to the 19th cent.
Maria Chmielarska, scientific ed., Maria Kałamajska-Saeed Kościół w Suderwie pod Wilnem (The Church in Suderwa near Vilnius,) Poznań 2000.
A monograph study of the classicist church in Suderwa erected in the form of a rotunda.
Małgorzta Maksymiuk Kościół pod wezwaniem Zwiastowania NMP w Landwarowie pod Wilnem (The Annunciation Church in Landvarov near Vilnius), Poznań 2000.
An extensive monograph of the Neo-Romanesque church founded by the Tyszkiewicz family and erected in Landvarov, whose style was reminiscent of Lombardy temples. The work was based on rich source material.
Jerzy Gołos, Agnieszka Kasprzak Miler Straty wojenne. Zabytkowe Dzwony utracone w latach 1939-1945 w granicach Polski po 1945 T.1 Dawne woj. krakowskie i rzeszowskie. (Wartime Losses. Historic Bells Lost in the Years 1939-1945 within the Polish Borders after 1945), Poznań 2000.
The publication comprises losses of historic bells from the territories which in 1946 were part of the Kraków and Rzeszów voivodships. Places which became part of Poland as a result of the correction of the Eastern border in 1951 were also included.
Grażyna Mizera Straty wojenne. Sztuka starożytna. Obiekty utracone w Polsce w latach 1939-1945. T. 1-2 (Wartime Losses. Objects Lost in Poland in the Years 1939-1945. Vol. 1-2). Poznań 2000.
The catalogue describes 1308 lost objects which were part of state and private museum collections before the war, were deposits of organizational and private owners, and became damaged, plundered or scattered as a result of the war.
Urszula Paszkiewicz Inwentarze i katalogi bibliotek Ziem Wschodnich Rzeczypospolitej do 1939 roku. Suplement 1. (Inventories and Catalogues of the Eastern Territories of the Republic of Poland before 1939), Warszawa 2000.
The supplement includes 1001 descriptions of inventories ad catalogues of institutional and private libraries, 943 of which are manuscripts and 58 prints. They were recorded from the 17th to the mid-20th centuries and refer to the catalogues of libraries in 479 places on the territories of Lithuania, Belarus and Ukraine.
Scientific ed. Barbara Bieńkowska, ed. Urszula Paszkiewicz, Janusz Szymański Informator o stratach bibliotek i księgozbiorów domowych na terytoriach polskich okupowanych w latach 1939-1945 (Information Book on the Losses of Libraries and Home Book Collections on the Polish Territories Occupied in the Years 1939-1945), Poznań 2000.
This is already the third publication of the Office of the Government Commissioner on the losses incurred on Polish territories during Word War II. It makes use of information on 9639 institutional libraries and 28243 home book collections.
Robert Pieńkowski, scientific ed., Borys Paszkiewicz Straty wojenne numizmatyki poniesione w latach 1939-1945 w granicach Polski po 1945 r. Raport wstępny. (Wartime Losses of Polish Numismatics Incurred in the Years 1939-1945 within the Polish Borders after 1945), Poznań 2000.
The objective of the publication is to show the breadth of losses incurred by our country in the field of numismatics. The author discusses various collections, both from the area of the pre -war Republic of Poland as well as the post-war Republic of Poland (excluding the Eastern Territories, as well as the post-war Western and Northern Territories.
Maria Romanowska-Zadrożna, Tadeusz Zadrożny Straty wojenne. Malarstwo obce. T. 1. Obrazy olejne, akwarele i pastele utracone w latach 1939-1945 w Granicach Polski po 1945 r. (Wartime Losses. Foreign Painting. Vol. 1. Oil Paintings, Watercolours, and Pastels Lost in the Years 1939-1945 within the Polish Borders after 1945), Poznań 2000.
The work refers to the Katalog obrazów wywiezionych z Polski przez okupantów niemieckich w latach 1939-1945 (Catalogue of Paintings Taken Out of Poland by the German Occupying Powers in the Years 1939 - 1945) published over fifty years ago and prepared by Prof. Władysław Tomkiewicz and reminds us of the heavy losses in the field of foreign painting which were incurred by Polish private, public and church collections.
Scientific ed. Jolanta Talbierska, ed. Kalina Zabuska Straty wojenne. Zbiory Jacoba Kabruna. Ryciny t. 1-3 (Wartime Losses. Jacob Kabrun's Collection. Graphic Art. Vol. 1-3), Poznań 2000.
The catalogue is the first part of a longer work on the wartime losses of the over 200-year-old collection of Jacob Kabrun comprising paintings, graphic art and drawings. The three-volume edition discusses losses of graphic art.