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Knygotyra  2006 

THE INSPECTION OF THE TEMPORARY PRESS COMMITTEE IN VILNIUS IN 1914

Keywords: censorship , Russian empire , Vilnius , 1914

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This article brings to notice a document discovered in the Russian State Historical Archive which relates to the inspection made by the Temporary Press Committee in Vilnius in 1914. A short description is given of the inspections made by the censorship department, with main reference to the organization of the censorship in Vilnius on the eve of the First World War: a profile is given of the Committee’s officials, with details for each censor of his education, income, and duties within the Committee. Particular attention is paid to the relations between individual members of the Committee. Analysis of the material on the inspection of 1914 and its findings reveals the problems encountered when appointing censors at the beginning of the twentieth century.

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